Gerber Prybrid Utility Blade Multi-Tool

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More than a knife, more than a utility blade – the Gerber Prybrid goes a step further and delivers a one-of-a-kind tool that you can sink your teeth into. Some things aren’t meant to be cut with your everyday carry pocket knife – sometimes you need a razor-sharp utility blade. The Gerber Prybrid is equipped with a retractable and replaceable utility blade. You won’t have to keep sharpening it; just snap in a replacement blade and keep cutting.

If you cut open tons of boxes or something that requires extreme precision cuts – you understand the usefulness of a utility blade. You also understand the importance of everyday carry (EDC) and how limited space can be. Gerber is well aware of this and designed the Prybrid Utility Blade with you in mind. You don’t have to use a standard utility blade for multiple tasks. Now you have at your fingertips the best of its kind – a utility blade multi-tool.

Save your everyday carry pocket knife for other jobs – the Gerber Prybrid Pocket Clip can handle the rest.


Not just a razor-sharp blade – the Gerber Prybrid Utility blade Multi-Tool equips you with a ton of other goodies. You get a full-size utility blade, pry bar, wire stripper, nail puller, large flat driver, small flat driver, bottle opener and lanyard hole. Bet you never thought anyone would recognize the need for a Utility Blade Multi-Tool, did you? We’re glad they did.

We’re sold on the retractable blade already, but it also features a cord cut notch that allows you to cut through rope or even twine without fully extending the blade. It really comes in handy when you are tasked with cutting a lot of items.


The Prybrid is 4.2” x 1.3” x 0.4 and weighs 4.2 ounces. A truly compact and useful tool by Gerber.

Blade Type

Retractable utility blade that you can replace when it gets dull. A hybrid tool that utilizes the benefits of a multi-tool and utility blade.

Best Uses

Worksite, outdoor, office, warehouse – you name it and we’re sure you will find a few good uses for this utility blade multi-tool. It excels at cutting boxes, rope, twine and other materials that require a thin blade.


Gerber provides a limited lifetime warranty on the Prybrid Utility Blade Multi-Tool.


Quick Blade Access – One flick of the finger and you have a razor-sharp blade at your disposal. You don’t even have to extend the blade to cut rope; just use the notch.

Great for Everyday Carry EDC – It comes with 8 tools and the prybar is very cool! I’m constantly prying things apart with my knife. This is a much better alternative.

No Need for a Sheath – This tool is designed to be carried in your pocket, so you don’t need a sheath. We wish it had a pocket clip though.

8 Tools – You get some pretty useful tools in this one. I pry something every single day and this makes the job easier. The large and small drivers make life much easier as you don’t have to carry a lot of tools. It helps with daily tasks.

Razor Sharp Every Time – Utility blades provide razor-sharp blades every time. You just replace them once they dull and blades are cheap and can be found anywhere.

Grippy – Gerber took great care in the design and feel of the Prybrid. It fits nicely in your hand and gives you immediate grip. You don’t want your hand to slip while cutting with a blade this sharp.


A Pocket Clip Would be Nice – It’s a little large to put in your jeans pocket if you’re already carrying a lot in there. Plus, the prybar could tear your jeans if you’re not careful.

Our Recommendation

If you use standard utility blades, but wish they could do a little more – the Gerber Prybrid was built for you. We like this tool because it can handle multiple tasks and the prybar was a deciding factor for us. I can’t tell how many times I’ve struggled to pry something with my pocket knife. I usually figure it out, but a prybar just makes life easier – but who carries one of those around? This tool if perfect for someone who works hard for a living.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this fit in your pocket?

Yes, it easily fits in your pocket. It is larger than it looks, which is why we hope Gerber eventually put a pocket clip on it.

Does the Blade Lock in Place?

Yes, you can lock the blade for more precise cutting.

Can It Replace My Current Multi-Tool?

That depends on what tools you use the most throughout the day. There’s a good chance it will. You probably already carry a nice pocket knife for daily cutting, the Prybrid gives you a thin, razor-sharp blade with a prybar. We believe it is a highly useful tool and can replace most multi-tools out there (IF) you have a use for utility blade type cutting.

Does it Use the Standard Utility Blade or Does it Require a Special Blade?

The Gerber Prybrid uses the regular standard utility blade that you can get at any chain hardware store, mom and pops hardware store and Walmart. You can find them anywhere.

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