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Gerber Key Note Knife Review


Gerber Key Note Knife: Unlocking the Power of Compact Versatility

The Gerber Key Note Knife features a Tanto blade shape, a one-handed opening, a liner lock for safety, and a compact size with aluminum scales and a 5Cr15MoV steel blade. But how useful is the Knife and can it act and replace your EDC Knife?

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The Gerber brand

Established in 1939 by Joseph R Gerber, Gerber is a renowned brand that began by crafting small batches of handmade cutlery sets. With a commitment to quality and innovation, Gerber quickly gained the trust of customers and emerged as one of the world’s largest and most respected knife companies.

Over the years, Gerber expanded its product line to include an array of innovative offerings such as multi-tools, camping gear, and axes, all designed to enhance outdoor experiences and simplify life in the great outdoors. Today, Gerber continues to be a trusted name synonymous with excellence in craftsmanship and outdoor utility.

technical details

Blade Tanto Fine Blade
Material Steel Blade
Locking Mechism Liner Lock
Blade Length 0.9″ | 2.3cm
Price $27.00 +

Gerber Key Note Knife review

Today, I’ll be taking a closer look at the Gerber Key Note Knife—a great little folding pocket knife that might just surprise you with its functionality and sleek design. Measuring a mere one inch, this little blade is tucked snugly into its compact housing, making it the perfect addition to your keychain. Let’s delve into the various aspects of this unique tool, evaluating its functionality, design, and utility, and ultimately reach a verdict on its worth.

The Gerber Key Note Knife excels in its practicality, offering a multitude of potential applications. The short blade, with its sharpened edges on two sides, provides a handy solution for everyday tasks. Need to open a package? This little wonder acts as a reliable box cutter. The convenience of having a blade readily accessible on your keychain is undeniable. The use of aluminum scales and a (5Cr15MoV) steel blade, while not top-of-the-line materials, still deliver satisfactory performance considering its affordable price tag of just $27.00.

What sets the Gerber Key Note Knife apart is its eye-catching and innovative design. As I contemplated constructing a personalized keychain setup, the idea of incorporating a small, distinctive tool intrigued me. Unlike the typical run-of-the-mill multi-tools like the Victorian SSD or Gerber Dime, this particular knife captured my attention with its unique aesthetic appeal. The compact size, combined with its sleek construction, makes it an attractive option for those seeking something beyond the ordinary. I really like the fact this can fit on a keychain. Every thought I enjoy carrying around a bunch of different EDC items, it’s not always functional or necessary, and having a knife designed to be carried on a keychain is very effective. 

With its diminutive size and lightweight build, the Garber Key Note Knife boasts excellent portability. You’ll hardly notice it as it gracefully hangs from your keychain, ready to assist you whenever the need arises. Moreover, if you reside in the UK, you’ll be pleased to know that carrying this knife won’t pose any legal complications since the blade is well below the size restrictions. The biggest issue I had with the Gerber was its actual utility use. As someone who sends a lot of packages, it was perfect for box cutting on the go. I also frequently camp and this blade is sufficient enough for general survival activities. That being said, it doesn’t quite meet the requirements for certain aspects (as you’d imagine) with the blade being too small. This has niche utility, and many knife carriers might not see the benefits of a knife this small – I completely understand.