Most of the time we look at Gerber Gear in relation to the multi-tool market, the Portland, Ore.-based company is an innovative juggernaut in that market, with a lineup of tools ranging from multi-spindle to dual force pliers. But Gerber also has an extensive lineup of knives, and the latest introduced on Monday is the all-new Assert. Assert is a lightweight, pocketable folder that easily adapts to any owner, featuring ambidextrous one-handed operation and a fully customizable look.
The Assert includes a pocket clip and lanyard hole for carrying, but at less than 4 inches (10.2 cm) long, it also fits easily in a backpack or pocket. Weighing just 1.9 ounces (54 grams) further solidifies its status as the ideal companion knife for everyday adventures and tasks.
A thumb stud near the spine allows quick and smooth one-handed opening with either hand, and a pivot lock on the handle can also be operated from either side, ensuring the folding action is equally quick and smooth. When open, the S30V stainless steel flat-edged blade delivers cutting power at less than 3 inches (7.6 cm), while the textured handle provides a confident, comfortable grip.
“Compact, comfortable in the hand, and most importantly, easy to use, it’s the perfect pocket knife for adventures this summer and beyond,” said Keith Carrato, Gerber vice president and general manager.
Assert is Gerber’s newest “Made in America” tool, handcrafted in Portland. The knife starts at $175 and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Buyers can choose from three stock color options at launch: an all-black model as well as a gray and green handle model with a bright contrasting pivot lock and thumb stud.
Assert also joins the Center Drive multi-tool in the Gerber Custom line, giving buyers the option to create a unique look through custom color and material options and a library of laser-marked patterns and illustrations.
source: gerber gear