Friday, May 2, 2008

Gerber MP400 Black-Oxide (Multitool Review)

A while ago I bought myself a new multitool to replace my old Leatherman that I gave away. It's a black-oxide-coated version of the Gerber MP400 Compact Sport multitool.
Below are some pros and cons of this particular tool.

  • Lighter and thinner than other Gerber-brand multitools.
  • Black-Oxide coating is nonreflective and tacticool.
  • Pliers are very easy to deploy-just grip the handles and snap your wrist. They'll slide out and lock into place automagically.
  • Is compatible with the Gerber Toolbox bit set.
  • Like all other Gerber tools, the MP400 comes with a ballistic nylon belt pouch.
  • Not spring-loaded.
  • Slightly less sturdy than other models, torsion-wise.
  • Screwdrivers, shears, knife blade, and other tools are harder to get at than on other models due to the design.
  • Can be a pain to adjust.
Manufacturer's Product Page: GerberGear Compact Sport.
Price: Anywhere from 45-55.00 from various dealers. I got mine on
Berserker's Overall Rating: 4 Stars. This is a great tool but has a few minor problems that may or may not bother you, depending on how much of a gear snob you are.

Great tool for a great price.
Go get one!

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