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Answer F.A.S.T. SM, Drop Point, Fine Edge

The Answer F.A.S.T. SM assisted opening folding knife, developed in order to provide lightning-quick access to a knife 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 SM, building on its larger sibling’s profile, does as the name suggests: once in the hands of the owner, problem-solving is a snap.

The precise tip of the Answer F.A.S.T. SM folding knife’s blade functions to penetrate and sever thick tape and other substantial surfaces while beautifully retaining its gutsy fine edge. With a light but hardy stainless steel blade coated in black oxide for low visual signature, this assisted-open knife can stand up to tough application. The 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 sleek little 2.6 oz. 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. SM folder out of a pocket, engage the safety-slide lock, and open it wherever and whenever the need for a knife 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 # 31-000578
  • Blade Length: 2.8 in.
  • Open Length: 6.3 in.
  • Closed Length: 3.8
  • Weight: 2.6 oz.
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • 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
  • Full Fine Edge Drop Point Tactical Blade
  • Lanyard
5 Just Right And Still Bad A$$ Clay - SEP 29, 2015

It is the perfect everyday carry knife, not too big, not too small, just right. This knife is tough as nails. If you're looking for a good everyday knife that will still take care of business, Here it is! Ignore the bad reviews, those guys aren't very intelligent!

3 Mr. Josh - DEC 12, 2014

I had this knife for about a year now and i dont carry it anymore. About 2 months of VERY light use. maybe used 5 times, the small screws holding the pocket clip in place stripped out.

3 junk Dylan - DEC 9, 2014

Dropped and broke 2 screws and bent the assist mechanism after a few weeks use. worthless now.

4 options kenneth1313 - JUL 3, 2014

I wish is had seration without tanto

4 good daniel - MAR 17, 2013

stuck a little when i first had it but since it has opened smooth and is assisted every time. some of my friends even compliment me because it is my everyday carry knife. overall its good for the money.

5 amazing dylan - JUL 21, 2012

its just amazing i would buy 20 of these its just the best knife

5 back holster Todd Jacobs - OCT 11, 2011

You should make a back holster for the survival knife

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