Gerber Legendary Blades is known to unveil new tactical products as the Association of the US Army’s Annual meeting in Washington, DC and this year did not disappoint. This time, they released three completely new products as well as a new color (Tan 499) for the Strap Cutter which makes it OCP compatible.
The first and most impressive of the new products is the Cable Dawg. Designed specifically for communications troops, this tool will find a home with anyone looking for a handy tool for fiber optic and other IT-related work. Featuring wire cutter, CAT5 jacket cutter, RJ45 Crimper Head, Wire strippers, Knife blade, Magnetic driver extension with tool heads. Additionally, the handles are crafted from glass filled nylon to help reduce weight and the side of the handle that houses the driver extension and tool heads can be removed.
Gerber also introduced a new light, the Hands Free Recon (HFR-M) which is kind of a new take on the mini angle head. The on/off switch in on the top with the lights mounted perpendicular to the body. It includes four outputs including a low Night Vision System detection, White, Red, and IR. Additionally, you can choose low, medium, high, or beacon modes. Mounting options include helmet and MOLLE. Finally, the HFR can use AA or CR123 batteries for up to 6 hours of illumination.
We’ll leave that fourth product a mystery for now. After all, we have to leave something for the other guys to write about.
All Gerber products are available for unit or agency purchase from ADS.