Gerber FAST Draw

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This is a reliable EDC. The one drawback is the edge…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30

Summary

This is a reliable EDC. The one drawback is the edge retention.

Pros

  • reliable
  • sturdy

Cons

  • edge retention
  • scales

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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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Gerber's FAST Draw page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Fast Draw uses a patented, forward action spring technology (F.A.S.T.) to deploy blade quickly and confidently.

- REI

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.

- Backcountry.com

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.

- Mountains Plus

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