Reddit Reddit reviews Gerber 7-in-1 Airline-Safe Stainless Steel Shard Solid State Keychain Tool with Titanium Nitride Coating - Black (22-01769)

We found 94 Reddit comments about Gerber 7-in-1 Airline-Safe Stainless Steel Shard Solid State Keychain Tool with Titanium Nitride Coating - Black (22-01769). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Gerber 7-in-1 Airline-Safe Stainless Steel Shard Solid State Keychain Tool with Titanium Nitride Coating - Black (22-01769)
Includes a small flat driver, medium flat driver, cross driver, pry bar, and additional toolsThis compact 2.75 inch tool is lightweight enough to fit on your keychainThe Shard is made of stainless steel with a titanium nitrate coating that protects from corrosionThis edc gear has served with deployed team in disasters worldwideOur products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty
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94 Reddit comments about Gerber 7-in-1 Airline-Safe Stainless Steel Shard Solid State Keychain Tool with Titanium Nitride Coating - Black (22-01769):

u/kickdrive · 82 pointsr/Frugal

Every person I have ever given a Gerber Shard to (male and female), has thanked me time and again for it. At 5.99 it's the most functional multi tool for the money, it's nearly unbreakable, and it will last a long time unless they lose it.

u/Saldar1234 · 18 pointsr/EDC

I love my Gerber Shard but that is pretty cool.

u/bramblyhedges · 15 pointsr/EDC

Clockwise from top left:

OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet

Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring

Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.

Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet

Fisher Space Pen Bullet

Generic lighter

Field Notes but in the dot-graph version

Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online

Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight

Gerber Dime

First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife

iPhone 8 Plus

u/all_seeing_ey3 · 9 pointsr/Fitness
u/lSlS_CRISIS · 9 pointsr/AmazonUnder5

Peanut lighter (free shipping):

Paracord 25 feet (free shipping w/ prime):

Flint rod (free shipping):

CRKT Eat N Tool (free shipping):

US military can openers (free shipping w/ prime):

Wire Saw (free shipping):

Gerber Shard (free w/ prime):

Edit: More stuff

u/IANALAMA · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

I carry an Opinel No 8 everywhere i go. i use it to cut food and light gardening work (trimming, pruning, cut twine to tie up tomatoes, etc). "everywhere" includes backpacking, and any kind of travel. it's short enough and no spring assist, so it doesn't conflict with local laws when i travel.

when i'm backpacking i also carry a small wire key ring with the following:

Key Ring

Leatherman Micra

Gerber Shard

Streamlight Nano

if i'm doing any kind of campfire, then i bring a mora companion to do any processing that i'll need.

u/Raiders3005 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard

If opening bottles is a thing you need it for over a knife, which was not the case for me, I got rid of this tool as well.

Simple but it works

This is what I carry now, after ditching my shard as well because there's plenty of ways to open bottles and tweezers are crazy useful.

u/yake12 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Links to the amazon pages for each product for easy access:

Gerber Dime

Gerber Shard

u/limmone · 7 pointsr/EDC

I bought this a while back. Pretty cheap as well.

u/pancaaakes · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/freefrench · 5 pointsr/france

je traine sur /r/frugal et comme idée cadeau j'ai trouvé cette année :

u/cthulhubert · 5 pointsr/EDC

The core material EDC, to me would be knife, light and cellphone. But cool keychain gidgets are really nice too.

So I'd say if you have a knife, a good flashlight would be next, then a backup knife and light (one is none, two is one). I like a multi-tool or SAK for my backup knife, and a keychain light for my backup torch.

(In case you're curious, after that I start considering footwear, gloves, hats and other clothing.)

(Sorry, I'm feeling a bit lazy, so you'll have to live with bare links.)

This one is pretty popular for keychain use:

Fenix has single AA and 123 powered lights that are well regarded and compact:

There are a lot of other brands worthy of consideration too, of course (Fourseven's mini, Jetbeam, Klarus, Zebra, just to name a few).

