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Dime - Black

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 # 31-001134
  • 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
2 Don't buy it for the pliers. Ian - JUL 15, 2016

Went to cut some fishing line with the 'wire cutters' but that was met with failure, the knife became the primary choice. After that I went to crimp some split shot onto the fishing line, not with much force mind you and the one handle over rotated rendering the pliers useless. Enough said.

3 Man Dan - JUL 8, 2016

Very happy with the tool until the main cutting blade over extends and does not have its usual "springiness". It is about 1 year old and is not my daily carry! I am in the process of sending it in for warranty work.
Other than that it is a GREAT tool.

3 Not bad, not great Lucas - JUN 20, 2016

Good for the key chain. Knife is a good slicer with a nice belly. Screw drivers are functional. I really like the spring on the pliers. However, the file is crap. It's first, too small to be really useful, and second, it barely works. It might be due to the black coating clogging up the groves. I'll probably have to take a Dremel to it to remove the coating. Coating is already wearing off - wish I got the one without it. Plies are not the strongest, but are probably sufficient for this type of tool. It's lightweight for lightweight tasks. Prefer my Gerber Crucial, but this is a nice backup.

4 mr. wjrb - JUN 14, 2016

great tool!!!

5 Your Title JD - JUN 8, 2016

Fantastic looking and even greater when it comes to practicality and usefulness.... the quality of the multi tool is obvious to anyone holding one in their hand or opening it up; The hefty weight and the strong spring assist of the pliers are both good signs of high quality. I havent put it down yet, lol, I am still admiring and playing with it

5 Your Title William Pietschman - MAY 15, 2016

It's Great! It belongs on your keychain, always. Always!

5 Durable and effective Mike - MAR 31, 2016

That pretty much says it all

5 Be warned?? It's upgraded and masterfully engineered Michael - MAR 31, 2016

Anyways the updated it an the pliers are spectacular and with the perfect minimalistic size the are extremely accurate. Plus there are basically two extra tools in the pliers mouth where there is an unclosed serrated bar stretch as well as an unclosed oval stretch with a larger size serration fit to it.
Also there is an added miniature hook knife and the design of the regular knife is no so regular, it's incredibly sharp like a mini chefs blade. It is like a little razor blade but it is not so thin and weak. It is durable. Slick design and a fantastic 'key chain' multi-tool.

1 CPOV Jose - MAR 30, 2016

It will not keal...this tool is a good idea, a small pocket tool that you can throw in your pocket and forget about it until you need it but when you do need it don't expect to do much with the pliers, it WILL break, i am sending in my 3rd one for warranty service due to the pliers breaking, why do i torture myself and keep sending it in? because as i stated it is a nice tool but the pliers could have been made of a stronger material.

4 A Bartender View Othon - MAR 21, 2016

I´m a Beer Bartener and a i open a lot of beer all night and the bottle opener it´s onw of the best tool for me.
THe knife need to be sharp a little more out of the box and the wire cutter too. Overall it´s a cool and useful EDC multitool.

3 owner operator al sherman - DEC 3, 2015

I love this handy little tool, however i have to agree with one of the comments listed about it being fragile.
The plyers busted with the slightest pressure applied.
I would appriciate getting a new one without having to fill out a complicated to use form in order to get a replacement or 919 539 5967

1 BRUH bruh - NOV 4, 2015

horrible blade geometry!!!! Sharp but does not cut!!!! BE WARNED

5 Cooltool JoeBlack - OCT 29, 2015

Love it PERIOD

2 Army35F brody bowles - OCT 21, 2015

have this Multitool as a small gift from a friend broke the main spring as i was using the pliers to pull out a nail from a board.

1 Disappointed JayII - OCT 19, 2015

I have carried a pocket tool for many years and I wanted to replaced mine so I bought the Dime. Unfortunately the handles collapsed the first time I used them. Don't waste your money.

5 Excellent UH60James - OCT 17, 2015

Excellent tool as long as you keep your expectations in check. This is a light duty tool that can do some medium duty work in a pinch if you are careful.

Knife is sharp out of the box, package opener works great and doubles as an orange peeler, other tools work fine for light work. This is an essential addition to my keychain.

2 flimsy scissor badwolf - SEP 25, 2015

i wished for a small and light multi-tool. be careful what you wish for. the dime was too light. the scissor handle broke off after only a few uses.

