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.
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.
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.
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.
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.