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Gerber GDC Zip Blade - Folding - Zipper Pull Multi-Tool
Gerber GDC Zip Blade - Folding - Zipper Pull Multi-Tool

GDC Zip Blade

Zipper Pull Multi-Tool

Item: # 31-001742

Gerber understands that being prepared isn't a one time occurrence, it is a way of life. The Gerber Daily Carry series is designed to keep you one step ahead with portable, easy to use tools that connect to your zipper or keychain. The range of tools can handle any task.


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    • Overall Length: 2.26"
    • Blade Length: .68"
    • Closed Length: 1.70"
    • Weight: .65 oz.
    • Steel Type: 7Cr17
    • Handle Material: 3Cr13
    • Frame lock for improved security
    • Zipper attachment for easy access
    • Quick-release clip for swift removal
  • Warranty

Gerber knows being prepared isn’t a state of being so much as a philosophy. Which is why having the right tool on hand is about little things that make the difference. Sometimes the job’s as simple as cutting twine or slicing open a box, but try those things without a blade enough times and you’ll appreciate the compact efficiency of the GDC Zip Blade.

Part of Gerber’s Daily Carry collection, this Zip Blade is the bulldog of utility knives. Squat enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it has enough muscle to strip wire, cut cardboard, and slice through toughest of clamshell packaging.


The quick-release clip lets you remove this tool with one hand, leaving your other one free to steady a load or keep things aligned. When open, a frame lock keeps the compact .68-inch fine edge blade secure, so there’s no wobble when you’re powering through a cut. A built-in fob lets you attach it to the zipper of your jacket or bag, so it’s close at hand when you need it.


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  • 5 5
  • |JAN 19, 2019
  • |BY: , Never leave home without it!

This little thing is great, I have it hooked on my keys, I primarily use it to cut open boxes and strip wires. Never have any issues. The blade is almost just as sharp as when I got it. The little clip it comes with is kinda junk but all I did was got a regular key ring and it works great.

  • 1 5
  • |DEC 19, 2018
  • |BY: , Ironmonger

Edges of the blade are all rounded off and crooked. A couple attempts to contact Gerber have gone unanswered.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 9, 2018
  • |BY: , The very best knife

Is the one you have! I attach these to strategic places around the house, where knives are needed, but seldom found: Bag, wheelchair, vest zipper, in the car etc.
I need to stock up on a few more because they inevitably become on the spot gifts! I know it’s not meant for an expedition, but it’s great in a pinch. And it isn’t an heirloom; you can loan it out.

  • 1 5
  • |AUG 19, 2018
  • |BY: , Broke in less than a day

I literally just got it and when I opened the blade the locking mechanism went too far in and now I cant close the blade.

  • 1 5
  • |JUL 31, 2018
  • |BY: , deffect tool

cut the blade after 2 days

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 22, 2015
  • |BY: , Everyday Joe

Great little EDC blade..the clip and tie in point are a little scrappy but nothing a little D.I.Y. can't fix..lives on my keychain and looks great sharp so far..will buy more for friends and family.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 6, 2015
  • |BY: , IT Support

A friend of mine gave me like this and was a very useful tool for me , in IT environment we're you need always to open boxes for a new hardware devices, and also cutting tie cables, cutting plastic bags and packing boxes for cutting tapes etc, I really really need another GDC blade because I lost mine last month not sure if someone interested and had taken on my desk , can I order please? I just saw that not available now in your stock?.

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 25, 2014
  • |BY: , Road Tripper

Love it but really need several more of the zipper attachments.

I'd rather not have to buy one of these for each and every jacket I own, and moving it from jacket to jacket now just doesn't make sense.

But if there are no separate zipper attachments available how about bulk prices for 3 or 5 or 7 or ....

Thanks. It's still slick and handy.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 14, 2014
  • |BY: , Quality and Cool

I bought it when I saw how it went on a zipper...Its so light and it looks really cool due to the color scheme. Works well on a softshell fleece jacket.. The day I bought I used it 3 or 4 times out of need for a handy it. Makes a great stocking stuffer. I went back and got one for my Dad and one for a friend.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 7, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

I always seemed to need a knife when i didn't have access to one. I went to Cabelas to look for a knife that could fit on my key chain, but not really expecting to find much. Well i was right i didn't find any except this. You know why there aren't many out like this...because this is the only one that is needed. I even bought a second one for my other set of keys days later. Worth it's weight in gold.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 4, 2014
  • |BY: , Great little accessory

I bought one of these and I am impress with the design. Simple and a great accessory to my key chain. I always have a blade on me and this is just a great design. Light weight and inconspicuous locking blade. I plan on getting more of these for Christmas gifts.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 30, 2014
  • |BY: , Great small knife

I bought this to use for everyday tasks and it is awesome. The knife came sharp and is very robust, perfect for tough plastics or boxes. The quick release is great and it can fit into a shirt pocket no problem. The all metal construction is also great as is the design.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 16, 2014
  • |BY: , professor farnsworth

great little knife had to loosen it up a bit after i first got it cause it was near impossible to open the first time

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 26, 2014
  • |BY: , mr.

great little knife have it on my coat i wear all time easy to use looks great and people are like wow where did you get that nice little zipper pull tilli open then mind blown

  • 4 5
  • |FEB 21, 2014
  • |BY: , want one

i would like one

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 6, 2014
  • |BY: , great

I used this handy tool every day, I once had to skin a rabit and it got the job done after I sharpened it of corse

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 17, 2013

This is a very handy tool to have because of its compact size and durability. This little guy is a must have for everyday situations!

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 2, 2013
  • |BY: , Tested and Approved

Purchased this along with the zip light, and at first was wondering if it had a locking mechanism or not, but after a few minutes loosening it up, it has the typical locking system. The blade is surprisingly thick for what I expected, so it will stand up to a lot of wear and tear. The blade came sharp, and I love the steel construction -less plastic parts to bend or break in cold or harsh conditions-. I also love the size and colors, as it makes it very easy to zip/unzip something with a pair of the biggest gloves, but the product isn't too big that it looks awkward. Overall 5/5 rating and I would recommend another great product from Gerber. Happy trails.

  • 4 5
  • |OCT 16, 2013
  • |BY: , A genius idea!

I really like the idea of your GDC series, very handy, keep up the good work gerber, but I guess it does look a little frail.
P.S. make it possible to replace the green with the same foggy shade/colour/texture, but in a dim orange, that would look amazing aesthetically!

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 2, 2013
  • |BY: , Great Little Blade

Attached it to my EDC keychain. Great for opening plastics. There's no way this should be a problem with knife laws, no matter what state you're in. Its not even an inch long. Gets the small, everyday tasks down.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 11, 2013
  • |BY: , Now This is a neck knife

I keep one of these on my dog tags at all times. I cant say how often I use it. Also tough enough for most things

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 9, 2013
  • |BY: , Mr.

Can you get all of them together for a package deal?

  • 1 5
  • |JUN 1, 2013
  • |BY: , Very disappointing

The blade wouldn't close after the first time I tried it. Too cheap to even bother sending back. Very disappointing especially given the Gerber reputation. I guess the price should have been a tip off.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 21, 2013
  • |BY: , Handy as heck

Just bought 4 of these, Back pack, Coat, key chain and rifle sling. and the blades are more capable than I thought. Handy, and I find I am using them all the time.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 14, 2013
  • |BY: ,

MAKE MORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 5
  • |APR 12, 2013
  • |BY: , Knife lover from the knife hating city of NYC

If you were to make this with a non locking blade, this would more than likely be NYC legal and also TSA legal. Just an opinion.