Giveaway: Win a $125 Gerber Gear Empower knife

When you’re in the great outdoors, there is no single better tool to have on you than a quality blade. The knife is one of the oldest tools ever invented by man and continues to be an indispensable piece of kit, with pocket-friendly and easy-to-carry folding knives becoming commonplace. You can’t beat an old-school classic, so we’re giving a brand-new Gerber Empower automatic folding knife to five lucky winners

Gerber is an iconic name in the world of American knifemakers and one that should need little introduction to the everyday-carry (EDC) crowd. This company has been making knives and other tools for civilians, law enforcement, and U.S. military personnel for decades, and many of its designs have also been prominently featured in movies and video games. Although historic blades such as the legendary Mark II fighting knife made the brand famous, Gerber continues to innovate with modern designs like the Empower.

The Gerber Empower is based on the popular Propel folder, utilizes the same automatic action that makes one-handed operation a breeze – no more sore fingertips from trying to open a stubborn blade using the thumb stud. Like many of Gerber’s best-known designs, the Empower automatic folding knife is manufactured right here in the U.S., at the company’s Portland, Oregon, manufacturing facility.

The military-grade quality that Gerber brings to the table is apparent in the Empower’s construction and materials. The blade is crafted of S30V steel with a black oxide coating and is 3.25 inches long (the sweet spot for an EDC blade), with the knife measuring 8.4 inches when opened. The handle is made of hard anodized aluminum, with Gerber’s textured Armored Grip inserts for extra purchase when hands are wet or greasy.

The Empower features a sturdy pocket reversible clip so you can carry it tip up or tip down. The plunge lock and safety slide keep the blade securely in place in both the open and closed positions, and the sleek, aesthetic design has smooth edges, so it won’t tear up the pocket on your favorite pair of jeans. The Empower weighs in at just 4.6 ounces, making it the perfect pocket companion to add to your EDC loadout.

The Empower is usually only available for purchase by law enforcement and military personnel with service credentials, but you can enter below for a chance to win one of your own.