There are also a lot of much larger but more capable flashlights out there.

Keychain stuff is always nice:
I use these sliver grippers way more than I thought I would. The convenience of always having them around is unparalleled:
I've been thinking of getting this, I'm a little leery about that much stuff for so little cost though:
I love this style of keyring, but it's way cheaper on eBay:
Little one-piece keychain tools have become really popular, and I really like having a little prying and screwing tool always present.
The Gerber Shard is cheap but probably at least worth what you pay for it:
This one has a bit more functionality, and is made of the magically delicious titanium:

Keychain multi-tools can be good.
Here's one from Gerber:
Supposedly the build quality isn't as good as Leatherman's though:

I'd also recommend looking for a glow in the dark lanyard.

A pen you can EDC is another "you're surprised how often you use it" item. I have an Inka and it's definitely alright, though a bit fiddly:
The biggest competitor is the classic Fisher Bullet Space Pen:

Something to write on is nice. I'm a real child of the digital age, but I still like having an analog recording medium on me. I prefer Pentalic's pocket size books to Moleskine's. They're a little thicker, but they have a flexible cover, and are usually cheaper. Here's one: but I don't know if it's ruled or grid or what. I also prefer a bright color cover to make it easy to spot.

Continuing on the writing stuff matter, a sharpie and/or a metallic (ink) sharpie are nice to have. You can get sharpies with stainless steel cases too, which feel nicer to hold, and you're a little less likely to forget somewhere.
Black (dozen):
Stainless Steel:

I think everybody should carry some sort of bandanna. I carry an off-brand buff (tubular bandanna) and an olive drab shemagh.

I like to carry a small baggie of what I call MacGuyver goods. Paracord (bound up in a hanayawa right now), some gorilla tape and electrical tape wrapped around a card, super glue, a sewing kit, zip ties, twist ties, rubber bands, safety pins, binder clips, and a few 1 quart ziplock freezer bags. (Like hell I'm finding links for all of those.)

Yet another "surprising how useful it turns out to be" item is a small mirror:

Whistles are useful for warning people of fire or danger, or calling for help, so I like to carry one:

A monocular is fun to have on your person. This particular model is really great because of its super low minimum focusing distance, which lets you use it as a sort of loupe. In regular mode it's good for looking for house numbers or your car in a parking lot, that sort of thing:

I think that's all I could come up with off the top of my head.

u/sobrique · 5 pointsr/sysadmin

Whiskey is absolutely not too boring. :)


u/inzo_barber · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/brendanvista · 4 pointsr/EDC

Alternate View

I work in the tech industry, but I'm not comfortable going too much further than that.
EDC (on my person):

  • Cell phone (not pictured): Galaxy S4 with extended battery Amazon
  • Watch: Invicta 8926OB Amazon
  • Knives (rotation):
  • Flashlight: Thrunite TN12 (2014 Version) 2016 Version Amazon
  • Wallet: Kenneth Cole, not sure what kind.
  • Gun: S&W Shield 9mm w/ Talon grips
  • Keychain Amazon
    Thingies on keychain:
    • Tile Cell Phone/Key locator Amazon
    • TRUE lighter Amazon
    • Gerber Curve mini tool Amazon
    • Gerber Shard bottle opener (come on, what else is it good for?) Amazon
    • House and car keys

      But wait, there's more! Bonus Closeup Images
u/stupiddie · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/wags_01 · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/trebde · 4 pointsr/EDC

I have the gerber shard on a bow shackle with one of those kingston usbs, only so the usb has some protection.

For Reference

u/ARM160 · 4 pointsr/EDC

Item List


u/Jobeanie123 · 3 pointsr/EDC

A bunch of wool socks and a Gerber Shard!.

The shard seems a little strange, but right now I need something else to put on my keyring just to give it something more to grab onto when I pull it out of my pocket! The shard seems like a good solution. If I can get one use out of the little phillips and perhaps the pry bar it'll probably be worth it!

u/squawk_vfr · 3 pointsr/EDC

A Gerber Shard for your keyring. Mine comes in super handy, and it's only a couple bucks.

