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Gerber Gear, a popular manufacturer of cutting tools and accessories, has expanded its relatively budget-friendly collection of folding knives this week with the addition of a new series of pocket knives called Ayako, which is currently only available in two finishes (Green, Silver). The new series stands out for its all-metal construction, lightweight construction and overall design in the style of traditional Japanese swords..

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The Ayako folding blade, which has a length of almost 89 mm (cutting edge length 92 mm), is made of 2.5 mm corrosion-resistant alloy steel grade 7Cr17MoV, the hardness of which is declared by the manufacturer in the range of 57-59 units on the HRC scale. The blade can be removed using a special hole at the base, or using a front flipper. The blade is fixed with a frame-lock steel lock.

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The handle of Ayako knives, with a length of about 115 mm, has a two-component structure, which is formed by an aluminum textured grip and a stainless steel lock. To fasten the pads, ordinary steel torx bolts are used. Among other things, the design of the handle includes a steel clip that can only be installed in one position. The total length of the open knife is 205 mm, the weight is almost 108 grams.

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At this stage, the Gerber Ayako series folding pocket knife is only available in two colors (Green, Silver) and is priced at $31 (some major dealers are accepting orders for $27). It is possible to place an order directly on the manufacturer’s website.

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Name Gerber Ayako
Blade materials 7Cr17MoV
Handle materials Steel/Aluminum
Full length 205 mm
Handle length 115 mm
Blade length 88.9 mm
Blade thickness 2.5mm
The weight 108 g
lock type frame lock
MSRP 31$

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