1 awful fragile Melissa - SEP 8, 2015

Second one that I've had break mid task...first one while undoing a nut, and second one just cutting ordinary paracord. Not with extraordinary pressure being applied either. To add to the aggravation, warranty service requires a form be filled on, printed out, and then sent in with the tool...and since it is in flash, my devices won't always let me fill it out!

4 Pays to be prepared Jennifer Einolf - AUG 28, 2015

My Mother in Law was chuckling as I repaired the lock on her utility room door, "You're the only woman I know who carries around a screwdriver." Well, yeah.

I love my dime. It is small enough to carry around all the time to be prepared for little jobs. I stress little jobs because it is quite obvious that this is not the tool for bear fighting, jet engine repair or fortification construction. It is perfect for opening packages, tightening screws and generally looking like a badass (while tightening screws, opening packages, etc.)

The scissors are virtually useless and a can opener replacement seems like a good upgrade.

1 Snapped Concerned - JUL 26, 2015

Purchased from Amazon. After having this product all of 3 days and used exactly once it failed. I really wanted to love this product. The size and wieght are really nice but you sober up might quick when your love tries to blind you. Under minimal pressure pinching a locking mechanism of a old pocket knife a piece of pliers expediently came for my face. Should I have been holding the tool above me when trying to line something up.. probably not. Should the tool have snapped under such minimal force... no.

2 Maj Ruvan - JUL 15, 2015

The plier jaw broke off while tring to pry open a coat hanger. Expected it to be roburst enough to take on a task of this nature. Haven't had a problem with the blade though.

2 Good try Kurt - JUL 14, 2015

I loved this tool and believed it was going to be the perfect pocket knife for me. And it was, for about a month, then a piece broke and the knife failed. Berber designs great products but the quality materials seem to be a problem.

4 Dr. Insert name here - JUN 10, 2015

Overall a very good little mulitool. The package opener and the knife were pretty dull but once sharpened they were great. the scissors could barely cut paper and you can really get in between them to sharpen them, but is use this tool everyday and its always on me.

5 Super awesome Franco - JUN 9, 2015

Best compact multitool this is even better than a leather man squirt

2 Your Title K - MAY 19, 2015

good pocket tool made of bad material.

4 Hindquarter Hindquarter - MAY 13, 2015

I agree with Dime owner / user... this tool could use a tin can opener. A bottle can be opened with a common BIC lighter or any other plastic pry tool... otherwise, a very nice pocket tool. Nice bang for the buck! I own several GerberGear knives/tools and they are simply awesome.

4 Your Title Ian - APR 8, 2015

This is a well made and compact multi-tool, minus the tweezers which are not the best. I had hoped to use this on my keychain but it is just too heavy for me personally.

5 New Owner Tom in Holland PA - APR 1, 2015

This is a great pocket tool. I replaced my Swiss Army Executive (knife, file. scissors, toothpick, tweezers) which I've carried for years. Gave up the plastic tooth pick for pliers, bottle opener, retail pkg opener and screwdrivers with little added weight, bulk or price. I have not found another tool this small that has both pliers and scissors. Great design. Scissors are a must for me - an eye brow, a coupon... I don't open many cans. To each his own :)

5 Scoutmaster Shane - MAR 31, 2015

After loads of research trying to find the perfect EDC MT I found it in the Dime. The tool selection is excellent in this size of EDC. Quality is above average and I'm sure this MT will be in my inventory for generations. I've never owned a package opener but have to say that after discovering this device on the Dime I can now enjoy birthdays and holidays without the worry of dealing with those pesky plastic packages! I live around citrus farms and the package opener serves as an excellent peeler as well. .

3 Bad Steel Brot - JAN 29, 2015

It is a great tool, but BEWARE!!! the steel is quite bad. It is almost like trying to sharpen ice that will not melt. As soon as you get a nice edge on it, after a little bit of use it would have dulled again. The Scissors are too small to use and the steel makes them have a short life as it is practically impossible to sharpen. Not rust though. Gerber, you should just make a better "pro" version with AUS 8, 8Cr13MoV, VG-10, etc. and have it more expensive like the gator, which has the 154 CM version.

