We just got a new piece of gear (2016) to test out – the Gerber Dime. This small multi-tool was instantly put into my go bag and also used as an extra tool on long mountain bike rides.
For the price (under $17) the Gerber Dime Multi-Tool really packs a punch. It is very light, fits in your hand and can cut through anything small quickly.
List of gear on the Gerber Dime Multi-Tool:
* flathead screwdriver
* wire cutters
* stainless steel pliers
* fine edge blade
* small file
* crosshead driver
* bottle opener (important)
The overall length is 4.25″. The Closed Length is 2.75″ and the Weight is 2.2 oz. (super light).
This is one of the smallest multi-tools out there. I have even used it for bike tire repair when I was out in the woods and got a flat. I used the needle nose pliers to pull out the nail.
I lost my original Gerber Dime so I went out and purchased a new one for $29 at my local Ace Hardware. You can also check prices on Amazon and grab one for under $25.
PROS: Very low cost vs what all you can do with it. Having pliers in the tool makes this a big choice over any other small pocket knife.
CONS: This is obviously not your go to survival knife for building shelter and skinning animals. It is a small blade and tools that is used for small task.
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