With rugged construction, spring-loaded pliers, outboard locking tools, and an extra grippy handle, this is Bear Grylls's go-to survival tool. Containing 12 stainless steel, weather-resistant tools that lock while in use, this is a safe, reliable multi-tool to have in the wild.
Rugged construction, spring loaded pliers, external locking tools and an extra grippy handle earn this tool its moniker: the Ultimate Multi-tool.
Mine lost two of the four rubber grips and the piler head started to rust for no obvious reason when I just had it in a desk. Got a Gerber Suspension with the Gerber Dime combo pack for about half the price of this thing. The suspension looks better, has no rubber to loose and still no rust to be seen, and yeah it's appart from the rubber identical tool wise. Go ahead and get that one instead.
Its an iffy tool. the items are good but the locks are so hard to get open and hurts your fingers. Plus, its so big. Save $$ and buy a smaller one
I have this one and 2 other Gerber's.
The T3 is the one that stays on my belt as often as possible.
The DET tool is my second choice...
If I had purchased what appears to be this Bear Grylls branded suspension, I would have returned it to the store.
The tool is solid but other than the pliers, it's mostly useless.
It's damn near impossible to get the blades and other implements out and even harder to unlock them and get them put away. The scissors are absolutely useless. The saw works great as long as you only want to cut twigs that are easily snapped, and while the knife blades are sharp, they're to small to be easily used.
Admittedly, the screwdrivers work slightly better than trying to twist a screw in with your fingernail, but they're nothing to get excited about.
In the 3 years that I've owned this tool, it's spent most of that time sitting in a drawer, and yet it still starting to show some signs of rust.
Save yourself the aggravation. There are MUCH better Gerber's out there. Buy one of those instead.
I love this tool!! Has the perfect weight, tools are well thought out and easy to deploy in a hurry. Yes the sheath is something to be careful with, I had to pop rivet the belt strap back on but now I wear it everyday. Perhaps you could sell the sheath individually so everyone can replace it when it falls apart.
Tool great for my uses.
Sheath is crap.
Would be happy to pay extra for better sheath. Leather would be great.
my firend has it and my firend love make things of wood and when he gets this he was quicker and beter then i try it and it blow my mind it has lots of tools in it,its sharp,and handl isrealy good for holding
i recomend this enywon who wont bear gerberswich army knife
I got the gerber suspension multi took and it's the exact same thing only with out the bear grylls name! Get the gerber suspension multi tool
so amazing i love this tool i used the wire cutter and it cuts almost any wire and the knives are so sharp
I really like the multi tool, but the sheath belt loop ripped only after about a month of using it. Gotta figure out another way of carrying it........
i use my bear grylls multi tool for hiking or around the house. most of the tools work great. however, the scissors were the first to give out then the some tools started to loosen up. and I am not even a heavy user. no service center for gerber here in the philippines to avail of my warranty. hope you can help.
The sheath is terrible design and not practical. Hard to open tools quickly ... not as friendly as I thought it would. Bought it at Gander Mtn and they were all wrapped with no display models to preview.
Good looking tool and works well if not in a hurry.
I love this and also the PC250MTK (http://superblog.co/the-best-multi-tool-porter-cable-pc250mtk-review/ ). I have had the Porter-Cable oscillating multi-tool for a while now. I decided to buy this because I had used a friend's high-dollar name brand multi-tool and really liked it, but I couldn't see paying triple the price for the big name. I have used this every day for many different things including cabinet and deck work. The "no tool" blade change is great and time saving. The 10-foot cord is a good length. Overall, it's very comparable to the Big Name Brand. The only downside is that the blades are a bit pricey and don't last very long.
If IM going to carry this thing around without the sheath and rip my fingers apart trying to get it closed i would rather carry a bunch of seperate tools that actually work.TRY it in the store if they have an open package,you will see.
I have been carrying the Bear Grylls Multi-Tool everyday since April 2012. I was initially attracted to the spring-loaded pliers which allow for single-handed operation. In 21 months of constant use, this tool has functioned as advertised without fail and continues to everyday. The external positioning of the tools allows the user to deploy them rapidly without opening the pliers. The sheath failed within days and was quickly replaced by a military grade pistol magazine pouch. Overall, this multi-tool is a sound purchase for the price. Recommendations: a real military-grade pouch, tool steel instead of stainless steel.