5 User Koinfantry - DEC 24, 2014

Awesome little tool, perfect addition to complete a EDC kit.

5 Owner Patrick G. - DEC 15, 2014

This is by far the best pocket tool ever! Gerber quality is the best out there, and they knocked it out of the park with this Dime Pocket tool! Love it! Thanks Gerber! Love the products you deliver! A Loyal Customer.

4 batman good sharp knife - DEC 4, 2014

good knife

4 Dime owner / user CollinsDomain - DEC 2, 2014

This is my favorite pocket tool of all time. However, I’m not sure why anyone would use the small scissors when a sharp knife is available. The Dime could be improved by replacing the scissors with a can opener like the EVO Tool has. I’d find that far more useful.

4 Mista Mike M - DEC 1, 2014

Great little knife! Best mini multi tool I have come across! Scissors could use some work, they are marginal at best, but other than that, its great!

5 The Ultimate Mini Tool Patrick G - NOV 18, 2014

This is the best Multi tool for this size I have ever laid my hands on, and you will most likely agree! Again, backed by the awesomeness of the Gerber name, it is a must have wherever you go! It has a great Stealth Like finish and sleek look to it! It is simply AMAZING! Pick up one of these bad boys! You will be glad you have one and own it!

5 Lineman Paul - NOV 17, 2014

Some of the things that Gerber puts out are iffy but this is a huge home run. That being said the finish will wear off. I kept this in my 5th pocket for along time but now keep it in a pocket organizer as I was worried about losing it (my company washes my clothes for me) it was perfectly comfortable in that pocket. The bottle opener helps in opening it. The tools almost lock in place because the fit is so nice (none in this size truly lock) some people complain that the tools are hard to get out but you just have to put your finger nail on the far end of the "nail nicks" by that I mean toward the end of the tool like the point of the blade not close to the hinge. If you have any doubt about if to buy this or not and you don't mind the finish wearing off buy it now you will not regret it. This is the best quality item Gerber has put out

3 Plier jaws broke MAR - SEP 26, 2014

Broke the plier jaws on this little tool pinching barbs on fly fishing hooks - worked great until then.

5 Perfect EDC S. Crowe - SEP 24, 2014

I've had my Dime for about 8 Months now. From Day One, I knew this tool was a keeper. It feels solid in you hand, whether you're using the pliers, scissors, blade, or bottle opener. The blade holds an edge well, and I've never felt like it was going to slip or close in my hand. The Pliers are solid, though the wire cutters are about what you'd expect.

The only issue I've had is that the scissors haven't held up. The cutting surface has held up beautifully, but the spring clip has slipped, and now the scissors will not spring open. I'm sure I could get an allen wrench and fix it, but I just haven't had the time.

Bottom line - If you want a good, compact multitool that can keep up with whatever you need it to, the Dime is the tool for you.

3 Your Title M - SEP 14, 2014

Good multi-tool however, I'm on my second one cause the screws came loose (even after tightening) and I lost the knife. Was disappointed as it said lifetime warranty but luckily I had it replaced.

4 Great Mini S. Lane - AUG 17, 2014

This tool is killer. I wanted the tactical version because I figured it may have more "options" than the standard Essentials version, but I don't think it does, other than the cool black color. It's built like a tank with a great powder-coat finish that I can't see ever rusting. The bottle opener is a great touch, but makes it a bit difficult to get on a keyring. Also, if you're working in the dark, bring a flashlight, or you will lose this in front of your face.

1 Great until it broke Howie - JUL 25, 2014

I had this for two weeks and then the head of one of the screws fell off. The tools and form factor are great, but the build quality is shit.

5 Clinical chemist Dennis - JUN 23, 2014

Great little tool. Perfect fishing/camping companion. Very smooth and precise. High quality construction.

5 Retired Police\Firefighter Dale Burke - JUN 6, 2014

Who could ask for more usefulness in such a compact package. If McGyver had carried one of these the show would never have been cancelled. Just another feather in Gerber's larger plumbed hat. Every Gerber I have ever purchased has never and probably will never fail me.........nuff said. I will probably add this one to my arsenal as well. Thanks Gerber for making truly the BEST products of their kind on the market!!!!

