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Gerber Fastball Liner Lock Knife Cleaver Urban Blue (3" SW) 30-001837

Gerber Fastball Liner Lock Knife Cleaver Urban Blue (3" SW) 30-001837 Knife Image Thumb
Gerber Fastball Liner Lock Knife Cleaver Urban Blue (3" SW) 30-001837 Knife Image Thumb
Gerber Fastball Liner Lock Knife Cleaver Urban Blue (3" SW) 30-001837 Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $199.99
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Item #BHQ-105507

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style:Cleaver
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Fastball
  • Model Number:30-001837
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style:Cleaver
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Fastball
  • Model Number:30-001837
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

This Fastball has a stonewashed CPM-20CV cleaver blade with an urban blue anodized aluminum handle.

The Gerber Fastball offers American made durability and a precision EDC design. This flipper knife sports a slim cleaver blade and a flat sage aircraft grade aluminum handle. Item includes a 3-way reversible stainless steel pocket clip for versatile everyday carry.

Features:

  • Premium 20CV steel provides a high performance cutting edge.
  • 3-way reversible pocket clip for ambidextrous left or right side carry.
  • Slim, and lightweight aluminum build offers streamlined everyday carry comfort.
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

This fastball threw me a curve
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Steven P.
12-13-2021
I like cleaver style knives and for the price, a 20cv blade liner lock seemed like a good deal. But when I got the knife, it had the worst action of any knife I've ever owned- a $30 knife from (giant online retailer named after a major river) had vastly superior performance. After disassembling the knife I saw the problem- gobs of what looked like red thread locker over the bearings and liner lock surface. I had to use a torch to melt that garbage off everything. After that, a good cleaning, and some nano oil, the action became what I would expect from a knife at this price point. The blade is nice and slicey, the ergos are decent, but as someone else mentioned, the detent makes closing the blade more of a chore than it should be. I have a Gerber multitool and love it, but with the fastball, they've hit a foul ball instead of a homerun.
Fantastic Blade, Everything Else... Meh
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Clayton B.
01-07-2021
Good: Opening action (depending on detent). Ergonomics are overall okay.

Great: Blade has excellent geometry, and the 20 CV performs as it should during testing.

Bad: Weak-ish detent. Liner lock is a major hot-spot during extended/heavier use. It would greatly benefit from a detent ball ramp, because the flipper tab stops on your thumb when closing. The blade/scales could benefit from jimping.

Ugly: Side to side as well as up and down blade play.
Best Gerber I've Owned
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Jesse J.
12-05-2020
Gerber has been trying to appeal to the enthusiasts lately by introducing knives with better steel and better and fit and finish. It's been a very long time since I've bought a Gerber, so I went on a cleaver spree and picked up the Fastball, Asada, and FlatIron. The last two were really disappointing, but the Fastball is the best of the bunch. Here's some takeaways:

Pros:
-Pretty good action
-20CV blade is thin and slicey
-decent ergos
-well done sharpening choil

Cons:
-poor blade grind
-minor fit and finish issues
-late liner lock engagement
-slight detent rock
-poor access to the liner lock for disengagement
-Blade requires a bit of coaxing over the detent ball to close
-shallow screws

This is a decent effort by Gerber, but unless you're in love with the design I'd probably skip this one.



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Description
Specifications
Reviews

This Fastball has a stonewashed CPM-20CV cleaver blade with an urban blue anodized aluminum handle.

The Gerber Fastball offers American made durability and a precision EDC design. This flipper knife sports a slim cleaver blade and a flat sage aircraft grade aluminum handle. Item includes a 3-way reversible stainless steel pocket clip for versatile everyday carry.

Features:

  • Premium 20CV steel provides a high performance cutting edge.
  • 3-way reversible pocket clip for ambidextrous left or right side carry.
  • Slim, and lightweight aluminum build offers streamlined everyday carry comfort.
Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM 20CV
  • Blade Style:Cleaver
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.89 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Fastball
  • Model Number:30-001837
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
This fastball threw me a curve
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Steven P.
12-13-2021
I like cleaver style knives and for the price, a 20cv blade liner lock seemed like a good deal. But when I got the knife, it had the worst action of any knife I've ever owned- a $30 knife from (giant online retailer named after a major river) had vastly superior performance. After disassembling the knife I saw the problem- gobs of what looked like red thread locker over the bearings and liner lock surface. I had to use a torch to melt that garbage off everything. After that, a good cleaning, and some nano oil, the action became what I would expect from a knife at this price point. The blade is nice and slicey, the ergos are decent, but as someone else mentioned, the detent makes closing the blade more of a chore than it should be. I have a Gerber multitool and love it, but with the fastball, they've hit a foul ball instead of a homerun.
Fantastic Blade, Everything Else... Meh
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Clayton B.
01-07-2021
Good: Opening action (depending on detent). Ergonomics are overall okay.

Great: Blade has excellent geometry, and the 20 CV performs as it should during testing.

Bad: Weak-ish detent. Liner lock is a major hot-spot during extended/heavier use. It would greatly benefit from a detent ball ramp, because the flipper tab stops on your thumb when closing. The blade/scales could benefit from jimping.

Ugly: Side to side as well as up and down blade play.
Best Gerber I've Owned
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Jesse J.
12-05-2020
Gerber has been trying to appeal to the enthusiasts lately by introducing knives with better steel and better and fit and finish. It's been a very long time since I've bought a Gerber, so I went on a cleaver spree and picked up the Fastball, Asada, and FlatIron. The last two were really disappointing, but the Fastball is the best of the bunch. Here's some takeaways:

Pros:
-Pretty good action
-20CV blade is thin and slicey
-decent ergos
-well done sharpening choil

Cons:
-poor blade grind
-minor fit and finish issues
-late liner lock engagement
-slight detent rock
-poor access to the liner lock for disengagement
-Blade requires a bit of coaxing over the detent ball to close
-shallow screws

This is a decent effort by Gerber, but unless you're in love with the design I'd probably skip this one.



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