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First Look: Gerber Stake Out

The Stake Out Is Yet Another Fun And Exciting Multi-Tool From Gerber. Designed For Camping, The Stake Out Checks All The Boxes

When you’re out camping there is no worse feeling than reaching into your pack and realizing you forgot to bring the one tool you really needed. The new Stake Out form Gerber will have you covered from pitching the tent to the time you pack up and head home.

There are 11 tools packed into a 4.5-ounce, compact 3.32-inch little tool that will shave countless pounds off your pack. There are four types of cutting tools to go along with six all-rounder tools that can be used multiple ways.

The most notable cutting tool is the 2.2-inch Scandi grind blade. Secured via a framelock, this blade is what you want while out camping: a small blade that can handle quick, precise cuts. The blade is unique when it comes to the Stake Out in that all the other tools are secured via a linerlock.

Along with the blade, there’s a wood saw, an awl, and a pair of scissors to round out the roster of cutters.

Where the Stake Out gets really funky is in its other tools and their placement. There is a ruler right on the frame of the knife. The tweezers are easy to find thanks to an orange handle. You have a ferro rod striker, a bottle opener, and a file all within the confines of the Stake Out. And the most exciting element: the tent stake puller. 

Pulling stakes out can be a drag. The tent stake puller gives you that extra leverage to make packing up and heading home a breeze. 

Overall, this is a lovely multi-tool. It easily clicks onto your pack thanks to a carabiner, and the assortment of tools helps it stand out in a crowded field. Some type of plier would have made this a 10/10, but even without them this is still a quality bit of utilitarian cut at a great price.

MSRP: $55

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