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Shard Keychain Tool
Solid State Multi-tool
Item: # 22-01769

Perhaps the most simply designed tool in your arsenal, this key chain companion should not be underestimated. With 7 essentials functions built in, this airline-safe tool is ideal for everyday travel and tasks. A titanium nitride coating protects against corrosion for long use.



    • Overall Length: 2.75"
    • Weight: 0.6 oz
    • Stainless Steel - Titanium Coating
    • Components: 7
  • Warranty

Perhaps the most simply designed tool on the planet, the Shard is the ideal key chain companion. You get "just the basics" with the 7 functions you need in this compact, airline-safe tool.

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  • 5
  • |SEP 4, 2016
  • |BY: see , nice tool

I agree with others, lanyard hole is a feature, not a function. Based on my use, they could add box-cutter to the function list and still have 7 functions. It's not going to replace a real box-cutter any more

  • 5
  • |APR 16, 2016
  • |BY: August , Amazing

It is the the best tool ever!!!!!

  • 5
  • |FEB 25, 2016
  • |BY: Wayne , Your Title

Every set of keys should have one. I agree with others, lanyard hole is a feature, not a function. Based on my use, they could add box-cutter to the function list and still have 7 functions. It's not going to replace a real box-cutter any more than it would replace a set of screwdrivers, but it opens boxes better than a house key does and is still airline safe. The bottle opener works great, usually opens on the first try. Pry bar opens paint cans, removes staples, and handles other minor tasks. The screw driver opens battery doors in similar. It's great to have a useful tool on my keyring since I can't carry a multi-tool with a knife at work or on flights.

  • 5
  • |JAN 27, 2016
  • |BY: Fang Tactical , User of Things

The Gerber Shard has come in handy on more than one occasion. Its one of those tools that you're glad you have when you need it. Despite its compact size, the Shard is robust enough not to bend, twist, or get int the way of anything else on your keychain. The tools I've found myself using the most included: the screw driver, pry bar/ flat head, and the bottle opener. Its proven it worth as an "every day carry item."

  • 5
  • |JAN 14, 2016
  • |BY: Dan , The man

I think its a great tool. Be careful, ill lend it to someone to use it and realize only later my car keys are gone.

  • 5
  • |SEP 21, 2015
  • |BY: Marlin , Fantastic

Great product. Easy to use and works beautifully. Makes opening beers a lot easier.

  • 5
  • |JUN 17, 2015
  • |BY: Howell , GREAT idea

Love this little tool. Rides on my key chain like a champ. Cool little Gerber.

  • 2
  • |JUN 10, 2015
  • |BY: Joel , Doesn't live up

Stopped carrying this after a long while after I realized that it does nothing that it's supposed to properly. Screwdrivers strip screws if you can even get it to fit to begin with, not big enough to actually use as a pry bar, and its a barely mediocre bottle opener!

  • 5
  • |DEC 16, 2014
  • |BY: Judy , Cool stocking stuffer

But it would be nice to include the features list in the packaging, the way Gerber does with other tools. It's so slickly designed that someone could easily not notice something they need.

  • 5
  • |NOV 6, 2014
  • |BY: Shawn Dreyfuss , Brofessional

Just came to this sight to order a new one because I just lost my last one at lunch. I am the ad-hock tech guy and mr. handy at small company that employs me and you would not believe how much use this thing gets from an average joe like me. for 7 buckaroos you cant go wrong. Whoever though this up, give that man a cookie.

  • 5
  • |SEP 25, 2014
  • |BY: Manny , Your Title

Love this thing. Perfect for your keychain as it definately come in handy when you least expect it.

  • 5
  • |SEP 10, 2014
  • |BY: Micca , Your Title

Great pocket tool especially for traveling through strict airport security. No problem in airports outside the US (they don't allow scissors on board so Leatherman Style PS went bye bye). Would be nice if the lanyard hole doubled as a wrench but it is worth the money.

