Gerber Outrigger Assisted Opening Folding Knife (Plain Edge)
The Gerber Outrigger folding knife isn't your grandpappy's pocket knife, but even he would appreciate its practical upgrades. Its ball bearing-enhanced Assisted Opening 2.0 technology makes opening and closing this knife an ultra-smooth operation, while its protective spring mechanism makes it safe to keep in your pocket at all times. Its open frame design keeps this knife lightweight and quick, too. Even though this isn't an old-fashioned knife, you can use it for the same old-fashioned tasks: carving wood, slicing building materials, farming jobs, and more.
• Features: Dual Thumbstuds, Plunge Lock, Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism
|Closed Length||4. inches|
|Blade Length||3.0 inches|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (7CR17)|
|Lock Type||Plunge lock|
|Total Length||7.00 inches|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
|Knife Weight||4.16 ounces|
|Handle Color||Black, silver/gray|
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.
Today, Gerber continues to design and manufacture unique, high quality outdoor recreation products. In 2003 we are proud to introduce the next generation of multi-tools: the RecoilÂ Auto-Plier. By constantly utilizing new technology and innovative design to develop new products, Gerber continues to be an industry leader.
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It is more than I expected, in a good way!
The knife is easy to open with the assist and easy to sharpen. Keeps the edge well and is light weight.
The Gerber Outrigger is my favorite knife. It was bought primarily for use on a sailboat. It is less than half the weight of a conventional knife. Clipped into the corner of the front pocket, you don't even know it's there. Closing it compresses a spring. The blade travels on a ball bearing race. A flick of the thumb on the assist knob opens and locks the blade instantly. It is a true one handed knife. The blade cannot open accidentally. Blade control is superior because it fits the hand perfectly. There is an eyelet for a lanyard. The blade and clip has a titanium coating that looks good and eliminates shine. It is as beautiful to me as form follows function.
Slick design, wicked sharp!
Very nice knife. Well made - solid construction.
Great knife! Lightweight and sharp. Fits the hand and pocket perfectly. Affordable but definitely not cheap. A blade to keep you companion for life. Thanks Knife Depot!
I like this knife, it opens easily, is lightweight and small enough not to be in the way when clipped to my pocket. The only problem I have found is that the rubber on the handle has peeled away ,and I had to glue it back in place.
I purchased this knife as a replacement for a traditional Buck pocket knife. This knife is light and nicely finished. The soft rubber grips are nice and the knife arrived with a sharp blade that locks firmly in place when opened. However, I purchased the knife because of the spring assisted opening, and the knife is difficult to open. I have never been able to open it with one hand. In fact, I sent the knife back thinking it was defective, but when the replacement arrived it had the same problem. It seems to me like the thumb knob is located too close to the blade or the mechanism is just too tight. Either way it is difficult to open. A traditional grove in the blade would help with opening as well. Also, the clip on the knife is well made, but it does not seem to be removable. I would like to remove the clip and carry the knife in my pocket. Overall the knife is a good knife, but it could be improved.
Knife looks and works fine for what my wife uses it for, but both her and I have difficulty trying to use the assisted opening.
I am a little disappointed with the knife. I hoped it would have been sharper and the assist blade open work more easily plus sometimes the blade lock does not always lock the blade, then I have to clean it. Itâ€™s not hard to clean the blade lock but itâ€™s impartial to have to keep cleaning the lock, I also worry that the blade will closes on my fingers without warning, however on the good side,itâ€™s light and fits well in my pocket and does not pull down on my paints and over all the knife is built well and has good fit and finish.
The Gerber outrigger is very well constructed, durable and versatile knife. It has a very new age feel to it with the rubberized grip with metal cut out vents. The knife is extremely sharp upon arrival in the mail with a very solid feel to it. In size it is very convenient in the fact it fits in palm of your hand when closed and ounce opened the blade is about 4 fingers in length. The closing trigger button is very cool as well, orange around the circumference and very solid in use. If I had to write one complaint about the outrigger it would be its difficulty in one handed opening. If the outrigger is in the palm of your hand and you try to flick it open it is not easily done; also a little painful one your thumb. In the fact that there is a small stud there that you must push up to flick it open, the outrigger is still only maybe a month old so it just may need to be broken in. But over all it is a very good knife and definitely worth all the bang for your buck.
The knife is typical of a new one, stiff in its operation, it is sharp and overall what I wanted.
I really liked this knife at first, it was super sharp, lightweight, and fast opening with a smart release. Then the rubber started to come off the sides, interfering with the action...I tried trimming it, I refastened it using super glue, but it kept getting loose. I finally put this one away and bought the Columbia River (CRKT) M4-02...which is far superior...it pays to spend more.
The rubberized cover on the grip was loose reducing the clearance of the blade preventing smooth opening. Defeated the purpose of assisted opening. I won't likely buy anything Gerber again.
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