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Covert - Double Bevel 154CM, Serrated

As legacies go, a man could do worse than being survived by the famous knife he designed. Such is the case with the late Colonel Rex Applegate. He was one of this proud nations top authorities on close-quarters combat in particular, and fighting knives in general. The Applegate-Fairbairn Covert stands with the Applegate-Fairbairn Combat as lasting symbols of the colonels dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose.


It should come as no surprise that these two knives are known internationally as best-of-class among folding tactical knives. They've rightfully earned a reputation for unmatched strength, durability and balance.


More than that, tactical professionals have high regard for the high carbon stainless steel blade. As well as the glass-filled nylon handles, and the patented rotolock. The Combat has the added convenience of a hearty pocket clip.

Item # 05785 NSN # 5110-01-451-4943
  • Overall Length: 8.7"
  • Blade Length: 3.79"
  • Closed Length: 4.87"
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Lock Mechanism: Liner Lock, Roto-Lock
  • Blade Style: Spear
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Type: Double bevel
  • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon
  • Opening Style: One-handed opening


  • 154CM double bevel blade
  • Reinforced handle
  • Patented Roto-Lock
5 everyman Ed Prough - MAR 10, 2013

Until recently, I owned this knife. Bought it 15 years ago for 50 bucks, best knife purchase I ever made. It is sleek, sturdy, and oh so functional. I have recently lost my knife and have been searching high and low for it before i dish out for another one, but i would definitely dish out for a new one.

5 Specialist Jace - FEB 23, 2013

This is the best knife I've ever owned. Extremely useful as a tool, and has gotten me out of a couple of sticky situations.
Pros- compact, easy to open, liner lock with back-up lock prevents closing during heavy use, strong blade.
Con- belt clip bends & loosens a bit easily after years of use. Bent it back and used a bit of thread-lock and its good as new.

5 cant go wrong with this knife Flounder - OCT 17, 2012

i realy love this knife love when its got that 154cm stainless steel blade and the handle is awsome. what a great combat knife thank you gerber

5 combat military knife Your name - OCT 10, 2012

this is a knife what you need to get the job done. what i love about this knife its got the 154cm stainless steel blade problably the best quality blade by Gerber. i also love the handle. its got a great feel to it too. i recommand this knife to someone thats willing to give a hundred dollers or more for a knife. thank you Gerber and keep up with your knives

4 Soldier Cogburn - JUL 15, 2012

Durable, functional and always ready when I needed it. Helped me in many situations when I know other knives would of failed. Liked this model so much I sharpened the other side to match. The handle could use a little more grip, it tends to slip a bit when it gets wet. Still with gloves or none it's an easy one handed opener. Should be a Soldier issue item if you ask me.

4 contractor in afghanistan kevin - JUN 3, 2012

i have 3 of these and i love the quick opening with one hand... large blade keeps an edge well.. the only downside is that the pocket clip screws keep coming loose.. its happened on my other gerbers too. they need to be held in with locktite...other than that, awesome.

5 simply outstanding Local LEO - FEB 29, 2012

Right out of the box I loved this knife and use as my on duty backup. The action was smooth as glass and the knife is well made in the USA. The only downside is also the upside, it is a large knife with a good size blade..

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