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Gerber 30-001297 06 Tanto Auto Knife, CPM-S30V Black Blade

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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 plain edged tanto 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.

The Gerber 06 automatic knives are fantastic. This knife has a tanto point, which I prefer, and is part serrated. Rather large, when open the knife measures 8.6" long with a 3.7" long blade, I really like the feel of this knife in my hand. The handle, made of Type III 6061 aluminum, has nice grip lines along the handle which provide a good solid grip on it. The handle is also well shaped and about the perfect size for a medium to large hand. It has nice contours along the handle for your fingers to grab hold of. The blade, made of S30V stinaless steel, can stand a lot of abuse. Made to last under the harshest of conditions, the Gerber 06 automatic knife is a winner. The button is really large--which makes it easy to trigger even if you are wearing gloves. The open speed is just a little slower than some other top end automatics--not enough to steer me away from the knife--but the blade locks up extremely tight and there is no wiggle in the blade. Great knife.


  • Nice knife

    Posted by Michael on Aug 30th 2019


    Heavy well built comfortable in hand worth every penny