Gerber's automatic knife series, the 06, offers a superbly ergonomic design coupled with premium materials and a rugged build that Gerber is all but too familiar with. The smooth aluminum handle was purposefully designed to give you maximum traction in any grip position thanks to the integrated finger grooves and precisely placed jimping patterns. The front of the knife houses a slide safety that is in close proximity to the over-sized firing button making this knife just an functional with gloves on. The base of the knife also showcases a pommel with a strike point that can easily function as a glass breaker or self defense tool. This classic 06 auto features a partly serrated drop point blade comprised of premium CPM-S30V stainless steel in a black finish and the pocket clip is designed for tip up carry only but is eligible for left or right hand carry options. Made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3.7"
- Overall Length: 8.6"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Black
- Handle Length: 4.9"
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Weight: 7 oz.
Gerber 06 Automatic Knife, Drop Point, Serrated
The Gerber "06" series of knives are big, beefy and ready for action. The blade on this knife, the 30-000377, is S30V stainless steel with a black tactical coat. The partially serrated drop point blade measures a whopping 3.80" of cutting edge for your use. When you get this knife in your hand, you immediately can tell that this is a knife that means business. Hefty, solid, sturdy are all words which come to mind. The type iii anodized aluminum handle is big enough to hold and the extra big button makes it easy to trigger the blade. The blade is 3.7", which gives you plenty of cutting edge for nearly every job imaginable. The handle has great contouring along it which gives you a solid hold on the handle regardless of the environment. This is a great all around automatic knife.
The S30V part serrated blade on the 06 Auto has a drop point tip. The 3.8" blade is long enough for every job under the sun. The S30V stands up to heavy use and gives you superior edge retention as well as high corrosion resistance. This is important when you are out in the field--you don't have to spend all your time sharpening and resharpening the blade. The blade on this knife rates a solid A.
The handle on the 06 Automatic knife is built with G10 handles for reduced weight. The G10 also gives you extra grip on the handle. The handle, as you can see from the picture, has two finger choils that give you an even stronger grip on this knife as well as making it comfortable to hold for long periods of time. At the top of the handle, the handle flares out and creates a natural break between the handle and the blade--keeping your hand from slipping up onto the blade when you use it for heavy penetration type work. There is also wide jimping in all the right places. This is a comfortable and solid handle. It even has a strike point pommel that can be used for emergency egress or whatever else needs a little pounding. At the base of the handle there is a lanyard hole for carry purposes.
SAFETY AND FIRE BUTTON
The oversized fire button stands proud near the very top right side of the handle. The slide safety is just below and centered in the handle. One particularly neat feature about the safety is when you slide it down and make the knife "live" a red dot shows in the safety recess. This way you know if your knife is on safe or not at just a glance. To lock the knife, just slide the safety back up. The fire button is extra big to make it easy to find and simple to use even if you are wearing duty gloves. This is a great one hand use automatic knife. Simple, basic, and user friendly.
I rank the Gerber 06 Auto Knife an A. This big auto knife is built specifically for military and police actions. Made in the USA, this heavy duty automatic knife will perform when it counts most and give you the muscle you need to get the job done. Gerber Knives
makes great automatic knives--the 06 Automatic definitely falls into that category.