Gerber LST Knife - Now here's a knife with some mighty impressive roots. It was brought to market back in 1980 by none other than the man whose last name goes on each of our products. Pete Gerber was the first knife creator to envision the merits of using all-synthetic materials in the handle. He and knife designer Blackie Collins aimed to deliver lightweight performance that had not been seen before in a knife this all-out rugged. The Gerber L.S.T. is the smoothest of operators. With a mechanical action that just feels good and satisfying when you open and close the blade, which happens to be made of 400 series stainless steel. But let's get back to the topic of lightweight performance. The heaviest of the four legendary L.S.T. models musters a mere 1.2 ounces on the scales. Yet, when you feel that easy grip, there's no question that Pete Gerber's big idea is one for the ages.
- Lock-back design
- Lightweight synthetic handle
- Tactile texturing on handle
The Gerber LST Knife is a lightweight, smooth operating knife. The LST is made from a super tough 100 series stainless steel, giving you the best in performance in a lightweight knife. The Gerber LST has a glass-filled nylon handle, drop point design and lock-back mocking mechanism.
The Gerber LST Drop Point Fine Edge Knife is 6.1" long when open, but it only weighs 1.2 oz. The synthetic glass-filled nylon handle is partly responsible for the light weight. This knife is certainly not small by any means. The coolest thing about the Gerber LST is that you can carry a nice sized knife in your pocket without tugging around the extra weight that comes with a big knife.