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Gerber Crucial Black

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Gerber Crucial multi-tool
  • Price: ~$38
  • Weight: 5/5
  • Size: 5/5
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Utility: 5/5
  • Overall Rating: 5/5 Editor’s Choice

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Gerber Crucial Black

The stylish Gerber Crucial Black multi tool is designed to give you all of the important tools you need without going overboard with a bunch of seldom used tools that add weight and space. The Crucial Black is very similar to the other Gerber Crucial multitools but removes the carabiner/bottle opener and replaces it with a strap cutter. Despite its compact and lightweight size, the Crucial Black multi tool delivers full-function components at at only 5 oz. you can carry it like a pocketknife for excursions and adventures.

Our Hands-On Review

The Gerber Crucial Black multi tool with pocket sized tools including a partially serrated knife blade, needle nose pliers, V-cut wire cutters, strap cutter and flathead and phillips screwdrivers. When unopened, the Crucial Black is 3.6 inches and can expand up to an overall length of 5.5 inches when using the pliers. The knife blade is accessible with one hand using the thumb knob and liner locks prevent unwanted closing while in use. The handles of the Gerber Crucial have an ergonomic shape that makes it comfortable when using the knife or screwdriver tips. However, the handles are less comfortable when using the pliers. The pliers are not spring loaded. The Gerber Crucial Black is full stainless steel with no plastic parts for toughness and durability during rough use.

  • Blade length: 2.25 in
  • Closed length: 3.6 in
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Pocket clip: yes
  • One-handed: yes

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