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SHOT Show – Gerber

The Vital series was introduced as Gerber’s new introductory hunting line. It consists of multiple tools with replaceable blades, and orange handles and frames for visibility. Tools in the line include the Skin & Gut Knife, Take-a-Part Shears, and Pack Saw.

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Gator Premium is an upgrade to the iconic Gator line, which features blades made from S30V steel. The handles of these new knives have a scaly texture very much inspired by their namesake, and they also come with similarly textured sheaths. Only the fixed blade has the metal pommel, although both knives feature lanyard holes. Not pictured are the GH models with a hooked point.

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In the image above, you can compare the new Gator Premium Folder CP (top) to the original Gator Folder (bottom).

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Here’s the Premium Folder and Fixed knives in their sheaths. This new line is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.

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This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated. It contains the following components:

– Windage elevation sight tool
– Firing pin scraper
– Buffer tube wrench
– Cleaning cable pull handle
– 4mm wrench
– T10 torx
– #0 cross driver
– Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
– 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 3/4″ wrenches

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The Span Shotgun tool, which features 12 tools in one solid state, which itself separates into two separate components. It features the following:

– 1/4″ standard bit tip driver
– Bit tip storage
– Torque generating design
– 6 bit tips
– pin punch
– 3x hex wrench
– choke tube wrench
– bottle opener

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The Airfoil is a folding knife, with a fine edge, T-shaped thumb studs, and a pocket clip. It’s very light weight at only 2.2 oz., and has a very smooth open action.

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The Skyridge is an assisted open knife with a fine edge blade, dual thumb studs, and a pocket clip.

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3 Responses to “SHOT Show – Gerber”

  1. Colin says:

    I like how they are all not partial serrated, its hard to find fair priced straight edge for the lazyman with only whet stone

  2. Tackleberry says:

    That short stack’s a neat form factor, but a proprietary grip’s limiting. Reckon it can always go in a pouch/pocket.

  3. Tackleberry says:

    Their 2015 catalog’s hosted online and apparently grip is shown just to show it can fit in a compartment, not supplied w/ tool. Also a ‘Effect Tool II’ in that catalog.