Everyday Carry

Gerber Armbar Slim Cut

Authored by:
Jonathan Tayag
Gerber Armbar Slim Cut

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We carry knives to get our everyday tasks done, but sometimes they aren’t the right tool for the job. Sometimes the situation calls for a pair of scissors, but carrying a dedicated set can still be a tough pill to swallow especially when your pocket space is already limited. That’s why tools like the new Gerber Armbar Slim Cut are a great option when you’re trying to pare down to the essentials, giving you indispensable EDC tools in one compact package.

As the name implies, the Gerber Armbar Slim is an even more lightweight and compact version of their original Armbar tool, which ditches the screwdriver bit holder for a sleeker design that emphasizes the scissors and the blade instead. That focus brings the Armbar Slim down to 2.1 oz from the original’s 3.5 oz of weight, and it’s also slightly thinner at 0.6" compared to 0.71".  It retains the 2.5" plain edge blade which locks into place with a solid frame lock, as well as a handy pair of scissors. Notable in the design is the large cutout in the handle that allows for easy one-handed manual opening of either tool, letting you get the appropriate cutting implement out and ready at a moment’s notice. And when your work is done you can use the bottle opener at the rear to crack open a drink of your choice to unwind.

With the Gerber Armbar Slim Cut in hand, you can slim down your EDC to just one useful tool, without the need to carry an additional pair of scissors and bottler opener around in your pockets as you go about your business. It’s a simple and effective solution for cramped pockets, so check it out at the link below, with two additional colorways coming soon.

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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 (2 total)

James Caldwell ·
Is it actually .6 thick? I feel like that must be for the drive slim, not the cut slim
Dan S ·
The link takes us to the wrong product

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