  • 5
  • |SEP 7, 2014
  • |BY: S. Lane , Unlimited potential

I wanted one of these, but the only way I could find it was in a set with the Ripstop I knife. I went for it.

A few days later, I just totally disassembled 20 feet of stove pipe for cleaning with nothing but the Shard and a flashlight. I love this one. As others have questioned, I would love to see Gerber do a video with a TSA official proving that the Shard is airline-safe.

  • 5
  • |JUL 9, 2014
  • |BY: Ronald Winsor , It Fills a need

You always will find yourself in need of something at some moment in time and not be in reach of a tool box Here you go. I love all my gerber tools and knifes and this is no exception

  • 4
  • |JUN 20, 2014
  • |BY: Rick Rusch , Outdoor Products Brand Builder

Cool tool. Can you verify it is TSA compliant so I can fly with it?

  • 2
  • |APR 18, 2014
  • |BY: Nicholas , Iwarrior

I liked this EDC a lot at first, but then it started to systematically destroy the pockets of my coat and pants. There are a LOT of sharp edges/angles on this product. I would not suggest keeping it on a keychain that is regularly put into a pocket.

  • 4
  • |APR 7, 2014
  • |BY: Echo , student

Bottle opener is a little rickety and crosshead a little small, but everything else is great. The Shard is about 2 dollars cheaper at I am pleased overall.

  • 4
  • |APR 7, 2014
  • |BY: Echo , student

Bottle opener is a little rickety and crosshead a little small, but everything else is great. The Shard is about 2 dollars cheaper at I am pleased overall.

  • 5
  • |FEB 18, 2014
  • |BY: fraver45 , Your Title

Great Little Tool!

  • 4
  • |JAN 6, 2014
  • |BY: M. H. , STAGEHAND

It would be perfect if it had a #2 Philips screw tip instead of the small #1 overall a handy little tool for something you carry on your key chain

  • 5
  • |DEC 22, 2013
  • |BY: Luke , Amazing!

The tool is little, but very durable and extremely durable. It's allowed in a carry on, I went to JFK and it was okay. What a great tool!

  • 5
  • |DEC 10, 2013
  • |BY: Amazing , Your Title

Compared to former Gerber gear I've owned, this tool has perhaps the most convenience for its size.

  • 4
  • |NOV 30, 2013
  • |BY: Al McMullen , Navy Chief Petty Officer

Have one on my keyring and have found it to be useful for some small tasks. Proved very useful. Will possibly purchase some for Xmas gifts.

  • 3
  • |OCT 30, 2013
  • |BY: M. Barker , Nice. But, 7?

Gerber is definitely not alone when it comes to dubious claims of multi-functionality. Please someone, illustrate how "lanyard hole" is a function and not a feature. Gerber: you have a stand-up reputation for putting out great products, you are better than cheap marketing tricks. You want to keep that superstitious 7 without radical redesign? Make that lanyard hole a 1/4" hex driver

  • 5
  • |SEP 13, 2013
  • |BY: Dan , Nailed it, almost

Best piece of steel next to a good knife. I carry it everywhere. I wish it had a wrench option instead of a lanyard hole.

  • 3
  • |SEP 10, 2013
  • |BY: Paul , Decent

Because of the curve the bottle opener is a bit hard to use, it tends to slip sideways. For the price and other features though, its not a bad buy.

  • 5
  • |JUL 18, 2013
  • |BY: samuraei , Your Title


  • 4
  • |JUN 22, 2013
  • |BY: Richard , A Handy Little Thing

Useful for whenever you need a strong piece of metal to do the dirty work that you wouldn't do with your knife. Scraping, wedging, pulling staples out, and impromptu cutting are just a few things this little guy can do.

  • 5
  • |JUN 3, 2013
  • |BY: Tom O'Brien , Your Title

Great tool to have, given the limitation of today's air travel carry omboard restrictions.

  • 5
  • |FEB 21, 2013
  • |BY: , Great!