1 My dime broke Jerome - MAY 5, 2014

The blade broke the lock just broke and the blade just folded back very

5 EDC Enthusiast Mike - MAY 1, 2014

Well worth the $20 for a small multi tool with tons of tools to help out with everyday tasks. Gerber well done!!! I'm purchasing more of these for Christmas and birthday gifts. Keep up the good work Gerber!

5 Best 20 you'll spend Michael - APR 23, 2014

This thing is super useful. I always have a pocket knife, but this thing is a whole new level. Absent minded friends think I'm amazing because of this thing. Fits in any pocket, too, which I love.

5 Your Title David - APR 13, 2014

The dime is one of the best ideas from Gerber yet! Well made, has great selection of tools, and carries in the pocket or key chain with no effort at all. As soon as I had it in my hands I new it was well made. Good job Gerber!

1 farmer nick coatney - APR 9, 2014

I tried to use the pliers and put a little pressure on the handle and the spring that holds the handles in line with the pliers bent. If my weak hands can ruin them they must not be much good.

5 Great pocket multi-tool! Mike - JAN 14, 2014

i just got mine in the mail today, it is awesome!!! Gerber you guys make awesome products!

1 TERRIBLE --- DO NOT BUY!!! Ryan - JAN 10, 2014

I recently bought this tool at academy to replace a Leatherman P4 I lost but had for 5+ years. I used the box opener about 6 times before the back spring failed and used the pliers ONE (1) time and they FAILED too. POOR quality and VERY disappointed with my purchase. I expected MORE from Gerber as I have had your knives several times before. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!

5 Always with me! MichaelTuttle - DEC 20, 2013

I bought this on a whim on sale at Kmart. I didn't realize at the time of purchase that it would be my constant companion. This is without a doubt the most important "knife" purchase I've ever made. I use this little tool every day at least once. The retail package opener is freaking awesome! Great tool Gerber!

5 excellent shen - DEC 6, 2013

what's the differnce with 30-000469?

5 consumer Gerber tool owner - NOV 14, 2013

Sturdy little thing. I have used my hard for about a month. It has surprised me!

I had to sharpen the blade out of the box, but all in all,,, a great tool

3 Navy Contractor Doug - OCT 15, 2013

I purchased my "dime" a little over 6 months ago. I loved the multi-functions and use the knife, package opener, & pliers the most. Two days ago, I was clamping down on a screw and the jaws broke off of the pliers. I have never had a Gerber product fail me and have contacted Gerber for a replacement. Hopefully they will honor it and this was an isolated incident.

5 Little body, HUGE character! Aedan - SEP 2, 2013

This little multi-tool is a great "add on" to my Gerber collection. I really actually don't have any "small" knives or multi-tools... so this is new for me... It is great. lightweight, and efficient for all uses! And most importantly, safe! If i could say one thing, it would be... GERBER YOU HAVEN'T FAILED ME YET!

5 Look Awsome luke - AUG 15, 2013

want to get it

5 title Consumer - JUN 24, 2013

Great little multi tool infact the best good job gerber

5 AMPHIBPACFLT Frogmen rock - JUN 16, 2013

Bought this about 1 year ago, and it has been in my left pocket since then. I have attached a small waterproof AAA LED flashlight with small key rings for the ultimate compact pocket tool.
The combination of scissors and plier jaws in a very compact package was the reason for buying it. Very happy with this tool, and it hasn't failed me yet. Thanks Gerber!

5 EDC Cyclops - MAY 24, 2013

This little guy lives on my keyring. It has paid for itself many times over. Great little tool.

