Bear Grylls Compact Multi-tool
The only compact multi-tool with two full size blades on it. The Compact Multi-tool is small enough for a keychain or pocket, yet packs a big punch when you need it most.
- 10 Components
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Fine Edge Knife
- Serrated Knife
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Small Flat Driver
- Medium Flat Driver
- Lanyard Ring
- Bottle Opener
- Compact and Lightweight - Fits on keychain or in pocket
- External components and nail nicks for easy access
- Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials
I barely used these things and they broke. Barely put a load on the pliers working with basic thin picture frame hanger wire of all things. Really Gerber, you're better than this tool.
I join the others here.. The first time I put a medium amount of load on the pliers, the support struts buckled. They are not designed well at all for purpose. I had to use them with kid gloves until (shortly afterwards) the support strut broke of completely. I was really disappointed. The Bear name sold me and I was really looking for a solid bit of kit... I even bought another as a gift (prior to mine breaking) and boasted how it was a great German brand (isn't it?). As engineers I have zero faith that it's still working..!!
Considering how small it is: awesome
I got this thing for my birthday, thanks for the thought sis. But it is a piece of crap!!!! The pliers broke the first time i used them. I was trying to pull a plastic tab when they folded. The knife is a stamped blade, flimsy. The serated blade has burr's all over it. I would rather be in the woods with nothing, rather than depend on this junk. Nice one bear, put your name to crap.
leathermans are so much better than this piece of junk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great tool! It's really small and light weight. The tools and knifes work really great. I even managed to cut open a cocoanut. I love how you can access the tools from the outside and the tool just looks really great. I just wish it came with its sheath.
I bought this to replace my swiss army knife because of the pliers. After reading some of these reviews, I am not so sure of the quality of Gerber. Even their warranty suggests the multitools are not quite up to par. Well, I will use it until it breaks and go back to my swiss army knife, which I can seriously abuse and they never fail me. I will write another comment to follow-up in a month to let all know if this is a POS or not. (PS, I should have got the clue that it was not so good becaused it was endorsed by the master faker himself... "BG")
I have found every tool on this piece useful except the wire cutters. Every thing else has been durable and effective in my uses. I got this as a gift so I'm not complaining. I have seen this tool go for about 10 bucks in stores. for that price it's not a bad choice for light carry.
I just received this multi-tool as a gift. The construction is very tight, nothing wobbles. It is surprisingly heavy for its size. Hoping this means it will hold up better than it has for some of the disappointed owners here. The knives are sharp and I like having a fine and serrated blade separately. The only thing I would have liked to see added would have been a can opener, but this is a compact tool. I've seen this tool go for as little as ten dollars, for that price I'd call it a steal.
This is a good little tool if used as intended. It is my key chain EDC tool and I like it a lot. Only two things I can say against it. It is a bit heavy for its size, and the blade shape is not my favorite. I use this tool nearly every day and it never lets me down.
THis multitool isn't really that good. The wire cutters are weak, the pliers are weak, and the blades dull easily. If you want a heavy duty pocket multitool that will actually work, buy a Leatherman.
I don't know what the other people are talking about its a really good tool for a very good price and ive used the pliers for a while now and it works perfectly
i broke it trying to cut some aluminum. Whichm would basically be a soda-pop can "tab" just thicker? If they were not hollowed out.
great knife only problem pinches on close
Used the pliers while fishing to secure a weight. Barely applied any pressure and the pliers broke.
Very disappointed GERBER! I used to like your products untill now. Using this multi-tool for fishing. Use the pliers and the locking mechanism broke. I can't believe bear put his name on this crap. Soo much for quality. Plus u can toss survival out the window. How can u trust this to use in a survival situation if the damn thing breaks with the first use. Just bought it today. Then a few hours later it breaks. Why the cheap metal? Was this even tested for survival situations?
First time I used the pliers (to secure a small fishing weight) a piece broke rendering the pliers useless.
Like the other reviewer I used the pliers on something, and the hold lever bent. Now the pliers don't close all the way, and won't open all the way either. Complete junk. My first, and last Gerber.
I used the wire cutters on a small fishing lure rusty wire and the pliers fell apart. Hopefully I will get the lifetime warranty honoured
Great pocket-sized tool, reassuringly weighty for it's size. Sharp knives and spring-loaded pliers.
On the downside, the phillips screwdriver is all but useless (basically a flat driver).
Pocket guide a bit gimmicky but a welcome addition still.
if you're lookin' for a pocket multitool this is IT
hi,i carry this tool in my pocket every day.the only reason i gave it 4 stars is because its 3oz its heavy for its size
Can't handle small jobs...Tried to use the pliers to hold a small nut from turning on a screw, and the hold lever bent and broke! The pliers are now completely useless as the handle spins freely and won't catch. I hope Bear made enough money from the endorsement to endure the embarrasment of backing such a cheap tool.
small lightweight used it many times never once have i had a problem every things there cheap and good i love it its the perfect tool way to go take this with on all camping hiking fishing etc but mostly surviving thank you bear grills and gerber
Good little tool for the money. It really needs a clip instead of just bouncing around in your pocket.
3.number of tools
5.joints are made with screws not rivets huge advantage when cleaning and oiling the multitool.
