The large oval thumb loop in the Gerber EZ-Out DPSF S30V technically makes this a knife you can open with one hand. Though that’s possible, most people will continue to use two hands when unfolding this 8-inch lockback. The four-inch combo serrated high carbon stainless steel blade has the low glare finish of a tactical knife but works more like a lockback utility knife. Actually, the Gerber DPSF makes a good choice for that with a squared point that would make a good scribing blade.
The textured nylon handle grips have a plastic feel but don’t slip, and the shape is well suited to a knife’s work-a-day chores. The serrated blade slices quickly through cordage and harness if needed, and the plain edge blade is enough for fine work. Still, it’s not quite a rescue knife. The DPSF would be a good knife for tackle box, car, or boat, but in spite of its high-tech look, it’s fairly ordinary in capability. If you need a rugged blade for occasional use, this seems like the perfect fit.
Easy to carry, easy to deploy, with a build that requires minimal care, the Gerber EZ-Out DPSF will be difficult to sharpen because of the serrated main edge. It’s tough enough to be in good shape when you need it; save the rough work for the DPSF.