Edit: Added link

u/dinosawrsareawesome · 3 pointsr/photography

I carry a gerber shard, the main reason/use is for tightening tripod plates, even if I have a leatherman with me, the shard is still easier and faster for plates.

I think another small 'add on' tool like that would interest me, something to augment the camera abilities of a multi tool.

u/mrsbeeps · 3 pointsr/Gifts

There's a great post in here about manly man gifts. A personalized hatchet looked really great.

All the guys on my list this year are getting yeti tumblers, booze, and dopp kits.

Last year i threw in a few of these shards:

Hope this helps!

u/ohnoletsgo · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

I currently have a Gerber Shard and the re purposed the hemmed cuff from my ST-120x's.

The Shard is awesome because it's TSA approved and I'm a frequent flyer.

u/DE_Goya · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've got a gerber shard, they're cheap as fuck but useful. Use it a lot in the office and is a handy bee opener/screw driver in a pinch.

u/xanxer · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon $3.85 (Cheapest Amazon offered item)

u/nostrebhtuca · 2 pointsr/EDC

Been here lurking for a while and finally decided to post my EDC. Since there's been some discussion lately as to where people carry their EDC that is how my list below is broken down. Let me know if you have any additional questions.


  • Seahawks Superbowl Champions Hat


  • Seahawks lanyard with work ID, keycard, desk keys

    Left Wrist

  • Suunto Vector in Military Foliage Green

    Front Left Pocket

  • EZGO Slim
  • KOBALT Multitool
  • HTC One with White Otter Box Commuter Case
  • Olight S15 Baton

    Front Right Pocket

  • Carabiner with 4x Nite Ize S-Biners Size 0, Gerber Shard and KeySmart Standard Size
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Kershaw Cryo 2

    Back Left Pocket or In-Hand

  • Rite in the Rain Notebook
  • Rite in the Rain Notebook Cover

    For those interested in the EZGO and KeySmart my opinions are as follows.

    I like the EZGOs form-factor, but after owning it for a while it doesn't 'stretch' at all for what's in there. I have two credit cards, ID, insurance and a punch card in mine and it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of it. Also, since it's made to fit cards, anything bigger than that can't be accommodated. As a result I have my CPL, vehicle insurance and KOBALT tool rubber-banded to the thing. I've been eyeing the Flipside 3X as a replacement, but their shipping is around $7 which is over 10% the cost of the wallet... hence my apprehension in buying one.

    As for the KeySmart, I've had it a couple of days and so far I dig it but with a couple of caveats. They include two keyblanks for Schlage-style keys. I took one of them to Lowe's to have it cut and there was an issue with the blank, as a result their machine could not provide an accurate copy. I purchased a key from Lowe's and they made it without issue. Not sure what kind of weird science is up with the blanks they included, but I would be leery of buying their 'lightweight' and colored blanks as you may have similar results. My second issue may be somewhat nitpicky, but it's next to impossible to open the door with one hand anymore. Hands full of groceries or mail? Well, you better plan ahead on getting your key flipped out prior to getting to the door, other wise you'll be settin' that shit down.

    Would I buy the EZGO Slim again? No. Would I buy the KeySmart again? Yes.
u/jredmond · 2 pointsr/gaybros

The best multitool is the one he'd use all the time. I've been a fan of the Gerber Shard for a little while now, but he may prefer something with more components.

