The Gerber Ultralight LST 22-06009:
Now here’s a knife with some mighty impressive roots.
It was brought to market back in 1980 by none other than the man whose last name goes on each of Gerber’s products.
Pete Gerber was the first knife creator to envision the merits of using all-synthetic materials in the handle.
He and knife designer Blackie Collins aimed to deliver lightweight performance in a knife this all-out rugged had not been seen before.
The Gerber L.S.T. is the smoothest of operators.
With a mechanical action that just feels good and satisfying when you open and closes the blade, which happens to be made of 400 series stainless steel.
But let’s get back to the topic of lightweight performance.
The heaviest of the four legendary L.S.T. models musters a mere 1.2 ounces on the scales.
Yet, when you feel that easy grip, there’s no question that Pete Gerber’s big idea is one for the ages.