The Empower side-open automatic series joins the ranks with Gerber's other American-made autos--showcasing a fresh new look that blends a tactical feel and user-friendly styling. Based upon the Gerber Propel, the Empower will be offered in 4 different variations while still offering an integrated slide safety as well as an over-sized firing button. Along with the new name premiers the new Armor Grip handle scales, in 2 unique patterns with some even being photo-chemically etched, which provide an ideal balance of control and grip security. This model sports a black anodized aircraft-grade aluminum handle complete with a two-toned black and white textured inlay, a spear point style blade in a stonewash finish and the reversible pocket clip is designed for the traditional side of the handle only but is eligible for a tip up or tip down carry. Made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- Overall Length: 8.41"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Length: 5.16"
- Handle Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Weight: 4.6 oz.
I like the heft and the feel of this knife. The textured grip panel affords a good purchase( I only wish that it was on both sides).
The seemed unnecessary, though does prevent inadvertent opening in the pocket and does add additional comfort when the blade is extended.
Overall, a good purchase from a trusted blade maker.
"made in the U.S.A.!
I actually give 4.5 rating.
~ Great knife, opens solid and locks up nice! Any of this series is a fine choice, I will buy another"