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!
The 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!
If you want to get your own Gerber Shard Keychain Tool, here is a link where you can buy them from Amazon.com. If you do purchase some of these handy tools from Amazon, the Roaming Parkers might get a little commission off the sale at no additional cost to you.