[SHOT 2019] Gerber Puts a Spork in it

    PUt a spork in it

    Ok, so Gerber didn’t really call their new “Devour Multi-fork” a “Tactical Spork” (Though I’d love to see Master Ken weld one of these) but there’s a lot of features in this utensil that weighs less than an ounce.  Here’s some specs and features, Per Gerber:

    • Length: 7.6″
    • Width: 1.6″
    • Weight: 0.83 oz
    • 6 function multi-tool mounts to back, keeps fork elevated
      • Serrated package opener
      • Can opener
      • Bottle opener
      • Pry bar
      • Flathead driver [small]
      • Flathead driver [large]
    • Kickstand feature
    • Deep basin spoon
    • Offset long tine fork
    • Flat cut/scrape edge
    • Textured handle 7075 T6 aluminum

    I must add that the Devour’s kickstand mini multi-tool is made out of steel (an aluminum pry bar wouldn’t last very long).  The Devour comes in 4 finishes so you can keep track of who’s is who’s if you backpack with buddies: Silver, Onyx, Burnt Bronze and Flat Sage.  MSRP is $17.  Engaged couples take note: these might be a better thing to put on your wedding registry rather than some boring flatware that’s just going to sit in a drawer.

    Is that 15 tools in your pocket or….

    Also new from Gerber is the expanded Suspension NXT.  The NXT’s key feature is its pocket clip, allowing one to carry this multitool like one would a pocket knife.  At 4.25″ long and .65″ wide, it has a smaller footprint than a lot of my pocketknives.  

    Like many Gerber tools, it is very affordable at $35 MSRP.  Specs, per Gerber:

      • Weight: 6.7 oz
      • Closed length: 4.25″
      • Open length: 6.25″
      • Width: 0.65″
      • Needlenose pliers
      • Regular pliers
      • Wire cutter
      • 2.25″ fine / serrated combination blade
      • Scissors
      • Real cross driver
      • Large, medium, and small flathead drivers
      • Can opener
      • Bottle opener
      • Awl
      • File
      • Ruler
      • Wire stripper

    Mini FIX…ed blades

    In the compact fixed blade department, Gerber has two new offerings:  the Vertebrae and the Spine.  While both are full tang, 7Cr17MoV (440A with vanadium content) corrosion resistant blades with rubberized grips and glass filled nylon sheaths, they differ in blade length.  The Spine has a 3.7″ blade, while the Vertebrae has a very small 2.4″ blade and weighs only 4.4oz.  MSRP is $31 for the Vertebrae and $40 for the Spine.

    All Images credited to Gerber

    Rusty S.

    Having always had a passion for firearms, Rusty S. has had experience in gunsmithing, firearms retail, hunting, competitive shooting, range construction, as an IDPA certified range safety officer and a certified instructor. He has received military, law enforcement, and private training in the use of firearms. Editor at Outdoorhub.com