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Answer F.A.S.T.

The Answer F.A.S.T. assisted opening folding knife, developed in order to provide lightning-fast access to a blade when most needed, is a Gerber tactical innovator. The dual thumb studs operating in conjunction with the smart safety-slide lock offer an intuitive ease of utility. The Answer F.A.S.T does as the name suggests: once in the right hands, problem-solving is a snap.

Using one hand, intuitively flip the Answer F.A.S.T. tanto-style folder open while actively engaged in cracking into a box, tearing through a cord, or snapping ties or netting. With its 3.25-inch partially serrated hardy stainless steel tanto blade coated in black oxide for low visual signature, this assisted-open knife can stand up to tough application. Its super-solid anodized aluminum handle will tolerate muscular utility while keeping weight at a minimum, and the textured inlay on the handle allows for confident use by its operator. Jimping on the upper handle beneath the thumb and curvature of thoughtfully positioned lower finger grooves are built for easy ergonomic functioning and grip with this sturdy knife when downrange.

Engage the sturdy, light 4.9 ounce folder’s safety slide locking mechanism with the thumb once the blade is deployed; the blade can then be closed one-handed after the slide lock is compressed upward merely by flipping it down against a hard surface. Tip-down carry makes it easy to bring the Answer F.A.S.T. out of a pocket, engage the safety-slide lock, and open the knife wherever and whenever the need for a beefy blade might arise. A stainless pocket clip is attached, and a lanyard hole in the pommel provides for the option of tie-down for additional security.

Item # 22-41970
  • Blade Length: 3.25”
  • Overall Length: 7.85”
  • Closed Length: 4.6”
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel w Black Oxide Coating
  • Handle: Anodized Aluminum with Textured Inlay


  • F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology)
  • Textured Inlay - For All-Condition Grip
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Handle - Lightweight and Discreet
  • Partially Serrated Tanto Point Tactical Blade
  • Lanyard


3 faulty lock chris - DEC 28, 2015

great knife, but the lock dosnt lock back all the way when the blade is deployed, Other than that, it is a great knife.

2 Ezra168 Ezra - JAN 19, 2013

I like the aluminum handles and the feel of the knife. I don't like that this size only comes with a tanto blade. The clip point blade in this size has been discontinued and is now only offered in the small size. If you like tanto type blades the knife is okay.

3 Its decent Jareth - NOV 23, 2012

The action is nice but the blade material is not it rust to easily and sadley thats not covered under the warranty so i still got a rusted blade on mine

4 Abuse for years Redneck - AUG 26, 2012

i have had the knife for two years and i sheared two screws which allowed the the handles on each side to swing independently and i sent it in to gerber and they sent me a brand new knife and i have had n o more problems

2 Your Title Grunt - JUL 20, 2012

The screws on the belt clip are weak and constantly need to be tightened... until you lose it. It is difficult to use the safety and flip open the blade if you are left-handed.

1 Your Title Richard - JUL 11, 2012

I am EXTREMELY disappointed with this knife. After having it for only about a week it basically fell apart on me. The thumb studs literally fell off, as did the belt clip, and shortly thereafter the liner itself started coming apart. The LINER! You know, the part that holds the knife together. I have a LMF and I'm pretty happy with it, but it's VERY unlikely I'll ever buy another Gerber folder again. I didn't even get to use the knife (all I did was practice opening & closing the kife) and it fell apart? I'd hate to see what would happen if I were actually in a situation where I needed to depend on it.

2 USN SWCC Chris - DEC 25, 2011

It's an o.k. blade.
Rather disappointed on it's construction though. The blade dulls fast, and the serrated edge doesn't cut line all to well.
Knife was given to me as a gift.
But frankly, I'd just stick to my SOG Flash II.

2 US Marine Matt - NOV 20, 2011

Crap blade. The FAST folder gizmo is pretty slick, but the blade chipped and the tanto tip broke. It's all fine by me, the steel wouldn't hold an edge, anyways. It LOOKS badass. Very impressive and durable looking, but if your looking for a utility blade, steer clear.

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