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Gerber 600 Multitool review

Are you looking for a new multi-tool to add to your camping gear (or bug out bag), but don”t want to shell out a small fortune. You may want to check out the¬† Gerber 600 multi-tool.

Gerber 600 Multitool Review

Gerber manufactures a long line of strong multitools and the Gerber 600 is no exception.

The Gerber 600¬†measures a bit longer than 4.25 inches when closed. It’s got a nice weight to it and you can tell it is a solid, good quality tool that is built to last.

Gerber 600

On-board tools:

  • Blunt-nose pliers
  • Tungsten carbide insert cutters (replaceable)
  • wire crimper
  • fine edge knife
  • serrated knife
  • cross point screwdriver,
  • small, medium and large flat blade screwdrivers
  • lanyard ring
  • can opener
  • bottle opener
  • file
  • Imperial and metric rulers on the handles


The pliers have a strong secure grip and didn’t appear to have any flex or give.

Wire Cutters

The wire cutters are carbide steel and are replaceable, in case you wear out the blades.


The knife blade holds a nice sharp edge. I haven’t used the serrated blade yet, but it’s made of the same steel as the straight edged knife so I have no worries. The blades lock into place for safety. They will stay open until you want them to close, thereby sparing those fingers you have become so fond of.


The file will remove sharp edges from things and smooth out burrs.

Can Opener and Bottle Opener

The can opener and bottle opener work as expected. No bottles or cans remained unopened after my attempts.

Misc Observations

The tools on the 600 lock into place for safety. They will stay open until you want them to close. I also like that the tools face inward when using the pliers so that the smooth side of the handles touch your hands when gripping. Makes hard work so much more comfortable!

Once your Gerber Multitool arrives, it will never make it to your backpack or toolbox, you’ll found yourself grabbing it for every task that comes up.



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