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Hubeo Pocket Tool
« on: May 15, 2009, 03:51:53 AM »
My latest addition.  Showed up today.     I gave it a good scrub but tried not to remove any petina.  This is a really solid feeling tool that other than the wire cutters does'nt look to have seen much use.  Seems very well built and still ready to work.  Its slightly smaller than a Sog toolclip but is slightly heavier.

Dennis
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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 03:55:39 AM »
That is a cool looking tool...it looks like the grandfather of the Toolclip!

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 03:57:09 AM »
That is a cool looking tool...it looks like the grandfather of the Toolclip!

yeah but it looks more ergonomic :think: :D
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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2009, 04:00:32 AM »
If only Bob wasn't so tied up in Springtime home projects,he'd probably be able to give a run-down of it's lineage.My thoughts are that it's 1950's vintage.No matter it's age,I like it.

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2009, 04:02:05 AM »
That is a cool looking tool...it looks like the grandfather of the Toolclip!

yeah but it looks more ergonomic :think: :D
And actually a better tool selection than the Toolclip since it has a phillips.    Also 2 different wire cutters.                                            
                                                                                                                                                                   

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2009, 04:03:04 AM »
.My thoughts are that it's 1950's vintage.

Isn't that about the time Phillips head screws started being widely used?  Or was it the 1960's? :think:

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 04:05:02 AM »
Nice one Dennis :tu:  There aren't many of these old beauties around any more. They are the best pre-Leatherman multitool in my opinion. :salute:

Made in Solingen Germany by Hugo Berns, sometime in the early 60's

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 04:08:25 AM »
You really have to wonder why it didn't catch on in a big way. Was it too "exotic"?

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2009, 04:16:03 AM »
Nice one Dennis :tu:  There aren't many of these old beauties around any more. They are the best pre-Leatherman multitool in my opinion. :salute:

Made in Solingen Germany by Hugo Berns, sometime in the early 60's
Is this the only model  Hubeo made?    I suppose you have one NIB :pok: :D

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2009, 04:31:32 AM »
Nice one Dennis :tu:  There aren't many of these old beauties around any more. They are the best pre-Leatherman multitool in my opinion. :salute:

Made in Solingen Germany by Hugo Berns, sometime in the early 60's
Is this the only model  Hubeo made?    I suppose you have one NIB :pok: :D

Heh-heh, I wish! :D
Mine is in pretty decent shape though. Keep in mind these were made before the widespread availability of stainless steel. To resist corrosion, all of the outer surfaces were nickel plated. Nickel plating eventually flakes off, more so on tools that were carried and used a lot.

Here's mine (in the middle, sandwiched between a Hi-Test tool (made in Japan, top) and a Seaboard Steel tool (made in France, bottom)


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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2009, 07:33:28 AM »
Interesting piece that :tu:

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 09:29:43 AM »
I like how the handle curves around the body instead of sticking out like toolclip.
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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2009, 01:02:18 PM »
Yeah, love the lines on that handle :tu:

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2009, 03:05:10 PM »
That's an impressive bit of MT history  :tu:

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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 03:19:36 PM »
Dennis great pick up  8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
You are right Bob yours looks all banged up with the nickel plating chipped off  :P :P. You sure you haven't got it's box as well :pok: :pok: :D :D
Bob I really like the group shot  :salute: . I really need to look at the pre Leatherman section of the encyclopedia , then again given my recent buying spree  ::) ::) maybe I need to keep well away from it. :D

« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 03:30:01 PM by MultiMat »


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Re: Hubeo Pocket Tool
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2009, 09:56:13 PM »
I like that.  :)

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