I've also heard good things about the FreeKey System. It made things too bulky for my tastes, but I'm also not exactly their target audience. (I carry two keys daily - one for my place, one for my mailbox - plus an RFID keyfob for my office and a barcode keyfob for my gym.)

u/LIV3N · 2 pointsr/EDC
  • Casio G Shock GA300 w/ Paracord Band - Here

  • Charcoal Lamy Safari w/ Fine Nib - Here

  • Royce Leather Money Clip Wallet - Here

  • Nite-Ize Ahhhhh S-Biner and Exotac Freekeys - Here and Here

  • Gerber Shard - Here

  • Patriot Rage 32GB Flash Drive - Here

  • Keys

  • iPhone 5 w/ Switcheasy Tones case - Here

  • Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition - Here

  • CRKT Hissatsu Folder - Here

    When not at school, I also carry a Gen 4 Glock 23 in a White Hat Holsters Maxtuck.
u/Yolocopter · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday!! Sushi makes me happy...but you know what makes me even happier?? Seeing my new puppy befriend a cat! cutest thing ever<3

I would love this for my keychain (: ^^

u/DieRunning · 2 pointsr/EDC

Several people have suggested the Gerber Shard, but I would suggest also looking at the Artifact. It's the Shard with a tiny blade. It's perfect for opening packages.

u/temporarypassword · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Gerber Shard. Bottle Opener, Prybar, Scredriver. Very useful tool.

u/mtbfreak · 2 pointsr/EDC

either a gerber shard($7) or a klarus miX6 Ti ($47)

the klarus is very bright for a keychain light, most other ones are around 30 lumens, the klarus is 85 lumens.

u/aroundyou · 2 pointsr/EDC

Left pocket:

u/definitelynotaspy · 2 pointsr/EDC

This is a fun idea.

Assuming you carry a separate knife:

Gerber Shard - $6.82

Fenix E01 - $12.73

Total: $19.55

The Shard does so much for so little, and the Fenix is a very reliable, functional flashlight (with the added bonus of using easy-to-replace AAA batteries).

Assuming you don't carry a separate knife:

Leatherman Style CS - $16.79

Generic button cell light - $3-$4 at Walmart or wherever

Total: $20.79 (assuming the $4 price on the button light, it's a little over, but you can probably find one for $3 if you look)


Victorinox Rally - $11.60

LRI Photon II - $8.27

Total: $19.87

This kinda depends on your needs. The Style functions better as a knife than the Rally (in my opinion), and offers essentially the same tools plus a great pair of scissors. But in return, you sacrifice a little in terms of your light. Personally I'd opt for the Style + generic.

u/JackleBee · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The Gerber Shard is amazingly tough and I find a use for it almost every day.

It isn't a project tool (ie you aren't going to want to build a shed with it) but it is incredibly handy. I'm one of those guys that gets annoyed with loose screws and I always whip out my keys and use the Shard to fix it.

A use that isn't listed is that the fork in the pry bar happens to be really useful for cutting rouge threads off clothing.

My most useful application of the Shard is (sadly) opening Amazon packages. It just annihilates the Amazon packing tape.

u/hydraulx · 2 pointsr/EDC

I have one of these on my keys as well. I've also heard a lot of good things about the Gerber Shard.

u/malecky · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard is a convenient little pry-tool for a bargain. It's worth the price just to try it out. Bottle opener, pry bar, and Philips-head screwdriver all in one make it worth the space on my keychain.

For a folder, you won't go wrong with either a Benchmade Mini-Griptilian or a Spyderco Delica. And at the cheaper end, there's the popular Spyderco Tenacious, but I am personally not a fan. Just don't buy anything with partial serrations, and do learn how to sharpen your blade.

Happy trails.

u/unproductive_now · 2 pointsr/drunk

Yup, the Gerber Shard, never leave home without it!

u/Lazerr · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Personally, as a nurse myself, I don't carry a knife while at the hospital, but instead trauma shears and maybe a pry bar like a Gerber Shard. I haven't run into a situation yet that the shears or the pry bar haven't able to do and it isn't as intimidating to patients or visitors.

However if you do need a small knife, just like everyone else suggests, the Dragonfly 2 is exceptional.

I have the ZDP-189 version of the Dragonfly and it is perfect for EDC.

