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Mini Swagger AO

Bigger is not always better, and the right tool for the job is often the one that’s easiest to carry. This is where the Gerber Mini Swagger Assisted Opening Knife comes into play. Modest in size but big on quality features, this small knife has the same genetics as its big brother, scaled to suit smaller hands and those who like a tool to virtually disappear in their pocket.
Given its decades of experience crafting knives, Gerber knows that a reliable everyday tactical knife needs to offer more than a sharp edge and a stealth finish. It needs to open quickly and easily, be gorilla tough, and make short work of varied materials and stubborn knots. It should also offer the balance of a nicely weighted skipping stone and feel as good in your hand. The Mini Swagger meets these demands.


Despite the knife’s modest size, you still get the utility of a 2.75-inch blade and the silky-smooth performance of Gerber’s Assisted Opening 2.0 technology. Simply lever the thumb stud, and the assisted opening engages to open the blade quickly and positively. The reliable plunge lock keeps the blade fixed where it belongs and makes for safe closure when you’re ready to stow the knife in your pocket.


Just like its big brother, the Mini’s drop point blade can do it all by offering a fine edge that’s ready to rise to a critical occasion. Its black titanium nitride coating lets you maintain a low profile where the reflectivity of a standard stainless knife might give you away. And when it comes to keeping your blade sharp, the drop-point style is easy to maintain.


The G-10 composite handle is as durable as it is lightweight. Lighter than a handful of change at 1.8 ounces, the Mini Swagger’s slim profile comfortably disappears in your pocket or on your belt, but it’s stout enough to deliver when you need it most. There’s a lanyard hole at the pommel and a utilitarian pocket clip to help keep your knife within easy reach.

Item # 31-001705
  • Overall Length: 6.25" (15.87 cm)
  • Blade Length: 2.75" (6.98 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.63" (9.22 cm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g)
  • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Lock Type: Plunge Lock
  • Blade Type: Fine Edge
  • Handle Material: G-10


  • 2.75" blade is ready for anything that comes your way in the line of duty
  • Gerber’s proven Assisted Opening 2.0 technology features a for smooth action
  • Reliable plunge lock secures blade in place and allows for safe, easy closure
  • Thumb studs facilitate one-handed operation
  • Black titanium nitride-coated blade reduces unwanted reflection and defends against corrosion
  • Utilitarian pocket clip keeps the Swagger secure and handy on your belt or in your pocket
  • G-10 composite handle with textured scales provides secure grip and slim profile


2 Ret USN Bear - JUL 13, 2016

Nicely designed knife. Too bad that I can not open it with one hand. The spring is too way tight.

2 Trainer Preston Halcomb - MAR 1, 2016

This knife was only used for light everday carry, no actual work use. Mostly used to open packages and mail, as well as cut twine and string. I had this knife for only about 8 months when one day the spring broke, causing the AO function to stop and the knife to remain open in my hand. I'll be returning this for a warranty replacement ASAP, hopefully with a different, non-AO functioning as the spring is the only thing that keeps the knife closed in your pocket.

1 Army- Ft Bragg NC Gary - JAN 7, 2016

Just got a Swagger Compact, nice and thin but will not be opened with one hand . It is impossible to open. Im looking elsewhere, the packaging doesn't allow for you to check it out before buying . Im returning it and looking at the small Kershaw with a bottle opener on it.

4 Outdoorsman Nate - OCT 23, 2015

I love this little knife, but be careful because it can bite you! I was carving an arrow tip out of a tree and using some force, when the locking mechanism either failed, or I hit the plunge lock. Result was a badly cut finger. The only reason I write about this incident is that there was a 50% chance that it wasn't just user error but mechanical failure at high torquing force. All said, I still carry it, still use it every day, still recommend it.

4 Carpenter Scott Hendricks - MAY 11, 2013

This is one of the best knives I've ever hand in my hand! I have been carting a knife in my pocket for ten years, and it is hard to impress me with a knife, but when I find that works like it says its supposed to and a company that will back it up, you've got my business for life.

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