The Key Note is a do-it-all knife that packs a surprising amount of utility into a compact frame. The dual-use blade is deployed w/ a starter tab and secured open w/ a nail nick, it offers both a scraping and a cutting edge. The stout blade can be carried a multitude of ways: on belt, in pocket, or on a keychain.
Throw it in your pocket or on your keys and forget it. The compact design of the Key Note was intended for this very purpose: to be on hand when you need it for daily tasks.
I just received my Gerber Key Note today. I was anxiously awaiting it’s release ever since I first saw it on all the Shot Show YouTube videos. There has been very little real world information on it to date. I grew up with Gerbers being the Excalibur in the stone that the logo portrays in the ‘80s and ‘90s when they were all U. S. made, and in recent years I try my best to not buy any of their China made products (unless I find some insane clearance deal), so I was a bit disappointed (but not surprised at this price point) that the box was marked “MADE IN CHINA.” The knife just screams WRONG in its proportions, clumsy blade opening, and awkward pocket clip that is very hard to clip in my pocket...but it’s cool factor is off the charts! I figured all this going into my purchase, and I am not disappointed. I have dozens of knives and generally tend to lean to more obscure offerings, and this knife does not disappoint in that regard. I will continue to lean towards Gerber's U. S. made offerings, and I applaud them for making more of these available, but I am overall very happy with my Gerber Key Note, and I applaud its designers for their out of the box thinking on this one.