Gerber Mini Covert FAST
As a modern version of the fixed blade Fairburn knife…
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $42
As a modern version of the fixed blade Fairburn knife of WW II, it is an excellent tactical knife. It may not be viewed well in NJ and other "non-stiletto" states, however. As a folder, it is well made and often used by the military.
- Basic design
- Well made
- Excellent ergonomics
- Made for a price point which makes certain refinements out of the question.
- Not allowed in all venues.
This is not a toy. This is a tactical combat knife with a real backstory. Those who remember WW II and the fixed blade version of the tiny stiletto designed for the military recognize this as its modern cousin.
It is a durable blade. Most users strop their blades, but seldom have to sharpen them. So, a green honing compound and a strop usually are bought or used for this knife to maintain its edge.
This is a good knife and not something for a child to have. It is a tool.
Carrying this knife might be challenging unless it is obvious that you are either military or law enforcement... or a hunter on their way to hunt with a state license for hunting, or a license for fishing.
I am an avid hunter, fisher, and handyman. This knife…
Price Paid: 48$
I am an avid hunter, fisher, and handyman. This knife is easy to use and extremely durable. I never leave home without this knife and swear by it. This knife is issued to soldiers in Iraq, being a soldier myself I bought one. After purchasing this knife I was extremely pleased and would recommend it to anyone looking for a serious knife.