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.
- Overall Length: 4.25"
- Closed Length: 2.75"
- Weight: 2.2 oz.
- Steel Type: 3Cr13 Stainless
- 10 Components
- Wire Cutter
- Fine Edge Blade
- Retail Package Opener
- Medium Flathead Driver
- Crosshead Driver
- Bottle opener
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.
good pocket tool made of bad material.
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.
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.
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 :)
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. .
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.
Awesome little tool, perfect addition to complete a EDC kit.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Broke the plier jaws on this little tool pinching barbs on fly fishing hooks - worked great until then.
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.
Great little tool. Perfect fishing/camping companion. Very smooth and precise. High quality construction.
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!!!!
The blade broke the lock just broke and the blade just folded back very
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!
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.
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!
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.
i just got mine in the mail today, it is awesome!!! Gerber you guys make awesome products!
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!!!
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!
what's the differnce with 30-000469?
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
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.
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!
want to get it
Great little multi tool infact the best good job gerber
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!
This little guy lives on my keyring. It has paid for itself many times over. Great little tool.
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!
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!!!
Great tool for the various tasks i have to do on and off the job. Never failed and i always keep it on me.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The dime is a good knife but I wish it had a lock like the suspension or most other gerber multi-tools.