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Gerber Curve

rated 3.0 of 5 stars
photo: Gerber Curve multi-tool

This is a small, lightweight multitool that you can clip onto your keychain. If you’re looking for something low-budget and okay quality, this might be for you.

Pros

  • Different screwdrivers add versatility
  • It’s really small
  • Blade and other tools are good quality

Cons

  • It’s difficult to remove tool from keychain because of the way the carabiner was designed.
  • The locking mechanism works, but is a pain to disengage.

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The Gerber Curve is a small, lightweight multitool that you can plop onto your keychain using its carabiner. It has a plain edge blade along with three different sized screwdrivers. The tool also features a file. I have tested the two larger screwdrivers and they both do the job well. There are no quality issues with the steel on either the tools or the blade.

The blade came with a good edge. The tools perform well, but the rest of the tool falls short to me. The way that the carabiner is designed makes it difficult for me to remove it from my keychain. It’s rather inconvenient, whereas I have another small multitool that also has a carabiner that comes off with minimal effort.

Also, when I first got the tool, the lock would not engage at first. It took some messing around with the tool to get the lock to work. I had to deploy all of the tools at the same time to get the lock to work at first. After I did that, I never had to do it again.

However, the way you deactivate the lock is an extreme pain. You have to pull back on a small lever. Sometimes it takes two hands to pull it dow to disengage the lock. The lever seems flimsy sometimes. I wish Gerber just went with a slipjoint design, but I can see what they were trying to do. You don’t see very many multitools this size that have locking tools.

For the price though, you cannot complain too much. It’s a great extra tool to have around on your keychain.

Background

Six months of carrying/owning. I’ve had an okay experience with this product.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.84

Wonderful product, well-made. Worked reliably for many years.

Pros

  • Easily transportable, small size huge plus
  • Efficient, reliable
  • Have gotten more useful mileage out of this than any other mini-multi/pocketknife ever.

Cons

  • Could have had a better Philips-head by omitting useless hole-punch
  • Also, file is somewhat lacking

Background

Day-to-day, mostly office, but always proved useful camping and around the house.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10

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Specs

Price MSRP: $19.00
Current Retail: $17.99-$23.39
Historic Range: $5.93-$23.39
Reviewers Paid: $9.84-$10.00
Weight 1 oz
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