Last year, the Gerber Crucial Multi-tool was so popular amongst our readers that we featured it not once, but twice. Revamped and updated, Gerber introduces the new and improved Crucial F.A.S.T. ($59) for 2011. The F.A.S.T. (Forward Action Spring Technology) blade features a combo edge blade and fires open with a snap like your standard assisted open EDC. Gone are the short stubby drivers and carabiner, replaced by longer, more functional ones. The Crucial F.A.S.T. now also incorporates Gerber’s G-10 handle for improved grip and weight reduction. It’s no secret that updates generally have difficulty living up to their originals, but in this case, Gerber nailed it.
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