We all have a favorite tool that we reach for over and over. One that’s worn from use and shows its age with pride. It got that way for a reason: It performs well, every time it’s needed. The Outrigger is that tool.
A reliable daily carry knife needs to do more than cut well. It has to be pickup truck tough but not monster truck heavy, open fast and easily, and sit solidly in your hand. The blade should make quick work of slicing anything from stubborn knots to lunch, but not be so long or so short that it’s awkward or out of balance. That’s where the Outrigger XL comes in. The extended blade adds length for more cutting surface, and a larger profile fits bigger hands.
A Handful Of Just Right
The Outrigger XL blends elements of three of Gerber’s most popular clip folders from the past decade into 5.4 ounces of multi-faceted, problem-solving design. The Assisted Opening 2.0 technology—popularized with the Gerber Instant—uses a ball-bearing pivot for buttery smooth, one-handed opening. For added safety, the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle offers easy release when closing, keeping your fingers from the blade’s path. The open frame design strips weight out, while adding texture to the body for increased hold. Grippy without feeling sticky, the Outrigger is finished with the same molded, rubberized handle coating that debuted on the AR 3.0, keeping the knife right where it’s supposed to be—your hand.
Long Is Strong
Cut. Strip. Pry. Slice. Where others see challenges, the Outrigger XL’s partially-serrated drop point 3.38-inch blade delivers solutions. Making quick work of daily tasks, the fine edge section offers clean, accurate cuts while the serrated portion smoothly dispatches rope, twine or an aluminum can, even after hours of use. The Assisted Opening 2.0 mechanism opens quickly and easily, with one hand or two, thanks to dual thumb studs atop the blade. When it’s time to close up, just push the Plunge Lock for a positive release and smooth two-handed closure.