Here is my latest MT for my collection that may see some use in the future. It is a tempting MT to try out. What I am talking about is the left one on the picture that is the Gerber
Center Drive. It’s been around for around a year if I remember correct. Already people have made videos on use and there is talk about it on the internet. It got the philosophy in engineering and mindset that I have talked about for years. Larger tools
for larger tasks. Larger tools are more comfortable and safer.
The Center Drive got a large bit driver with a good magnet for standard bits. Because it can use standard bits
I did not have to buy the bit-set because I have so many bits and also holders that I can use. It got carbide inserts in the cutting section of the pliers that can be rotated. It got a really large knife blade. The pliers, knife blade and bit driver can be
opened with one hand. Not to forget locking mechanisms that is present on these. The pliers are spring loaded. It is not new with bit drivers on MTs. The Center Drive is when opened located at the center and makes it more comfortable using it because it is
There are several other functions inside the construction and one of them is a serrated blade with lock. This is very important for the safety and for rescue purposes. Having
the serrated blade is a safety factor when you have to cut extreme materials, rope, webbing and similar. Having two blades is good if one should fail or break.
Over the years I have learned
some important details with MTs. One is that no matter how many functions you have in one pack it can be necessary having two separate tools. In some situation it is unavoidable that you must use both hands on a device or equipment.
So far I have never seen any better MT than the Victorinox standard SwissTool with separate bits and key. The selection of functions together with "separate" mindset is unbeatable.
The Gerber Center Drive is special because it is hard to believe that a MT could have some larger functions than the SwissTool and also having all the comfortable features with easy accessible main functions. The development of several
innovations is in my opinion genius functions. The New Gerber flagship is very futuristic and I am surprised! It is difficult to say still if any yet is above the Victorinox designs. This is anyhow very interesting and it got my enthusiasm well up again
with the MT world. I can really imagine this used in combination with separate tools and devices. Just the idea of having different tool-keys together with the CT can bring out much more functionality and safety depending on what philosophy you have. We live
in a world with so many possibilities.