Great Little tool. Very versitaile. Rubber on the hand grips is not oil resistant. They say the nylon case is military grade, well I feel bad for whatever military they got it from. Mine ripped in two places in only 2 weeks of using it and the belt loop tore out.
One of the best multi tools I've ever used, grippy handle ,sharp knives, screwdrivers, spring loaded pliers , great for everyday use! I seem to use it on a daily basis at work for something .... And it always does the job!
its a good knife . the rubber grips came straight off ( didnt like oils) broke the phillips screw driver ,hmmm but over all this kife is all good and strong it takes a kicking under ground everyday..i need a new holder for it 1 year and that is rubbish...it just fell apart .i think gerber should come up with a miners version . the flik is way better tool
Awesome multi tool! I love how strong and sharp the knives are but my nylon sheath ripped on both sides after 1 week.
My tool have rust after one days use, I'm not satisfy with the quality. How ever the tools are good and easy to work with but the material quality is poor.
To what military is that "military grade" nylon sheath referring to? Didn't last a week, lucky I didn't lose the tool. One of those "Ergonomic Textured Rubber Grips" manage to come off, doesn't affect function, but definitely detracts from appearance. One of the screws that hold the blades in place managed to work lose and almost got lost and almost lost some blades and the spacers between them. Managed to get it all back together, but I'm definitely keeping an eye on it. Other than that it's not a bad tool, but If I was to buy a replacement I'm not sure if I'd buy the same thing again. Once bitten, twice shy.
i got this multi tool i love it i would recommend it to any one for everyday life and survival and i love all my Gerber gear
Nice tool and very handy, first tool that I ever had. And I agree with them, the belt strap for the sheath can easily be worn out at your first look.
This multi-tool is great I'm really impressed, but I agree with others the nylon sheath isn't the best. Within the first couple of days the stitching started to come off. Except for that it's a great tool, I love it! Well done Gerber and B.G.!!
The tool is excellent ! impressed with funcionality and quality. However .........
Nylon Sheath - Lightweight, military-grade, mildew resistant, well, this sheath is mickey mouse, the stitching on the belt loop is already coming apart after 1 week use :-( . Will have to find a real military grade sheath before I lose this great tool.
Great Multi-tool, but the sheath is cheap after a week-end of camping the bottom of the sheath stiching tore open.
The tool was great! A survival tool is only helpful if you can keep it with you. The sheath broke off my belt and the knife was lost within one week. If I cannot rely on the tool to stay with me it doesn't matter the quality of the tool! This is my first experience with Gerber, and I'm not impressed.
The first 2 days i owned this tool the sheath broke and it was lost for a month. Finally after cleaning out a project I was working on that month the tool was recovered. Since reunited and orginal sheath has been disposed of...the tool has worked great since. To better serve you customer Gerber, make sure to make the product good all around. Don't half ass it.
well.... it's good to use, but not enough for survival, because the tools inside are too short and the pliers is too wide, so you need a big hand.
first thing to do is throw away the sheath. like ken, the thing broke within 2 hrs of putting it on my belt i almost lost the knife.
had a good one by raine and am using it now.
the knife is excellent and has most anything you need. it is excellent in quality and looks like it will last forever.
Very good tool, but the sheath is quite disapointing. Also, the ruberized sides weren't well glued. Still, its solid and relliable.
I really like the tool. I use more than half of options. The big problem is that the black case that comes with the tool is very poor quality. I was walking through the woods and rubbed against a tree and the case holder tore off my belt and I didn't knkow it. It took me several days of retracing my tracks to find my Bear tool. Why sell me such a nice tool w/a cheezzy case to where I'll loose it.
I just got the tool today. It has everything i need. all the months research on what multi tool to buy narrowed me on this one. only downside is the nylon sheath so i got one one custom made from a local tailor in case the original wears down. Overall a great must have! Good job Gerber and Bear! i'm a big fan of yours.
Bought the product on Friday, on Satruday i attached the sheath to my belt prior to driving to a location to work, Started work, and had no multi-tool on my belt, I found it inside the car with the sheath belt strap broken on my very first trip with it.. Tool is ok for my needs but the shetah is absolute garbage and does not represent good quality for Gerber at all
got mine recently but seems to be a good solid piece of kit,i have had a few and this one seems to be the most robust.
Awesome tool...but the sheath is garbage. Too difficult to put the tool back in, not to mention the strap has already broken on me once. Gerber's warranty is great. They sent me a new one ASAP. But what will they do when it breaks again and I lose my tool? Are they going to send me a new tool???? Gerber needs to send out replacement sheaths. The sheath is just not Gerber quality.
