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Suspension Multi-Plier

Inspired by the bridges of Gerber’s hometown in Portland, Oregon, the Suspension is an open frame multitool with spring-loaded pliers, our Saf.T.Plus™ locking system, a fine-edge knife, serrated knife, rough cut saw and more. Housed in a ballistic nylon sheath, it’s a lightweight down-and-dirty workhorse.

Item # 22-41471
  • Overall Length: 15.2 cm
  • Closed Length: 8.9 cm
  • Weight: 255g
  • Handle Material Stainless Steel
  • Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon
  • Components: Needlnose pliers, wire cutter, fine edge knife, serrated edge knife, saw, scissors, crosspoint screwdriver, small and medium flatblade screwdrivers, can opener, bottle opener and lanyard hole.
  • Pliers Type: Needlenose
  • Handle Color: Titanium gray


  • Spring-loaded pliers
  • Patented Saf.T.Plus
  • Open frame design
  • Includes Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Components:
    • needlenose pliers
    • wire cutter
    • fine edge knife
    • serrated edge knife
    • saw, scissors
    • crosspoint screwdriver
    • small and medium flatblade screwdrivers
    • can opener
    • bottle opener
    • lanyard hole
1 Mr Colin Caldow - FEB 8, 2015

The bit that holds the blade from bending back broke. Hopeless - Third gerber that done this. Its either bad design or bad material quality control brittle

5 Job Good - FEB 6, 2015

The Gerber Suspension knife is so reliable it has a differnt veriaty of blades. It fells so comfy on your hands.It has a pair of sissors 2 i defently give this knife /tool 5 stars

2 The Mechanic Adam - DEC 28, 2014

Spring loaded pliers busted on first use. I had the compact sport 400 before and have bought many gerber products based on their quality. Sad to say my next purchase will be leatherman, lets hope they have the old gerber quality

3 Mr Paul Bembridge - OCT 25, 2014

Using the can opener when the tool was only 6 months old, it snapped the blade lock stop. It's been sitting in a drawer for the last 2 years. I just found out that it has a lifetime warranty, so I'm sending it back for repair. Up until the stop snapped, it was a good enough tool.

1 US ARMY Joe - FEB 26, 2012

Broke the first day i got it...

3 Not the best, not the worst Nicholas - FEB 20, 2012

Like the pliers, and they feel rather comfy on my hands. Tools are ok, saw and blades are kind of short, but still get something done. Only complait I have is that the tools on the plain edge knife side are a bit wobbly and when one of the tools is locked, the others can fall out of the handle and undo the lock quite easy, so everytime you operate the knife open or close you have to remember it, or you might end up with a small cut on your fingers. but when you hold the tool/operate, your fingers keep the other tools within the handle and prevent it from unlocking. But on the other side with the serrated blade they work/lock great without any problems. When all the tools are closed and you wave the tool from side to side, the plain edge sides tools jump out from the handle, but not enough open on themself, but still enough to notice it quite clearly. But as long as you do not open any of the tools they stay somewhat in place. Makes the tool completely un-useable? No. But it is something that you have to take into concideration everytime you operate the tools in that handle.

5 Pretty good brendan - FEB 16, 2012

So far so good..........

4 AMAZING Liam Merson - FEB 13, 2012

This is one of the best knives i have i am constantly using it and it never fails me but the scissors do get a bit sticky

3 I like it, but I broke it. Joe - FEB 11, 2012

Good all round tool, unfortunately one of the two white metal plates which form part of the return mechanism snapped with relatively light use. It still works but the tools on that arm now articulate back further than they should.
Also the screwdriver head could be made of harder metal as it wears a bit easily and the scissor spring is real badly designed, it always slips out of place. Otherwise a sturdy tool. Just disappointed its not as good as I first thought.

1 Mr. Leonard Young - FEB 11, 2012

mine broke in the first week I had it. I was so upset over it that I spent another 70.00 and got a Leatherman. If I knew where to ship this one, I would send it back to you, and you could do whatever you want with it!

4 Welder/Fabricator MagnumForce - FEB 3, 2012

I have had this for nearly 5 years now of heavy every day use as a welder. The wire cutteres are the best I have used in a multitool for cutting .035 and .045 welding wire, he blade keeps it's edge well and the lock is rock solid. I wear the sheath horizontally and had no problem with it tearing but I do have problems with the velcro holding up, it has slipped out and I have "lost" it a couple times and had to go searching. I finally got a MW phone case that works much better as a a sheath.

5 Great service Nick - JAN 27, 2012

I had this tool for a couple of years. It broke while is was trying yo fix my atv in the woods. I sent the tool back to Gerber for repair. It was less than 1 week, and Gerber sent me a new one. Hard to find a company these days that still know how to treat a customer. Keep up the great work Gerber.

4 Security Officer / Mechanic Mike Hahn - JAN 5, 2012

I agree the sheeth was not great but I used a small size pepper spray holder and it works great.
I love this tool it is great and works very well

I just had the little trangle peice break off teh blade and the catch is hanging up but I have it off to gerber to be fixed.

