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CRKT Guppie Evaluate | Survival Life

A short while in the past, I did a evaluate on just a little pocket software known as the Gerber Shardand was left a bit unhappy with it.

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CRKT Guppie

Apparently, somebody was listening to me and studying the feedback left on Survival Life.  On Christmas morning I opened a small white field that contained a neat-looking little software, the CRKT Guppie.

I had seen the Guppie a couple of instances however after my expertise with the Shard, I used to be just a little hesitant to make one other buy on a ineffective software.

I’ve been carrying the Guppie, on and off for the previous couple of weeks to strive it out and up to now it’s OK.

It’s removed from good however infinitely higher than the shard.

The Good

It has an adjustable wrench constructed into it, which is one thing I had not seen earlier than.  It opens as much as ½”, so it may very well be helpful for some small residence tasks or light-duty tightening.

The complete software is constructed right into a carabineer, which makes the Guppie is simple to hold on a belt loop, D-ring, pack, or rope.

The chrome steel blade comes from Razor-Sharp out of the field and opens fairly simply with one hand.
It has a detachable magnetic bit holder geared up with normal sized screwdriver heads (not like the flat, ineffective “screwdriver” on the Gerber Shard

The Bit holder additionally doubles as a small LED flashlight.

Should you don’t need to cling it by the carabineer it additionally has a clip on the again aspect that can maintain it in your pocket or it might double as a cash clip.

And naturally, no pocket software can be full with out the compulsory bottle opener.

The Unhealthy

Whereas it makes for a neat look, the teardrop form of the software makes it a bit awkward to carry.

On the identical be aware, the carbineer‘s spring clip makes it powerful to place any torque on the wrench with out pinching your fingers.

The magnetic bit holder makes carrying the software just a little extra aggravating, I discovered myself always checking it to verify the holder was nonetheless hooked up.

The carabineer shouldn’t be load-bearing. Don’t try to make use of it for climbing.

After just a few weeks of use, the bit holder already seems like it’s loosening its grip on the bits.  I see myself dropping not less than certainly one of them within the close to future.

They made the bit holder magnetic, however the place the place you really connect the bit shouldn’t be.  Couple that with the truth that this can be very shallow and that makes it simple for the bit to fall out and get misplaced.  I’ve already dropped the Phillips head a number of instances.

The knife blade opens simply…. A bit too simply.   It additionally hangs with the purpose of the knife sticking up, making it extraordinarily simple to jab your self with it.

The Backside Line

CRKT by no means fails to supply a solidly constructed product.  I believe that it is a welcome boost to maintain in a small automobile equipment, glove field, or inside a pocket.  The truth that it has an adjustable wrench in addition to standard-sized screwdrivers, makes the Guppie invaluable in a pinch.

However the magnetic bit holder non-magnetic drive attachment makes me hesitant to hold it wherever that it could get knocked free.  Whereas it’s significantly better than the Gerber Shard, it nonetheless leaves just a little to be desired.

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Editor’s Notice: This publish was initially printed on January 10, 2013, and has been up to date for high quality and relevancy.


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