Gerber FAST Draw
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30
This is a reliable EDC. The one drawback is the edge retention.
- edge retention
I bought this knife on a whim in order to check out the assisted opening feature. The assisted opening has been money for three years and I haven't had an issue with it. The blade is is suited for light duty work and performs these tasks well.
The drawbacks for this knife are the scales, which are not grippy, and the edge retention of the blade is lacking.
For the price range this is a good knife, but a nicer steel (154CM) would have kept this knife in my pocket as an EDC.
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The Fast Draw uses a patented, forward action spring technology (F.A.S.T.) to deploy blade quickly and confidently. Partially serrated blade is constructed of surgical stainless-steel for durability. Cross-bolt safety lock keeps blade securely in place. Hard, textured nylon handle ensures a firm grip. Stainless-steel pocket clip makes it easy to carry.
Be the first with your knife out when you carry the Gerber Fast Draw. With a fine or serrated edge and two ways to open it, this Gerber assisted-opening knife is ready to chop, slice, or carve. Open the Fast Draw manually with your thumb and forefinger. Or use Gerber's Forward Action Spring Technology--trigger the blade's sudden-release button with your index finger to allow the Fast Draw to jump into action. A fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle with a textured grip absorbs impact and ensures years of reliable use.
F.A.S.T. assisted opening technology. Tactile texturing on handle. Sturdy pocket clip. High carbon stainless, drop-point blade with glass-filled nylon handle. Fast Draw: length: 7.13" , closed: 4.17", blade: 2.99". Weight: 3.6 oz. Mini: length: 5" , closed: 3", blade: 2.1". Weight: 1.9 oz.
- Vargo Outdoors
Gerber Legendary Blades is proud beyond description to introduce their first spring-assisted knife. The Gerber FAST Draw relies on a proprietary blade opening concept-Forward Action Spring Technology-that's so lightning-quick, so pleasingly easy to open with just one hand, it's already drawing a lot of attention among knife folks everywhere. Should you choose, you can open the FAST Draw in the traditional way, using the thumb stud. Or, if speed is the order of the day, you can simply trigger the blade's sudden release with your index finger. It's an exciting knife concept that certainly belongs in your collection.F.A.S.T. blade opening technology.Tactile texturing on handle. Sturdy pocket clip.Blade Material: High carbon stainless. Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon. Overall Length: 7.13". Length Closed: 4.17". Length of Blade: 2.99". Weight: 3.6 oz.