Finding the ideal utilitarian tactical knife is no easy task. It needs to be familiar, like a well-worn pair of boots, yet still capable of quick action and worthy of long-term use. Drawing on its decades of knife design experience and critical feedback from military and law enforcement personnel, Gerber set to design a full-size, automatic knife that’s as easy to handle as it is durable and fast to deploy in tactical situations. The Gerber Propel Auto knife offers proven fast, one-handed opening with a slim handle profile that fits comfortably in your hand, and pocket.
High-Carbon Steel Tanto Blade
At the core of any good knife is the steel of its blade. Gerber knows that a tactical knife sees many uses, some of which are not easy on the blade, so the Propel Auto’s tanto blade uses 420 high-carbon steel for long-term durability and a dependable edge. Add a reliable plunge lock and safety switch, and you know the blade will stay where you want it, be it open or closed. The partially serrated blade adds utility when cutting stubborn materials like nylon cord, webbing or even thin metal. The black oxide coating and black G-10 handle minimize reflectivity in critical situations where traditional stainless construction could give you away.
We all have different preferences for the way we carry a knife, so Gerber created an adjustable clip on the Propel Auto that allows you to customize the knife’s orientation in your pocket or on your belt. You can set it up for tip-down or tip-up storage and left-hand or right-hand bias.
Designed for Discreet Carry
A utilitarian tactical knife like the Propel Auto needs to feel good in your hand. The machined composite G-10 handle complements the knife’s balanced feel, while its textured surface adds grip security in cold or wet situations. Most importantly, you get a full-size, auto-opening blade that carries discreetly and comfortably day in and day out.
- Overall Length: 8.52" (21.64 cm)
- Blade Length: 3.5" (8.89 cm)
- Closed Length: 5" (12.7 cm)
- Weight: 4.28 oz. (121 g)
- Steel Type: 420HC
- Handle Material: G-10
- Designed and built in Portland, Oregon
- High- quality 420HC Steel blade for long-term durability and a quality edge
- Full-size tanto- style blade is partially serrated for slicing and cutting tough surfaces
- Black oxide coating adds corrosion resistance and low reflectivity
- Black G-10 handle provides sure -grip and durability in slim package
- Pommel with lanyard hole adds utility
- Automatic opening design delivers quick, one-handed blade deployment
- Plunge lock and safety switch fix the blade in place, open or closed
- Adjustable, three-position pocket clip for customizable stowage
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
The 5 star combo I want is the black handle and S30V blade.
I love the size and feel of this knife. I haven't put it through anything extremely crazy (I have fixed blades for that), but its been extremely satisfactory for normal use. The action is great and lock up is strong. This is a great value at under $100. The G10 scales make for a great gripping surface as well. I would definitely make the purchase again. Best feature: made in the USA.
Best Auto knife I've ever owned! Not sure how some people can review a knife they have never owned. But anyways....Awesome job....buying another just for the Hell if it.
I had of of these my supply SGT ordered fro me in Afghanistan, it was stolen from me I'd like to buy another maybe 2 more, excellent
Looks effective, smaller. off duty ideal.
I like the idea of the three position pocket clip so I can carry it in my left pocket Can't give it 5 stars until I test it