Whether you’re finishing up a weekend project in the garage or heading up a mountain rescue operation, Gerber’s FAST Draw 22-47162 folding knife is ready to help you take on the challenge. Strong yet lightweight, this fun and easy-to-use knife features the patented FAST blade opening technology that is pleasingly easy to open with just one hand.
Innovative Technology for Quick, Reliable Deployment
The FAST Draw relies on Forward Action Spring Technology, or FAST, that was designed exclusively for Gerber and patented by famed Oregon knife maker Butch Vallotton. Butch is known as “Mr. Mechanism” in the custom-knife world, a tribute to his unique designs and exceptional understanding of opening and locking mechanisms. This new, proprietary blade opening concept means that you’ll be able to deploy your knife quickly and easily the use of just one hand.
Of course, when a job calls for more deliberate actions, you’ll be able to also open this knife in the traditional way, the use of the thumb stud.
Convenient, Protected, and Dependable Over Time
A sharp knife is not only more useful than a dull knife, it’s also safer to use. With a strong, sharp blade, you’ll be able to make the cuts you need quickly and efficiently. That’s why Gerber uses a high-carbon stainless steel blade on the FAST Draw. This large, 2.99-inch blade offers a fine-edged cutting surface that can easily be sharpened the use of standard methods. FAST Draw is the first in a series of knives utilizing “Fast Technonogy.” Others include the Mini-Fast, Draw, Aluminum Presto 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, Vallotton, PR2.5 and PR3.0, Convert Fast, Mini Convert Fast, Answer 3.25, Tanto and Drop Point FAST
This drop-point blade, which is stronger than the clip-point style blades used on many pocket knives, fits neatly in the handle when not in use, so you don’t have to worry about damaging it or hurting yourself.
The knife is precisely balanced to take a seat comfortably in your hand and features a glass-filled nylon handle for strength and durability. Texturing on the handle surface ensures a safe grip for improved keep watch over.
At just 3.6 ounces, the slim FAST Draw knife is light enough to take with you anywhere. And with the included sturdy pocket clip, you all the time know right where your knife is.
Gerber’s History of Ingenuity
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that contributed to Gerber’s emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon’s Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular, Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.
For more than half a century, Gerber Legendary Blades has been helping people fend for themselves. Gerber designs popular, dependable tools and knives in conjunction with other outdoor gear that helps users accomplish whatever tasks they may be faced with, promoting the lost art of self-reliance.
What’s in the Box
Fine edge FAST Draw folding knife.
Overall length 7.13 inches, closed length 4.17 inches, blade length 2.99 inches, weight 3.6 oz.
Tactile texturing on nylon handle
High carbon surgical stainless steel blade
Fast Draw folding knife deploys quickly and easily with one hand
Sturdy pocket clip keeps it close by all over use