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Gerber Fastball Liner Lock Flipper Knife Flat Sage (3" Stonewash) 30-001610

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.10"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.79 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:30-001610
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.10"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.79 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:30-001610
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Features:
  • Stonewashed Wharncliffe blade made of CPM-S30V steel.
  • Flipper opening action on ball bearing pivot.
  • Flat sage aluminum handle scales with steel liner.
  • Stainless steel liner lock mechanism.
  • Reversible tip-up or tip-down pocket clip.

Description:

The Gerber Fastball was built from the ground up to be every bit as tough as other Gerber knives, but the most pocketable one yet. Everything about it screams premium. It utilizes proven, high-quality materials, a functional blade shape, and an ergonomic design to provide you with a tool you can count on.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Mark A.
12-24-2020
This life is incredible and for the money you really canít beat it. Super smooth action with a light and very tight build. I would put this up against any benchmade although it only cost 1/3 the price.
snappy budget knife
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Keaton M.
02-21-2020
Always been a fan of the kershaw leeks. This is very similar, except you get S30V. Once played with and loosened up, I can flip as easy as I open my spring asst. leek.
Not ready for primetime
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Travis W.
10-01-2019
I really wanted to like this knife. Upgraded steel, American made. However, the finish was just not great. Very stiff action. Pock-marked liners. Cheap plastic back spacer. Not deal-breakers, unforced errors.
Great EDC
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Stephen A.
09-20-2019
I really like this knife. It's snappy, light, and super thin. Fits great in the pocket. The blade feels pretty robust. Great EDC knife. It's exactly what I expected. Perfect for me, but not without some flaws.

Design: Initially, the detent was waaaay too strong. I worked the knife open and shut about 1,200 times, and still did not notice any difference. Eventually, I took the knife apart and deformed the liner lock a little bit to help get the detent to cool it some. This worked. Now the knife opens much easier, and it is still super snappy. The only other thing I would change re design would be to put a deep-carry clip on it. I'd be curious to know what deep carry clips would be compatible with this knife.

Manufacturing: As far as quality control goes, the blade was well centered and the beveling on the edge was pretty close to even, maybe a 10-15% difference from one side to the other. The back edge of the liner had a rough finish that reminded me of a sloppy weld job. None of this bothers me at all, but I imagine some people might be turned off by that kind of thing on a $100 knife.

