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Gerber Mini Swagger AO - Assisted Opening Knife
Mini Swagger AO
Mini Swagger AO
Gerber Mini Swagger AO - Assisted Opening Knife
Mini Swagger AO
Mini Swagger AO

Mini Swagger AO

Assisted Opening Knife

Item: # 31-001705

When space is at a premium, this smaller version keeps you prepared without sacrificing function. With silky-smooth deployment anchored by a reliable plunge lock, the 2.8 inch blade confidently takes on any task.

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    • Overall Length: 6.25" (15.87 cm)
    • Blade Length: 2.75" (6.98 cm)
    • Closed Length: 3.63" (9.22 cm)
    • Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g)
    • Steel Type: 7Cr17MoV
    • Blade Style: Drop Point
    • Lock Type: Plunge Lock
    • Blade Type: Fine Edge
    • Handle Material: G-10
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Bigger is not always better, and the right tool for the job is often the one that’s easiest to carry. This is where the Gerber Mini Swagger Assisted Opening Knife comes into play. Modest in size but big on quality features, this small knife has the same genetics as its big brother, scaled to suit smaller hands and those who like a tool to virtually disappear in their pocket.
Given its decades of experience crafting knives, Gerber knows that a reliable everyday tactical knife needs to offer more than a sharp edge and a stealth finish. It needs to open quickly and easily, be gorilla tough, and make short work of varied materials and stubborn knots. It should also offer the balance of a nicely weighted skipping stone and feel as good in your hand. The Mini Swagger meets these demands.


Despite the knife’s modest size, you still get the utility of a 2.75-inch blade and the silky-smooth performance of Gerber’s Assisted Opening 2.0 technology. Simply lever the thumb stud, and the assisted opening engages to open the blade quickly and positively. The reliable plunge lock keeps the blade fixed where it belongs and makes for safe closure when you’re ready to stow the knife in your pocket.


Just like its big brother, the Mini’s drop point blade can do it all by offering a fine edge that’s ready to rise to a critical occasion. Its black titanium nitride coating lets you maintain a low profile where the reflectivity of a standard stainless knife might give you away. And when it comes to keeping your blade sharp, the drop-point style is easy to maintain.


The G-10 composite handle is as durable as it is lightweight. Lighter than a handful of change at 1.8 ounces, the Mini Swagger’s slim profile comfortably disappears in your pocket or on your belt, but it’s stout enough to deliver when you need it most. There’s a lanyard hole at the pommel and a utilitarian pocket clip to help keep your knife within easy reach.

  1. Clip point
  2. Dual thumbstuds
  3. Textured thumb ramp
  4. Plunge lock
  5. G-10 Handle scale
  6. Lanyard hole
  7. Full fine edge blade
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  • 3 5
  • |NOV 6, 2018
  • |BY: , Great knife bought 2 BUT

bought 2 but 1 wont lock open, button stuck. will try warranty return. The one that didn't break is my favourite knife

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 27, 2017
  • |BY: , Not bad

Nice knife! It was tight at first and I couldn’t get it open with one finger but it loosens after a few months. Pretty sharp and nice size. Made well

  • 3 5
  • |NOV 1, 2017
  • |BY: , ShadetreeMechanic

I found the AO feature disappointing at first, but it began to break in well and functioned easily with the flick of a finger. Reviews about the knife biting you are will close on you with force applied if you bump it just right. I did not care for the non-slip grip, because it made it difficult to get in and out of my pocket quickly and easily. The clip is extremely sturdy, but because of this, I could not easily form it to my liking. THe clip has too much of a hook at the end and snags everything my pocket brushes against, either hanging me up, or pulling the knife from my pocket. I lost my knife because of this, replaced it, and now have lost the second one. They literally jump from my pocket...too bad.

  • 1 5
  • |DEC 6, 2016
  • |BY: , lowball1

stay away from the swagger. it doesn't open as advertised. too bad i didn't the reviews before buying. it requires 2 hands to get the knife opened. quality is not up to Gerber's standards, probably because of it's country of origin. if it doesn't say "made in America" , don't buy it. i would not have rated it a one star if it could go lower.

  • 2 5
  • |JUL 13, 2016
  • |BY: , Ret USN

Nicely designed knife. Too bad that I can not open it with one hand. The spring is too way tight.

  • 2 5
  • |MAR 1, 2016
  • |BY: , Trainer

This knife was only used for light everday carry, no actual work use. Mostly used to open packages and mail, as well as cut twine and string. I had this knife for only about 8 months when one day the spring broke, causing the AO function to stop and the knife to remain open in my hand. I'll be returning this for a warranty replacement ASAP, hopefully with a different, non-AO functioning as the spring is the only thing that keeps the knife closed in your pocket.

  • 1 5
  • |JAN 7, 2016
  • |BY: , Army- Ft Bragg NC

Just got a Swagger Compact, nice and thin but will not be opened with one hand . It is impossible to open. Im looking elsewhere, the packaging doesn't allow for you to check it out before buying . Im returning it and looking at the small Kershaw with a bottle opener on it.

  • 4 5
  • |OCT 23, 2015
  • |BY: , Outdoorsman

I love this little knife, but be careful because it can bite you! I was carving an arrow tip out of a tree and using some force, when the locking mechanism either failed, or I hit the plunge lock. Result was a badly cut finger. The only reason I write about this incident is that there was a 50% chance that it wasn't just user error but mechanical failure at high torquing force. All said, I still carry it, still use it every day, still recommend it.

  • 4 5
  • |APR 1, 2015
  • |BY: , Useful EDC

I recently received this knife. It is good for EDC and reasonably priced. No play in blade and all tolerances seem tight and good. People who complain the AO is weak are pu**ies. Good value and light, perfect for EDC or regular everyday usage

  • 4 5
  • |MAY 11, 2013
  • |BY: , Carpenter

This is one of the best knives I've ever hand in my hand! I have been carting a knife in my pocket for ten years, and it is hard to impress me with a knife, but when I find that works like it says its supposed to and a company that will back it up, you've got my business for life.