I own what you might describe as “a lot” of pocket knives. Not as many as real diehard collectors, no. But, conservatively, about three or four time as many as the average person. Almost all of them were acquired for a theoretical purpose. My Opinel No. 8 is a “desk knife.” My Boker Plus Urban Trapper is a “dress knife.” And my Spyderco Dragonfly 2 G10 is ostensibly the all-important EDC. But the “knife” I use the most isn’t actually a knife at all. And I think that’s what makes it so useful.
The Shard is what Gerber calls this little keychain multitool, and theoretically it has seven functions. In my experience, it really has about three. First is the bottle opener, always nice to have on hand. And then there’s the mediocre-but-always-handy Philips head screwdriver. Then, on the business end, is a combination wire stripper/puller, flathead driver and pry bar. Or, for most of my purposes, the knife-ish bit.
I have a Shard and I love it. Use it all the time.View Linked Article