Excellent multi tool except the nylon sheets started to come away from the stitching the minute I took it from its packaging!
This is not a new Bear Grylls tool its just a Gerber suspension with new handles.
I for one found the suspension to be useless, all the blades are way to small, and the Philips screwdriver was useless would not work at all.
Love the tool but the sheath broke after 3 weeks. I will have to see how legit Gerber's warranty is.
It's a great multi-tool, however the sheath is horrible. After two days the seems started to come unraveled so that it won't attach to my belt anymore, I have to carry it in my pocket now.
The wood saw is lousy. Bear would not be satisfied with its performance. My Swiss Champ's saw is great in comparison. Redesign the saw!!! And the vertical belt loop on the pouch was only half attached to the pouch. I had to sew it back to the pouch. And the sewing on the vercro pouch cover was coming loose so I had to sew it, too. Gerber and BG should be ashamed.
Great tool, just save your money and grab the Suspension, as it is just the same tool, less the B.G. endorsement. Not to mention $20 MSRP difference.
tools are well built ....
like some other reviews the small pocket in the sheath is catches the tools ..
it will be awesome if they use a hard leather sheath
overall: no complaints with the tool
Awesome multi-tool and has a good option of blades as well as tools. Well done Gerber and Bear Grylls!!
This is the best multi tool I own. It easily holds its own against my Leatherman Wave and frankly is much easier to open/use (and it is much cheaper!). This is the best made knife in the Survival Series and I would highly recommend it to anyone that endulges in hardcore camping, survival, etc.
All around probably the best multitool I have ever owned. Compact and easy to carry and just as easy to use. Nice grippy handles and the spring loaded pliars are incredibly handy. As long as you use the knives for things they should be used for you will never have a problem. Admittedly there is some difficultly getting the pliars into the case but putting the holster on your belt horizontally or black tape on the priorities of survival easily solves the problem. All in all I highly reccomend this tool.
great all around, but the sheath is a tad tricky when it’s on your belt and you try to put the tool back in.
I like it but the knives go blunt easily but not to mention the tools come in handy when you need them
They should have made the blade a bit better and the sheath is just awful and very difficult to use.
Overall a very good tool to have and keep.
I live in a place that does not sell Gerber and had to have a friend get it from overseas. So cant make changes.
The price is a little high but it is pretty good. But for multi-tools I carry Victorinox. But this tool worked great.
Just added this one to my collection of multi-tools. The features and ergonomics of the Ultimate Multi Tool are useful across a wide range of my daily activities, from work to sporting and leisure pursuits. I like having the ability to wear the pouch laterally along my belt, rather than hanging from it. It doesn't hang up on the car seat or get in the way of the seatbelt when worn that way, and it spans the space from one belt loop to the next just right, so it doesn't slide around. It's a keeper.
Am having problems with the scissors, feel the spring could be a bit longer, as it slips past when trying to use scissors, Hope that upgarded would be available. Otherwise I use this tool on a daily basis
The most sturdy, functional and useful multi-tool I have ever held, seen or imagined.
As well as just being extremely high quality in every aspect, there are a few simple things you that separate the tool from the other models:
First, having tools positioned so that they can be used both when the knife is open and closed is brilliant.
Second, the locking system is the best type I have ever seen and will never break.
Third, the pliers are sprung which is just amazing.
I would have payed well over £100!
i use it for everything. All componets work beautifully best tool ever. would recommend use to anyone. buy this tool.
i bought 2 hours ago tried using the scissors to mess with my mom she was just starting to knit something and just pulling out the yarn i was going to cut it with the scissors and they went under the spring witch happens every time i try em now not even letting them close all the way as well as like another guy stated going into the sheath catches the smaller pocket other than that amaxing so far and if they fix these problems i am hoping they may trade me for the fixed reissue model
I carry a multi-tool with me especially when I need it the most. This is the coolist tool that I have ever used. Very helpful and love all the tools on the unit.
Love this tool. Only has the tools that you need, not a bunch of unnecessary stuff. One problem that I found was the scissors slip under the spring so they do not function that well.
got it just a couple days ago, so far works good. the tools are handy and I have already slit a ducks throat with this knife. the blade is sharp and the sheath is good... the only thing is that some times the pocket for the survival guide catches as you a