Gerber MP600 Ballistic Nylon Sheath One-Handed Multitool

Last updated: June 2, 2023

Gerber MP600 Ballistic Nylon Sheath One-Handed Multitool

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Product Details

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the Gerber Ballistic Nylon Sheath One-Handed Multitool placed 21st when we looked at the top 22 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We can think of about 600 reasons why this much-applauded multi-tool belongs on your belt. But don’t worry, we’ll just stick to the most important ones here. Like profound versatility, for example. And failsafe performance. And a level of rock-solid design and construction that pleases the eye and satisfies the soul. It all begins with high quality stainless steel. Then we incorporated Gerber’s patented one-handed opening pliers. Of the 6 models available, three feature the standard needlenose plier and the other three have our bluntnose configuration. You’d be hard pressed to find a more rugged or more fearless multi-tool out there. But go ahead and look around a bit. See what you think. Then come on back to Gerber and pick the Multi-Plier 600 that truly suits your needs. We’re building plenty.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Overall I found the Gerber Multi-Plier 600 to be a solidly functional tool and performs well as it is intended. It is an excellent option for general purpose multi tool use with the most commonly used tools on board.
The bulk of the Gerber Multi-Plier 600 is sturdy and durable steel construction. Only the locking mechanism is plastic, and we have had no trouble at all with that. With extended usage, many of the hinges and linkages loosen up.
What I really love about the MP600 Multi-Plier Black [07520] is that is totally the opposite. It features not one, but two knives, both made out of high quality stainless steel and can be reached by just a flick of the wrist. The good thing about these two knives is that already they come in quite a “demo” size they are sharp enough to get the job done, no matter what.
The Gerber MP600 provides no-frills functionality, giving you a lot of bang for your buck.
This multi-tool comes with a lifetime warranty and is guaranteed to last you a long time.
The sturdy nylon sheath that it has is also handy. It secures it well.
The one handed open pliers are almost unique among multi tools and feel less like a gimmick than we were expecting.
One of the many complaints that you get from several cheap or expensive multi-pliers is that they are not safe to use. This multi tool uses an efficient locking system, so you never have to worry about anything.
Interchangeable and replaceable Saw blade attachment (where RemGrit saw blade is currently mounted). The saw blade can be replaced with any 2 inch (or 5cm) universal jigsaw blade. When you are ready to replace the blade (or it is worn out) you can swap it with a choice of blades that are designed for different types of materials: wood, metal, plastics, etc.
The tool is compact while still offering a high level of utility.
One-hand opening plier deployment.
This multi tool has a lot of features that are very useful to military personnel. Sight tool is why I bought it, but I really like the scrapper tool. I used it successfully to clean various weapons, and it cuts through ancient baked-on carbon like it was nothing. The best multi tool in my arsenal when it comes to weapon cleaning for sure
I love the deployment system of the pliers: 2 lil’ buttons, and you can pop the pliers out like a switchblade (minus the spring). Very cool, and admittedly very useful, as it’s trivial to whip out the pliers, use them and finally put the tool away in a handful of smooth motions.
The MP600 has a black oxide tactical style finish and looks pretty sharp no doubt.

What reviewers didn't like

However, it isn't going to win a contest to see who has the most tools on one unit.
Bulky with pointy pliers even when stowed.
However, the MP600 is definitely designed for less precise work.
Warranty issues.
The black oxide coating also became an issue faster than we expected. It provides the MP600 with a sharp initial look, but quickly began to show wear. Scratches that would have been invisible on a stainless steel multi tool were extremely evident on the MP600.
The only knife blade is about 1 inch of regular knife and the remainder is serrated. I like serrated and it does come in handy, but on the standard Gerber 600 you get a serrated blade and a regular knife blade.
Retractable lanyard ring.
It might leave some black residue on your hands at first, just as any other black coated tool.
Only drawback I would have with this tool, the needle nose pliers stick out of the handle, adding a little extra closed length to the tool.
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