The Shard has been a great little quick access tool. For its size it has a nice weight an feel to it. Not sure why so many people want to think of it as a miracle tool, it is what it is and its fantastic! If your looking for something a little larger, go with the Artifact.

  • 5
  • |FEB 20, 2013
  • |BY: Jim , The WARDen

Pretty nifty tool. Guy in the office had one and talked everyone else into buying one. He quit soon after. I think he must have made enough to retire by selling them to us.

  • 5
  • |JAN 29, 2013
  • |BY: Jacob , Everyday Guy

I agree that making a solid titanium version of this tool would be freaking sweet. Maybe even a model that was slightly larger for those who have larger fingers would be awesome. I'd be willing to fork out the extra cash for either one of those.

BUT personally I love this tool. It's the neatest little thing. I have it on my key-ring so it goes everywhere with me. The only I've noticed is that the titanium coating is rubbing metal off my keys because it sits flat against them. So I might have to get something to drop it off and away from my keys before it grinds them into dust lol. (That was a joke.)

  • 2
  • |JAN 5, 2013
  • |BY: Jlookn , Civilian

Not what I expected, read the features wrong and thought that the bottle opener was a can opener. Had to purchase mine on Amazon since it took Gerber a WHILE to restock. Guess I will keep it since it was not that expensive.

  • 1
  • |DEC 17, 2012
  • |BY: eli , when you getting more in stock?

when you getting more in stock?

  • 5
  • |NOV 24, 2012
  • |BY: George , Business Traveler

I really think this is a great product. From the moment I saw it, I knew I had to own one. I have used it several times each week for a month now and it does NOT disappoint. Please make a version of this in solid titanium. Hey, I would be willing to pay $30 or more for one made of that metal! I just bought three more as gifts.

  • 5
  • |NOV 7, 2012
  • |BY: Shayan , Volunteer Emergency Responder

I got one of these from a Heart Health event in downtown Portland, OR. The one that I bought doesn't have the Nitride coating, but it's still in PERFECT condition. I absolutely love it. I carry it with my everywhere I go on a carabiner. I've used this for so many different things, and everything on it works. I've used the two flathead drivers several times. I've used the pry bar to remove large staples and some nails from wood. I'd stripped wire, both single strand and multi-strand. I use the lanyard hole to attach it to my dual carabiner (it's in the shape of a yin-yang). I truly love this product and don't know what I would do without it. Since, I've purchased 4 more for my friends and family. The only thing I haven't really used is the cross(phillips) driver, but there hasn't been any need for it yet.
I wish you sold the un-coated version online...
Can we submit customer pictures?

  • 5
  • |OCT 11, 2012
  • |BY: Heath , Great tool

This tool has surprised me a lot, the Phillips driver works really good in a pinch and so do the flatheads. The coating is holding up better than I thought it would with just a little bare metal showing wear the key ring is after 6 months.

  • 4
  • |SEP 29, 2012
  • |BY: Chris , ER Nurse

I picked one up at the Gerber display at the Association of the US Army convention in DC this year. I absolutely love it. I keep it in my pocket at work in a very busy trauma center and it keeps me from having a kife or multi tool that is obvious to the "psychos" and irate folks. Only downside is there are so many pointy edges that if I sit down wrong I know exactly which pocket it is in and which way it is lying. I could keep it on my keys but then it wouldn't be of use in the ER. Overall a wonderful tool. Thanks

  • 5
  • |SEP 22, 2012
  • |BY: Pop , No on canned food...

Jeremy, beer is necessary to survival, hence the bottle opener.

  • 3
  • |AUG 27, 2012
  • |BY: Hunter , Bottle Opener +

Not impressed with the coating - it was wearing off noticeably after only a couple hours on my key ring. But if nothing else, useful to have a sturdy bottle opener that lays flat with keys.

  • 1
  • |AUG 25, 2012
  • |BY: Jeremy , Gerber Customer

It needs a can opener instead of a bottle opener.. A can opener is an essential survival tool. A bottle opener is not an essential survival tool. It's not just Gerber. Most small multi-tools lack a can opener but instead have a bottle opener such as the small leatherman tools.It just doesn't make sense to me.