2 Emergency Agency Specialist Kelly C. - JAN 3, 2012

While this tool is a ergonomic useful tool, I agree with the Reviews...the sheath is sub-standard to the tool! I've just experienced the belt loop tearing this past weekend just to a few threads left! The only solution I've been able to locate is to purchase the Gerber 22-49445 10-Piece Tool Kit as a replacement to the sheath! The Ideal solution would be for Gerber to Warranty the sheath and replace it with an upgraded version! Gerber???

1 2nd Agreement - Fix the Damn Sheath Joel - JAN 2, 2012

The tool is great but it sits in a drawer as the belt loop on the sheath tore the threads and came apart. This happens because the tool gets stuck in the sheath (poor design) and getting it out puts undue stress on the weakest part of the sheath. I gave only one star because a great tool left in a drawer due to lack of attention to detail (the sheath) makes this junk!

2 Colour me unimpressed Paul B - JAN 1, 2012

Owned this just under a year. Bought on special, suspect I got factory seconds although nothing this shoddy should ever have left the shop if gerber wanted to keep their reputation. Poor locking, plenty of play. Washers need to be in specific positions for the locking mechanism to work however 80% of the time (on the serrated side) they skip their engagement, rotate, and cause the whole locking mechanism on that side to malfunction. The sheath lasted ~8 months, but even well before then the tool would often catch on removal/replacement and the thin nylon belt loop causes it to flop around a far bit even on belts only slightly narrower than it's max. Also the scissors spring skip over the side of the scissors before they are half engaged.

All in all it works, but I won't be buying gerber again. I have a leatherman on order to try out, and(being one of those people who never throws anything out) plan to chuck this thing into a bug out bag as a last resort.

3 I agee with "Fix The Damn Sheath" Hilary -December 22, 2011 - DEC 22, 2011

I haven't found a new sheath as of yet, so I can't use the tool. The Velcro is a joke and a half, then the belt loop to keep the tool vertical is to torn. I am very disappointed. I received this as a gift. I always thought Gerber was a very good product, I'm not so sure anymore. I'll give the knife 3 stars but minus 10 stars for the sheath.

3 Electronical Engineer / Janitor / Hotel owner Tony - DEC 4, 2011

Crosspoint screwdriver was utterly useless until I spended 2h grinding it to shape (same proplem on other specimen I have encountered). Operation of pliers requiers BIG(ger) hands (I buy gloves size L ).
Over all a good tool but I prefer my MP800.

4 FIX THE DAMN SHEATH Dan - NOV 30, 2011

Love the tool but the sheath is a joke. First had to replace it because the tool wouldnt come out of the sheath. Now the belt loop is torn half off and Im afraid im gonna loose it. found the old sheath and it has the same issue. Gonna try to get a third sheath now.

5 Everlast John - NOV 28, 2011

I've had my Suspension for about four years now, and aside from sharpening the blade once and having to re-grease the joints, this is the best multi-tool I've ever had. The tool locks are great.

I've had it on me every day of those four years, and it has served me well on each one of them

5 Your Title Patrick Boyd - NOV 11, 2011

Given to me by a friend and is very well made and has helped me to do a quick fix when I'm in the truck on the road or out in the bush to cut or open tin food in my 4WD in Australia.

5 substation tech william holloway - NOV 6, 2011

love the tool but the sheath is a pain in the but to get the tool out of do you have a leather sheath that the tool will fit in and is easier to get it out of.

1 outdoor aficionado John B - NOV 2, 2011

Not durable, First time I used the blade something broke and now half the tools over extends/don't lock open. Next time the wedge that gives grip to open the blade came off.

I like the idea that it doesn't require complete opening to use the fold out to

4 Your prices Roadkill - OCT 22, 2011

Bought the suspension at canadian tire, came to your website to contact you to tell you that you should include a guide or some sort of info in your product packaging, then i saw the price you charge as opposed to the price I paid, Canadian Tire was not t

5 Gerber suspension multi tool Matt Ehrenberg - OCT 20, 2011

I just bought this gerber multi tool in sept because I had to send my Leatherman mult tool back and could not stand to be without one being I carry one all the time . I switch back and forth between my leatherman and the gerber what I like about the Gerbe

4 du prey evan - OCT 5, 2011

i love this tool the sheath sucks but the tool has gone 3 years of auto repair work and fishing/camping hasnt rusted with all water it been in unlike my leatherman

5 first gerber multi tool Matt - SEP 20, 2011

I just bought this gerber suspeension multi tool yest but have not had a chance to use it but i work for a friend lawn care bus. So i fig it will get tried out really quick . I bought this to replace my Leatherman kick if this gerber serves me as well as

4 amazon travel doug knepp - SEP 18, 2011

great tool .. I have gone thru 3 tools in 2 years the tool , hate the sheath .. I wear my tool on my belt every day of the week .. have had two sheaths break off my belt and lost ! I still love the tool

5 PROFESSIONAL REDNECK Zack laws - SEP 11, 2011

man this thing is awsome i use it every day hunting , fishing,and everything else i do thank you gerber.

5 Facility Management The Custodian - AUG 28, 2011

The nickname "gerber baby" applies to me after 6 years of use of my suspension.I've been thru more girlfriends and pants in as many years. Yet my gerber is still by my side.

5 Chef/Restaurant Owner Cookie Hadley - AUG 19, 2011

This is a killer little tool, has unlimited uses and has yet to fail me. I keep it in my car for those "just in case" moments and bring it along whenever I go camping.

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