Shard Keychain Tool
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.
- Overall Length: 2.75"
- Weight: 0.6 oz
- Stainless Steel - Titanium Coating
- Components: 7
- 7 Functions:
- Pry Bar
- Small Flathead Driver
- Wire Stripper Puller
- Large Flathead Driver
- Bottle Opener
- Lanyard Hole
- Cross Driver
- Titanium nitride coating for corrosion resistance
- Perfect size with the basics to carry anywhere
- Airline Safe
Compared to former Gerber gear I've owned, this tool has perhaps the most convenience for its size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great tool to have, given the limitation of today's air travel carry omboard restrictions.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
when you getting more in stock?
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.
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?
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.
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
Jeremy, beer is necessary to survival, hence the 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.
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.
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.
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--
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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...
That is why I really like a OPMT. It is light, flat, simple and functional. The kind of thing that blends in with a set of keys but can pay big dividends in critical as well as every day situations…