Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier
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.
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.
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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The Gerber Multi-Plier 400 Compact Sport is a compact toolbox that fits in the palm of your hand. This ultra compact tool features stainless steel hardware and Gerber's patented one hand opening plier jaws--opens with a flick of the wrist. Tool components include: large and small screwdrivers, crosspoint screwdriver, drop point knife blade, can opener, bottle opener/medium screwdriver, and a pair of Fiskars Scissors. These are the best scissors found in a multi-function tool, able to cut through leather, hemmed denim, ballistic cloth, and all braided fishing lines. All components lock open with Gerber's patented SAF-T PLUS(TM) locking system--the safest, strongest, most durable lock available. -Vendor
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.
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® 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.
- Vargo Outdoors