Everyday Carry

Gerber Key Note

Authored by:
Jonathan Tayag
Gerber Key Note

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The best knife is the one you have on you, but sometimes your limited pocket space can make it hard to EDC a full-sized knife. To be sure, when there’s light utility work to be done like opening up packaging, your keys can sort of get the job done with a lot of coaxing. But you’ll miss having a real knife on you for that and any bigger task that comes your way. This year, Gerber provides a solution to this dilemma with their new Key Note knife, a stout workhorse folding knife with a miniature footprint that fits right on your keys, easily concealed.

In its fully-folded configuration, the Gerber Key Note looks like any other small key fob or RFID pass anyone might have on their keys these days. But with a small flick of the minute starter tab, the Key Note reveals a stout sub-1“ blade that gives you just enough cutting surface to get tasks done right. With a shape that’s a cross between a tanto blade and a chisel, the Key Note is made to pierce and lightly pry material as needed. And with easily-sharpened 5Cr stainless steel, you can touch it up after going through more than a few cardboard boxes in hand. When you’re done, you can close the knife up into the aluminum handle with one motion, as there’s no lock needed.

It isn’t until you’re missing the right tool for the job that you wish you brought one along. And the Gerber Key Note is a good piece of kit to place on your keys for when carrying a full-sized knife is out of the question. Because it’s so small and light, too, it’s worth keeping around as a backup everyday carry piece as well. Never go without a knife again, and pick up one of these unique and innovative Key Note knives today at the link below.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

Discussion (1 total)

Michael ·
I already have one of these on my keys. It is great for the little everyday utility needs. However, it does have a liner lock, so closing it is a two handed task