It’s no secret that a lot of people treasure pocket knives and tools for one useful feature: the wine key. And now Gerber has created the Armbar Cork, a very functional wine key with additional tools campers will find helpful.
In a quick visit with Gerber at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show last month, I was really impressed with the brand’s new offerings. It seems to have really upped its game since a low point 5 or 6 years ago. It has several cool new knives (articles coming soon). But what really grabbed our team’s eyes were its small, everyday-carry-oriented multitools.
And the neatest of those, which looks to take on the venerable Swiss Army Knife, is the Armbar Cork.
Gerber Armbar Cork
The Gerber ArmBar Cork is a small tool at 3.6 inches long.
Its namesake feature is a wine key. The corkscrew has a leverage arm, much like wine keys you see at most restaurants or bars. It has a foil-cutter for opening the wine bottle, which makes it a superior tool to most knives for opening wine bottles.
Add a 2.5-inch blade with a fine edge, scissors, can opener, and bottle opener, this is a slick tool that will take care of a lot of camp or kitchen tasks. It even has a built-in pry bar for small jobs that require a little extra muscle. The whole thing is made of steel and feels burly in the hand — but it weighs just 3 ounces.
Gerber even designed the end to function as a hammer in a pinch.
So if you’re looking to pick up a new pocket tool for opening wine and slicing cheese, this one is worth investigating. The Gerber Armbar Cork hits the market in spring 2020 for $36.