Built for durability in daily use, the Index is a hefty version of the finger flipper design. The angular handle is textured for grip, and the blade can be deployed by the dual thumbstuds or the finger flipper. A pocket clip and lanyard hole provide carrying options.
The bold colors and angular design of the Index finger flipper knife reflect the rugged, everyday use that it was intended for. The finger flipper gives quick access to the blade while also acting as an extra finger guard while the blade is deployed. A pocket clip and lanyard hole are ideal for daily carry.
When I bought this knife I thought it was going to be just like all their other knives. Dependable, sturdy, functional, etc but this one fell very short because it doesn’t flip open like described. I have went back and exchanged this knife and same problem. Needs a large amount of flick to get this knife going. Everything else is amazing.. just doesn’t function.
No complaints about the Index at all...loved the knife!Deployed a lot smoother than I expected and had great lock-up.This is pretty comfortable and solid too.Razor sharp and good fit and finish.
Advice to Gerber:
This 5Cr15MoV steel is decent for a $25 folder.It's good for yardwork and most general uses.But I would have gladly dropped a few more dollars for the 7Cr17MoV instead.Please don't change to the 5Cr15MoV as your common steel...it's a little harder than 420HC but in the same territory.You guys use a better grade of steel in your folders than Buck...keep it that way.