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 the Gerber 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 that had not been seen before in a knife this all-out rugged. The Gerber L.S.T. is the smoothest of operators. With a mechanical action that just feels good and satisfying when you open and close the blade which happens to be made of 400 series stainless steel. The lightest of the four legendary L.S.T. models it musters a mere 0.6 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.