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06 Auto - Tanto, G-10 Handles, Serrated

We've reduced the weight of our best-selling 06 Auto with the addition of G10 handles. The S30V steel blade offers superior edge retention and corrosion resistance. This fully automatic knife is easy to grip and has a pommel designed as a strike point for emergency egress. The large lanyard hole allows for 550 cord or webbing. Proudly made in U.S.A.

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Item # 30-000193 NSN # 5110-01-516-3243
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Length: 3.80"
  • Closed Length: 4.80"
  • Weight: 6.30 oz
  • Handle Material: G10
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  • Lightweight G10 handle for extra grip in wet conditions
  • S30V black oxide coated stainless steel blade
  • Utility tanto tip with partially serrated edge
  • Fully automatic blade with oversize blade release button
  • Finger guards
  • Pommel with strike point and lanyard hole


5 Best auto ever Dylan Preston - FEB 26, 2016

This is till this day my favorite knife of all time. Sharp, heavy, durable, and time tested. Buying another because my first one is missing.

5 HM1 Phil - DEC 2, 2015

I've owned one for several years, great knife. Nice heavy weight. Dependable. Holds an edge. Taken this long for the spring to start to wear out.

5 Torres Xavier - OCT 31, 2015

I've had this knife for 8 years now, and it is still my favorite to carry with me.

5 Former SOF Operator - OCT 5, 2015

Both the '06 Auto & the '06 F.A.S.T. are incredibly dynamic knives; some of the deadliest weapons in the proper hands. I've owned four (4) of each. My wife & son carry the F.A.S.T. - as do I, now . You've saved my life countless times since Dec '89. Thank You, Gerber!

5 agitator tenmile - JUN 12, 2015

I've not got the chance to own one yet but I give it five stars cause it looks like an up dated version of my dmf assisted open knife I use everyday and it's tough as nails and any Gerber knife is worth it's weight in gold.

5 11B ZMAN - MAY 18, 2015

My unit gave us a bunch of these my second tour. It is just about the heaviest-duty knife I've ever had the pleasure to own. The safety is a nice feature, because the spring on this thing will cause it to kick when you press the switch. It is most definitely an excellent tool and weapon.

5 Moving on Up/ 2LT jonp3383 - APR 25, 2015

I have owned the 06 Fast version of this knife of which is made of the 440 steel for 2 years. I loved the knife so much as my daily tool that I have decided to pull the trigger on this version. The design and use is solid, the improvement in steel will be very welcomed. The knife has proven itself again and again for every use we put a knife through. I have never had a knife last me more than 8 months to a year until this beauty came along. Easily the best knife I have ever owned.

5 Marine Grunt/Cop D T - APR 11, 2015

Awesome piece of gear. Simply the finest hard use auto made at any reasonable/enlisted man's price-range. Perhaps Gerber's finest hour so far? Too bad they don't make the LMF II in CPMS30V.......

5 Enlisted AF Roger - DEC 6, 2014

Got this knife as a award for one of my many deployments. I have run it thru the ringer and has never let me down....Unfortunately, I lost it (or misplaced it) and have been searching for a week. Outdoors, hunting, camping and in 2 different states. I'm trying to find a way to get knife I ever owned!!!!!

5 USMC SSgt - NOV 29, 2014

Gerber issued a few hundreds of these to my command back in 2008 in Iraq. I still have it to this day as my EDC.

5 Retired U.S. Army Infantry knighthawke70 - NOV 27, 2014

Had one given to me as a gift by a Marine whom i served under in Afghanistan. It was stolen which broke my heart. When this knife was given to me by this Marine it was his way of saying thank you. It has never failed me when i needed it. I would own one again in a heartbeat.

5 Ssgt David crump - OCT 19, 2014

This blade was great and was the best tool for a Marine In country!

5 Navy GunnersMate (Expeditionary Combat) Patrick Lambert - SEP 26, 2014

I've had this knife with me for 2 sandbox tours and I've never had a issue. through 145+ degree heat, dust storms and countless patrols and range days. I tell all my juniors the 3 things you need with you at all times is a light, a multi tool and THIS knife!

5 Civ/Mil Medic - AUG 6, 2014

Owned this knife for almost 2 years, lost it in a field training exercise, and at no point did I ever have any issue with it. Bought a Benchmade auto and all it's done is made me miss my 06 Auto. The G10 scales make it so much better than the original.

5 Seabee Master Chief Tom Gohm - JUN 17, 2014

From Iraq in '08, then home, back to Iraq in '10, to Afghanistan then stolen by the British customs officer because I couldn't have a knife on an international flight, but could have a pistol and an M-4. This is the best knife I have ever used. I would like to replace it.

5 Retired Recon BamBam - APR 21, 2014

This knife I actually bought while in Iraq since the unit I was attached to had already blown their toy I have had nothing this knife hasn't helped me to do better.
Some are prejudice and demand a knife from that "B" company. Their loss with having this knife. I cannot praise this knife enough...except for the clip.

5 Repair M@tu08 - JAN 8, 2014

To whom it may concern:

I am SPC. Penitusi I am in the US Army I have the exact same knife but the screws fell off and I heard that I can send it back to you guy for repair. So can I send the knife to get fixed?

