When out braving the wild, it’s often not the size but the skill that matters. The same goes for blades: if used deftly, even the smallest knife can save your life. The folks at Gerber apparently know that well, too, judging by their latest gear bit: made to serve a range of purposes and last you a whole lifetime, GDC Zip Blade is a compact utility knife small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but strong enough to cut through tough cardboard, clamshell, twine and even strip some wire in case of dire need.

Another piece in the Gerber Daily Carry tool series, GDC Zip Blade has a 7Cr17 steel cutting edge and 3Cr13 steel handle, measuring a total of 2.26 inches in overall length (1.70 inches when closed). Equipped with a quick-release clip for simple and fast removal/reattachment, Gerber GDC Zip Blade comes with a sharp .68-inch long fine edge utility blade and a frame lock to keep it safe and steady when cutting, carving, chopping or slicing some tough materials. Weighing a slight 1.3 ounces, this versatile utility knife is fitted with a small attachment fob so you can hook it onto a keychain or the zipper of your jacket, seat bag or backpack and have it within arm’s reach 24/7.

In the package with your new GDC Zip Blade, you also get Gerber’s lifetime warranty so in case anything should go awry with your beloved tiny knife, you can replace it or return it to the manufacturer. Lightweight, smart and highly functional, GDC Zip Blade by Gerber will soon become your one-stop cutting companion always safe and close at hand on all your outdoor adventures.

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