Gerber has come out with a couple of new EDC tools under their GDC (Gerber Daily Carry) branding. Most of the GDC tools feature quick-release clips for attachment to zippers, keychains, and backpacks.
- GDC Zip Blade ($12) – 0.68″ blade with frame lock
- GDC Zip Driver ($12) – Phillips #1, #2; slotted 1/8″, 3/16″; ball detent lock
- GDC Zip Hex ($12) – 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ball detent lock
- GDC Zip Light ($12) – white LED, 8 lumens, 3.5hrs runtime, user-replaceable batteries, bonus bottle opener
- GDC Hook Knife ($11) – 2″ hook blade, stainless steel, Zytel sheath with keyring
- GDC Tech Skin Pocket Knife ($32) – 2.52″ plain edge drop point blade, rubberized Zytel handle, lock back safety function
Except for the pocket knife, the GDC tools are all about 1.8″ to 2.3″ long, which is small but not miniscule.
Some of the tools actually look quite appealing, such as the Zip Hex which would be perfect as a compact bike tool, and $12 pricing seems pretty reasonable.
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What is the country of origin of these tools? It’s been a long time, but last time I checked Gerber tools were American made. If so, then these tools might be worth purchasing. If they are not, then Imam going to pass.
Possibly China or maybe Taiwan.
Too bad, well no surprise there these days.
Do any knives or multi-tools carry TSA certification ? Something so you know it isn’t going to get taken with the new rules.
Technically there are multi-tools that don’t infringe upon TSA regulations, but travellers’ experiences can vary depending on the personal opinion of the TSA agents that screen them.
As far as TSA-approved knives go, there will be strict rules going into effect April 25th about which small pocket knives are allowed in carry-on bags. Since the two knives here have locking handles, they are still prohibitive. The other hook knife might be permitted via the new regulations, and the other tools shown here *should* be allowed.
I had to help a wheel chair bound sister board a plane, forgot I had my knife in my pocket. The agent said he would keep it until I came back, sure enough, he handed it to me when I exited.