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Gerber Artifact Review

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The Gerber Artifact has been a wonderful keychain tool. While most of the time it does stay on my keychain, I’ve found quite a few uses for it. During the last 30 days, I’ve kept track of everything I’ve had to pull it off the keychain for in my Moleskine Cahier just for this post. The Artifact is attached to the carabiner with a Nite-Ize “S” clip that loops in to the Artifact’s keychain loop. Since it weighs only 1.5oz, I haven’t noticed a real difference since I put it on the keychain.

I’ve Had The Gerber Artifact Keychain Tool For 30 Days

It’s honestly been a wonderful keychain tool. While most of the time it does stay on my keychain, I’ve found quite a few uses for it. During the last 30 days, I’ve kept track of everything I’ve had to pull it off the keychain for in my Moleskine Cahier just for this post. The Gerber Artifact is attached to the carabiner with a Nite-Ize “S” clip that loops in to the Artifact’s keychain loop. Since it weighs only 1.5oz, I haven’t noticed a real difference since I put it on the keychain.

The Gerber Artifact has a variety of tools on it:

  • #11 hobby blade (with three extras in packaging)
  • Cross driver
  • Small flat driver
  • Medium flat driver
  • Bottle opener
  • Wire stripper
  • Pry bar
  • Lanyard loop (Good for securing paracord lines)

What sold me on this little tool was the removable #11 XActo blade. Having a keychain tool with a blade that’s near surgical sharpness really appealed, and I’ve used it for quite a few things since getting the tool. Since the blade is also removable, I have the option to take the blade out before passing through TSA at the airport, and getting right through with this tool attached to my EDC bag. I also like having the prybar. Since the two flatheads are at the end of the prybar, this handy little tool makes quick work of staple removal!

I haven’t had the chance to use the wire stripper yet, so that’s going to have to wait, and yes, the bottle opener has been used quite a few times. LOL

Here’s all the uses I have to pull the Gerber Artifact off my keychain for in the last 30 days:

  • Tightening Screws 4 times – flat & cross drivers
  • prying up some base boarding in our bathroom – prybar
  • Removing caulk in the tub for recaulking – Small flathead
  • Pulling Staples – Prybar
  • Opening Amazon shipments (YAY!) – Blade
  • Prying open a sticky top to a glass jam jar – prybar
  • Scoring a cardboard box – flat driver head
  • Cutting rope for kid’s school project – blade
  • Cleaning dirt under nails – small flathead driver
  • Cutting bigger vent hole in the top of a Starbucks coffee lid so I could drink faster – Blade
  • Cutting zip tie off of front bumper (a temporary repair) – Blade & Wire stripper

It’s actually come in handy more than I would have thought, but that’s a good thing. I find that the tool is quite handy to have around and was the perfect addition to my everyday carry.

The Gerber Artifact can be found for just under $10 on Amazon.com

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