Gerber / Emerson Alliance - Black, Serrated
Ernie Emerson designed this awesome defender of freedom that offers fully automatic deployment.
Ernie didn't earn his reputation as a tactical knife expert by cranking out crap. He expects Gerber to use only primo materials and components in building his namesake knife, and we do. This knife is configured in such a way as to achieve the speed and might that tactical pros require, while still protecting the user with features like the patent pending safety pin, which prevents accidental deployments.
The black oxide-coated blade is of the 154CM variety, with a Rockwell Hardness rating of HRC 59 to 62. The exotic-looking handle is machined out of 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, which is as hard as it is tactile. And its damned tactile.
- Overall Length: 8.7"
- Blade Length: 3.44"
- Closed Length: 5.39"
- Weight: 6 oz.
- Lock Mechanism: Cross bolt
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Material: 154CM
- Blade Type: Serrated
- Handle Material: 6061 T6 Aluminum
- Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
- Opening Style: Automatic
- Fully automatic operation
- Patent pending safety pin
- 154CM Black oxide-coated blade
Was issued this knife in as Afghanistan. Great solid knife , nice action, not super fast but quick. I don't like the cross block safety , it is located too close to the firing button and it looks , and feels almost exactly the same. Have to constantly look at the knife make sure I'm pressing the right button.
Great knife, I've had this knife for over 6 years and still in great shape and its not to big for the pockets. This will make a great gift.
Recently ordered these (quickly received via stock system). Previous reviewer who said it doesn't try to fly out of your hand like others is 100% on the money. Can hold between thumb and forefinger and press release with same thumb and knife is open and still held by those two fingers! Good size, decent weight, comfortable in the hand. I like this much better than the Benchmade Auto Presidio my last unit issued me which isn't as natural to open without your fingers getting in the way and costs more. The only thing the Presidio has over this knife is you can special order a non-serrated blade. If Gerber would sharpen partially serrated blades it wouldn't be that much of an issue. Still, my initial impression is I LOVE THIS KNIFE!
This knife was issued to me about three years ago and it has since been the best knife I've ever had and believe me I've used them all. Holds and incredible edge.
Great knife! I just bought one for me and for my gf.
This is an excellent,hard working knife,I live in a wheelchair(lost both legs)My no.1 protection and I know how to use it!!!Keep up the good work!!!MC
The knife has been excellent. Stays sharp even when put through hell and back. Was issued to me during the 08-09 deployment to Iraq. Busted the spring recently. Just put in a warranty claim a few minutes ago. Curious to see how well Gerber backs up the product. We shall see.
Just got this knife today was bigger than I expected, but that is great since I have big hands. Very nice knife well balanced opens quick. Most automatic knives I've held want to leap out of your hand this knife has the right opening speed and balance to stay put. The saftey is nice and can be kept disingaged if you want to have it ready at a moments notice. Overall very nice knife!
After retiring from US Army, I now work for the City of Houston that this is the most excellent knife I have ever used. It stay sharp no matter what.
I bought mine when they first came out on the market and have carried it in my pocket since 2003. The serrrations have been a plus and minus for me. A plus for cutting through cordage and a minus when sharpening. The spring finally snapped on me last week. For having carried this blade and put it through the ringer for 9 years and the spring just now snapped after the jumps at Fort Bragg and the deployments in the deserts. I couldn't have asked for a better knife.
This is probably the highest quality most durable knife that I've owned. I agree that the serrated part of the blade is more of a pain than a benefit.
I've had my knife for about 3 years and it has functioned at 100%, and the blade has stood up incredibly well
This knife was a life saver when I was in the Army. I agree that it shouldn't be serrated but it got the job done and it can be punished and still perform great.
Its bull shit that you don't offer this knife with a non serrated blade. I sent my strait blade Emerson in for repair and it needed replaced so I was sent this piece of junk serrated.
The knife is great but a serrated blade is only good for people who