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Contrast AO, Fine Edge

Gerber knows from experience that what’s in your pocket says a lot about how you see things. The Gerber Contrast’s bold lines and sculpted shape are visually striking, but the real statement comes from how it feels in your hand. The combination of super light, deeply textured G-10 and steel in the body means it stays put no matter how wet the conditions get, with a deft balance point between ultra light and sturdy. Already popular as a rugged daily carry knife, dispatching small cutting tasks and utility work with ease, this evolution of the Contrast includes our advanced Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism, for fast, one-handed deployment of the drop point blade—no need to stop what you’re doing to get your knife open and ready to use.

Style With Purpose
The Contrast’s looks set it apart, but every part has a role. Designed to perform when needed, and then sit comfortably at the ready when not, every curve of the knife is considered. The G-10 handle creates a super light body that’s impervious to rust and corrosion, resists temperature change, and offers positive grip, even when wet. Paired with stainless steel, the body is tough enough to withstand everything from light-duty shop work to heavy-duty outdoor tasks. The matte black finish on the handle and the blade gives the Contrast a low profile, tactical look that hides its utilitarian nature inside.

Details Make A Difference
You shouldn’t have to think about your knife, except when you need it. At 3.3 ounces, the Contrast won’t weigh you down, and its 3-inch blade means it can work smoothly around big jobs. The Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism delivers reliable, one-handed deployment, and the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle offers smooth release when closing, keeping your fingers away from the blade’s path.

Goes Wherever You Do
A removable pocket clip lets you carry the Contrast easily in your pocket, or secure it to a bag for fast access. Thread the cordage of your choice through the lanyard hole for added security and quick location on the go.

Item # 31-001711
  • Overall Length: 7.13"
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Closed Length: 4.25"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17Mov
  • Handle Material: G-10 &
  • Stainless Steel 3Cr13


  • Fine Edge Drop Point Blade for smooth, accurate cutting
  • Dual thumb studs for quick, secure left- and right-handed opening
  • Plunge Lock for solid, positive release and blade closure
  • Assisted Opening 2.0 Mechanism opens fast and easily
  • Pocket Clip for easy carrying
  • Lanyard hole for attaching accessory or parachute cord
  • Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
5 Oppositionist Id:3365 - NOV 30, 2014

The Assisted opening worked fine and the blade cuts things very well. This knife is very well

5 Survival Instructor Survival Instructor - DEC 17, 2013

I think if you treat your blades right you won't have the AO issue occur. Also is it's too tight you can always adjust the primary bolt. Mine works without any adjustments. Fast and reliable.

1 Average Person Your name - APR 27, 2013

The specimen I received was terrible! The assisted opening didn't work at all! In fact, it did the exact opposite and opposed the opening of the knife. It was so ridiculously hard to open that I got a large, painful blister on my thumb after 10 minutes of opening the knife because I had to push so hard on the thumb studs. I would definitely not recommend this knife and this could be the last time I buy from Gerber

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