Gerber multitool

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A "Multiplier 400 Compact Sport" Gerber multi-tool, in the open position, with all tools partially opened.

A Gerber multitool is a compact multi-function tool made by Gerber Legendary Blades, part of the Fiskars Corporation.

There are similarities and differences between the Gerber multitool and tools made by Leatherman. Some of the Gerber tools are accessed by opening the handles, but no longer unique to Gerber is a system in which the pliers slide straight out from the end. The sliding Safe-T-Loc system (similar to the Blackie Collins "Bolt Action" lock) locks each tool securely in place.[1][2][dead link]

Different sizes of Gerber tool are available, with various combinations of components from the mundane (screwdrivers) to the esoteric (demolition detonator crimps), and from the key-chain sized, like the "Shortcut" to hefty, 8-ounce (227 g) models like the "Diesel".[3][dead link][4]

The company is based in Portland, Oregon, USA. It was acquired by Fiskars in 1986. Portland remains the headquarters of the Finnish company's outdoor recreation group.

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  1. ^ Joe Talmadge. "Multi-tool Review". The Knife Center. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sportsactive: Actively tested: Multi-tools". The Independent. January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Multi-tools". Bacpac Gear Test. [dead link]
  4. ^ Julie (December 16, 2003). "Multi-tools Gadgeteer Hands On Review". The Gadgeteer. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 

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