Gerber AO F.A.S.T. 3.0 Knife

It can be down right dangerous not have a knife or bottle opener when you need one, especially the bottle opener so bring along the Gerber AO F.A.S.T. 3.0 Knife ($75)  or Octane Multi-Tool ($67.50) on your next day out.

The AO F.A.S.T. 3.0 features a fold-away blade sporting a carabiner clip and pocket clip so you can keep it wherever is the most convenient. The Forward Action Spring Technology (F.A.S.T.) springs the blade to life quickly and locks  firmly in place, helping you keep your fingers intact. The modified, stainless steel drop-point blade’s unique shape makes it perfect for everything from skinning game to spreading peanut butter.  High carbon steel ensures the blade will remain sharp through countless adventures while remaining lightweight.  But possibly the best part is that when you get back to camp, you can open a few cold ones with the AO’s integrated bottle opener to celebrate another successful endeavor.

The Octance Multi-Tool is just as useful on the trail as it is at home.  The design is sleek, ergonomic and incredibly lightweight making it a triple threat to the bulky, boxy, burdensome multi-tools we’re used to.  When you only have one available hand, the Gerber Octane Multi-Tool steps in to get the job done. The patented one-hand-opening pliers grab hot pots off the stove, cuts through wire with ease and bites into bolts for easy  wrenching. The included blade is half-serrated and cuts through the tough stuff nicely, the nine other tools ensure you don’t spend time hunting down tools at home or in the woods. One of the coolest tools is the retail package opener, a blade designed just for opening those pesky plastic packages that almost everything comes in anymore even the Octance Multi-Tool ironically.  The blade works as promised and cuts through packaging like butter and offers a safe alternative to a blade and the probability of slashing open your femoral artery.  You can easily carry the Octane with its pocket clip and its skinny weight won’t threaten to pull your pants off.