If you looking for an even smaller folder check out the Manbug which also does come in a [ZDP-189 variant]
( Just be aware that these do not come with pocket clip (I think).

u/lawanddisorder · 2 pointsr/onebag

I fly domestically twice a week. This is the only multitool I feel completely confident I will be able to get past security.

Sorry, but them's the breaks.

u/Max_01 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Please not this is not finalised and is also my "in an ideal world EDC", so probably won't end up happening haha. Also, these are just lots of things I am considering I haven't chosen my final setup yet, so I won't end up buying all of this... Let me know what you think :)

So here:
Keyring with either this or some of these

Then, for tools:
Gerber Shard AND/OR TrueUtility KeyTool
NomadKey Charger OR NATIVE UNION Keyring Charger
Olight Torch OR TrueUtility Nanolite
Keychain Duct Tape Roll - I might machine my own on my lathe though, still working it out.
PortableCharger - Not necessarily this one but I might get one...
*Tritium Glow Keyring Tool

u/C41n · 2 pointsr/EDC

Gerber Shard

Simple, cheap and strong. $8

Gerber 7-in-1 Shard Keychain Solid State Tool

u/vinnard · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I love my shard

u/--blue · 2 pointsr/EDC

Electrical Engineering Grad Student Carry:

u/WrathfulDeath · 2 pointsr/EDC

I basically looked for something small that i won't notice in my pocket. I chose the Gerber Artifact over the Shard because I liked the extra blade on the Artifact.

u/Rob0tron1367 · 2 pointsr/EDC

SZCO Supplies Kubaton Folding Knife, Orange

Samsung Galaxy S8 Case, Zizo [Bolt Series] w/ [Galaxy S8 Screen Protector] Kickstand [12 ft. Military Grade Drop Tested] Holster Belt Clip - Galaxy S8

TopQPS 2 Leaf Brass Fidget Spinner-Hand Spinner Toy-Stress Reducer EDC Focus Toy Relieves ADHD Anxiety and Boredom High Speed Spin Time of Up to 5 Minutes!! (Black)

OneTigris 4pcs Heavy Duty Stainless Cable Keyring EDC Keychain (4)

Smith & Wesson Military & Police SWPENMPBK Tactical Pen

Minimalist Wallet & Credit Card Holder Men with Slim Design by Raw (Black)

Gerber Shard Keychain Tool [22-01769]

u/tbass789 · 2 pointsr/EDC

let's try this out:


timbuk 2 aviator


imperial motion beanie

[casio tough solar watch] (

leatherman squirt ps4

boker urban trapper

spyder co dragon fly

esee 6


book (hundred years of solitude)

dat burts bees hand salve goodness

santa cruz shredder grinder


gadget for the pots

[goal zero flip 20 charger] (

keys (shard, usb drive)

basic med kit

rando pen

u/Slayerrrrrrrr · 2 pointsr/EDC my go to pry tool / bottle opener in addition to carrying my wave / a small opinel.

u/effonepointfour · 2 pointsr/EDC

Generic red handkerchief

Laut iPhone 6s case

Zenni Optical glasses

Petzl Am'D spinball carabiner (old school and hard to find these days, found it here)

Gerber Shard

USB thumb drive

Captain Black little cigars

Dad's Mont Blanc Meisterstuck fountain pen from the 80s (like this one)

Generic money clip with Egyptian Pounds

Groomsman gift monogrammed Zippo Armor

Fenix e05

CRKT Heiho

Chap Stick

Field Notes

u/Zero1O1 · 1 pointr/EDC

Eh... seems fairly expensive for something that provides so little functionality. I don't need to pry things very often, but if I did I would probably just get a Gerber Shard or Artifact. Smaller and cheaper.

u/Projectrage · 1 pointr/minimalism

I highly recommend this...had it a year works really well.

Gerber shard

u/SleepNowMyThrowaway · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I simplified.

I keep mine in my pocket, and all I have on my remote entry key-fob is this and a single key that opens a padlock that I use for my gym locker, back gate, and shed.

