Gerber Radius in LA Times

From The LA Times:

First look: Oregon-based Gerber Legendary Blades has been in the
business for 70 years, making shovels, knives and hydration packs for civilian
and military use. We tested the Gerber Radius, which has ergonomically
comfortable rubber handles and tools that fold out of the sides so you don’t
have to open the butterfly-style pliers to use the gadgets. The Radius packs
four tools — scissors, screwdriver, can opener and a 2.5-inch blade — besides
the needle-nose pliers.

Likes and yikes: Sure, the Radius is a behemoth compared with other
multi-tools, measuring 4.75 inches and weighing in at about 9 ounces. But we
liked the Radius over all the other models tested because the design and rubber
grip handles make it feel more like an instrument than a piece of hardware. The
blade is wickedly sharp; the tools have protruding knobs, making them easy to
open; and the pliers are spring-loaded so they can be used easily with one

The 411: $75, available at REI, Cabela’s and other sporting-goods
stores, or call (800) 950-6161,

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