Gerber Auto Covert Automatic Knife (3.8" S30V Black Serr) 30-000137

MSRP: $200.00
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  • Overall Length:8.70"
  • Blade Length:3.78"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:4.92"
  • Handle Thickness:0.48"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Aluminum
  • Weight:3.80 oz.
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Gerber
  • Model:Covert
  • Model Number:30-000137
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


This Covert Auto model has a black finished CPM-S30V stainless steel blade with a partially serrated edge and a black aluminum handle.

The Gerber Covert Auto is an evolution of the Applegate-Fairbairn folder with the addition of fast automatic action at the press of a button. It has an over-sized release button for easy deployment even with gloves. A front mounted safety engages in both the open and closed positions for secure carry and use. The Covert features aluminum scales with grip enhancing grooves and stainless liners to assure the rigidity of the handle. Its removable deep carry clip allows convenient and discreet carry. Comfortable, practical, and reasonably priced, the Covert makes an excellent tactical knife choice.


Customer Reviews

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The Everything Knife
Steven P.
I've lived with my Covert Auto for over 6 months now, and as I hoped/expected, it does everything I need an EDC to do. As several other reviewers have commentented, it is a terrific value. I only wish I would have waited until Black Friday! LOL...Totally recommended!
nice auto
Ron V.
This is my 3rd Gerber Auto. I love my 06 with G10 Grips, although this covert is half the size and much lighter than the bulky 06. I thought the 06 anniversary was heavy compared to the 06 with G10 grips. Just wish they made this covert with G10 Grips. now that would be the knife to have. All in all I love this Covert, I hardly know I have it in my pocket. fast action, good strong lock, and feels like quality in my hand.
Nice Tool
David R.
I have four of these that I use for the pockets of jackets. That way Iím not rotating, I wonít say I havenít opened a letter or box but I make the effort not to.
It deploys quickly and comfortably.
4.5 stars
Greg E.
I couldn't resist this knife. It looks like something a cold war era spy would have. I would have given it a 5, but the safety switch feels a little flimsy and cheap to me, and there's a little more play on the blade than I would have expected for a knife at this price. Maybe I just got a lemon. Another minor complaint is that it would have been very easy for Gerber to add a tip-down carry option. It's a very good looking knife and it feels very good in the hand. The choils aren't very deep, but the jimping is so aggressive that it doesn't feel like there's any chance of your hand sliding onto the blade.The weight and balance of the knife are very satisfying, True to the name, it's very hard to tell that it's a knife when it's clipped to your pocket. Good choice for city dwellers in places where autos are legal.
jerry A.
I know it's a modern knife, but it's feel will make you feel like a WWII, OSS agent. In other words, I love this knife.
Great knife, great service!
Michael B.
Just got my Covert in the mail today after ordering it friday. First blade in S30V. I'm not usually a fan of serrations but on this knife it's not bad. Deep carry clip is great.
andrew p.
I Just wanted to thank blade hq for the awesome products/service. I just got my gerber earlier than expected and the knife is amazing quality and value for the price. Definitely recommend it.
Just Got Mine!
Ron C.
I whole heartedly agree with the other reviews. Great affordable auto by Gerber made in the USA! Can't beat the price for this value. Razor sharp, smooth opening, and sturdy. Plus the convenience of the safety. Thx BladeHQ.
Incredible value
Shawn D.
Soooo nice for the money. Highly recommended! I bought 2 I like it so much. Very solid, super sharp, fires hard.
"Poor man's Benchmade"
D T.
Good quality knife/excellent value.

Great look, functions well, reliable company. These are in lock step with BM autos (minus exotic steel/materials and a few minor details you'd have to be holding both to notice.) Rides low in pocket without the bright white Gerber logo.

Welcome addition to my collection. Add to your MUST PURCHASE list. This is a 4.75 STAR knife

Only 4 star rating: Handle is smallish, slick and requires an unsure grip when opening.(Paramedic with big hands, so knife used as a tool and potential defensive weapon. Either way not dropping the knife when deploying is not my focus.)

Also, clip was 'sprung' (not tight) out of the box.
Superb Auto!
James V.
Outstanding auto from Gerber. Made in the USA and the quality is far better than the Chinese made assisted version. Feels well balanced and good in the had. Top choice for a smaller personal defense knife.
THE "knife of last resort"
Mike B.
Blade HQ customer service is FANTASTIC!

I've been happily carrying the assisted open little brother to this knife for a while. This knife is a VERY nice upgrade. Razor sharp S30V blade, aluminum grip/handle, light weight, snappy opening and solid lock-up, great balance and fit/feel in the hand. What else could you want. This is THE knife of last resort!
Very nice
mike d.
Received this knife with minor scratches and discoloration on the blade. Contacted customer service and they were extremely helpful. Emailed me a postage paid return label and sent me a new one .Great company to deal with. Well made knife, fits my large hand perfectly. One of my favorites.