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Dime - Red

We took the standard keychain multi-tool and made it better. In addition to stainless steel pliers, wire cutters, a fine edge blade, spring-loaded scissors, flathead screwdriver, crosshead driver, tweezers and file, the Dime includes a unique blade designed to safely cut and score plastic packaging and a bottle opener that is exposed even when the tool is closed. Compact and lightweight, the Dime is the most valuable change you'll find in your pocket.

Item # 31-001040
  • Overall Length: 4.25"
  • Closed Length: 2.75"
  • Weight: 2.2 oz



  • Compact, lightweight size fits perfectly in pocket - a daily companion for any task
  • Convenient, easily accessible butterfly opening
  • Sturdy stainless steel construction
  • 10 tools
    • Needle nose spring-loaded pliers
    • Wire cutter
    • Fine edge blade
    • Retail package opener
    • Scissors
    • Medium flat driver
    • Crosshead driver
    • Bottle opener
    • Tweezers
    • File
3 Your Title Tim Talbot - DEC 18, 2015

Great potential. I love having the screwdrivers, pliers and bottle opener in such a small and handy package. Two small issues can be easily fixed and make the tool more effective and easy to use.

Gerber: Give us a bigger divot around the nail nick of the package opening blade. This will make the tool much easier to deploy, as in changing it from almost useless to super handy. Easy fix, BIG improvement. Next, don't polish the tip of the small/philips screwdriver so much. It's somewhat rounded and less effective than if you leave it sharp and square.

1 Farmer Wayne W - DEC 1, 2015

one of the most disappointing tools I've ever bought! Wanted a small tool to replace my small swiss army knife. Boy was I WRONG! First used the plyers on a cheep big lots Christmas tree and bent my tool so it would not close and all other parts are cheep...I'll never buy another Gerber product...used to hold them in high regard but I will now spread the word!

5 The best pocket tool Nikolay - NOV 22, 2015

This is the best pocket tool at the market for this price.

4 Owner Donald Collins - OCT 8, 2015

Great utility tool that' I've had for years and give out as gifts. However, Gerber needs to drop the scissors and replace with a can opener.

2 Backpacking Rob - SEP 21, 2015

Bought this a year ago and only used the bottle opener until Labor Day weekend backpacking trip. I debated between this and the leatherman. Looks like I will now be buying the weatherman. Anyway I tried to use the philips head screwdriver to drive a drywall screw into a 2x4 to hang my bag. The handle separated and the screwdriver folded backwards and rendered it useless. Upon closer inspection the head of the screwdriver is twisted as well. Note this is only the second or third turn of the handle so the screw was not in that deep. Cheap Chinese quality as I should have expected and hence the reason I always buy American. Shame on me.

4 Good Multi tool Paul - AUG 14, 2015

I have had this tool for 2 month. It does everything I need it to. They really stand behind their warranty,I broke it on the first day I had it and they sent me a new one in about two weeks later. Definitely will be buying more.

3 Boy Scout Leader Scouterdawg - JUN 23, 2015

I had a small Gerber multi-tool for about three years and loved it. Worked great on Philmont Trek. Unfortunately, I lost it last summer. I bought the Dime because of the size and package blade. It has been a pretty good knife and I show it to the scouts as an example of a good knife multi-tool. Unfortunately at summer camp I was doing some light whittling and the support piece for the knife blade broke off. Now the blade is pretty worthless, since there is nothing to hold it from folding backward. I guess I will find out how well they stand behind their product. I knocked off two stars because it is not as durable as the previous small Gerber multi-tool I previously owned.

2 Disappointing Don - JUN 5, 2015

Weak scissors and one side of the pliers broke on first use (and took a chunk out of my hand as well)! I know this is a lightweight tool, but I expected more from a Gerber.

