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Sunday, 02 February 2020 22:18

Gerber News from SHOT

While Megan was covering the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas she was able to get some video of new products at the Gerber booth to share with everyone. 

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(UPDATE below) Today I chatted with Gerber's Kalon Pilmanis about the Armbar multitool series. I know, I know, we had a thread on this tool back in June. But this was the first time I had an opportunity to have these plier-less multitools in my hands. The release date on these tools is Spring, 2020.

My first-impression is very positive. I love the way these tools fit in my hand. The edges feel smooth and finessed. And I am pumped about the features on both of them. I will always carry SAKs. They're beautiful and functional. But there's something to be said about a tool that you don't mind getting scratched up. Could thisbe that tool?

Armbar Driver

Gerber Armbar

The Armbar Driver is Gerber's answer to the SAK. It's a great looking, great feeling tool that's ideal for EDC in your pocket. Aimed to stop folks from abusing their knife, the Armbar has a bottle opener, pry-bar and an awl. The bit in the driver can easily be replaced with a cheapy from the hardware store—I like this. It also has a one-hand opening blade with a frame lock, that is indeed easy to open.

Best of all, it has... wait for it... scissors! And it's a pretty good pair of scissors too. It's a small tool, but they have a hammer feature on there too.

Gerber Armbar

It comes in onyx, urban blue, and orange.

I really like this tool, but it's sister tool, the Armbar Cork (is even better

Armbar Cork

Gerber armbar cork

 

Save the day with the Armbar Cork! No really,when you carry a tool with a cork screw, I promise, there will be a time where you'll be the hero. Unfortunately, through a bit of carelessness, I've broken the corkscrews on two of my favourite SAKs. They're bent out of place from desperately trying to get the cork out of the wine bottle. And this tool might be the answer.

To me, the Armbar Cork, is an ideal tool for camping and general every day carry. In fact, I really want one of these for EDC. Like the Armbar driver, it has the same one-hand opening blade with a frame lock, scissors, bottle opener, and hammer. But it has a fabulous cork screw. Why is it fabulous? It comes with, what appears to be, an effective lever (like a bartender's corkscrew) to ensure you safely remove the cork from the bottle. No desperately holding the bottle with your legs which trying to yank the cork out (maybe I'll stop breaking my favourite SAKs?) This also has a can and package opener.

Gerber armbar cork

I believe this tool comes in onyx, gold, and orange.

Both tools are retailing for $39 USD.


UPDATE, Jan 22, 2020: After having another good chat with Hal and Eric at Gerber, we brought in a 91mm Victorinox Spartan to compare sizes. Here are a few photos for comparison purposes.

What do you think? Would you consider carrying one of these? 
Don't forget to join the conversation here.

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Published in Blog
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:18

NexTool KT5024

01New for 2019, the KT5024 is NexTool's latest offering. A few elements we've seen, along with a few new ones to round off the tool. Let's see what it is all about.

Published in Miscellaneous
Thursday, 21 March 2019 13:38

Roxon KS S501 Review

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Despite being a recent entry in our world, the Roxon KS may seem familiar to some. It should. We've seen the crisp design elements, tanto blade, and monster scissors before. Bearing an undeniable resemblance to its chubbier sibling, let's take a closer look at the S501.

Published in Miscellaneous
Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:47

Win an AXEM 4.0!

AXEM 12This weekend we are celebrating my birthday by giving away THREE of the new AXEM 4.0 extreme survival multitools produced by the all new Italian multitool company called Steel Life!  As you probably know already, The Multitool.org Store is the official North American distributor for Steel Life products and we are really looking forward to putting this one to the test!  

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:02

New Multitool from CRKT

In the off chance you have not yet seen it, CRKT has released a new plier based multitool, the Technician:

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Published in News
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 21:19

2017 Calendar Available!

20161228 165940 resized by AVG Image Shrinker2017 is here and with it comes a desire to know what day it is- and now you can do that with our Multitool.org 2017 Calendar featuring photos from our members!

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Friday, 11 November 2016 14:10

Multitool Timeline

Over the years many tools have been released, and thus we thought it important to maintain some sort of timeline to show you when each of them started.

 

2007

Spyderco SpydeRench

(reissued)
2007

Wenger Alinghi

176, 177
2007

Wenger NewRanger

70, 71, 172, 73, 74, 75
2004
2002
2001

Leatherman Juice series

(C2, S2, KF4, CS4, XE6)
1998

Gerber Multi-Plier 600

(originally called Multi-Lock)
1998

Leatherman Wave

(original)

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 15:20

New Feature- The Multitool Minute!

Today we have officially launched the Multitool.org Multitool Minute- a video review section designed to give someone an overview of each tool and a reccomendation for use, all in just a minute!

Published in News
Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:18

New Tools from SOG

SOG logo 6 7 06With all of the excitement currently centering (no pun intended) around the Gerber Center-Drive you may have missed that SOG has begun hinting about some new cool stuff they will be releasing soon.

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