Pocket Protector: Gerber Armbar Drive Multitool

The Gerber Armbar Drive multitool packs eight tools into one compact EDC unit — and it’s named after a wrestling move (OOH YEAH!). Like a one-hand-opening blade and scissors, pocketknife features plus heavier-duty implements (a pry bar and awl) equip the Armbar to aid your way out of tight situations.

Equip the Armbar Cork package for various kitchen needs. Here’s a closer look at the Gerber Armbar Drive.

armbar drive multitool

8-in-1 EDC Pocket Tool

Here’s what the Armbar Drive includes:

  • 2.5” blade
  • pry bar
  • bottle opener
  • striking surface
  • spring-loaded scissors
  • 2.5” driver with a double-sided bit
  • awl

Gerber’s website also mentions a hammer, indicating a sort of shield on the butt of the tool. Using your multitool itself as a hammer seems dubious to me, so I don’t encourage it — except in the direst of situations — but do as I say, not as I do!

Hammer notwithstanding, the Armbar Drive delivers on many multitool essentials and innovates with its included striking surface. It’s up to you to find something to strike against it, but if you’re anything like me when I absolutely need fire, you’ll figure it out.

Gerber’s blade is an interesting specimen: virtually no belly means it won’t be useful for skinning or repetitive chopping. But it looks like a good utility blade due to a flat edge that should be easy to sharpen and a robust tip that should resist chipping.

For the connoisseurs among us (those who don’t open wine bottles with rocks — which definitely includes me), the Armbar Cork package will be helpful. It “handles your kitchen needs,” says Gerber, with a libation-centric toolset including a corkscrew, lever arm, foil cutter, and can opener.

Amazon notes a total weight of 4.1 ounces.

armbar drive multitool

How to Buy the Gerber Armbar Drive

Gerber lists the Armbar Drive at MSRP $39. As of writing, its website was out of stock of the little 8-in-1 EDC powerhouse. Interested parties can proceed to Amazon, where the Armbar was priced at $37, also as of writing.


armbar drive multitool

armbar drive multitool

armbar drive multitool