3 Your Title Mike - MAY 12, 2015

Disappointing Quality. Mini Leatherman are much better. Some good features but the plier and scissor are toys. First time I used plier one side broke off with very little pressure applied. Haven't found anything the scissors will cut yet. Other blades have been useful.

5 Flipnast Philip - MAR 26, 2015

Great tool. Kept in on my key chain for years, until TSA made me leave it at airport security. It's so small you forget it has a blade that you can't fly with. Luckily they make a travel version now that I think I'm going purchase!

4 Awesome tool Caleb - JAN 21, 2015

Every day that I leave the house without this in my pocket, I regret it. It comes in handy in more ways than I can imagine, especially the pliers and the tweezers. My only complaint is that the bottle opener is a litle small, so it is hard to use, but it gets the job done. Also it is not extremely durable, mine broke when I put pressure sideways on the knife, but I was using it for the wrong job and I can't really blame the thing. Still ordering a replacement.

4 Great, but . . . . . Steve Bruns - JAN 20, 2015

I love this little tool but after about 6 months of ownership, I somehow put too much pressure on the plier handles and bent the backing spring that secures on jaw of the pliers, rendering them useless. Minus one star for durability issues.

5 Your Title Jake - DEC 12, 2014

I bought this 4 months ago and it hasn't left my pocket since well except to use it. No excuse not to have a multi tool on you when it only weighs 2 ounces. If I ever lose it, I will buy a new one right away.

4 boyscout61 NPW - DEC 2, 2014

got it for my birthday then lost it at a boy scout meeting a year later, great knife , i love it , but my only complaint is that the metal scissors spring broke off after a year.

5 Very good Rance - DEC 1, 2014

I couldn't tell you how much times this multi tool saved the day, from replacing mig pliers to pulling out ingrown toenails.

4 Great functionality for size, but need Titanium Jason - NOV 1, 2014

Pliers bent while using normally, would pay more for a slightly larger titanium version. Would like an actual Phillips sxrewdriver

5 súper Ness - OCT 24, 2014

De 10!!!

5 Great Everyday Knife/Tool Combo westred - SEP 12, 2014

I purchased the red version of the dime a few months ago & couldn't be happier with it! Much more well built than the Bear G. model (of similar style) it replaced. For some reason, every Mr. Bear G. model I have ever owned seemed to be substandard in quality & durability. I am just being honest, as I have stuck with Gerber knives for over 45 years & always considered them a cut above other blades (no pun intended). That being said, I could not recommend any of the Bear G products. As far as the standard Gerber blades & tools go, I have always used & recommended them to all my friends.
The same can be said of the Dime that I carry with me every day. It always seems to come in handy and, so far, has never let me down!
Great design, great quality, & reliable companion! As far as light duty multitools, the Dime comes highly recommended! And to top it off, how can you go wrong with a knife maker that offers a lifetime warranty? You can't!

5 sharp as heck knife collecter - AUG 24, 2014

i was fooling around with this knife and it slice my finger to the bone (my fault I was being careless knife is perfectly safe) and is still sharp enough to carve wood well

4 Just had a little setback Mark - JUN 28, 2014

I got this tool for Christmas and I immediately fell in love with it. I don't think I've been without it for more than a day or two. Big thumbs up for putting that beer bottle opener on it. That was genius. And the tweezers were a nice touch too.

But today, I was using the pliers to crimp a small wire coupler, and the tensioner piece that holds the pliers locked open or closed, bent. Now the pliers don't work. And it's hard to open and close. I've contacted the warranty repair department, and will be sending it back for replacement.

I've never had to send a Gerber product back, so this is my big test to see what Gerber is really made of. I can understand a product breaking or not meeting mfg specs. It happens. What a company does to honor their word when one of their products fails or doesn't meet intended usage specs is really the true test for me.

I'll let you all know how it goes.

5 Very Good Charitha Samson - JUN 6, 2014

Surprisingly, the Dime is very good.Not just very good, but probably the best keychain multitool on the market.It's design is nice, its fit and finish is quite good, and its tool selection is the best ever for a keychain multitool.
So Gerber can still make good stuff.I really, really like the Gerber Dime.....

