Answer F.A.S.T. XL, Tanto, Serrated
With F.A.S.T. blade opening technology and tactical features, the Answer XL is the solution where there is a problem. And quick.
- Blade Length: 4.0 in.
- Open Length: 9.3 in.
- Closed Length: 5.5 in.
- Weight: 7.0 oz.
- F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology)
- Textured Inlay - For secure grip in all conditions
- Black anodized aluminum handle - lightweight and discreet
- Partially Serrated Tanto Point Tactical Blade
The F.A.S.T. System failed after about 3 weeks of marginal use. Before that I was disappointed pretty much right out of the box. The blade was very dull, the set was pretty loose nothing a little tighten wouldn't fix, the handle/grip was ok but scratched really easily. All in all I took it back and got my money back.
the knife is good but the delta spec ops by Fox is better
For a knife that is in the tactical bracket, not to have "variable" positioning for the clip I found surprising and disappointing.I just thought GERBER, wouldn't over look small things.
Very sharp knife, good for cutting wood and has a very nice serrated edge. Only problem is that the handle gets kind of scratched and banged up.
I HAD TO SEND MY BACK TWICE DUE TO ISSUES WITH THE KNIFE I WONT BUY ANOTHER ONE IT IS MADE OF SOFT STEEL AND THE TIP HAS BROKE TWICE
I WILL NOT RECOMMEND!!! THEY SAY THE F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) IS GREAT BUT REALLY ITS A PILE OF CRAP. IT BARELY OPENS THE BLADE AND IT SOUNDS AWFUL. THE SPRING JUST SOUNDS SO CHEAP AND FEELS LIKE IT BINDS UP.... THANKS GERBER FOR LETTING ME DOWN. WILL NOT BUY ANYMORE KNIFES.
I just got mine today and already love it. It opens easily and closes real easy too. INCREDIBLY SHARP!! My only complaint is that the thumb-stud is pretty hard on the skin of my thumb and at first it was stiff to open but who cares. This knife is awesome and i recommend it to anyone who wants a totally KICK-ASS KNIFE
I love the looks and action of this blade but my friend who is an expert keeps telling me not to get Gerber knives. What do i do?
Havent used this knife much but while familiarizing myself with it I realized the blade is not centered. One side of the thick portion of the blade rubs against the inside of the handle when opening/closing. Should have sent it back but probably wont waste the effort. It is still functional however the more I use it the worse the wear mark on the side of the blade gets.
Knife handles scratch easily, blade dulls quickly. Lockup is loose, and blade does not stay in handle when closed.
Love this knife a lot. When mine arrived, it was really sharp all over the blade and both of the points were pretty sharp as well. It's a sturdy knife, the blade is kind of thick, which I like a lot. It's awesome to flick this thing open for the first time. It locks right into place and it feels solid while it's open. Love the grip, too. The handle does scratch pretty easily, though, but that isn't much of a setback.
best knive i have ever had
i dont know what bens talking about this is a good knife so what if you need to sharpen it once a month i do that with all my knifes and this knife is best so far it does what i need it to
it s reliable durable and good quality
the best tactical knife
it s a great knife
it s a great knife
Great knife I have no bad things to say exept one word of advise don't drop it even the slightest drop and the blade won't lock and will be loose when the blade is open. Other than that great knife I've had mine for 2 years and still works like magic
I'm not sure what other people are using this knife for, but unless you're subjecting this blade to improper use it should work just fine. I've had mine for 2 years and it's worked like a champ. The only thing that it has needed was a good tightening of the screws once a month; nothing to complain about.
I just sent my second Answer FAST XL back to Gerber because the knife went bad again. It dulls too quickly, the thumbstuds came off, the side plates were coming off, the locking mechanism didn't actually keep the blade locked down inside the handle the blade literally almost stabbed me in the leg when i sat down one day, and the blade itself was extremely loose. I recommend that NO ONE buy this knife you'll be severely disappointed if you do.
it is really relible and ive used it for 5 years and havent had a problem
Do not buy this knife. I had it for 2 weeks and the blade bent on me,dulled out, and the screws for the belt clip were already striped. Definately needs a sharper blade and something stronger.
Don't get this knife. The blade can't hold a sharp edge and the blade lock wears out after a year. Unless you don't mind slicing your fingers up whenever you use it, don't get it.
Bought it three weeks ago. The belt clip broke off fourth time I wore it. Luckily did not lose knife. Like the serrations. Not that impressed with quality of my first purchase.
I wouldn't recommend this knife for serious user.
1. The blade steel is too soft. Does not hold an edge at all. Can't be use for serious tactical/ defense situation.
2. When blade open and close too many times the blade would go dull without even using it. Took me a while to figure out why before I saw the edge touches the inside handle when folded. Bad design.
Even thou this piece is ver nice looking and the grip is not bad, but I would not recommend it to my friends and general knife community. It is just not a serious knife.
Great knife except for the clip which pops off very easily. Once the clip pops off, the screws get stripped and won't bite enough to keep the clip in place. I've had to send my first knife back and the second one fell apart within a couple of months as
I bought this knife from Gerber via Amazon (in Canada).
I'm extremely pleased with the quality of build, the handle is phenomenal, looks better then on the picture and feel extremely sturdy. The grip is perfect. The only thing, the FAST system doesn't sea
The Answer XL is an excellent folding knife. With its F.A.S.T. opening system and Tanto Blade makes it a top contender for a defense-offensive knife. I like the blade locking system over most all other production knife locking systems.
I want a knife like this, Tanto but without serrations
Wish it came with a plain blade. The serrations are a pain in the butt