The Gear Journal

Gerber Mini Covert Auto

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This is a relatively new release from Gerber that I just heard about today. It’s a mini auto for around $100. You can’t beat that with a stick… The blade is a hair under 3-inches and when closed the whole shit-and-kabang is under 4.

Details here.

TAjiKA

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A friend of mine in Japan sent these over thinking I would be interested. Essentially, it’s a pair of scissors handcrafted in Japan by a group of folks that have been doing it for generations. There is something beautiful about their simplicity.

Check out the details on their site.

The Money Clip Knife

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This one has been making the rounds today… It’s a folder that doubles as a money clip and is made of carbon fiber and titanium. I typically don’t go for this kind of a mashup, but I have to admit – this little creation is gorgeous.

Details here.

The Gerber Fit

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Gerber hasn’t brought out a new multi-tool in a while. Judging their latest, the Fit, I would guess that they’ve been busy in the R&D department. The fit is a small smooth package with modern flair that includes: Tweezers, Bottle Opener, Micro Cross Driver, Micro Flat Head Driver, Scissors, 25 Lumen L.E.D. Flashlight, Fine Edge & Serrated Blade, and interchangeable large phillips and flat head screw drivers.

You can check out the details here.

CardSharp

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This is sort of brilliant. It’s a knife that folds into a credit card sized packaged. A decent solution for the fella that wants to carry a knife but doesn’t want to deal with the bulk in their pockets. I’m sure it’s not as rugged as many traditional choices, but it’s a smart design and affordable enough. $23.

Morris Knives – The Friction Folder

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Michael Morris was nice enough to us over one of his friction folders and I’ve been carrying it around for a couple of days now. I thought a review was in order and here I am… Spouting off about something I love – Knives.

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Multi-Tools Of Past & Present

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A Time To Get, one of my favorite blogs, recently ran a little article with some great photography of new and vintage multi-tools. Nothing really new here, but it is fun to see such ho-hum objects portrayed more as art.

Check it out.

Gerber’s Latest

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The trend in affordable daily blades these days seems to be multi-functionality, but in a sleeker package than your typical Swiss Army package. The AO FAST 3.0 is the latest from Gerber that flaunts such sensibilities. It’s a $75 knife that features assisted opening, a bottle opener, and a built in carabiner. I bought one out of curiosity and can report typical Gerber manufacturing quality, but I’m not a fan of the size. It’s a little big (5.3″ closed) and heavy (4.91 Oz) for pocket carry, but I guess that’s what the carabiner is for. It would make a great pack carry blade for you outdoor freaks.

Check it out.