One of the lightest knives that Gerber makes, the EVO has multiple openings in the anodized aluminum handle. The fine edge blade is made of 7Cr17MoV steel to aid in corrosion resistance. The thumbstud and finger flipper allow for true one-handed opening and engagement.
The pocketknife is perhaps one of the most useful things ever created by man. With over 70 years of making legendary knives under its belt, Gerber knows a little something about creating knives that perform when needed. The Gerber Tactical Evo Large Tanto takes the popular Evo series of knives and fine-tunes it for even heavier duty. The result is a knife that is as sturdy and lightweight as it is practical.
The Evo Large is designed to be carried with you 365 days a year. For that to be a reality, the knife has to blend all its ingredients just so. The Evo Large boasts the largest blade in the legendary Evo family. It’s partially serrated for tearing through rope, cord or hide, and is made of surgical grade stainless steel coated with black titanium to cut down on reflectivity and add a layer of corrosion resistance.
WORTH ITS WEIGHT
When you’re out in the field, you want a knife that is up for any task but won’t weigh you down. The Evo Large weighs a meager 3 ounces, but don’t let its light weight fool you—it’s a heavy duty performer. Precision cutouts in the handle reduce excess weight while providing excellent grip and durability. It features a low-rise pocket clip to keep it close at hand when carried in your pocket.
OPEN IN A FLASH
A pocketknife is of little use if you can’t get the blade open quickly and easily. With the flip of an index finger, this knife can be opened in a flash. A low-profile liner lock makes for easy one-handed closing as well.
Bought this knife some time ago and have to say I was never happy with it. Like other reviews the blade was never centered and constantly rubs on the side of the knife wearing off the finish and dulling the blade. Also recently attempted to fix the issue by using a torx head to tighten the screws and could not turn them. You are better off spending your money elsewhere.
Please, for your own sake, do not buy this knife. This is the single worst knife I have ever come across. 1) the liner lock is garbage... It jams if the knife is opened quickly, and if you put pressure on the back of the blade, the lock fails and the knife will close. 2) The blade was centered when I got it, but within an hour of playing with it, it was rubbing agaisnt the side so hard that the paint was coming off and it was hard to open and close. 3) Again, when I got it, zero blade play, but within 20 minutes the blade was wobbling all over the place. Also, note that is isn't just one defected knife... I bought two of these, and both had identical problems. This knife looks great and feels great in the hand, but aside from that, it is totally and utterly useless. Please, for you own good, do not buy it. It is a waste of your money and with the liner lock as bad as it is, this knife is so poorly made and designed that is is potentially dangerous to the user. Come on Gerber.
I love this knife!! between this and the mid tanto they are both great. light weight, opens easy and last forever. blade stays sharp.
Overall the pocketknife shown and I own is more than what im looking for in a 30 dollar blade wicked knife truly is the best folder for your loot.
This knife is absolute garbage, its difficult to believe the made in America trademark when the knife malfunctions after the first time opening it, permanently locked into place and had to use a pair of vice grips to close the locking mechanism. Spend your money elsewhere.
After a lifetime of owning Gerber knives and multi tools I think I finally found a lemon of a design considering I've had to return this knife on a warranty (coming up on) three times. The first one came apart at the screw that held everything together. The first replacement arrived and the blade would hyper extend causing the liner lock to jam on the far side of the knife (making it return number two). Knife number three came with the screw/threaded barrel cockeyed and the same issue with the liner lock. This one will be going back asap and will either be replaced by a different model or will be asking for a refund. Mighty disappointed with the design, although I must admit the customer service reps are always helpful on the phone.
Nice and light,feels good in hand.
I took off the pocket clip but had some trouble doing so and damage the knifea bit because the screws used to put it on stripped when iI tried to turn them,so I had to use pliers instead.
Over all okay knife,but not worth what I paid $30.
Have had it,use, and carry it everyday. Pocket clip should be reversible, it's not. Extremely hard steel to sharpen. flipper is useful however junk gets caught in thumb stud which is hard to clean .Very durable. This replaced a much older Gerber that was stolen.
This knife was OK when I first used it. It was hard to open until i started using it more. It not is so loose it rattles and will not close without dulling the blade. the steel does not stay sharp very long either. I've had to return one to the store for a replacement and now have to return my second because the liner lock no longer locks the blade...Very Unsafe! I will most likely no be buying anymore Gerber Knives since they dont prove to be a very tough brand.
Knife was good at first but after a couple weeks of use it became loose at the bolt. This would cause the knife to move left and right and sometimes lock when I tried to put the knife away. Waste of money.
I've had this knife for close to three months now and it hasn't exactly met my expectations. the frame lock began to jam within the first month when it broke out of that habit it went well for the next two months and today it finally bit the bullet and craped out on me. its not the best knife but if your looking for a light duty knife it will do but anything more than that and it'll break eventually.
The Evo large tanto feels good in the hand, has a tanto blade for piercing, and is ballenced very well. This is one of my best choice folders. I like the setup of the flipper and the studs,they work very well. This is my most preferd knives when i am playing paintball. Being a paintball player i need a knife to open up paint cases, cut peices of clothing sometimes, and even as a tool for my guns rarely . This knife was my pick ,and it was a great one.
Comes razor sharp, solid firm feel, only thing is it was a bit thiner than I expected but other than that it is an all around good everyday knife.
This knife is one awesome tool for any task. I like to have an edc knife for edc just wherever I am wherever I go. But then when I am out somewhere in the woods hiking, backpacking, hunting or paintballing, I want a heavy duty folder that will take all use and abuse that I put on it and preform well after that as well. I also like 2 be able to have it out in a flash. This knife is great for my EDC carry and also very extensive use. It's awesome. I give it 5 stars.