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Gerber Crucial Multi-Tool , Gray [30-000016]

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  • 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
  • Eight functions: Regular pliers, pinch-style wire cutters, half-serrated blade, half-fine-edge blade, cross-head driver, bottle opener/carabineer, flat-head driver, needle-nose pliers
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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 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.

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 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 Pocketknife
Weighing 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 Place
The 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 Appearance
Constructed 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 Box
Gerber 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.

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Technical Details

Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches
Item model number 30-000016
Color Gray
Item Package Quantity 1
Number Of Pieces 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description Limited lifetime warranty

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Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 389 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #38,888 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#254 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Knives > Pocket Knives & Folding Knives
#293 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Multitools & Accessories > Multitools
#1,207 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Hunting > Knives & Tools
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available July 7, 2004

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By J. Watson on August 3, 2009
Color: Green
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 function

When you compare it to the Skeletool CX, they have the same features but the important difference is ergonomics. Not only are the pliers handles shaped to your hand, they won't dig into your hand like the Skeletool handle does.

* Carabiner bottle opener: it doesn't stick way out from your belt like a knife sheath does. The bottle opener is spot-on, works perfectly!
* Ergonomics: fits your hand
* Only the crucial components: Knife, pliers, screwdriver. I rarely need anything else from a multi-tool
* Wire cutters cut well!: SO many tools get this wrong, and I don't know why

* Thick for the number of tools: 3-1/2" X 1-3/8" X 3/4" closed, stretches my definition of "pocket" size, you will forgive that when you use the pliers
* Gerber's Gimpy Phillips-head: perpendicular edge does not extend out as much as the other, meaning it is basically a flat-head that comes to a point. Not a deal-breaker but annoying in that you must apply more downward force

Odds 'n Ends:
* Both the screwdrivers have their own locks: Strange, but I can't fault Gerber for making things more safe.
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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 profile, and easy to carry, but still has everything you need (and nothing you don't), buy this one. Some of the reviews have bashed the phillips head. It is fine for small jobs. If you are rebuilding your big-block Chevy 305, get a real damn screwdriver. The point of this tool is to help you out in a pinch, not be the only tool you own, and that it does well. Here is the other things these reviews miss. It is designed to have the profile and functionality of a pocket knife. I think of it as a "transformer"--a pocket knife that transforms into a multi tool. Multi tools are awkward and heavy and thus don't get carried much, or if they do, it is in a pouch. This one can be carried just like a pocket knife, clipped into your pocket. Its profile is a little bigger than you average pocket knife, but it is slight enough not be noticeable If you squint your eyes a little bit, it looks like a pocket knife, not a multi tool. OK, I am stretching it, but you get the point. By the way, just like a good pocket knife, with only one hand you can pull this out of your pocket and open the blade to a locked position with your thumb. Try doing that with a Leatherman! Bravo Gerber on incorporating your knife experience into the design.Read more ›
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I have been using the Crucial for almost 4 months now. I work in Outdoor Education for a University so I spend a fair amount of my time in the woods. I can honestly say I use this tool almost every single day. I needed something that I could keep comfortably in my pocket. It needed to have a good blade and pliers with wire cutters. I searched around and was torn between the Crucial and the Leatherman Freestyle. I settled on the crucial because of the addition of the carabineer and screwdrivers.

I was impressed with this tool right off the bat and grow fonder of it each and every day...with a few exceptions. I think it will be easiest to break this review down into sections.

The blade is easy to open thanks to the little thumb piece attached to it. The locking mechanism is very secure and inspires confidence when you are using the blade in a way you shouldn't (let's be honest we all do it at some point). On the flipside of the lock being secure, it can be a little stiff while trying to close the blade. I found myself using a second hand when the knife was new. The blade doesn't dull too easily. I have only needed to sharpen mine once since I have been using it. I like the shape of the blade. I have found myself using the flat tip for scraping stuff that I would normally use the sharpened edge for in the past. Oh and I love that I don't have to unfold the knife to get to the pliers.

Pliers/Wire Cutters
The pliers are my most used tool, and are great for what they are. They are sturdy and grip very well. They will not let you down as long as you know they are not vice grips. Also, because of the shape of the handle, you need to hold the pliers with the gray part against your palm.
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