Gerber Shard tiny multitool

A friend of mine gave me a Gerber Shard this morning.  He said he’d seen it at a street fair this past weekend and thought of me!  Thanks, buddy!

45NV72_AS01The Gerber Shard is a tiny multitool, about the size of a large key, and it has a large lanyard hole that you can use to put it on a keychain.  The Shard has several features that recommend it as a good everyday carry multitool – the first of which is that because of its small size and the fact that it has no blades, Gerber advertises it as ok to take on a plane.  I haven’t checked that out, but it seems reasonable (I know, when has TSA ever been accused of being sensible?)

The Gerber Shard has several suggested uses/tools, including

  • wire stripper
  • can opener
  • bottle opener
  • small and medium flat screwdrivers
  • Philips screwdriver

It looks like you could use it as a prybar, and it’s even advertised as a prybar, but it is so small that you can’t develop enough leverage to pry anything larger than a soda can tab.

For its intended uses (fixing screws on glasses, opening stubborn bottles, tightening the occasional loose screw) the Gerber Shard is a fantastic keychain tool.  I love it and appreciate the gift.  Thanks again, buddy!

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