5 Have been using Gerber knives & multitools for over 40 years... Tom Sparks, Jr. - MAY 15, 2013

I got the Black Gerber Dime through eBay brand new, in the box, for $15/free shipping!
This is the most perfect pocket multitool you could possibly ask for, for the exception of the file (which in my case that's all a need it for in case I accidentally crack top of my fingernail), it can only be used for finger nails or very fine, soft metal filing.
Overall, the Dime is my favorite new tool/knife to grab as an everyday pocket tool!
Knife blade is shaped and ground to be used for many different applications, even scraping. I thought the scissors working fine, once you get use to the uncommon way you must hold the tool to use them. ( I see some
Reviewers complained about this, so I thought I'd give my 2 cents). Everything I have used is MUCH stronger than the cheaply made and mostly junk, smaller para frame multitask tools of the last few years!
Bravo Gerber, for improving the quality and ruggedness! It needed to happen!
After Gerber was bought by Fiskers, I thought, Oh No?, there goes the quality and they are just going to use Gerber name to mass produce junk! But, to their credit, I believe they have come around and realized just how many Gerber Blade Fans were out there! I am not ready to say they are as good as they were, when my dad got me my first brass handled Gerber Folder with Made in Eugene, Oregon. USA, stamped on the bottom edge, where it pivot area was! But they are getting better & closer, every year!
If you get a Dime, purchase the BLACK model, as I have read the the other 2 models are not as rugged or durable. Oh, if you plan on attaching it to a key ring or lanyard, etc..., change the round, coiled ring on it to one that is more solidly made or you will lose it. The ring it comes with is junk!

5 Great Present Naili - APR 27, 2013

Just got it a half hour ago as a present from a friend to replace the pocket Gerber I seem to have lost. In love with it already!!!

5 Hotel Dude Blue - FEB 20, 2013

Great tool for the various tasks i have to do on and off the job. Never failed and i always keep it on me.

5 Great Tool csgrice - FEB 13, 2013

I love this tool! Just bought and love how it fits in hand, and the way the tools are integrated into the design. Great little blade, and a perfect addition to my Gerber collection! Thanks for making great tools!

5 alpha dog top shelf multi tool - NOV 6, 2012

very functional small tool. after constant use the tools are easier to open. a bit of wd-40 on the joints will help when u first get it. good tool for dislodging duds from a firearm (but keep the breach pointed downrange) i'm going to get another for my glove box.

5 Desert Canuck Jeff - OCT 10, 2012

Great Tool. I did a lot of comparison between the Dime and another competitor's equivalent. Overall I'm glad I went with the Dime as my everyday. I like the style and grind of the blade. The package opener is the most useful and most frequently used tool on it (which puts it ahead of other competition). The file is the only lacking tool ,but in reality I've never used a file on any multi-tool I've owned for anything important. Never had any problem with getting tools in and out on the Tactical. Great tool.

4 Tool Input James - JUL 7, 2012

Love the little multitool, however the keychain eyelet is next to useless..
I do love the package opener, and can't believe this hasn't been an option on tools for longer!
The plyers are great, nice and strong.
The file is useless, and the scissors are hard to use..
The blade on the knife is interesting, and works very well..

Pretty good for a inexpensive pocket tool when the full-size is too big to carry...

4 Nice Average guy - JUN 30, 2012

Nice tool, have been using it for a while now. All tools work great, except the file, the only thing I seem to be able to file with it is only my nails. But for the price an awesome tool. Really love the bottle opener, so easy to use and works so well. The tools are a bit hard to get out at first, but after using them they loosen up a bit so that they can actually be opened without breaking some of your nails.

4 Gerber Dime Shawn - JUN 16, 2012

good small multitool. i was pleased to find out that the package opener can also work as a strap cutter when i was testing out some of the things i could do with the tool. only complaint is that the tools are stiff and will destroy your fingernails when you first get the tool. doubt that this tool will have to be used for my job over my leatherman charge alx, but if something happens, it might be handy.

5 Consumer Sergio - JUN 1, 2012

Great tool love the new logo and the tactical look of it. Only problem is I wish all your products were made in the good old USA.

4 Your Title ZonieRunner - MAY 30, 2012

I've had the Dime (Tactical version) for about a week know. My initial thoughts overall are that I like the form factor and the layout of the tool. I've used all the components, minus the 2 screwdrivers, and think they hold up well enough for light duty EDC-type chores. The "Retail Package Opener" is a handy and useful tool to have and has worked great. The paint is already coming off on several areas where friction is the greatest. The tweezers are rather difficult to slide in and out. It almost feels like you could bend them, if your not careful, sliding back in. I wish the hole for the keychain was bigger, but overall, it seems like a decent enough tool to keep in my pocket throughout the day.

4 Your Title me - MAY 5, 2012

very nice little tool. wire cutter is very soft though and can't really cut anything, scissors are probably better. pliers are very strong nevertheless!

4 obamasux Good - APR 15, 2012

The dime is a good knife but I wish it had a lock like the suspension or most other gerber multi-tools.

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