Gerber has expanded their line of automatic knives to include the Propel series knives: the Propel Auto and the Propel Downrange Auto.
The Propel Auto sports a tanto-style 420 HC stainless steel blade with partial serration; a black oxide coating offers limited reflectivity and corrosion resistance. The grip uses a black G-10 composite handle and Gerber’s Assisted Opening 2.0 for seamless, one-handed opening. The plunge lock and safety switch fix the blade in place, open or closed. The pommel features a lanyard hole for utility.
The Downrange shares all the features of the Propel Auto, except it exchanges the black G-10 handle for tan and the 420 HC steel for an upgraded S30V steel blade. Both knives have a blade length of 3.5″ with an overall length of 8.52″ and a weight of 4.28 oz. The Propels also share a three-position adjustable clip that allows the user to customize the knife’s orientation: tip up, tip down, or left side carry.