Keychain multitools are pretty dime-a-dozen these days, so Gerber decided to shake things up by putting a mini crowbar into theirs, the Artifact. Crammed into its 1.5 ounces, the Artifact brings your standard multitool fare of screwdrivers and bottle openers, in addition to the nail-pulling and wire-stripping capabilities of its crowbar. Instead of using one of their legendary blades, Gerber takes an interesting tack by going with a replaceable X-Acto-style hobby blade, so it keeps its razor-sharpness with minimum effort.
Good for the backcountry, the everyday, or chucked into your glove compartment, this is some just-in-case gear that's worth having.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the gear editor for Supercompressor. He is not your standard multitool. His mom said.