Legend - Multi-Plier 800
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 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 wasnt 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.
The pliers are spring-loaded, as you'd expect. The ballistic nylon sheath is included, which is no surprise. However the tungsten carbide wire cutting blades are replaceable, which you might not expect.
- Overall Length: 6.57"
- Closed Length: 4.29"
- Weight: 9.8 oz.
- Handle Material: Aluminum with Rubber Inserts
- Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
- Pliers Type: Needlenose
- Handle Color: Champagne
- needlenose pliers with indexable, replaceable carbide cutters
- fine edge knife
- Fiskars scissors
- cross point screwdriver
- small, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers
- bottle opener and file
- Contoured aluminum handles with rubber inserts for grip
- Tungsten carbide wire cutters
- Patented Saf.T.Plus
- Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty
This has been the best multi-tool I have ever owned (out of several). Gerber has honored the lifetime warranty twice so far as I have used my beloved Gerber for MANY tasks.
This has made me a lifetime fan of Gerber products!
This Legend is one of the best Multi-plier's
I have every had, when I was working I used it more times then you can gest.
I love the legend 800. I broke the pliars while using them and because of the lifetime warranty they replaced them. Great Tool! Thanks, Mark!!
I've owned my Gerber Legend for 13 years and the only thing I've ever broken on it thus far is the spring on the scissors, and the tungsten carbide cutters over many years. This tool goes on my belt every day and I would be devastated if I ever lost it. This is exactly why I never lose track of it. The knife is still as sharp as the day I got it!
My crew builds the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. 4 of us carry the 800 Legend after 3 of them borrowed mine. Tough, very solid after years of abuse (oh, I meant normal wear & tear) the in-hand comfort is, well, comforting. I show this thing off to everyone who's using something else. And I never had a problem cutting bailing wire, miles of it.
Don't get me wrong. The 800 Legend is an excellent tool, but like many legendary figures it has one fatal flaw. The $20.00 tungsten carbide wire cutters that shatter when used on larger wire like cheap coat hangers, bailing wire, or chain link fence. Maybe it's just me, but I would rather not be thinking to myself "Is this wire going to be too much for the Legend?"
I have had the 800 Legend for most of my career and it has outshone every other multi-tool it's encountered from Hurricane relief in Mississippi, the unforgiving North Atlantic to Ground Search and Rescue. No other tool on the market compared to the rugged versatility that this tool offers. I challenge Gerber to design an even better tool to top the 800 Legend.
This tool has gotten me through many, many obsatcles. I carry it with me everywhere that I go. It has been a life saver in the position I am in with the US Army. It is the most rugged multi tool that I have ever used, and all of my buddies agree. It doesn't have the cool flick out with the snap of your wrist, it actually has to be opened by pulling it apart, but once it is opened, and put to use, then you begin to understand what an awesome tool it is.