Gerber Scout Set to Arrive with Pivot Lock Mechanism

Gerber has a new budget folder in the works, called the Scout. The Scout is a design comprised of trendy, efficient modern knife tropes rendered in simple, wallet friendly materials.

No matter the price point, you know what to expect in terms of use category when you see a blade of this length, with this kind of shape. The Scout’s 3.19-inch drop point is a general task-handler, an everyday carry big enough to handle the unexpected and flex into more specialized roles in a pinch. You won’t need to pinch it open, however, as this one first out with an ambidextrous thumb oval. Also ambidextrous here is the pivot lock, which is Gerber’s version of an Axis Lock-style, spring-loaded crossbar mechanism.

The pivot lock has been a popular choice for new Gerber folders lately, with several pieces coming equipped with it at a variety of different price points. When it hits shelves the Scout will be second most affordable Pivot Lock knife, falling right in between the Compact and full size Highbrow models in terms of price.

The pocket clip can be swapped to either side

While Gerber isn’t as adventuresome in the metallurgical arena as some other companies, recent years have seen the company catering more and more to the enthusiast sector with their steel choices. The recently released Savvy, for instance, aimed to appease knife nerds with a 20CV super steel blade. All of this is to say that it may be a bit disappointing to see 440A in use on the Scout. It does help it hit a much lower price point, of course, but that comes at the cost of performance, outstripped by most other budget steels, especially newer ones like D2. 440A excel at corrosion resistance, however, a trait that, on the Scout, is further bolstered by the application of a PVD coating.

Desert tan Micarta scales cover the frame beneath; these scales have been generously chamfered round their entire perimeter to make the grip comfortable. There’s a reversible deep carry pocket clip, certifying the Scout as 100% ambidextrous; it weighs 3.7 oz. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but there’s also a little glassbreaker situated on the butt end of the knife.

The Scout is expected to be available soon.

Knife in Featured Image: Gerber Gear Scout

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