4 Mr No name - JUN 1, 2014


3 Flyer Frank - MAY 8, 2014

Decent tool - good value. File is worthless and scissors are of dubious value. With my old (lost) SAK, I could cut my nails with the scissors - not with the Gerber. Everything else is very good and build quality is great - except for the scissors.

When I lose or break this, I will probably upgrade to Lumberjack or whatever the name is - I just didn't want to spend $150 plus and don't need all of the functions on that tool at this time.

4 Excellent, except... shen - JAN 18, 2014

Everything is great, except sciccors.

It's hard to use scissors with finger nails and hangnails.

4 very great tool cody - DEC 28, 2013

i love the tool and if you guys are like me and work on cars and get all that crap under your finger nails you can do what i do and use the package opener to get it all out besides that its a great tool

4 Good GavinJWilliams - DEC 7, 2013

My mom got this for my brother and for christmas, my opens just fine and I use it everyday. Like others said, it can be stiff. My brother's was stiff and the scissors we're literally stuck in the thing. Its a VERY nice tool... just hope you don't get one thats stuck or stiff...

4 i'll give it a very good rating Ed - DEC 2, 2013

The package opener is stiff but not impossible to open with finger nail, I carry this with me everywhere in my change pocket & use it often, has been very handy on long hikes & camping trips. would buy again if it was in front of me.

5 Engineer Dave C. - NOV 26, 2013

Better than the small Swiss Army knife. I use the knife blade most. All blades are adequate... Yes, one is hard to open but I never use it anyway. Just got to remember that the size has its positive as well as negative points. Easy to carry in my pocket. Not too big or bulky. Not an overwhelming blade to use for self defense (ha ha). But usually adequate for most of your needs.

3 R Matjaz - NOV 5, 2013

Wouldn't hurt if it included a corkscrew.

5 Chris K. hris K. - NOV 4, 2013

Excellent tool. I have the blackout version. Blades are a little stiff but not that you can't safely open them with a fingernail, with use they are getting smoother and easier to open. Scissors are great, package owner is nice and the tweezers are actually nice in a pinch. Bottle opener works well and is great to use to hook to a Key Chain or to run a piece of 550 cord through. The split ring for going on a key chain is weak and really useless. I'll be buying one for my wife and daughter.

4 Your Title David - OCT 18, 2013

Nicely made little tool, very compact and feature packed. The scissors are a bit hard to operate, but cut paper and cardboard nicely. The only negative I can find is the file is very blunt- it's shaped like a nail file but struggles to file even finger nails. My wife saw it and wants one for her hand bag.

2 US Marine SurfJam - OCT 10, 2013

Agree with previous reviews, the design is very stiff and difficult to open without an additional tool. Defeats the purpose of having a small multipurpose tool.

5 Your Title Bryan - AUG 2, 2013

I think it is handy as a pocket on a shirt, the Dime and Crucial are all I have ever needed.

1 so hard to open Michael Rizzo - JUN 23, 2013

this is a nice knife but it i so hard to open the parts they ar very stiff. it was for my brother and he can not open it without a screw driver so mad at this knife. :-1

2 Your Title Scott Johnson - MAY 14, 2013

Nice size. Couldn't get package opener out unless I used my SAR. Very stiff. Blade nice size cut well. Scissors not sharp , had hard time trying to sharpen. Because of 2 unusable not practical devices returned to retailer.. If these were changed and made usable would have no problem re buying. I tend toward Gerber blades on a regular basis.

5 Great! Alvaro Rivera Arcelus - MAY 5, 2013

I but this knife at a price of $50.... but that doesnt matter the thing is that this knife is on eof the best I have ever used in my entire life. I love it its very sharp, strong, and looks well.I recomend to buy it.