I bought a 4 padlock set that uses the same key. Idiot proof and only one key required.

Finally I installed this on our entry door and porch door (ours is bronze colored) and it's probably the best addition we've made to our house.

So my keys never usually leave my pocket and are unobtrusive in any event; my car door unlocks by sensing the fob, and a 4 number code opens the house door.

u/Comisar · 1 pointr/EDC

Xperia Z3 Compact

SOG Flash I

BladeKey w/ Kingston DataTraveler 64GB (not shown)

Rubber Band Wallet

Streamlight MicroStream

Jack Black Lip Balm

Gerber Shard

u/BadHumanGoodGnome · 1 pointr/EDC
u/loopscadoop · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

"I hope the rest of your day is as pleasant as you are!"

Take it as you will!

u/people_ruined_my_day · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

because who doesn't need a multitool ?

u/_Captain_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Tabwolf985 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and welcome back!

I love this Bob Rivers Christmas song!

My under $5 item!

Also, whats your favorite song? Merry Christmas!

u/HeatR216_AF · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Gerber Shard or a Leatherman tool.

u/Dabfo · 1 pointr/knives

Lots of good knives but you shouldn't use them for screwdrivers and bottle openers. Carry something like this and save your knife.

u/Lonestardangerwolf · 1 pointr/EDC

Yes, it is: amazon link

I have not had it very long, but the bottle opener works. I have not had to use any other feature yet. It feels like a strong tool for the size.

u/frank_and_beans · 1 pointr/EDC

As far as tools go, here are some good starting points:

Gerber Shard

Leatherman Micra

If you go the flashlight route, I hear good things about the Fenix E01 and E05.

u/acedelgado · 1 pointr/GalaxyS8
u/UncannyGodot · 1 pointr/knives

If you are after a knife that generally feels great to use, I would discourage you from buying a knife with sundry attachments. They've always poked me when I try to use the knife. If you want additional functionality you could get a Gerber Shard or a Leatherman Brewzer. I would take a multitool attached to my Skyline (or other light knife of your choice) over a Shuffle unless you direly want to save cash.

I normally don't suggest this, but you might even want a knife with partial serration. It's terribly handy for cutting through lines.

u/TheStuffle · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Knives are for cutting. Here you go.

u/RelevantNostalgia · 1 pointr/EDC

I've been a fan of my Gerber Shard.

Granted, I've never used the "wire stripper" and counting the "lanyard hole" as a function is absurd, I can attest that the others (small & medium flat drivers, philips head, pry bar, and the most used, bottle opener) all have come through when I've needed them (i.e. didn't have anything else readily available).

u/Teebs_is_my_name · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

For anyone wondering what is being engraved, it is a Gerber Shard. Super awesome tool, carry it with me everywhere.

u/Badger_23 · 1 pointr/EDC

Sorry for photo quality. First post ever on this so be gentle. Starting from top row, left to right:

u/Dyspare · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Aside from my actual keys...


USB Stick


I used to have a flashlight but it was cheap and doesn't work anymore.

u/resurrection_man · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Gerber Shard

That sucker's handy.

u/supercaptaincoolman · 1 pointr/EDC
u/SpazMcMan · 1 pointr/AskReddit

My bad, inserted link from phone. It's a multi-tool keychain. Screw driver, bottle opener, wedge, wire-stripper, etc. Amazon Link

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/beer

I see your utili-key and raise you a Gerber Shard.

u/Bangs42 · 1 pointr/EDC
u/JeTJL · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I guess you've watched Archer huh.

uh left, because I'm left handed...

I make my own luck

This would be nice

u/atlredditfan · 1 pointr/CFB
u/explosivo563 · 1 pointr/EDC

"survival" pocket tool. straight from china. I have one as well. I haven't had any need to use it since I already have a Gerber Shard on my keychain, but I figure why not for just $1.

u/hendostv · 1 pointr/EDC

A keychain prybar tool like the Gerber shard--, or one of the fancier titanium alternatives