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Gerber 06 AUTO 3.8" S30V Combo Tanto Blade, G10 Handles - 30-000380

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Part Number: GB30000380
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB30000380: Gerber 06 AUTO - Tanto
We've reduced the weight of our best-selling 06 Auto with the addition of G10 handles. The S30V steel blade offers superior edge retention and corrosion resistance. This fully automatic knife is easy to grip and has a pommel designed as a strike point for emergency egress. The large lanyard hole allows for 550 cord or webbing.
  • Lightweight G10 handleS
  • 30V black oxide coated stainless steel blade
  • Utility tanto tip with partially serrated edge
  • Fully automatic blade with oversize blade release button
  • Hard anodized 6061-T6 machined aluminum handle
  • Finger guards
  • Pommel with strike point and lanyard hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Item Number: 30-000380
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Length: 3.80"
  • Closed Length: 4.80"
  • Weight: 6.30 oz
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 013658122567

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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New Joisey
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight
A heavy duty knife with some surprising weak points
Another is a series of 5 minute reviews by Jim, so called because they're only 5 minutes of reading for you (but obviously I put in a heck of a lot more time to create it). Make: Gerber Model: 06 Tanto (G10 Handle) Price Paid: $160 First Thoughts... Initial Impressions: Huge. Beefy knife, in every sense of the word; handles, blade, deploy button and lock slide switch are large. Made to emulate a 'tactical' knife, but it's more looks then anything in this case. Packaging: Above average. Box is sized quite well to the knife. Silkscreened company logo and name on almost every side, with a serial number tag on the back. Accessories: Padded nylon pouch with belt loop that snaps closed. Documentation: Double sided sheet that has open/close instructions on one side and warranty information on the other. Observed Quality: Mostly good. The blade anchoring point leaves something to be desired, but almost everything else is alright. Blade... Sharpness: Blade, very good. Serrations, very poor. Slicing printer paper was no challenge for the edge of the blade, but the serrations were as dull as a politician during campaign season. Speed of Deployment: Slow. The blade just kind of meanders out, without any sense of urgency. About 1 in 10 times it didn't fully deploy and didn't locked into place. Solidity of Lockup: Very good. Downward pressure on the blade resulted in almost no movement whatsoever. Blade Wobble When Deployed: Terrible. This thing wiggles more than a salsa dancer. In a full-on tactical situation I would not want to rely on this knife. Handle... Feel: Solid. No flex, no bend, no weakness. The aggressive dimple pattern would irritate your skin if used for long periods of time, but the flip side to that is in the wet or cold the Gerber 06 will probably never fall out of your hand. Size: Large. This is a robust knife that won't get lost in your hand even when wearing gloves. An EDC knife it's not, unless you're the type of person who isn't concerned about being obvious. Impressions: T shaped handle provides a big index finger choil and thumb ramp, so choking up for detail work will never be a problem. G10 is pretty hard to begin with, but add the somewhat abrasive pattern and you have a knife only a gloved hand will like. Jimping is about perfect, in both feel and location on the handle. Convenience... Clip Strength: Very good. Strong and taunt, yet not overly so. It did prove a bit difficult to get over the seam of my jeans pocket, but it might get better with time. You'd be hard pressed to lose it, that's for sure. It's held on by 3 screws so the clip isn't going anywhere. Carry Options: Tip up, left or right. Overall... Value: Passable. Almost everything about this knife screams stout. Almost. Buy Again: Doubtful. It's too large for me and the blade wobble is concerning. Overall Assessment: There's no question who Gerber was targeting with this knife, but they missed the mark in my opinion. I would not feel comfortable calling a knife "tactical" when the blade moves around this much. The rest of the knife fits the bill - feeling hefty and stout - but I sure wouldn't want to stake my life on this thing.
5 out of 5
Nov 03, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Crazy good!
Rock solid action and feel. Hard to believe there could be a better knife. Very sharp right out of the box. Comes with a sheath.
5 out of 5
New Hampshire
Sep 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Sheath, None
gerber 06 auto
Well built USA craftsmanship. Fast opening, rugged, sharp. Would prefer it without serrated. Would like the lock switch to unlock in the opposite direction. Overall an awesome knife
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