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Gerber's new 9-in-1 multitool keeps things basic and to budget

Gerber's new 9-in-1 multitool ...
The Mullet is available now via Gerber’s website for US$10
The Mullet is available now via Gerber’s website for US$10
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Some are versatile and some are cheap, but it’s not often that elegant multitools from storied toolmakers tick both of these boxes
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Some are versatile and some are cheap, but it’s not often that elegant multitools from storied toolmakers tick both of these boxes
The Mullet is available now via Gerber’s website for US$10
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The Mullet is available now via Gerber’s website for US$10
The Mullet is a little different to the majority of multitools we cover, in that it has no moving parts
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The Mullet is a little different to the majority of multitools we cover, in that it has no moving parts
The mechanical simplicity also helps keep the Mullet tool light, with weight of just 0.7 oz (20 g)
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The mechanical simplicity also helps keep the Mullet tool light, with weight of just 0.7 oz (20 g)
The Mullet multitool in black
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The Mullet multitool in black
The Mullet multitool features nine tools in all
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The Mullet multitool features nine tools in all
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Some are versatile and some are cheap, but it's not often that elegant multitools from storied toolmakers tick both boxes. The brand new Mullet from Gerber is an implement that packs an impressive array of functions into a keychain-friendly frame, but keeps things simple where it matters to ensure safe everyday carry at a pretty agreeable price tag.

The Mullet is a little different to the majority of multitools we cover, in that it has no moving parts. Instead, each of its nine tools are built into its carefully carved solid-state frame engineered to make the most of a compact body that measures only three inches (7.6 cm) long.

No moving parts means no fold-out blade, with sharp edges limited to a scraper, wire cutter and nail puller. Also onboard is a cross driver, hex driver, two sizes of flathead screwdriver, pry bar and a bottle opener for when the work is done.

The Mullet is a little different to the majority of multitools we cover, in that it has no moving parts
The Mullet is a little different to the majority of multitools we cover, in that it has no moving parts

The mechanical simplicity also helps keep the tool light, with weight of just 0.7 oz (20 g). This, together with both a key ring and belt loop carry, means it can be carried on the outside or inside of your pants and you'll barely notice it's there.

The upshot of all this is a versatile nine-in-one multitool with a tiny footprint and price tag to match. The Mullet is available now via Gerber's website in black and stonewash finish for US$10.

Source: Gerber

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3 comments
Guy Macher
Not versatile enough and who needs a bottle opener!
highlandboy
Bottle opener? If I’m so far away from my tools that a multi-tool is on any value, I sure will not be carrying a bottle that needs opening. So probably this tool will appeal to posers and want-a-bes.
ljaques
Every tool I see has a bottle opener and I can't think of a single time in the last 30 years when I've used one. Everything has been twistoff for ages. I found a 99 cent pry bar from Chaiwan that has come in handy, so I know that part of the Gerber would be useful. You'd have to have extra tools on you to make use of the 1/4" hex, and I've had too many things with hooks fall off my belt or pocket to keep my keys on one. Climbing or crawling, they're sure to come off.
Perhaps the most useful small multi-tool I've ever had is the Victorinox Classic SD. Knife, fingernail file, blade screwdriver, scissors, toothpick, and tweezers for ten bucks, and about the size of the last 2 digits of my middle finger, but flatter.