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 Your Hand
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.
Blade At The Ready
Cut, pry, 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.
Open On Demand
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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....
looks good i heard 7cr17 is really good steel
looks like a redeemed paraframe
coolnes this is awesome!!!