Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I own three of these little beauties: one for work,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: don't remember

I own three of these little beauties: one for work, one for home and one for hiking/backpacking.  Never had a problem with any of them.

It's smaller, lighter  and less costly than most Leatherman models.  The blade is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well.

I highly recommend this multi-tool for home and infrequent use.  Not too certain it'd do the job for everyday, hard work and/or commercial usage, but overall am very pleased with its performance and durability.


I have owned one for almost 15 years with no malfunctions…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: gift?

I have owned one for almost 15 years with no malfunctions or breakage. The main blade is quite sharp but I wish that it were not serrated.

It picked up a few very small rust spots after some very wet summers in Alaska but they have been sanded off and not returned.


I have this model but with a corkscrew. The 400 has…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $49.99

I have this model but with a corkscrew. The 400 has been amazing I have used one for years. Other multitools that swing open seem to lose function after some hard outdoor use due to the plier head not opening and closing w/ the handles.  

I do have a gripe though, the cutters are not hard enough and they got a big notch or dent from trying to cut some hard steel, but all in all great they go on every trip and have a pair in the truck.

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Manufacturer's Description

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Slightly smaller than our Multi-Plier 600, the Compact Sport is Gerbers most popular multitool. Built with stainless steel hardware, including Fiskars scissors and one-handed opening pliers, the 400 is durable and easy to use. Every tool locks securely into place using Gerbers Saf.T.Plus system and it comes with a nylon sheath for secure carry. This is a do-it-all Gerber multi-plier designed for a lifetime of use.


While the stainless-steel Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Pliers 400 Multitool may be small, it compensates by delivering all the same functionality and rugged performance of its bigger brothers.


The Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier 400 multitool is compact and lightweight, and its stainless steel hardware-including Fiskars scissors and one-handed opening pliers-is super durable and easy to use.


Tool components include wire cutter, large and small screwdriver, crosspoint screwdriver, drop point serrated knife, can opener, bottle opener/medium screwdriver, and Fiskars(R) Scissors that cut through leather, ballistic cloth, hemmed denim and braided fishing line. All stainless steel components lock open with the patented SAF-T PLUS locking system. Ballistic nylon sheath. Length closed: 4.31". Weight: 6.6 oz. Made in USA. Limited lifetime warranty.

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