CRKT Guppie Assessment | Survival Life

A short while in the past, I did a assessment on a little bit pocket software referred to 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 number of occasions however after my expertise with the Shard, I used to be a little bit hesitant to make one other buy on a ineffective software.

I’ve been carrying the Guppie, on and off for the previous few weeks to attempt it out and to this point it’s OK.

It’s removed from excellent 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 might be helpful for some small residence initiatives or light-duty tightening.

The whole 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 stainless-steel blade comes from Razor-Sharp out of the field and opens fairly simply with one hand.
It has a detachable magnetic bit holder outfitted with normal sized screwdriver heads (in contrast to the flat, ineffective “screwdriver” on the Gerber Shard

The Bit holder additionally doubles as a small LED flashlight.

For those who don’t wish to hold it by the carabineer it additionally has a clip on the again facet that may maintain it in your pocket or it may double as a cash clip.

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

The Dangerous

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 a little bit extra irritating, I discovered myself consistently checking it to verify the holder was nonetheless hooked up.

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

After only some weeks of use, the bit holder already looks like it’s loosening its grip on the bits.  I see myself shedding at the very least considered one of them within the close to future.

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

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

The Backside Line

CRKT by no means fails to provide a solidly constructed product.  I feel that this can be a welcome boost to maintain in a small automobile package, 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 might get knocked unfastened.  Whereas it’s significantly better than the Gerber Shard, it nonetheless leaves a little bit to be desired.

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

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