Gerber announced the company would release a commemorative edition of the 06 Auto knife in July. The new knife will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the knife’s introduction and service to the US military deployed in combat overseas.
This knife automatically opens with push button deployment. The blade is made of S30V stainless steel that has a stone washed finish and a fine edge. The blade has a laser marking with a reverse United States of America flag and a notation of 10 years of service. The blade is 3.8″ long and the knife has an overall length of 8.7″ when the blade is deployed.
The knife uses an aluminum handle. On this model, Gerber elected to use a Cerakote olive drab green finish to represent “…the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) of American Soldiers deploying early in OEF and OIF.”
These knives will be available on July 1. Gerber states the knives will carry a suggested retail price of $185.
The non-anniversary knife offers several versions including drop point and tanto style blades with partially serrated edges and G10 grips.
Take a look at Chris Cheng’s review of the Gerber 06 Auto here. He seemed to be pleased with the performance of the knife in more mundane, non-combat roles here in the continental United States. Cheng also took a look at the Gerber multi-tool for the AR-15 here.