Gerber Shortcut multi-tool

Concept: 2 out of 5
Execution: 1 out of 5
Yeah, but: It doesn't do much, but folding scissors are inherently cool.

The Long Version: I bought this multi-tool for not very much money from Walmart, which isn't anything to b proud of, but at least there's a story behind it. I was traveling by plane, so I couldn't carry my big Gerber multi-tool or pocket knife with me, and I needed a little something to have on hand. So in a better than nothing way, this was better than nothing.

The scissors are decent: Gerber is part of Fiskars, and that's something that they're good at. The rest of the items (see product page) are okay in that better-than-nothing way, but aside from the scissors, none of these are what I'd reach for if I needed something matching that particular name. They're small, and they can fold back beyond their 'open' position. This means that the knife blade can't be used with any enthusiasm. A Victorinox 'swiss army knife' is better built and more useful - except that they have slightly shorter and weaker scissors. Ultimately, that's what it all comes down to, because that's about all I use them for.

If you have twenty bucks and need something else for your keychain, the Gerber Shortcut's a good pair of scissors to own. And that's about it.


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