Again, as an owner of many different versions brands of multi-tool over the years, this is a model I still use. I am a big fan of the lighter weight aluminum handles over the old steel ones. I wish that is was the "slider" style mechanism vie the folding type, but that is the only major downfall here.
I really really like the "Rem-Grit" blade that can be changed out giving more sawing versatility than other models. Plus you can get the small socket-tool set that can be placed over the phillips-style driver.
Good tool, would definitely recommend!
Price Paid: $85
This is the best multi-tool out there. It has absolutely no downfalls. My previous Leatherman had several issues so it has been retired. The Gerber Legend has saved me several times in the backcountry. The tool includes a pliers, screwdrivers, knife, scissors, can opener, and more. I never go backpacking without it.
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The Gerber Legend Multi-Plier 800 is for the user who wants extreme wire-cutting ability, quick access to the components, spring-loaded pliers, and a secure ergonomic grip. The Legend features replaceable wire cutter inserts in case you try to cut more wire than the cutters can handlethough that would be a challenge. Much harder than any stainless steel, Gerber's tungsten carbide wire cutters will cut through #2 hard carbon steel fishhooks, 1/16-inch piano wire, and 278-pound stainless steel offshore fishing leader. If the cutters get damaged, you can rotate the triangular cutter to a new edge with a wrench. The Legend Multi-Plier 800 has a knife, scissors, crosspoint screwdriver, three flathead screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and a saw with a RemGrit blade. You can reach these tools without opening the pliers, and they lock into place once rotated out for use. The spring-loaded scissors cut all braided fishing lines, hemmed denim, Cordura, and leather.
Winner of Blade Magazine's "Most Innovative Design Award" in 2000, the Gerber MP800 Legend is one of the most innovative and full-featured, multi-purpose tools available. It features Gerber's patented S.A.F.T. PLUS lock, which securely locks all 8 implements in both handles.
- Altrec Outdoors
If you've ever wondered about the stuff that legends are made of, you'd do well to start with stellar stainless steel such as you'll find in the hardware of the Gerber Legend. Consider too, the contoured aluminum that goes into the handles. And the tactile rubber inserts that insure your steady grip. These are the primary elements of what is generally considered to be the ultimate expression of the Gerber multi-tool. Being versatile wasn't enough for the guys who designed these tools. No, they worked hard to deliver a level of ergonomics and comfort that is rarely, if ever, seen. Spring loaded.Contoured aluminum handles with rubber inserts for grip.Patented Saf T plus.Needlenose pliers with indexible, replaceable tungsten carbide cutters.Fine edge knife.Fiskars scissors.Cross point screwdriver.Small, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers.Bottle opener and file.Includes sheath made of ballistic nylon.Overall length: 6.57 in.Length closed: 4.29 in. Weight: 8.60 oz.
All components can be used without opening the tool and lock solidly into place. Spring loaded handles are aluminum with Gator textured inserts. FEATURES Serrated knife Fiskars scissors Cross point screwdriver Large, medium, and small flat screwdriver Bottle opener RemGrit replaceable saw blade Coarse/fine file Ballistic nylon sheath Length closed: 4.25". Weight: 9.7 oz. Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Teton Village Sports