Based on the successful Suspension platform, the Gerber Crux differs only in the style and geometry of its cast aluminum handles. Introduced in 2007 with three other stablemates (see Related Tools below) the Crux is remarkable only in its similarities to the others.
Somewhat unusual is the fact that the wire cutters are anvil type, as opposed to the more common bypass type wire cutters on multitools.
The handles are then painted various colors. See Variations below.
Due to a surprising number of spacers between individual knife blades, handles on the Crux are quite thick, a trait some users find undesirable.
- plain edge knife blade with thumb stud for one-hand access. Wharnecliffe profile, 2" long (51mm)
- medium flathead screwdriver
- flat phillips screwdriver
- saw blade, with a rather short 2" stroke
- serrated edge knife blade with thumb stud for one-hand access. Sheepsfoot profile, 2" long (51mm)
- combination can opener/cap lifter device
- small flathead screwdriver
- fold-out lanyard attachment
- spring loaded scissors
- Length open= 6" (152mm)
- Length closed = 3-7/8" (100mm)
- Width closed = 1-7/8" (48mm)
- Thickness = 7/8" (22mm)
- Weight = 7.8 oz (219g)
A variation with light blue handles was also produced, reportedly an exclusive for Target department stores.
Bass Pro Shops sold a Crux variation with Realtree camo painted handles.
Suspension, Method, Resolve, and Tread.
In 2008 the Evo? and Ripstop? were added to this list.