5 Full Time SWAT Operator Trooper - NOV 30, 2013

I have had this knife for over a year now and put it through its paces. GREAT KNIFE! This was the first knife I bought with S30V steel and I don't think I could ever own anything without this type of steel again. Gets razor sharp, last a very long time, and is super tough. Very well built knife. My has already survived some hard punishment and still looks...mostly new :). Locks into your hand solid and easy to deploy with gloves on. Can serve as a work horse or a fighting knife if needed. Best knife I have ever owned.

5 Your Title csmit0 - SEP 15, 2013

Sharp, good balance, blade opens faster than my older drop point 06 auto with aluminum stocks, lighter too. Good job.

The only thing that would have made things perfect would be shipping via UPS. FEDEX is the worst to deal with around D.C.

5 AF Pilot seyersol - AUG 25, 2013

Absolutely the best knife I have ever owned. Feels great in your hand and built to last. I used it flying combat missions over Afghanistan, got into dirt, sand, rain, ice, and cut just about everyithing and never failed. Highly recommend.

5 USAF James - AUG 25, 2013

Got this knife issued to me. It has been through three deployment to Afghanistan and one to Syria. Spring is still strong. I can't find a flaw.

5 Us navy sailor - JUN 7, 2013

Best knife i have ever bought and used. It is with me every day and there is no job to big or to small for this knife. Keeps a great blade for a long time and is really easy to sharpen with the Downrange sharpener. Perfect combo. There is no other knife available with this quality and effectiveness.

5 Army vmann - MAY 14, 2013

Just like the original 06, but lighter....

5 Former Marine, RoughNeck Oil Brian - MAY 3, 2013

Grate Knife! Survived: Afghanistan, Texas oil jobs, -30 degrees to 260 degrees ( I dropped is in a phosphate tank) have had it for years. The glass brake saved a kids life who ran off the road into a small river. best dam knife I have ever owned!

5 OSI Special Agent Jeff - MAR 26, 2013

I have had my Tanto in just about every situation possible. It has never failed me. By FARm the BEST knife on the market from ANY company, ANYWHERE. It is a shame though that I am no longer allowed to purchase one since I am no longer on Active Duty. I have worn mine out after years and years of use.

5 ceo john g - MAR 17, 2013

need to have

5 Paramedic Mike - MAR 8, 2013

Exactly what I expected !

5 USAF Aircraft Gunner Michael - FEB 19, 2013

This is the best folding knife on the market it has been through a lot with me from Afghanistan to helping do things around the base.

5 SFC Buxton - JAN 27, 2013

Best Knife I've EVER held in my hand. It functioned perfectly and never failed to operate. Lost it on a mission while in Iraq! Plan to buy another one as soon as I have the money again!

5 OIF Combat Medic cbdewinkel - JAN 24, 2013

Outstanding knife. Solid mechanics, excellent grib, fits perfectly in your hand. Without a doubt the best performing knife I've ever owned!

5 Cpl USMC Dominic - DEC 13, 2012

Loved this knife lost mine in a fore in Afghanistanwould love to buy another one the military is no lobger giving them out

5 Veteran Mike - OCT 30, 2012

This knife is hands down my most indispensable tool where ever I go. It has seen literally every environment, cut through more materials than you think a knife is capable of, used as a hammer, screwdriver, pry bar, gun cleaner, and even a fork. Even though the blade is nearly finished, I cannot bring myself to get rid of it.

5 engineer kris - SEP 13, 2012

This knife saved my life on Oct 27 2011 at FOB Shoja, Afghanistan. Thanks Gerber.

5 Greg R. Devil Dog - AUG 29, 2012

One Bad As@ knife! If your looking for a knife that fits a man of the military well look no farther. This knife is rugged big and bad. the oxide coating is just right if you get into mud, snow, or something that is sloppy. No slop very rugged and great for soft tissue or bone. Keep up the great work Gerber!

5 SFC37F Pat - MAY 9, 2012

This was issued to me for Iraq deployment 2010. Not the one with the new G-10 lightweight handles, but the older heavier ones. Great knife that survived some very rough handling to include, as a prying tool, cardboard cutter, cleaning, and has been dropped in sand, dirt, and has had water, MRE residue, and even some blood on it. I still have it. Recommend military folks engrave their name, rank, service on it. This aids in an honest guy recovering and
returning it. This knife will not fail you. Thanks, gerber. I am hoping to get the new G-10 handled one issued to me, as I head off to Afghanistan. :)

4 SGT, USA Alex Sanchez - APR 9, 2012

The knife is awesome! I love the G10 handles it feels great in your hand. The only thing was that upon arrival I was disappointed the the Gerber logo was the old one I really like the new one.

5 United States Army PFC. - OCT 7, 2011

i was given this on my first duty toIiraq, it got me out of a few strange situations along with the multi-tool

5 Sgt. USMC Daniel - SEP 18, 2011

I also first recieved this knife in 2007. Since then I have owned (3). I love the knife, its heavy duty and I always have it clipped at my side along with my Gerber Multitool w/ C-4 Punch. Great Products!

5 corporal of U.S Marines eric s myers - SEP 15, 2011

I was given this knife while serving in iraq in 2007/2008 and I absolutely love this knife. I used this knife all the time, until it was stolen unfortunately the only thing that I way I could ever suggest improving this knife is by placing a seatbelt ripp

5 Former Marine, Firefighter, Emt Ed - SEP 7, 2011

I have own tons of knives you can't bet this USA built thing of beauty. And trust me I use this blade dailiy and its held up to fire ,ice snow, sleet, rain, blood, you name it this knife has seen it.

3 product reviews brad - AUG 24, 2011

where do I buy it?

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