In Spectre, when James Bond cuts the ropes imprisoning Madeleine Swann in the about-to-explode M16 Building, the knife he uses is a Gerber. There’s a reason the brand has earned a fan base over decades: the Portland-based company crafts purpose-driven tools with quality engineering. The multi-tool Gerber Lockdown Pry is an example that deserves a place in your EDC.
Among the components are a two-and-a-half inch plain-edge blade, perfect for opening the parcels and boxes that have become a part of daily life, and a fine-pointed #11 blade for more detailed tasks. There are also scissors and a cast pry bar, plus a file, chisel, and two sizes of flathead drivers. And yes, a bottle opener for when the other tasks are done.
The Lockdown Pry is compact at four inches long and about a half-inch wide. The textured exterior is designed to ensure a secure grip. Available here.