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Gerber Strata

Gerber Strata

Gerber recently have been concentrating their efforts on the Bear Grylls Survival range of products. However, more than a few tasty additions to the Gerber roster of knives and a few multi-tool tools have also been added, one being the model on test here, the Strata Multi-tool.

Tools and Features

Measuring 4” in the closed position and 6” fully open, this latest butterfly opener can be classed as a ‘compact’ multi-tool but is still very strong and in use feels relatively chunky. It holds some of the most useful tools hunters require for hunting and general purpose field use.

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The needlenose pliers, and replaceable ‘carbide’ pinch cutters are now becoming more familiar in this design of multi and are complimented further by a 2 ½’ fine edge partially serrated knife blade. The 2 ¾’ aggressive edged wood saw is another good inclusion, while a can and bottle opener seem to be obligatory on all multi-tools.

The relatively small but very strong ‘sprung’ Fiskar scissors I feel are always a welcome addition, as is the large flathead driver, clam package opener (something I always find useful for cleaning and scraping various items to clean or get into), and small flat head driver. There’s also a large crosshead driver and a small tipped file. All deploy by lugs with only the knife blade having a thumb assist for one-handed opening.

The stainless steel has a brushed finish non-slip coating and there are black ABS inlays covering sections of the handles including the ‘tool’ locking mechanism.

Summing Up

In my opinion, the Gerber Strata is a multi-tool that shouldn’t be allowed to slip through the net due to Bear G hogging the limelight recently. The Strata is also certainly as practical as it is attractive while the very solid weight of 7 1/2oz gives very good indication of the Strata’s intended usage and how secure that weight helps the tool feel in the hold.

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