In designing the Outrigger, Gerber blended elements from three of their most popular clip folders over the past 10 years into 4 ounces of a multi-faceted, problem-solving son of a gun. The Assisted Opening 2.0 technology, popularized with the Gerber Instant, uses a ball-bearing pivot for buttery smooth, one-handed opening. For added safety, the thumb Plunge Lock on the handle means easy closing, without putting your fingers in the blade's path. The open frame design strips weight out, while adding texture to the body for increased hold. Grippy without feeling sticky, the Outrigger is finished with the same molded, rubberized handle coating that debuted on the AR 3.0, keeping the knife right where it's supposed to be, in your hand.