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Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier 400 Black
Compact Sport - Multi-Plier 400, Black, Sheath
Compact Sport - Multi-Plier 400, Black, Sheath
Gerber Compact Sport Multi-Plier 400 Black
Compact Sport - Multi-Plier 400, Black, Sheath
Compact Sport - Multi-Plier 400, Black, Sheath

Compact Sport - Multi-Plier 400, Black, Sheath

One-Hand Opening Multi-Tool

Item: # 22-45509

Building on the success of the larger one-hand opening models, this compact version is nimble but just as tough. Built to solve for everyday snags, this tool has 11 carefully chosen components packed into an unobtrusive 7 ounce package. Built in the USA, built to last.


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    • Overall Length: 5.55"
    • Closed Length: 4.37"
    • Weight: 6.6 oz.
    • Handle Material Stainless Steel
    • Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
    • Pliers Type: Needlenose
    • Handle Color: Black Oxide
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Built in USA w/ global materials - sheath made in China
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There is justice in the world of Gerber multi-tools. Because while the Compact Sport may be the smaller, less formidable version of our Multi-Plier 600 series, this Multi-Plier 400 series compensates by being our most popular tool.


This is no small victory. After all, our ultra compact workhorse brings all the same functionality and rugged performance characteristics of its big brother. Thanks to its stainless steel hardware. And its Fiskars scissors, which have the wherewithal to cut through seat belts. And thanks, as well, to the patented design of its one-handed opening pliers.


The Compact is unmatched for strength, durability and ease of use. Our patented Saf.T.Plus locking system is your assurance that this little guy more than holds its own in the name of user safety. That is to say, your safety.


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  • 1 5
  • |MAR 11, 2019
  • |BY: , Your Title

Fell in half! The pliers and sliding mechanism broke leaving just the hinged housing. I had this tool for several years but used only a few times before the mechanism broke. Threw the pliers section away. Pity, I thought these would have stood the test of time.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 13, 2019
  • |BY: , Water treatment tech

I love this tool! I've had four of them if that tells you anything (one Gerber covered under warranty which I appreciate). I got this model because a piece of equipment I used to frequently work on required a blade type screwdriver and a needle nose pliers - this tool covered both needs. I no longer work in the field much but have continued to carry this model daily. I have one wish though, I also carry their EAB pocket knife w/ replaceable razor blades, it's a great tool too. If they could merge these two tools together would make this even more ideal for me. Also, when flying you could simply remove the disposable blade and get it through security.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 18, 2018
  • |BY: , Instrumentation, Electrical and Controls Technician

I have had one of these for almost as long as I can remember. I began using the Series 600 one hand open in 2000' in Navy Engine Rooms. I ordered the Series 400 Sport by mistake for my female cousin who worked as a stage manager in Hollywood. She loved it because it fit her small hands perfectly. After that, I purchased one for myself around 2004'. I have worn it on my belt at all times, off and on work sites. The best part is it does not dig into my hips when I have a seat belt on. I use at least once a day, but when busy, dozens of times. I have worked in almost every industrial environment. Power Houses, Oil/Gas Refineries, Life Sciences, Labs, Water Distribution, and Manufacturing. This tool separates me from the competition when out in the field. I can affect a repair in a pinch, on the spot. My only criticism is that it doesn't have a replaceable saw blade, there is no measuring marks on the handle, and it doesn't come with the 1/4" driver adapter for the #2 Phillips head, which I believe is compatible with. I would love to see this in the blade-less variety to potentially get it on a plane when I travel.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 2, 2018
  • |BY: , National Park Maintenance, Mechanic

I got my compact sport pliers from a PX back in 2011. I have worn this tool on my side everyday since. It aided me in fixing little projects all through college and well beyond. I use it everyday, several times a day. The quality is top notch. The knife and scissors hold there edge very well; I sharpen it once a year! The hinges are still tight and smooth. Even if it gets full of grit it will still open and operate with ease. I had a lock spring break or fall out a couple years back and was able to fix it with a click pen spring and it has worked as good as new since. Last week I mistakenly left it on my flat bed truck and it fell off on a busy road about 2 miles from my home. I thought it was gone forever. I found it today sitting in the middle of the lane covered in road salt and all scuffed up from auto and truck traffic running it over. I skid to a haught to pick it up and was blown away that it still operates as good as new and that there is no corrosion. I went home cleaned it and oiled it up and it functions flawlessly. This multi-tool is INDESTRUCTABLE!! If I am ever in the market for a new multi-tool I will always choose GERBER!

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 27, 2017

My first one was a gift back in 2007. Feels real good and has a good grip. I used the heck out of it even for jobs it wasn't meant for.
I broke the blade trying to open a jammed door (oops my fault). broke the scissors (dropped from elevation). Cuts and strips electrical wiring like a charm and even fencing wire.(I still have it and keep it in my tool box). I eventually purchased another in 2014 which I just recently ruined when I cut a live 240 VAC wire by accident and melted the wire cutter portion of it (everything else still works and functions just can't cut wire anymore). This is a great multi tool. I will be getting me another one due to that I need the wire cutting part of it. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't use it. On the job, camping, minor repair and crafting. Thank you for making such a great product..

  • 4 5
  • |MAR 10, 2016
  • |BY: , Detective

Effective for the price. The cross blade screwdriver could be a little more pointed, but for light to medium use, it's fine.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 19, 2016
  • |BY: , grounds manager

This is the best tool I've ever owned. Beats the crap out of Leather man. Love the flick open and that the pliers is a true pliers that opens when I want it to. Knife is good and it's not so bulky like the 600. Wish the scissors was a file.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 19, 2016
  • |BY: , grounds manager

This is the best tool I've ever owned! Beats the crap out of Leather man. Love the flick open and that the pliers are a true pliers that opens when I want it to. Knife is good and it's not so bulky like the 600. Wish the scissors was a file.

  • 1 5
  • |DEC 26, 2015
  • |BY: , Mr

Piss poor wire cutting as blade metal is too soft.

  • 3 5
  • |JUN 8, 2015
  • |BY: , Your Title

Its a ok product, gets the job done

  • 1 5
  • |JAN 3, 2015
  • |BY: , Navy Reservist/ Civilian ammunition technician

I have owned five other bladed Gerber products, and this by far the worst one.

It is too small to feel comfortable when using. The handle is too short to get good leverage when using the pliers

I also found it difficult to keep an edge on the older style blade, compared to the Flik or either 600 series that owned.

Over all, I am not impressed with this product and would not purchase again nor would I recommend it to others.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 7, 2014
  • |BY: , Tough knife

Great knife use it for everything really has all the tools you need, the blades are still sharp after 2 or 3 years of use

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 17, 2012
  • |BY: , groundsworker

I've had my 400 compact sport for 7 years. No rust issues, blade still holds a edge, and everything still functions properly. Love the tool and the size is perfect. Not too small and not too big. Highly reccomend!

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 15, 2011
  • |BY: , kgbatman

Personally,i love this tool.i lke how it is made;however;i wish the screwdrivers would be a little longer,and the wire cutters would be more sturdier,but overall! i still love this tool.I am a gear gadget collector,and freak.I never leave home without.