Four decades of designing tactical knives has given Gerber a wealth of knowledge regarding operators and their needs. The Decree ties all of these lessons into a tight, effective package. The Decree features a premium S30V steel modified tanto blade. The tanto point provides superior piercing ability while the rounded bottom edge allows users to sharpen the blade while maintaining the knife's geometry. Thumb studs and a finger flip tab allow the operator to rapidly deploy the blade. The blades' black ceramic coating provides superior corrosion and resistance and minimizes reflective surfaces. partial serrations provide additional cutting power and the tempered steel glass breaker in the pommel allows the operator to use the knife in rescue applications. The glass-filled nylon handle features the rubberized diamond texture for a secure grip in all weather conditions.