Overall, I really like this knife.
That's one right down the pipe and you're out ...... $99
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Tom S.
07-25-2019
I heard about this knife from Wranglerstar and liked it so much, I decided to get one. Unfortunately the sage color was not offered on my initial order, so I picked this one up on the Gerber promotion.
I think a 3 inch blade is just the right size for an EDC folder. The blade steel is great as is the grind. The aluminum scales make it sturdy and slightly heavy. The blade centering is right on and I like the Warmcliffe blade shape. I do wonder about the construction with the screws going into the aluminum scales, something my Kershaw Dividend and Link also have.
The detente was a bit strong on my original one and after a prolonged fidgeting session along with another knife with a similarly stiff detente gave me a blister on the tip of my index finger, something that had never happened before. This one is much better and I can push button or light switch it open.
I am pulling for Gerber to make a comeback to their prominence of yesterday and I think this knife is a good step in that direction.
I had my moniker engraved on the handle and it was very well done by the Blade HQ staff. It turned out as good as I expected with the silver text perfectly centered and standing out against the sage background.
The only disappointment with this is the pock marked liners.
Fastball
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david f.
05-20-2019
Not sure this green is green, mine looks grey. Thought I would give gerber another shot, since I used to own more then a few as cheap work knives which always did well, but were nothing special. This one is another very workable knife that is nothing special. Decent steel, smooth action, and horrible quality control. Bevel is off so bad that resharpening this thing will be a pain. Liner seem flimsy, with pitted metal showing all round the knife. Saber grinds aren't my favorite and this didn't change my mind. Overall could have been a great light weight knife, but it misses the mark for the money. I wanted to give this 4 stars, but can't. Not sad I bought this, but wouldn't recommend to anyone else.
Should be Five Stars
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PATRICK G.
03-29-2019
I'm guessing that I'm not the only person who bought this knife because it's a USA made flipper with fabulous steel. First off this is a great EDC knife. It really disappears into the pocket well and the action is absolutely superb. I would recommend this knife to anybody. On the other side mine came to me with one of the worst grinds I've ever seen on a blade and my pocket clip had about enough room to put a Bass pro shops catalog in without touching the knife. If Gerber wants to hire somebody to actually do their job in quality control then I'm available. So after fixing the blade and the clip my happiness level grew a lot but it's a shame I had to fix a brand new product myself.
American made!
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Doug W.
03-16-2019
Blade is centered, steel is great, feels nice in your hand. Deep pocket carry would definitely add to this knife! Looks like a phone call to Gerber to see if the sell one is in my future. Feels a little pricy, but being made in America comes with a price.
Worth Checking Out
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Morris G.
03-16-2019
I'm a Benchmade guy, and a ZT guy. But most importantly, I do prefer items made in the good old USA. So when I saw S30V knives from Gerber made here, I rolled the dice on it. The knife looks great and the aluminum handle manages to feel grippy. Love the dark green color, and the blade was sharp right out of the box. However, the knife came to me with an almost floppy action, despite everything I read about its great snappy action. And the blade was definitely well-centered. After a lot of adjustment on the screw on it, it now opens really well and feels great. Kind of a bummer that it needed adjustment right away, but I'm happy with the quality given the premium blade material and overall look of the knife, particularly considering the price point for a US-made knife.
Good knife
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Daniel W.
03-14-2019
Do I like this knife? Absolutely! Do I LOVE it? Iíd have to say no. My only gripe about this knife is honestly the price. Itís basically Gerber's answer to the Kershaw Leek. Construction is great, materials are great (except for the cheap plastic back spacer), blade centering is perfect, action is snappy and fast, made in the USA, love the blade shape, but these are all things that I think a Kershaw Leek would satisfy at nearly half the price. So, am I glad I bought it? Yes. Would I pay $100 for it again? No.
Love this knife
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Matt N.
03-09-2019
I just received mine and my initial review is good. This knife is similar in size and feel to my ZT0450, just a little less beefy but also about $70 less and still S30v steel, sharp as hell and made in USA. Action is great, really springs open into locked position. The liner lock seems a little wimpy only reason I am giving 4 stars. Weíll see how it holds up with use.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews


Features:
  • Stonewashed Wharncliffe blade made of CPM-S30V steel.
  • Flipper opening action on ball bearing pivot.
  • Flat sage aluminum handle scales with steel liner.
  • Stainless steel liner lock mechanism.
  • Reversible tip-up or tip-down pocket clip.

Description:

The Gerber Fastball was built from the ground up to be every bit as tough as other Gerber knives, but the most pocketable one yet. Everything about it screams premium. It utilizes proven, high-quality materials, a functional blade shape, and an ergonomic design to provide you with a tool you can count on.

Like what you see? Gerber Folding Knives come in all shapes, sizes, and price points.

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.10"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Cutting Edge:2.75"
  • Blade Width:0.88"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Width:0.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.79 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:30-001610
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Among the best
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Mark A.
12-24-2020
This life is incredible and for the money you really canít beat it. Super smooth action with a light and very tight build. I would put this up against any benchmade although it only cost 1/3 the price.
snappy budget knife
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Keaton M.
02-21-2020
Always been a fan of the kershaw leeks. This is very similar, except you get S30V. Once played with and loosened up, I can flip as easy as I open my spring asst. leek.
Not ready for primetime
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Travis W.
10-01-2019
I really wanted to like this knife. Upgraded steel, American made. However, the finish was just not great. Very stiff action. Pock-marked liners. Cheap plastic back spacer. Not deal-breakers, unforced errors.
Great EDC
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Stephen A.
09-20-2019
I really like this knife. It's snappy, light, and super thin. Fits great in the pocket. The blade feels pretty robust. Great EDC knife. It's exactly what I expected. Perfect for me, but not without some flaws.

Design: Initially, the detent was waaaay too strong. I worked the knife open and shut about 1,200 times, and still did not notice any difference. Eventually, I took the knife apart and deformed the liner lock a little bit to help get the detent to cool it some. This worked. Now the knife opens much easier, and it is still super snappy. The only other thing I would change re design would be to put a deep-carry clip on it. I'd be curious to know what deep carry clips would be compatible with this knife.

