Columbia River Gekkota Pocket Mini Multi-Tool 1.375" Blade, Screwdriver, Bottle Opener, Money Clip
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What do we have that's new and unusual in gadgets? How about Launce Barber and Tom Stokes' multifunctional Gekkota line?
Most readers of the Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) catalog will know that Gekkota is an infraorder in the suborder Scleroglossa, comprising all geckos. But what the heck is the CRKT Gekkota? Well, it's a useful little product designed by Launce Barber and Tom Stokes for daily personal carry.
Gekkota Pocket. At first glance, this looks like a brooch with a gecko design on the green anodized 6061 aluminum face.
But what's this? Push one of the little flipper tabs, and out pops a 1.375" long spear point blade with a CRKT script laser cut in it. It is firmly held open by the frame lock cut into the Gekkota stainless steel back panel.
Push the other tab, and you have a tool that is both a blade screwdriver and a bottle opener, handy when you need to open your favorite soda or microbrew.
Then you look more carefully, and find the stainless steel clip on the back, which can be a pocket clip, or a money clip. And there's a folding loop that allows the Gekkota to be carried on a neck chain or by a small carabiner.
Weighing only 1.8 ounces, this is a lightweight tool that has hundreds of daily uses.
This cute little Gekkota models make affordable and unusual gifts and premiums, both for men and women.
- Handy bottle opener when you need to open your favorite soda or microbrew.
- The folding loop allows both lightweight Gekkota models to become a handy key fob so it'sthere when you need it.
- 5300: Knife with Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, Screwdriver, Bottle Opener,Money Clip
- Length: 1.375" (35 mm)
- Thickness: 0.093" (2.4 mm)
- Steel: 3Cr13, 51-53 HRC
- Closed: Handle length: 2.125" (54 mm)
- Open: Overall length: 3.50" (89 mm)
- Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g)
Launce Barber is dedicated to discovering great design ideas by using the most fundamental tool we all share in common– our creative minds. His focus is to produce innovative and creative design by discovering elegant new solutions for old problems. He feels that it's very important to partner with individuals and companies that are leaders in their industry and understand and share his long-term vision for a product. Product design is not static even after the product hits the store shelves–it's dynamic. Launce and his long-time engineering and design partner, Tom Stokes, have won numerous awards for product design including the prestigious international iF Product Design Award Silver 2004, Most Innovative Import Design of the Year (Blade Magazine 2003), Best in Show (SHOT Show 2003), Best Buy of the Year (Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair 2007), SHOT Show's Best (Army Times 2007), 2008 IWA International Knife Award, and 2008 Blade Show Accessory of the Year. Launce and Tom's design collaborations and vision brought life to the I.D. Works line.
Tom Stokes is an experienced product designer and mechanical engineer from the University of Virginia who has worked in the aerospace industry for over 20 years. Tom has been involved in the knife and tool industry or over ten years and is experienced in the use of high-end CAD (Computer Aided Design) software and rapid prototyping technology. He has always enjoyed a design challenge and has been involved in many creative and interesting design projects including NASA wind tunnel research. His designs display a rare combination of artistic form and function. Tom has been instrumental in conceptualizing, designing, and engineering the tools seen in the CRKT I.D. Works line, including the Guppie series, Zilla-Tool series, Lumabiner and Get-A-Way Driver. He alone conceived the shape of the Fulcrum Flame and developed it as a most outrageous and complete design. The CRKT factories continue to be amazed at his mastery of computer aided design when we deliver his final computer files for prototyping and manufacturing.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.