  • 5
  • |AUG 7, 2012
  • |BY: Phil , Owner

I just got my Shard. Wow, I was really impressed with the size and sturdiness of the tool. Nice and small, very compact, obviously going to be very useful. All my friends I showed it to were impressed at first sight of it, they obviously wanted one. I tried it for all its uses and was stunned how well it all worked, minus the flathead bits, which seem rather unwieldly. A nice addition would be to notch out size measurements on it to take quick small measurements. I might just do that with an engraver.

  • 4
  • |JUL 22, 2012
  • |BY: M.A.D.S. , Neat tool

The "flathead" screwdriver heads are too thick to be very useful, but the pry bar is neat, the bottle opener is good, and the cross driver head works better than expected. At this price point, and considering that it's "airline safe," I think it's a good deal. Glad to have it on my keychain--

  • 5
  • |JUL 12, 2012
  • |BY: Omri B , Must have wondertool

This tool was an amazing addition to my everyday on-person items list. It's so small and lightweight that I'm barely reminded of its presence. Out of the 4-6 months that I've had my shard, there have been countless times that I've used it. Mostly for the wire stripper, bottle opener, and the cross head screwdriver. Thank god this thing is airplane safe, I've taken it multiple times on my person on inter-, and transcontinental flights.

  • 5
  • |MAY 24, 2012
  • |BY: Charles L , Must have everyday carry

Small and unobtrusive, its the perfect key chain accessory. My only regret is not having bought this sooner. Today it is fast becoming an indispensable companion.

  • 5
  • |MAR 21, 2012
  • |BY: Kaeromeous , Excellent Idea

I hate having useless keychain fobs, but need something that's easy to find. What better than a tool!
The only improvement that I can think of would be a one-bevel grind in the scoop of the bottle opener. This would be perfect for cutting twine and a myriad of other odd jobs.
I think it would still keep it airport friendly as it would recessed and exposed.

  • 5
  • |MAR 15, 2012
  • |BY: Scott Graves , Senior Claims Representative

I purchased 90 of these tools this week! I wear one on my hip and gave one to every catastrophe rep in our entire company. We had tornadoes rip through our state and we needed an easy access tool to do just about anything. I guarantee we found a LOT more than 7 uses for it. P.S. When this is all over I intend to use it to repair divits on the greens in St. Augustine!!

  • 5
  • |FEB 13, 2012
  • |BY: Omri , Great Buy

The Gerber Shard has lasted me about a month or so now, and it hasn't let me down yet. I would highly recommend this product if you work with electronics or just want to have a mini multi tool at hand. Besides the screwdrivers might be hard to use in tighter spaces, this is perfect. It is actually Airline Safe, when walking through security at McCarren Airport in Las Vegas, there were no problems whatsoever.

  • 5
  • |FEB 4, 2012
  • |BY: Chirstopher , IT Pro, Camper

For about the same price as my old bottle opener key chain that broke off and is lost, this also has screwdrivers and can be used to strip wires. The flathead screwdrivers aren't bad (but a can be a little awkward to use in a tight area) and i was very surprised how well the philips screwdriver works. It's very sturdy, there is no way that this will break off of my keychain leaving me high and dry and unable to open a bottle.

  • 5
  • |DEC 28, 2011
  • |BY: hunter , nice compact tool

The Gerber Shard is great because it packs seven tools into one small piece of metal. Plus, no blades so no need to worry about security confiscating it at the airport. Great job, Gerber!

  • 5
  • |DEC 21, 2011
  • |BY: SFC37F , USARMY

Love this little keychain tool! I carry this on my keychain. Fixed a doorknob with it. Opened a few bottles. Used it as a box opener. Love it! It seems to be modeled after Atwood's pocket tool but costs a fraction of the price! Maybe Gerber will make more keychain tools...