3 first pocket tool Sakata - APR 3, 2013

i got this as a starter pocket tool and like it very much. i liked the knife at first as it was very sharp, i thought it was a nice blade...until i got the gerber LST:) the file is not really functional it barely files nails. i love the mini tweezers they are a good idea, could be better though. the pliers close really nicely also
the scissors are made well too.
over all it is a nice pocket tool...could do with some improvements though.
nice tool:)!

5 Never Expected Cargie - MAR 25, 2013

From this little 4 1/4 inch knife, you would never expect the level of quality. This little thing is great to carry around and use everyday! It is very well designed and I love it! All of the edges are razor sharp. I only hate the difficulty of getting the tools out, but all it needs is a little grease. This is a great key chain tool and for the price, it is a great find! Be prepared to get cut with that razor sharp blade if you are not careful! I have really enjoyed my Dime Green Key Chain knife and hope you do too!

3 Some good - some not Howard Winter - MAR 9, 2013

The knife blade is razor-sharp, the pliers, scissors and package-opener work well, but the two file-faces are completely useless. They won't even file fingernails! They look like they've been made badly, with flat lands between the grooves, so no sharp edges at all and feel smooth to the touch. Supplier says they're all like this, so I'm disappointed - I think this is a manufacturing defect.

1 From Mexico City Javier Flores - JAN 15, 2013

It has a sandpaper polish finish, so that means you intentionally avoid a better appearance. The movement parts are very stiff. The sharpness on blades are regular aproaching to bad. And If you are talking about these scissors can cut, I totally agree with you. Both, left and right-handed individuals can use it to cut paper, fabric, etc. but I do not mean that. my point is that the right-handed as I can not see the cutting line. The blades are reversed, and I can not get a clean cut. Other multi-tools with scissors including brands like Victorinox, Leatherman, Wenger, are designed for right-handed individuals. It would be very important if a right and left-handed individual of your confidence try to cut a circular shape on paper with this scissors, so you could see with your own eyes what I am talking about. It's exactly what you buy... a China's made crap.

5 avid knife collector Chris - DEC 26, 2012

9/10 the Gerber Dime is a very, very small package that packs a huge punch. the regular knife was razor sharp out of the package, the package openers cut through plastic and cardboard like it was paper and the lock up for everything was tight. my 2 cons are: tools are hard to get out and that the wire cutters aren't sharp enough. For the money you can not go wrong. Thinking about getting a few of these.

5 Your Title john - DEC 19, 2012

i love it. so far, my favorite of your micro multi-tools

4 Anthologic Anthony - SEP 13, 2012

Really well designed, keychain sized multi-tool. Easily replaced my Leatherman Squirt on my EDC keychain! Stylish, functional and seems very durable for most reasonable uses. PLUS the Scissors, Knife and Retail Package Opener came razor sharp! A++

5 Nice and compact A French Soldier - AUG 11, 2012

Strongly recommend it for everyday carry or survival tins because its is compact useful and cheap enough for that great quality.

4 Mr. Grant - APR 12, 2012

Love the design, and the retail package cutter worked really well (hate those plastic packages). The knife blade wasn't able to cut into the plastic package very well and is a little small. The scissors are small and it took me a while to cut a long piece of paper..even just shredded it a few times. The scissors may just be intended for strings on your clothing

1 outdoorsman rich - APR 11, 2012

Your knives are crap I have returned each one because they break! Your blade broke off opening up a plastic outlet cover "plastic" Never again

5 @alongcamemary1 mary rodwicz - FEB 27, 2012

Oooo love this!!

4 Your Title Sean Johnson - FEB 19, 2012

Knife is not as sharp as I would like to see and the scissors are not as good as only other Gerber Multitool. They have trouble cutting 550 7 Strand Paracord. However as a keychain tool this tool has a well constructed feel and works well in everyday situations. I love mine. I have the black one and it looks great on a keychain.

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