Gerber Answer F.A.S.T. XL, Tanto, Serrated
The Answer features a 4 in. partially serrated tanto blade with dual thumb studs that features F.A.S.T. technology, a 5.5 in. Anodized aluminum handle with a textured inlay, lanyard hole and an overall length of 9.3 in.
|Closed Length||5.50 inches|
|Blade Length||4. inches|
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Total Length||9.30 inches|
In 1939 Joseph Gerber hired a local knife maker to build 25 sets of kitchen cutlery to be given as Christmas gifts. The knives were so popular that Joseph Gerber left his advertising agency to start Gerber Legendary BladesÂ®. The unique style and high quality manufacturing of Gerber cutlery soon developed wide spread acclaim. In fact, Gerber Legendary Blades are the only cutlery on display in New YorkÂs famous Museum of Modern Art.
From very early on, Gerber collaborated with top knife designers, setting a standard of quality for everyone else to follow. Renowned designers such as Al Mar, Bob Loveless, Paul Poehlmann, "Blackie" Collins, William Harsey Jr. and Ernest Emerson have all designed knives for Gerber. In 2002 this tradition continued as Gerber released the Silver TridentÂ, designed by Chief James "Patches" Watson (U.S.N. Ret.) and Bill Harsey Jr.
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This knife is large, however, care was not used in the design & it's assisted open is useless. The assist-open mechanism is weak & the thumb stud is way too small & not in the right place for easy open. My thumb was sore after a couple of opening-close movements & the assist is super -slow, almost doesn't open all the way. I bought a Smith & Wesson Special Ops large knife & it almost jumps out of my hand when I open it & is super-solid. Gerber should be ashamed to put their name on this knife.
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