Here’s what the people at Gerber have to say about this handy tool:
“The cleverly engineered Vital Zip tool: designed to gain fast, easy access, be it to clothing, rope, boxes, or while on the field. Used by hunters and public services people with equal ease, this tool is a go-to in getting through various materials at breakneck speed. And its feather light aspect means it can be carried along on a belt or in a kit pack without adding undue weight to your gear.
Field dress an animal using the Vital Zip tool to virtually unzip its cape. The well adapted structure of its cutting area prevents inadvertent puncturing of the stomach, intestines, or bladder, affording its users confidence as they work. A super-efficient slicing tool that makes the most of its simple design and sturdy construction, the Vital Zip holds a high carbon stainless steel utility blade that’s easily replaced once dull with a quick release of the Phillips screw holding the blade in position.
Built for hunters and public services people, this tool is a must-have for fast, nimble cutting action. The Vital Zip works well as a box opener tool, for cutting webbing and rope, and to remove clothing from injured persons in rescue situations. Its handle is an intelligent configuration of holes and finger notches that slides onto the fingers, coming to rest intuitively inside the palm for a solid, confident grip. Included in the Vital Zip’s sheath is a utility blade two-pack for easy swapping out once the current blade is spent.”