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Gerber DMF Auto - Automatic Opening - Tanto Serrated Edge Knife
Gerber DMF Auto - Automatic Opening - Tanto Serrated Edge Knife

DMF Auto - Tanto, Serrated

Automatic Opening Knives

Item: # 30-000190

DMF stands for Dual Multi Function, perfectly fitting for this auto knife that springs into action ambidextrously. The robust design features a G-10 handle, beefy S30V tanto blade, and a striking pommel for emergencies, keeping you ever at the ready.


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    • Blade Length: 3.50"
    • Open Length: 7.35"
    • Closed Length: 4.45"
    • Weight: 6.70 OZ
    • Handle: G10
    • Fully automatic blade with ambidextrous deployment
    • S30V Steel blade for superior edge retention and corrosion resistance
    • Centrally located safety on handle spine with red designator
    • NSN: 1095-01-600-0972
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Made in USA
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D.M.F., or Dual Multi Function, is an automatic knife that springs into action with either the right or left hand. While using gloves, this robust knife can be carried and deployed in either strong or weak hand. The fully automatic S30V steel blade boasts superior edge retention and corrosion resistance. The G10 handle offers a mix of strength and low weight. Ambidextrous deployment. The pommel is designed with a strike point for emergency egress. The large lanyard hole fits cord or webbing. Proudly made in U.S.A.

  1. Tanto S30V blade
  2. Ambidextrous engagement switch  
  3. Wedge lock mechanism
  4. Lanyard hole
  5. Striking pommel
  6. Left handed clip position
  7. Large finger choils
  8. Partially serrated blade

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  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2018
  • |BY: , Please make more

Struggling to find this knife on sale everywhere can't stress on how much i extremely would love to own 1, my dad has DMF Auto Tanto so Ive been searching to buy ever since hope yall will relaunch this awesome masterpiece soon for other's who missed out

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 17, 2016
  • |BY: , Recommend this knife

Own this knife it has never let me down it stays sharp and always gets the job done I recommend this knife

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 21, 2015
  • |BY: , damage controlman

the DMF auto folder has worked perfectly for me i have used it as a back up while conducting military law enforsment and as a fire fighter now i carry it with me every day the best knife i have ever owned.

  • 3 5
  • |MAR 23, 2014
  • |BY: , Almost perfect.

This is an awesome knife. The action is smooth and quick, the blade holds an edge very well, and it is very light. The only thing I wish we're different is the serrated edge length. Other Gerber knives have a longer serrated edge and an overall same blade length, so just the actual blade starts higher, they could have offered more edge space and brought the serrated edge down closer to the handle.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 16, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

love this knife. i had two. one got stolen in afghanistan, on got stolen after i got back.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 31, 2013
  • |BY: , Deputy Sheriff

I purchased the Dual Multi-Function AUTO (DMF) tanto serrated knife as a one hand opening work knife and not a quick opening switchblade. Gerber did not disappoint me. The knife has cut seatbelts, rope and window screen without a problem. The blade locks in place every time and I have no worries of it closing on my fingers. I really like the lock on the spine and not on the handle, as with most auto knives. This was a good purchase.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 21, 2013
  • |BY: , Lance Corporal

I purchased this knife for about $165.00 on base. (For some reason only Marines were allowed to purchase in Ft. Lee, no sailors, soldiers or airmen.) Excellent build quality, works great to opening MRE's, Very durable, Works great out in the field for cutting rope, cutting wires, etc.. A little heavier, but well placed handle and feels great in your hand. Closing the knife if not careful my friend cut his hand. Center point is well balanced, wants to drop perfectly and will stick if dropped into wood. Not sold to civilians and is considered illegal back home in California.

  • 3 5
  • |JUL 18, 2013
  • |BY: , Ok

I was very disappointed with the blade sharpness, especially the serrated portion which was dull when compared to my Spyderco. Overall the knife is good quality and feels really nice when handling. The spring operation is good, not too fast. Still debating if I should return it or just have it sharpened because then this knife would be a GREAT knife.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 26, 2012
  • |BY: , Tex

@switchblade, So you can buy an Auto knife on amazon? not sure about that

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 30, 2012
  • |BY: , swamp rat

would you expect to buy an ak, a 357, a boat, or even a car without having to maintain it? Take care of your weapons and they will take care of you. I've owned a gerber lock back for over 24 years and all i've ever had to do was keep it sharp, oiled, and tighten the screws about every 2 years. Never has there been more intelligently designed weapons on the planet Appreciate and take care of this.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 27, 2012
  • |BY: , Switchblade

I dont know why more people buy this knife. On this website it says credentials required but really you can buy this knife anywhere for 200 bucks. even sells them

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 18, 2011
  • |BY: , sgt

great knife.the only problem i seen is that the blade seems to get loose over time.