The compact version of the best-in-class tactical folding knife, this knife has the soul of the larger version in a portable size. The 154CM steel blade, glass-filled nylon handle, and patented rotolock combine to make an unsurpassable tool.
Colonel Rex Applegate, with over 40 years of knife design experience, is legendary in the world of hand-to-hand combat. The Applegate-Fairbairn family of knives rank as lasting symbols of the Colonel’s dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose, earning international status as best-of-class amongst folding tactical knives. Based on the classic Applegate-Fairbairn fixed knife, the Mini Covert is a mini-pocket clip version of the Gerber original Applegate-Fairbairn Covert Folder.
THE TACTICAL POCKETKNIFE
A totally relevant knife for today’s deployed military, the Mini Covert folder’s powerful design is highly adaptive for storage due to its being a folding knife, while the blade, when extended, provides the same strength as a fixed blade knife. Equipped with the features of the Covert and the Combat Folder but compressed into a closed length of under 4 inches and a weight of 2.2 ounces, this knife can be carried on patrol in a near-endless manner of ways, performing its duties with ease and a lightweight agility that no other close-quarter combat knife can mimic. Clipped to MOLLE, hooked from a belt loop, or tucked into a boot, the Mini Covert will accompany its operator through any conflict.
PERFECTLY BALANCED PERFORMANCE
With a nearly 3-inch partially serrated drop point blade made of high carbon stainless steel, the Mini Covert folder is an elegant close-quarter conflict knife. The blade’s black oxide coating provides low visual signature, its face etched with the Applegate and Fairbairn signatures. Dual thumb studs allow for easy one-hand opening of the folder. Featuring a grooved glass-filled nylon handle and a stainless pocket clip, the Applegate-Fairbairn Mini Covert folding knife looks and feels as impressive and beautifully balanced as its name suggests.
I bought my knife several years ago. I have only had to sharpen it once and that's with daily use at work. I can draw it and conceal it very quickly. It has even come to my aid very early in the morning at a bus stop when a bum refused to take no for an answer. I love this knife.
I have this knife for last 7 years. I use it every day. Always in my pocket. Very little maintenance required. Perfect ergonomics and high quality steel.
My first mini got lost and I picked up another one. I love these for daily carry and general field use. They are small and don't take up a lot of space.
I carried this knife for 3 to 4 years and it never had any blade play thats what the screw where it pivots is used for to tighten it up and i also never had any problems sharpening it if you use proper technique you wont have problems and I also only paid 35 dollars for mine 25 dollars cheaper than another reviewer it opens very fast if you do it right and i also had no problems with it getting stuck open just use your knife properly and you will have no problems use your warranty if you do and youll be happy
I have owned two of these knives, and I have not been disappointed. The size and shape are very well designed, and I have not had a problem with the locking mechanism. I have also had no trouble with excessive play. This is a fine general purpose pocket knife and well worth the money I paid for it.
One of the worst knives I've ever owned. Feels cheap, lots of blade play.
I've owned two of these, sadly I lost them both...
while I had them I used them to cut aluminum seals off tractor trailers... never failed to impress me with how sharp and robust these small knives were... the life time warranty doesn't cover loss does it?
I bought this knife with intentions of carrying it and for daily use. Its nice looking and well balanced. For overall apearrance i rate it high. Once i got to using it is when things all went bad. Ive never had a lock liner fail on a knife. This thing gets stuck open religously. The lock travels too far. Its also very difficult to sharpen. This one will be getting tossed in the junk drawer for sure. I call it my 60 dollar mistake. Ive seen better quality out of a 5 dollar flea market knife. Save your money.
This knife has a nice smooth action and a nice tough handle, but the steel is too hard for practical use. it is a nightmare to sharpen. Once its dull its dull. it will tear up a regular stone and it takes forever on a diamond sharpener. I think that they should get a better quality steel, perhaps 13c26 sandavik steel.