According to Gerber Knives, the new Gerber 06 AUTO knife was built from the comments of our military in Iraq. It has an oversized button release so that it can be used with gloves on, a blade made of S30V – the current top grade of blade steel, and lots of other features. Here is Gerbers info:
When our men and women overseas speak, we listen. The Gerber 06 Automatic features an over-sized release button for use with gloves, a slide safety that engages in both the open and closed positions, a stainless steel pommel with a strike point and a lanyard hole compatible with 550 cord, a partially serrated edge, and a contoured aluminum handle for a secure grip whether your working with blade or the handle. The stainless steel blade is made using S30V, a premium stainless steel that stands up to incredible abuse while holding it’s edge like no other.
* Overall Length: 8.6″
* Length of Blade: 3.7″
* Blade Material: S30V
* Handle Material: Type III Anodized 6061 Aluminum
Military and Police only- we are very strict about checking everyone’s ID before we ship an auto to them.