Manufacturing: As far as quality control goes, the blade was well centered and the beveling on the edge was pretty close to even, maybe a 10-15% difference from one side to the other. The back edge of the liner had a rough finish that reminded me of a sloppy weld job. None of this bothers me at all, but I imagine some people might be turned off by that kind of thing on a $100 knife.

Overall, I really like this knife.
That's one right down the pipe and you're out ...... $99
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Tom S.
07-25-2019
I heard about this knife from Wranglerstar and liked it so much, I decided to get one. Unfortunately the sage color was not offered on my initial order, so I picked this one up on the Gerber promotion.
I think a 3 inch blade is just the right size for an EDC folder. The blade steel is great as is the grind. The aluminum scales make it sturdy and slightly heavy. The blade centering is right on and I like the Warmcliffe blade shape. I do wonder about the construction with the screws going into the aluminum scales, something my Kershaw Dividend and Link also have.
The detente was a bit strong on my original one and after a prolonged fidgeting session along with another knife with a similarly stiff detente gave me a blister on the tip of my index finger, something that had never happened before. This one is much better and I can push button or light switch it open.
I am pulling for Gerber to make a comeback to their prominence of yesterday and I think this knife is a good step in that direction.
I had my moniker engraved on the handle and it was very well done by the Blade HQ staff. It turned out as good as I expected with the silver text perfectly centered and standing out against the sage background.
The only disappointment with this is the pock marked liners.
Fastball
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david f.
05-20-2019
Not sure this green is green, mine looks grey. Thought I would give gerber another shot, since I used to own more then a few as cheap work knives which always did well, but were nothing special. This one is another very workable knife that is nothing special. Decent steel, smooth action, and horrible quality control. Bevel is off so bad that resharpening this thing will be a pain. Liner seem flimsy, with pitted metal showing all round the knife. Saber grinds aren't my favorite and this didn't change my mind. Overall could have been a great light weight knife, but it misses the mark for the money. I wanted to give this 4 stars, but can't. Not sad I bought this, but wouldn't recommend to anyone else.
Should be Five Stars
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PATRICK G.
03-29-2019
I'm guessing that I'm not the only person who bought this knife because it's a USA made flipper with fabulous steel. First off this is a great EDC knife. It really disappears into the pocket well and the action is absolutely superb. I would recommend this knife to anybody. On the other side mine came to me with one of the worst grinds I've ever seen on a blade and my pocket clip had about enough room to put a Bass pro shops catalog in without touching the knife. If Gerber wants to hire somebody to actually do their job in quality control then I'm available. So after fixing the blade and the clip my happiness level grew a lot but it's a shame I had to fix a brand new product myself.
American made!
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Doug W.
03-16-2019
Blade is centered, steel is great, feels nice in your hand. Deep pocket carry would definitely add to this knife! Looks like a phone call to Gerber to see if the sell one is in my future. Feels a little pricy, but being made in America comes with a price.
Worth Checking Out
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Morris G.
03-16-2019
I'm a Benchmade guy, and a ZT guy. But most importantly, I do prefer items made in the good old USA. So when I saw S30V knives from Gerber made here, I rolled the dice on it. The knife looks great and the aluminum handle manages to feel grippy. Love the dark green color, and the blade was sharp right out of the box. However, the knife came to me with an almost floppy action, despite everything I read about its great snappy action. And the blade was definitely well-centered. After a lot of adjustment on the screw on it, it now opens really well and feels great. Kind of a bummer that it needed adjustment right away, but I'm happy with the quality given the premium blade material and overall look of the knife, particularly considering the price point for a US-made knife.
Good knife
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Daniel W.
03-14-2019
Do I like this knife? Absolutely! Do I LOVE it? Iíd have to say no. My only gripe about this knife is honestly the price. Itís basically Gerber's answer to the Kershaw Leek. Construction is great, materials are great (except for the cheap plastic back spacer), blade centering is perfect, action is snappy and fast, made in the USA, love the blade shape, but these are all things that I think a Kershaw Leek would satisfy at nearly half the price. So, am I glad I bought it? Yes. Would I pay $100 for it again? No.
Love this knife
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Matt N.
03-09-2019
I just received mine and my initial review is good. This knife is similar in size and feel to my ZT0450, just a little less beefy but also about $70 less and still S30v steel, sharp as hell and made in USA. Action is great, really springs open into locked position. The liner lock seems a little wimpy only reason I am giving 4 stars. Weíll see how it holds up with use.
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