Looking for all the great features of the Gerber 06 but don't want an automatic? Look no further. The Gerber 06 Fast is a great alternative. Built along the same pattern as the automatic version, the FAST features black G-10 handle scales. The handle has a deep finger choil that transitions into a great blade guard. At the base of the handle, there is a more than adequate glass breaker that has a lanyard hole for alternate carry or for a wrist strap if you prefer. The 440A stainless steel tanto blade has a combo edge and a black finish. The blade boasts ambidextrous thumb studs for easy open. Has a wide, tip up removable pocket clip. If you are looking for a beefy, spring assist knife that can handle heavy duty chores on a daily basis, this knife fits the bill. The shape of the handle as well as the G-10 both give you lots of confidence that your hand is not likely to slip. The fairly wide handle offers a grip that is comfortable enough for extended use.