Gerber Shard Keychain Tool

4.0 rating

Perhaps the most simply designed tool in your arsenal, this key chain companion should not be underestimated. With 7 essentials functions built in, this airline-safe tool is ideal for everyday travel and tasks. A titanium nitride coating protects against corrosion for long use.

Gerber Shard Keychain Tool [Gerber Description]

  • Price: ~$7
  • Weight: 3/5
  • Size: 3/5
  • Durability: 4.5/5
  • Utility: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5


  • Overall Length: 2.75″
  • Weight: 0.6 oz
  • Stainless Steel – Titanium Coating
  • Components: 7

Perhaps the most simply designed tool on the planet, the Shard is the ideal key chain companion. You get “just the basics” with the 7 functions you need in this compact, airline-safe tool.

Official Tool List for the Shard as provided by Gerber

  1. small flat driver
  2. medium flat driver
  3. Philips head driver
  4. wire stripper
  5. pry bar
  6. bottle opener
  7. lanyard hole

Our Hands On Review

Gerber touts the pry bar/nail puller functionality of the Shard keychain tool – but we ask is there really a need? At less than 3″ length the leverage is only enough to remove the smallest nails. We can’t remember the last time we wanted a pocket tool with this function.

The pry bar adds bulk to your pocket because the curve means it doesn’t lay flat with your keys. The bottle opener is functional. The triangle Phillips and flat screwdriver tips will work in a pinch. Gerber is generous in calling the lanyard hole a function instead of a feature.

There are better options available that are more functional. Spend your money on a tool with better utility and that is more comfortable to carry.

  • Blade length: N/A
  • Overall length: 2.75 in
  • Weight: 0.6 oz

Dan Sawyer

I'm the guy behind Multi Tool Mountain. I grew up in Wisconsin with a love for the outdoors. I currently live in Texas with my family where DIY home improvement projects keep my and my multi tools busy.

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