The Gerber Ultralight LST Fine Edge is the first pocket knife to use an all synthetic handle. The Gerber LST combines lightweight, smooth action and tough construction. Blades are made of durable surgical stainless steel. Checkered fiberglass-filled nylon handles ensure strength, durability and a non-slip grip.
With a blade constructed of 400 series stainless steel, The Gerber Ultralight L.S.T. is the smoothest of operators. Offering a fine edge blade with a lock back, fiberglass-filled nylon checkered handle for a non-slip grip, and a mechanical action that just feels good and satisfying when you open and close the blade, this is an optimum ultralight utility knife.
|Blade Length:||2 in|
|Blade Material:||420HC Stainless Steel.|
|Blade Style:||Drop Point.|
|Handle Material:||Glass-filled nylon|
|Length:||Overall: 4.62" / 117.3mm Blade:1.96" / 49.7mm Closed: 2.65" / 67.3mm|
|Length Closed:||2.65 in.|
|Length of Blade:||1.96 in.|
|Overall Length:||4.62 in.|
|Weight:||0.6oz / 17g|
|Gerber LST Knife||$16.79 - $29.46|
First thing you'll comment on when you see it in person will be on how light it is. Then you'll comment that it's sharper than you'd expected it to be (I wouldn't call it very sharp, ultra sharp, or use any other hyperbole because that really isn't the case. It won't shave the hair off your arms for example...but like I said, it's sharper than you'd expect it to be). In all, for the size and weight, it's not too shabby. A viable backup item to one's survival kit.
It's that light and small. I am pretty anal when it comes to cutting weight. I think knifes are usually just wasted weight/space, but you could carry around 15 of these before you noticed any increase in weight. Of course the blade is not as good as some larger knifes and you won't be splitting logs with this bad boy, but it cuts!
Need a bigger knife? Why? This knife is all you need to move fast and light through the backcountry. It's easy to deal with and stays razor sharp. It may not be flashy or help bring down a bull elk. But if you are counting ounces in order to reduce pounds this knife is the only blade you will need.
I love this knife. It is one of two that I usually take on a trek. The lock blade is great for utility; and the blade itself is extremely sharp. The weight makes it nimble and not cumbersome so even for an ultralight packer its worth the price.
As a knife collector/enthusiast, I purchased this Ultralight L.S.T. a few years ago to carry in my backpacking survival kit along with another knife. This Gerber is ultra sharp & is extremely lightweight. Highly recommended especially when space & weight are important. Very durable for its small size.
I have used one of these knives for about 12 years, it never failed to perform when needed. In fact, I just bought two more to give as gifts. This would be a bargain at twice the price.
this knife is super light and sharp and i can open it with one hand. i wish it had a way to attach to my harness while climbing.
Ridiculously light, cheap, and sharp. It's a pretty basic knife but works well and I can't see why I'd need anything bigger or more expensive.