Gerber 45780 Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder
As legacies go, a man could do worse than being survived by the famous knife he designed. Such is the case with the late Colonel Rex Applegate. He was one of this proud nation's top authorities on close-quarters combat in particular, and fighting knives in general. The Applegate-Fairbairn Covert stands with the Applegate-Fairbairn Combat as lasting symbols of the colonel's dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose. Col. Applegate was one of the first members of the OSS (forerunner of the CIA), where his missions included clandestine operations behind enemy lines during WWII. Upon his death in 1998 at the age of 84, was highly recognized in the international community for his expertise in Close Quarters Combat. The training manuals he authored on hand-to-hand combat are still in use today. The Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder remains a highly sought after military knife and is currently being used by Special Ops forces.
It should come as no surprise that his knives are known internationally as best-of-class among folding tactical knives. They've rightfully earned a reputation for unmatched strength, durability and balance.
More than that, tactical professionals have high regard for the high carbon 420 stainless steel blade. As well as the glass-filled nylon handles, and the patented Roto-Lock. The Combat has the added convenience of a hearty pocket clip and a ballistic nylon sheath.
- Applegate-Fairbairn Combat Folder Features:
- Uncommon strength and balance
- Patented Roto-Lock
- One-hand opening
- Blade Style: Double bevel Spearpoint
- Blade Steel: 420HC
- Blade Length: 4.48" (114 mm)
- Length Open: 10.06" (256 mm)
- Length Closed: 5.64" (143 mm)
- Handle Material: Glass-filled Nylon
- Weight: 7.4 oz. (210 g)
- Made in: USA
- Sheath Material: Black Ballistic Nylon
- Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty