Being small has its advantages. When others look to brawn to solve a problem, the small tend to use their heads. This is where the Gerber Outrigger Mini comes in. Tiny in stature, but big on ability, this little knife has the DNA of its larger siblings, in a package suited to smaller hands or to those who like a tool that’s virtually weightless.
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 comfortably in your hand. The blade should make quick work of slicing anything from stubborn knots to lunch, but not be so long or so short that it’s awkward or out of balance. Though it may be small, the Outrigger Mini meets all of these qualifications.
MINI BUT MIGHTY
The Outrigger Mini blends elements from three of Gerber’s most popular clip folders from the past 10 years to make 2.9 ounces of multi-faceted, problem-solving design. 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, without putting your fingers in 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.
PUNCH ABOVE YOUR WEIGHT
Cut. Strip. Slice. Where others see problems, the Mini sees solutions. Making quick work of daily tasks, the fine edge blade offers clean, accurate cuts, time after time. 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 easy two-handed closure.
- Overall Length: 5.88"
- Blade Length: 2.5"
- Closed Length: 3.38"
- Weight: 1.3 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 initially liked this knife a lot because it was small. I never go anywhere without a knife, and this one was comfortable and seemed sturdy. A couple months of use revealed that the black rubber/polymer started detaching from the metal, to the point where it would inhibit the blade from opening and closing. I called customer service who offered a replacement of the same knife. I sent it in and received a new on in a timely manner.
Knife 2: within 1 month of daily carrying and use, the entire rubber/polymer on one side started coming off, I removed the whole side of black cover so that it doesn't impinge the blade lock like the first one did.
This knife now sites in my truck console and I carry a different one. I haven't bothered contacting Gerber again because the only option is a replacement of the same model of inadequate knife, not worth my time and shipping when I wish I just bought a different model.
I recommend you get something else if you plan on using this as a daily pocket knife.
Love this its just had to open so 4 stars
Seems like a quality knife, opens very fast. My only complaint is it's very hard to initiate blade deployment.
i have put this knife through my every day life and carry it ever day along with a multi tool. this knife has saved my butt alot in my life just from every day things
Easy to sharpen and is very sharp, but its the hardest thing to open that I've ever owned. I would not recommend this product.
just got it today seems to deliver on all my needs i'm very impressed.