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Gerber 06 Auto - Tanto, Serrated

When our men and women overseas speak, we listen. The Gerber 06 Automatic features an over-sized release button for use with gloves, a slide safety that engages in both the open and closed positions, a stainless steel pommel with a strike point and a lanyard hole compatible with 550 cord, a partially serrated edge, and a contoured aluminum handle for a secure grip whether your working with blade or the handle. The stainless steel blade is made using S30V, a premium stainless steel that stands up to incredible abuse while holding its edge like no other. Available only to military and public safety personnel.

Item # 30-000850 NSN # 1095-01-456-4457
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Length: 3.7"
  • Blade Material: S30V
  • Handle Material: Type III Anodized 6061 Aluminum


  • Lightweight aluminum handle
  • S30V black oxide coated stainless steel blade
  • Utility tanto tip with partially serrated edge
  • Fully automatic blade with oversize blade release button
  • Hard anodized 6061-T6 machined aluminum handle
  • Finger guards
  • Pommel with strike point and lanyard hole
4 Maritime Engineer civmar - APR 23, 2014

It got stuck open once due to grit getting inside. I had to take it apart and clean it out. It uses Torx screws, so it's possible to do, but not recommended if you don't have experience. Otherwise a solid knife. Just be sure to inspect the serrations when you receive it. Mine were cut poorly, so I had to get it replaced. The replacement was also cut poorly, but not as bad, so I kept it. I'm thinking about ordering another one.

5 Marines nate.barr - JAN 16, 2014

I had this knife in Afghanistan. It was a great knife. To bad I lost it while I was over there. I should have put a Dummy cord on it. Thanks for making sucha quality product.

5 Firefighter.Medic Bill - DEC 25, 2013

This knife has taken a beating and still is reliable as the day I pulled it out of the box. S30 Steel.... That is all you should have to say.

1 Kansas City Firefighter Danilo Guadamuz - DEC 17, 2013

The first time I used this knife on a motor vehicle crash the knife tip broke when I cut the seat belt. That's not all. there is rust developing on the blade. This knife is not worth the price.

5 msg alfa0612 - AUG 10, 2013

I want to order the Gerber 06 Auto-Tanto Serrated. How do I place it in my cart? I have registered, I am active duty military

5 Great knife RET USN - JUL 24, 2013

My knife arrived today and it is exactly what I wanted. It is built solid, it is almost as strong as a fixed blade. It is a little big for my wife, so I am going to have to buy a different model. I have that Gerber would not sell anything but a solid automatic knife.
One thing strange is the review saying it is not a switchblade? I push a button and it opens, sounds like a switchblade to me. Buy one and decide for yourself.

5 US ARMY sebastien.goncalves - APR 28, 2013

Owned this knife for 5 years and already ordering another since this one gets so much use. Versatility to be opened with gloves and one hand is critical. Blade release hasn't missed a beat yet. A little M-Pro 7 to work out the dirt and keep a fast opening. Love this knife and haven't looked back since.

5 MSgt Sbukoski - APR 2, 2013

I want to order the Gerber 06 Auto-Tanto Serrated. How do I place it in my cart? I have registered, I am active duty military (Air Force)

5 Phil paulican - MAR 5, 2013

Great blade and will buy more when they are back in stock!

5 not a switchblade john rambo - JAN 18, 2013

lets get one thing straight this is not a switchblade, it is assisyted open great knife though i would reccomend it

5 Former Legionnaire Jean-Claud - JAN 10, 2013

Over all great "Self-Defense" knife.I use this knife everyday. A bit heavy in weight...but that just gives it that extra little "punch' when used.Like the Multi-Plier 600 that I use, only the best and most reliable will be apart of my kit.

5 AO2 Nick - SEP 4, 2012

This is the best knife hands down! 6 years and Im trying to buy another and I will once its in stock!!!

5 U.S. AIR FORCE Andrew - JUN 14, 2012

Amazing knife its great for deployment.

5 USMC james - MAR 24, 2012

Awesome knife, was issued this in 2009 and is still being used this year 2012. Has been on multiple deployments, Very solid construction

5 US ARMY SFC37F - DEC 30, 2011

Own a total of four of this model. See my review in the Drop Point model page. Best knife made by Gerber yet. The original ond issued for Iraq deployment still sits in my pocket. Use it almost every day. Used it in Iraq daily in a variety of hard use situations. S30V is a great military steel for blades. This knife will keep on ticking. Thanks Gerber.

5 best blade billy - NOV 27, 2011

this is my best knife and was put to good use whilst serving abroad

5 my knife pingle - OCT 3, 2011

this knife is a very good knife for everything

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