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Outrigger, Fine Edge

The right for tool for the job is usually the one you have on you. Which is why you should carry a knife that performs on command, time after time, until it becomes as familiar as a well-worn wallet, and just as comfortable to use. We designed the Outrigger to be that knife.

A reliable daily carry knife needs to do more than cut well. It has to be pickup truck tough but not monster truck heavy, open fast and easily, and sit solidly in your hand. The blade should easily slice everything from stubborn knots to lunch, and not be so long or so short that it’s awkward or out of balance.


In designing the Outrigger, Gerber blends elements of three of their most popular clip folders from the past 10 years into 4 ounces of multi-faceted, problem-solving son of a gun. The Assisted Opening 2.0 technology, popularized with the Gerber Instant, uses a ball-bearing pivot for buttery smooth, one-handed opening. For added safety, the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle means easy closing, keeping your fingers free of the blade’s path. The open frame design strips weight out, while adding texture to the body for increased hold. Grippy without feeling sticky, the Outrigger is finished with the same molded, rubberized handle coating that debuted on the AR 3.0, keeping the knife right where it’s supposed to be— your hand.


Cut, strip, or slice. Whatever your need, the Outrigger’s partially-serrated drop point 3.38-inch blade is built for solutions. Making quick work of daily tasks, the fine edge section offers clean, accurate cuts, even after hours of use.


The Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens quickly and easily, with one hand or two, thanks to dual thumb studs atop the blade. When it’s time to close things up, just push the Plunge Lock for a positive release and fast two-handed closure.

Item # 31-001761
  • Overall Length: 7.0"
  • Blade Length: 3.0"
  • Closed Length: 4.0"
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17
  • Handle Material: Aluminum with SoftGrip Overmold


  • Fine Edge Drop Point Blade for smooth, accurate cutting
  • Dual thumb studs for quick, secure opening
  • Plunge Lock for solid, positive release and blade closure
  • Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens fast and easily
  • Pocket Clip for carrying
  • Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
4 Sgt. 1st Platoon, 3rd Bn, 25th Marine Regiment 4th Marine Division USMC Richard E Murray - DEC 25, 2015

Serrations are not great. They should not be on knives. This one is the exception as it does not have serrations.

1 SoftGrip overmold failure - 2X Brad - NOV 3, 2015

Overall, I like the concept of this knife. I thought the Assisted Opening 2.0 worked well. Unfortunately, I've had to return two knives because the SoftGrip overmold started to separate from the knife and interferes with the opening and closing. I would defer to another knife. If the design was perfected, I would own another.

1 Your Title Tim Newton - AUG 29, 2015

It takes two hands and a lot of force to get it to open part way. I have a Kershaw that is easy opening.

2 Manager Terry - AUG 19, 2015

I'm an avid knife collector and on a whim purchased this knife today on my lunch break. I would agree the knife is difficult to open one handed. I Actually pulled my finger nail away from my skin and caused a little bleeding. I have now, two hand, opened the knife 300 time to see if it would break-in. It is better but will still need more opening and closing to complete the break-in. Overall its a nice knife and the weight is great for those in search of a larger knife that wont pull down your dress pants. Scores lower stars as no knife, especially an assisted opening knife, should be this difficult to open.

1 Your Title Gary Tamietti - APR 29, 2015

Spent a lot of time getting the locking mechanism to work smooth, then sharpened it nicely, then the rubber grips fell apart. Returned it, would not buy another Gerber

5 Superb knife Erik - APR 25, 2015

Opens smoothly, and easily, and is painless. If hard to open, a flick of the wrist helps.

4 Just a little stiff OwinC - JAN 23, 2015

Not a bad EDC knife. Just very stiff when trying to open. Great lockup Holds an edge well. But is still stiff when I try to open it up. after a couple days of two handed opening.

5 Mr. Jeramy - JAN 23, 2015

Love this knife, it is a bit tough to open, work it a little bit, get your thumb used to it and its no problem.
Incredibly fast assist in opening, plus a sharp blade to start.
All in small enough to fit in your pocket every day.
Awesome knife

5 Great knife JShirk - JAN 22, 2015

I recently got this knife and I have to say all the other reviews are true. It is really hard to open. I played around with it awhile and I now can open it very easily! Minimal effort, 0 pain.
if you're worried about the reviews and stars this product has don't pay too much attention to them. Get this knife, it's awesome.

4 Mr Adam - JAN 20, 2015

I love the knife the only thing I am having an issue with is that only months after having the knife the rubber grip is starting to wear out near the thumb studs because of how hard it is to open. Other than that this is one of the best knives I have ever owned.

4 Good after breaking it in John - APR 10, 2014

Really awesome knife after it is broken in. When I first got it it was impossible to open with one hand. After 2 evenings of watching tv and opening/closing it it got better. Then I added a small amount of power grease and now I can open it with one had no problem.

Now that it works as described I love it. You just have to know that you have to put a little work to get it to work as they describe.

2 Stiff Is it a fluke? Bryan - FEB 18, 2014

I love everything about this knife except it very stiff to open. I can open a beer bottle with my nails, but I am tearing into the back edge of my thumb nail trying to get this open one handed.

5 good knife MrTylerrr - DEC 31, 2013

Good knive overall. Took me using it for a couple days before I finally got the knife broke in so that it wasn't so tough to open, but now that it pops open without any effort whatsoever, couldn't have bought a better knife. Really light weight compared to my Crkt that I have owned for the last few years and overall am very happy with the way it sits in my hand. Good job Gerber and highly reccomend this knife to anyone looking for a new one.

3 Disappointed! Steve Pehnec - NOV 5, 2013

The pocket clip is on the wrong side of the knife and upside down. Unlike previous Gerber knives I've owned, I now have to pull the knife from my pocket, flip it and turn it around to open it. Not at all fast, one-handed opening. Otherwise OK, so far.

3 Master Craftsman Lyle D. Yates - OCT 10, 2013

This is a great little knife for everyday use. It's light, fast and dependable. Though I am used to my Quick Draw pocket clip being on the other side, I manage when I swap out knives.

2 Brian Brian - SEP 19, 2013

It's a good knife, except for the rubber lining. This is the second outrigger I've had in 6 months, and the rubber on the inside is coming off again. If gerber changes the rubber lining to something else it would be a great knife.

3 good...but Archeris - SEP 11, 2013

I'm holding this knife in my hand, and my first impression is it's a fantastic knife. Great quality, very sleek design.. Second impression. How the hell do you get this thing to open? No, I'm not an idiot. I know precisely how knives open, but the one they sent me, is so stiff, and so hard to open, it is literally a two-handed knife. I've watched two videos on youtube on the outrigger knife, and every time the person opened the knife, it was literally a easy push with the thumb on the stud, and flick, the knife snaps open like a whip. Mine just can't do that. all I can figure is it needs some loosening up by working it a couple hundred times....

5 a guy Thrax 1 - JUN 9, 2013

looks good i heard 7cr17 is really good steel
looks like a redeemed paraframe

5 cool Nostrebor - MAR 29, 2013

coolnes this is awesome!!!

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