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Gerber Empower Black w/ Black Blade Automatic Opening Knife
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Gerber Empower Black w/ Black Blade Automatic Opening Knife
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade
Empower - Black, Black Blade

NEW Empower - Black, Black Blade

Automatic Opening Knife

Item: # 30-001321

Based on the field-proven Propel, the Empower is an automatic knife that caters to the everyday carry consumer. Military-grade insight and materials evolve to bridge the gap between function and fashion: a daily workhorse wielding quick deployment and a safety-focused design that delivers aesthetically. Available for purchase through your local Independent Gerber Dealer.

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    • Overall length: 8.4"
    • Blade length: 3.25"
    • Weight: 4.6 oz
    • S30V steel w/ black oxide coated blade
    • Armored Grip™ handle plates
    • Type III hard anodized construction
    • Reverse flag laser mark
    • Plunge lock
    • Safety slide
    • Lanyard hole
    • NSN: 5110-01-672-3970
    • Made in USA
    • Limited lifetime warranty
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The Empower automatic was built for the everyday carry user, delivering trend-forward colorways and finishes in an easy-to-operate, safe-to-stow design that won't rip up a jean pocket. Offering reliable control and striking handle designs, the Armored Grip™ handle scales are electroformed to provide a quick, confident grip.

  • The spirit of a warrior evolved for everyday life, this automatic empowers those who carry it
  • The anodized aluminum handle is ideal for pocket carry, the smooth finish won't ruin pants or bag
  • Stay safe: lock it closed in pocket or open in use with a sturdy plunge lock and safety slide
  • The electroformed Armored Grip™ handle scales deliver two-fold: unique designs & no-slip grip
  • You decide how to carry: A reversible pocket clip can be carried tip up or tip down
  • Designed and built in Gerber's Portland, Oregon, USA manufacturing facility
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Electroformed handle scales provide a quick, confident grip and a striking aesthetic designed to empower those who carry it.

  1. False edge spearpoint blade
  2. Blade Material: S30V w/ black oxide coated blade
  3. Lock Type: Plunge lock
  4. Safety slide
  5. Armored Grip™
  6. Type III hard anodized construction
  7. Pocket clip [on reverse]
  8. Lanyard hole
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  • 5 5
  • |APR 1, 2019
  • |BY: , My new EDC for Off duty

This knife is a beast. I have only had it a few weeks but I am highly impressed with the design and craftsmenship. Glad this is my new EDC.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 4, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

I carry this knife as part of my EDC. It is a great knife, very sharp, slick, and just looks elegantly bad-ass. My only complain is that it does not have a deep carry pocket clip.

  • 4 5
  • |OCT 17, 2018
  • |BY: , Nice. Could be better

Excellent auto knife! Love the look of this knife and the feel. Very robust and seems well built. I do wish Gerber would pay more attention to fit and finish. Blade grind, evenness, etc.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 8, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

7/8/2018: Out of the box the knife was razor sharp capable of shaving hair. The action on the knife was smooth and locked into place tightly. Knife is significantly lighter than I imagined, considering I’ve carried the 06 Auto knife for over 9 years now(was issued for a deployment). Not sure this one will be as durable however it is still an all around good feeling knife. Was hesitant before ordering but glad I did! Good job Gerber on building a great knife!