SHOT Show 2019 | Gerber: New Products
The Gerber Fastball is an EDC pocket-freindly folding knife, made in America in the Portland, OR facility.
Material-wise the blade is made of S30V steel and the handle is made of anodized aluminum.
The design of the Fastball is very aesthetically pleasing with a slick and minimalist look. The colors are very pleasing too, the stone wash finish is appropriate to the targeted user along with its other main features: stylish, minimalist, practical, efficient, USA made.
With the implementation of the B.O.S.S. Technology with two ball bearings, Gerber has rendered the Fastball a pleasure to open and operate.
the detent ball, has a very positive feedback. The best way to describe it, especially if you have attended SHOT 2019, is to compare it to the Geissele Posi-Lock safety mechanism. This means that the blade doesn’t remain halfway open and always end its travel ,engaging the locking mechanism, making this knife extremely safe for one hand use.
We hope to see this technology slowly being applied to other existing models of the Gerber line.
The size and the shape are great for both every day carry and use.
S30V Wharncliffe blade
Ball bearings for consistent action
Precision detent provides “lightswitching” operation
Easy-off Liner Lock release
Blade length: 3.0”
Overall length: 7.1”
The Tri-Tip features a very compact clever-style blade with practical aluminum handles for an overall very utilitarian package.
What is also very interesting is the sheath. With much influence from the Ghostrike serie, the Tri-Tip sheath offer various user-configurable mounting solutions, which add even more value to the knife and to its application.
This very unique design is extremely interesting for those living in highly populated cities and in some European countries, in which you are not always allowed to carry a knife with a common blade length.
The small size of the Keynote explicits its nature for utilitarian and administrative tasks, allowing the user to carry a functional blade in more crowded areas without the risk of being accused of carrying a weapon (very questionable concept but I don’t make the laws…)
Due to its unconventional size and shape the addition of a ring allows for a much more efficient draw and extraction from the pocket, even though it is still provided with a traditional pocket clip. Because of the ring it also doesn’t look much like a knife.
The blade is seems very tough, with a considerable thickness and a straight “tanto style” edge. This design is clever because it allows to use the blade also as prying tool without the risk of compromising the knife.
Cook, Eat, Clean Tool
The ComplEAT is a tool based on the Devour and is comprised of 4 components: spoon, fork, dual-sided spatula, and a 4 function multi-tool. All 4 components together weigh less than 2.5 ounces, and nest together for a slim storage solution.
Rather than leave those useful tongs behind, the ComplEAT offers a unique solution: create them instead
Fork and spatula assemble together to become a tong.
Weight: 2.3 oz
Spatula [serrated & silicone edge]
High temp nylon w/ silicone overmold
Long tine fork
Deep basin spoon
Tongs [fork or spoon + spatula]
Serrated package opener
For more information on the ComplEAT please visit Gerber Website.
Empower and Mini Covert in Multicam Arid
Last SHOT Show Gerber launched the Multicam edition of the Covert and the 06, this year they have expanded the collaboration with Crye/Multicam adding two knives in Multicam Arid to the line.
They look good but what is truly interesting about these models is the manufacturing process for anodizing the camouflage onto the aluminum handles.
Gerber added another cutting tool to the line. The machete style blade and handle are a great improvement over the existing models but what is truly innovative is the new sheath design and its locking mechanism. We hope not to make any enemies among the knife enthusiast but we are of the opinion that a super-duper knife is worthless if the sheath that has to carry it in the field is inoperable.
A new, redesigned and heritage-based leather pouch that accommodates both the multitool as well as the 1/4″ bits.
The Centerdrive Plus has the same features of the Centerdrive with the exception of the surface treatment it receives and the presence of a pair of foldable scissors and a half serrated edge blade (instead of two separate serrated and plain edge blades).
For more information please visit: GerberGear.com