Open main menu

Gerber Mini Covert FAST

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Gerber Mini Covert FAST folding knife

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.

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $42

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.

Price Paid: 48$

Your Review

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

You May Like


Price MSRP: $69.00
Historic Range: $48.99-$79.99
Reviewers Paid: $42.00-$48.00
Product Details from Gerber »

Recently on Trailspace

Altai Skis Hok Review

U.S. Military MSS (Modular Sleep System) Review

Madshus Eon Review