The Gerber GDC Money Clip is not your run of the mill way to hold your cash and credit cards. Gerber has found a way to incorporate a small knife into this money clip making it a super compact knife/wallet combination. For anyone who normally carries a pocket knife and needs a way to hold their cash and cards, this could be a great stocking stuffer this holiday season.
Making the switch from a mini filing cabinet billfold in the back pocket to a small wallet in my front pocket was a bit of a struggle for me. A friend suggested this idea to me several years ago. After forcing myself to downsize, I am a much happier man for it. For those who have not seen the Seinfeld episode dealing with George Costanza’s wallet, you must check out that show.
The Gerber GDC Money Clip’s integrated knife is unique. Grab onto the green anodized aluminum ring and depress the spring loaded button in the center to pull the blade from the money clip/sheath. The blade is 1.75 inches long. I tried several ways to grasp the knife and found the method seen in this photograph to be the best for me. Being such a small knife with this unique handle limits its uses a bit, but for opening boxes, cutting tape, trimming string or small rope, and opening envelopes, the knife is more than adequate. I dropped the money clip several times from 3 or 4 feet in the air, and banged the clip around on some hard surfaces. I didn’t manage to hurt it at all, but more importantly, the knife did not fall out of the clip. I did manage to dislodge it a bit, but the blade never exposed the cutting edge.
The Gerber GDC Money Clip is 3.6 inches long and weighs in at 2.9 ounces. The clip will hold up to 5 credit cards. Don’t over-stuff the clip because the spring retainer for the knife blade needs enough room to be depressed and allow the blade to be removed. I have found the size and weight to be just about right and the money clip fits in my pockets well. The clip has enough weight to let you know that it is still where it belongs. The metal parts of the money clip are titanium coated steel. There is ample flat space on the clip for engraving in case you’d like to personalize the clip.
The GDC Money Clip makes an excellent gift at an MSRP of only $32. Click here to visit Gerber’s website and see everything for yourself.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Gerber GDC Money Clip for free from Gerber in consideration for review publication.