(i also have a squirt ps4 with rivets at the joints and it's like hell when i accidently get sand in the joints)
1.wire cutters are to small
2. the flat philips screwdriver does not fit smaller screws and on the screws it fits the tool has trouble getting enough torque to do the job
3.after several uses the tweezers tend to gring at the joint...at a point it stops
4.the blade hits the metal when folded.
This is an exceptional product! Small enough to carry around with me wherever I go and versatile enough to fit most situations.
1. Wire cutters- work like a dream! Just clasp and twist.
2. Serrated Knife- surprisingly sharp! I sawed through a three inch bough in a little over a minute.
3. Small Flat Driver- versatile as a puncturing tool as well.
4. Tweezers- Helpful for those pesky splinters. I get them a lot so these come in handy!
5. Needle Nose Pliers- excellent strength and grip
6.Fine Edge Knife- I actually cut myself pretty bad when first opening it. Very sharp!
7. Phillips- fits standard sized screws.
8. Medium Flat- fits standard sized screws
9. Bottle Opener- For beer on the go;)
All in all this is an awesome product that I highly recommend due to it's durability and versatility!
Way to go Bear!
This is great for small jobs, however it could not endure the abuse of me and my shipmates, the pliers bent when I was using them trying to fix a desk in my shop, but the blades kept and edge on them after much scraping and use and abuse, not ment for conditions that step outside what an everyday person would use them for, I would like to find something that is this small but is "sailor proof"
I wouldn't carry this as a primary muti tool but good to keep in your hunting/camping incase you break or lose your bigger one. The fine edge knife is can cut most things and the serreated knife can cut through a 3 inch branch in about a minute or so. All the screw drivers fit all the basic screws you would come across. The bottle opener opens bottles pretty easy. The tweezers are the only thing i wouldn't give 5 stars because they don't open up very wide and its hard to get a grip on them. The pliers work good and are easy to grip.The wire cutters can cut wire easliy but not very thick wire. Overall its a great multi-tool to have and very sturdy, strong and concealable. Great job Gerber and Bear Grylls!
this is an excellent tool cause on one of the eps of bear grylls he uses the pliers and they don't break the first time its perfect for a scout camp or just survival plus this is the one bear grylls uses most often
I'm a city-dweller who uses this tool to anchor my keys. It's a decent keychain and the components have come into use almost daily -- cutting open stubborn boxes, popping after work bews, yanking slivers, adjusting glasses and even, in one instance, to smash open a stubborn pop-tab can.
While this may not be the ultimate survival tool, it does the trick as a useful item to have on hand at any time. Let's face it, though, how many of us actually need a survival tool (pending some sort of apocolypse)?
Also, no mention of this as a fist filler? It perfectly fills my palm enough to not have it broken over someone's skull if the need so arises for me to throw down.
I got this from a well-meaning friend for my birthday. I must say that I'm surprised at the poor quality of this thing. I expect quality gear from Gerber; this disappoints.
Initially it feels solid and well made, but the centerpiece of the tool, the pliers, seem flimsy and the jaws do not line up well. I used them for a simple wire-bending job this afternoon. The poor alignment of the jaws made this simple task almost impossible. Actually cutting the wire _was_ impossible as the jaws slipped apart. Also, with the pliers deployed, the tool was surprisingly difficult to simply pick up! The angle of the handles made the tool slide out of my grip.
Also, I wonder about the tool choices in a survival tool. Straight and serrated blades, yes, of course. But three screwdrivers? Pliers? Tweezers? Bottle opener (yes, on the flat-blade screwdriver)?
Still, it would be better than nothing, I guess, if I needed a tool to actually survive.
This tool will find a place in a corner of a toolbox, but it sure won't replace my Leatherman.
most of my milit tools have probloms like dull blades bent pliers and dont close but this is ok
I just got it, Now I'm a -EX- Scout, Leder, & EX Millatary.
I spent over 12 years.
Now i woodent wont to Survive my life off of it
for ever on it., But I wood make it (4) at leest,
2 .5- weeks with it. - you need to yous your HED! its a-
COMPACT- MULTI--tool, not a ( GUN! ) it dus
the Job , to help you stay a live ....
This tool broke the first time I used it.
The compact multitool really is compact; small and light enough to carry in your pocket. although I wish it came with a pouch. One thing, though, the blade doesn't hold an edge as well as I expected. But its great nonetheless.
A great tool, except for the pliers that broke with what i thought was not too much force (one hand). Otherwise very useful.
I have had this tool for about a week and a half and it broke during an ordinary task leaving it near worthless. All of the tools on the device are great except the pliers. I used them today to squeeze a split-shot weight on my fishing line and the plier
Es la compañera ideal para el día a día, realmente nunca salgo sin ella
its very good its just that theres too many screw drivers that they could replace with other tools
This tool appears to have all the makings of a good compact multi-tool. Unfortunately, you need another tool to open any of the blades. It's simply too difficult to open them with a fingernail. I'm 6'+ and I need a screwdriver or coin to get to blades ope
I just bought this item (Compact Multi-Tool). Looks great. very happy - - EXCEPT, I certainly cannot find the bottle opener. Even on the pictures on your web site I do not see it. Can you please let me know where it is. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks