Gerber Blades manufactures both knives and multitools. Although they are better known for their excellent knives, Gerber multitools are rapidly becoming the go-to favorites of multitool enthusiasts everywhere. They offer a unique feature that other multitools don’t. On the Diesel, Compact Sport, and similar models the pliers extend and retract by pressing a release tab, without the need to open the limbs of the tool. This allows the user to operate the tool using only one hand.
Features that are common among many Gerber multitools include pliers, V-cut wire cutters, regular and cross point screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, and Geber’s famous Fiskars scissors, which are capable of cutting through seat belt webbing in an emergency. The pliers are available in both needlenose and bluntnose versions. Knive blades are available as fine edge, serrated edge, or a combination of both.
Garys Pro Store also offers Gerber models which include tool features designed for special applications, such as military and mining operations. The MP600 DET version has a C4 punch and a blasting cap crimper useful for anyone dealing with explosives. Other tools available on specific models include files, plastic packaging cutters, and spring-loaded scissors. Gerber also offers unique multitools for rifle, shotgun, and bow maintenance.