Gerber Propel Auto - Automatic Opening Knife
Propel Auto
Propel Auto
Propel Auto
Gerber Propel Auto - Automatic Opening Knife
Propel Auto
Propel Auto
Propel Auto
Propel Auto
Automatic Opening Knife
Item: # 30-000842

Durable, fast to deploy, and rugged. This knife is a one-hand opening workhorse with a 420HC tanto blade that can cut through anything; the black oxide coating and G-10 handle minimize slip to keep you safe in critical conditions.

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    • Overall Length: 8.52" (21.64 cm)
    • Blade Length: 3.5" (8.89 cm)
    • Closed Length: 5" (12.7 cm)
    • Weight: 4.28 oz. (121 g)
    • Steel Type: 420HC
    • Handle Material: G-10
    • Black oxide coating adds corrosion resistance and low reflectivity
    • Black G-10 handle provides sure grip and durability in slim package
    • Pommel with lanyard hole adds utility
    • Automatic opening design delivers quick, one-handed blade deployment
    • Plunge lock and safety switch fix the blade in place, open or closed
    • Adjustable, three-position pocket clip for customizable stowage
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An automatic knife needs to do many things well and a few things exceptionally – deploy consistently fast, be constructed to withstand daily abuse, and feel intuitively comfortable in hand. When Gerber set out to design the Propel, the process was peppered with critical feedback from military and law enforcement personnel – this wasn’t meant to be just another automatic knife.

The Propel was tasked with answering the needs of some of the most demanding, abusive, and unpredictable environments the world has to offer – it had to answer the questions that weren’t yet asked. Because lives depended on it working – every time. One might think that sounds like a tall order, and one would be right. Yet, it is fulfilled with durable materials, smart design, and an unrelenting focus on the end user. In the end, it provides the unshakable confidence that can only come from carrying a knife you truly believe in.  

  1. 420HC tanto blade
  2. Push button deployment
  3.  Handle Material: Textured G-10
  4. Safety slide
  5. Knife clip relocation area - left/right handed option
  6. Spike pommel w/ lanyard hole

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  • |4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5
  • |SEP 21, 2016
  • |BY: Josh , marsoc08

My father in law bought this for me before a deployment and It is without question the best auto I've ever had. Sturdy, dependable and the push bottom open is super easy to use. Well done

  • 5
  • |NOV 16, 2015
  • |BY: , Deputy Sheriff

Blade was sharp upon arrival, everything worked flawlessly. Smooth and quick opening, locking mechanism functions fine as well. I've had no need to move the pocket clip and it has stayed tightly in place. A great knife as far as I'm concerned with no complaints!

  • 2
  • |MAY 19, 2015
  • |BY: R , H

Agree with the S Sgt, belt clip screws work their way out every few days regardless of the use case.

Aside from that, the knife is amazing.

  • 5
  • |JAN 22, 2015
  • |BY: Christain Goodwin , Cool guy


  • 5
  • |DEC 6, 2014
  • |BY: Brent , auto tech

The whole Propel line of knives are really cool. Now make one without a tanto and no serrations.

  • 1
  • |JUN 7, 2014
  • |BY: shannon wilhelm , SSgt

Ill make this review easy for everyone this knife is complete crap! These were purchased for my unit so i've dealt with many of them all the same problems and I have only had it for about 2-3 weeks.

The belt clip screws fall out very quick or have to be tightened every couple of days with a torx driver that I cant even find, so I use a flathead.

The safety switch on some work fine but others require ALOT of pressure to get it on/off.

The blade after just this short time has already began to stick. it started with just coming out somewhat slower than new then I started cleaning it to help it out which didn't do much. and now it chooses when it wants to come out unless I hit it on something or pull it open. but the good news is after a couple of times hitting it, it seems to work normal, for a bit.

But the good news and the reason I gave it one star instead of zero (besides the fact that a zero isn't an option) is that the blade is sharp and seems to be of good quality and I do like the grip of the knife.

  • 5
  • |APR 10, 2014
  • |BY: Cpl Crowley , US Marine - Infantry

Good quality, firm textured grip, ease of use in gloves.

  • 5
  • |APR 10, 2014
  • |BY: Cpl Crowley , US Marine - Infantry

Good quality, firm textured grip, ease of use in gloves.

  • 5
  • |JAN 18, 2014
  • |BY: Jon , USAF

Great knife! Opening boxes, cutting nylon and plastic. Awesome tool for the job.

  • 5
  • |AUG 23, 2013
  • |BY: Todor Stoykov , Propel auto

Amazing, beautiful, fast!