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Nice looking, easy to hold, basic tool with pliers

  • Oct 24, 2009
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This is a very attractive multitool. I have several, and many of them look more like weapons than tools, which is generally not a good thing when all you are trying to do is open a bottle without scaring the rest of the party guests.

The knife is a good shape for cutting things that are not too thick (it isn't very long). It has a nice clip to attach it to a belt loop. Although it fits nicely in a pocket, it is too large (in my opinion) to attach to keys. The same company makes a micro sized tool if you are interested in using it as a key fob.

Finally, the pliers are very good, easy to deploy (though a bit stiff), and very useful. I sometimes wonder what people are using the five different sized knife blades on some of these tools, so replacing them with a large fold out pliers seems like a great idea.

Because it is attractive, useful, and reasonably priced, it will make a good gift for someone (or yourself!). I like it!

Sean P. Logue, 2009

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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 multi-tool, the Crucial Tool delivers big, full-function components--a full-sized knife, V-cut wire cutters, two screwdrivers, and a bottle opener--all in a small package. This handy multi-tool 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 more
  • Compact size and convenient carrying clip
  • All components safely lock into place
  • Lifetime 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 Pocket
A tour de force in tool design, the Crucial Tool gives you the essential components of a multi-tool 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 ...

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