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DMF Auto - Tanto, Serrated

D.M.F., or Dual Multi Function, is an automatic knife that springs into action with either the right or left hand. While using gloves, this robust knife can be carried and deployed in either strong or weak hand. The fully automatic S30V steel blade boasts superior edge retention and corrosion resistance. The G10 handle offers a mix of strength and low weight. Ambidextrous deployment. The pommel is designed with a strike point for emergency egress. The large lanyard hole fits cord or webbing. Proudly made in U.S.A.

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Item # 30-000190 NSN # 1095-01-600-0972
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Open Length: 7.35"
  • Closed Length: 4.45"
  • Weight: 6.70 OZ
  • Handle: G10
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  • Fully automatic blade with ambidextrous deployment
  • S30V Steel blade for superior edge retention and corrosion resistance
  • Centrally located safety on handle spine with red designator.
  • G-10 handle for mix of strength and low weight
  • Pommel with strike point for emergency egress
  • Large lanyard hole for cord or webbing
  • Made in U.S.A.
5 damage controlman chuck - NOV 21, 2015

the DMF auto folder has worked perfectly for me i have used it as a back up while conducting military law enforsment and as a fire fighter now i carry it with me every day the best knife i have ever owned.

3 Almost perfect. 10thMtnMan - MAR 23, 2014

This is an awesome knife. The action is smooth and quick, the blade holds an edge very well, and it is very light. The only thing I wish we're different is the serrated edge length. Other Gerber knives have a longer serrated edge and an overall same blade length, so just the actual blade starts higher, they could have offered more edge space and brought the serrated edge down closer to the handle.

5 Your Title - FEB 16, 2014

love this knife. i had two. one got stolen in afghanistan, on got stolen after i got back.

5 Deputy Sheriff CVDEPUTY - JUL 31, 2013

I purchased the Dual Multi-Function AUTO (DMF) tanto serrated knife as a one hand opening work knife and not a quick opening switchblade. Gerber did not disappoint me. The knife has cut seatbelts, rope and window screen without a problem. The blade locks in place every time and I have no worries of it closing on my fingers. I really like the lock on the spine and not on the handle, as with most auto knives. This was a good purchase.

5 Lance Corporal USMC Kutches - JUL 21, 2013

I purchased this knife for about $165.00 on base. (For some reason only Marines were allowed to purchase in Ft. Lee, no sailors, soldiers or airmen.) Excellent build quality, works great to opening MRE's, Very durable, Works great out in the field for cutting rope, cutting wires, etc.. A little heavier, but well placed handle and feels great in your hand. Closing the knife if not careful my friend cut his hand. Center point is well balanced, wants to drop perfectly and will stick if dropped into wood. Not sold to civilians and is considered illegal back home in California.

3 Ok Echo6Romeo USMC/LEO - JUL 18, 2013

I was very disappointed with the blade sharpness, especially the serrated portion which was dull when compared to my Spyderco. Overall the knife is good quality and feels really nice when handling. The spring operation is good, not too fast. Still debating if I should return it or just have it sharpened because then this knife would be a GREAT knife.

5 Tex GOSS - NOV 26, 2012

@switchblade, So you can buy an Auto knife on amazon? not sure about that

5 swamp rat daniel hopkins - JUL 30, 2012

would you expect to buy an ak, a 357, a boat, or even a car without having to maintain it? Take care of your weapons and they will take care of you. I've owned a gerber lock back for over 24 years and all i've ever had to do was keep it sharp, oiled, and tighten the screws about every 2 years. Never has there been more intelligently designed weapons on the planet Appreciate and take care of this.

5 Switchblade Luke - JUN 27, 2012

I dont know why more people buy this knife. On this website it says credentials required but really you can buy this knife anywhere for 200 bucks. even sells them

5 sgt watson - DEC 18, 2011

great knife.the only problem i seen is that the blade seems to get loose over time.

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