Compact and lightweight design that carries like a pocket knife Essential components for "just in case" situations Clip-knife styling with full-size drop-point blade, utilizing liner lock technology Essential components are larger for full functionality in a compact and light-weight multitool Like the men and women who carry our gear, Gerber is Unstoppable. Decades of innovation and dedication have put us here. Renowned as a master of knives and tools, Gerber's problem-solving, life-saving products are designed with the unique needs of specific activities in mind. Today that includes much more than a blade. Get performance and portability with the Gerber Crucial Tool. As stylish as your favorite knife, but packed with the features you expect in a Gerber multitool, the Crucial Tool delivers big, full-function components--a full-sized knife with a half-serrated blade and a half-fine-edge blade, regular pliers, pinch-style wire cutters, cross-head driver, bottle opener/carabineer, flat-head driver, and needle-nose pliers--all in a small package. This handy multitool carries like a pocketknife and weighs a mere five ounces, so you can take it anywhere.
The Gerber Crucial Tool At a Glance:Pocket knife with wire cutters, bottle opener, and moreCompact size and convenient carrying clipAll components safely lock into placeLifetime Limited Warranty
Convenient carrying clip ensures you'll benefit from the tool's many functions, wherever you go. View larger.
4" long when closed; fits comfortably in your pocket. View larger.
Half-serrated/half-fine-edge blade opens with thumb stud.
Butterfly-style handles provide easy-grip control over the pliers and V-cut wire cutters.
A Workshop of Tools in Your PocketA tour de force in tool design, the Crucial Tool gives you the essential components of a multitool in one remarkably lightweight package. This handy tool will cover all your needs, whether you're on the trail or working in the tool shed. The Crucial Tool features a full-sized knife that opens with a thumb stud--just like a standard pocketknife. The half-serrated/half-fine-edge blade has razor-sharp cutting power and a blunt tip for prying and scraping. For safety, a liner lock keeps the blade securely in place. When the blade is extended, the handles can be folded and secured together to give you an accurate cut.These butterfly-style handles also provide easy-grip control over the V-cutter, and their longer length provides better torque. The handles fan out for easy access to the rest of the Crucial Tool's components: the medium flat-head screwdriver, cross-head screwdriver, bottle opener, and carabineer clip.Functions Like a Multitool, Carries Like a PocketknifeWeighing only five ounces and measuring less than four inches in length when closed, the Crucial Tool is one of the most portable high-performance tools on the market. Its compact design and convenient carrying clip mean you'll always have it when you need it, for slicing rope, tightening bolts, opening bottles, and more.All Components Safely Lock into PlaceThe Crucial Tool is constructed with stainless steel liner locks that keep the components locked into place while they're in the open position. This safety feature lets you relax and focus on the task at hand without the fear of the components folding up on your fingers while cutting, twisting, prying, etc.Stainless Steel Design Maintains Durability and AppearanceConstructed with fine stainless steel, the Crucial Tool has an appearance that matches its performance. Its sleek look and contemporary silver-and-black handles aren't just for show, though. The Crucial Tool's stainless steel composition lends durability, so this tool will stand up to the elements and retain its precision and appearance for years to come. The Crucial Tool is backed by Gerber's Limited Lifetime Warranty. What's in the BoxGerber Crucial Tool with a full-sized knife with a half-serrated blade and a half-fine-edge blade, regular pliers, pinch-style wire cutters, cross-head driver, bottle opener/carabineer, flat-head driver, and needle-nose pliers.
Handles fan out for easy access to the many useful components. View larger.
The Gerber Crucial was released some months after the Leatherman Skeletool (link: Leatherman Skeletool CX Carbon Fiber Handle Multitool and Knife 830950), and it fills the same niche: Compact Multi-Tool without Extras.The Gerber Crucial has:* Drop-point knife blade with partial serration* Pliers with wire-cutters* Flat-head screwdriver* Phillips-head screwdriver* Carabiner clip with bottle-opener functionWhen you compare it to the Skeletool CX, they have the same features but ..
I have had this tool for only a few weeks, but the reviewers seems to have missed the mark, so I thought I'd weigh in. This tool is for someone who just wants to carry around the basics, i.e., the "crucial" tools. Most of the time all you need in life are plyers, knife, flat head or flat AND phillips screw driver. Mostly, that is all you get. If you want a bagillion tools in you multi tool, obviously, don't buy this one. If you want a multi tool that is relatively light, low p..