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Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers 8066

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2009, 08:11:44 PM »
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

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when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.

A good friend of mine I was stationed with at one of my assignments left that assignment and did a 1 year remote to Turkey and then went right back to the same place we had been stationed together.  They issued him a Gerber MT too.  But I think that was just that particular unit.  I don't know what model Gerber it was.

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im not up on gebers so i dont know their model numbers, mine is a standard needle nose black oxide model

Gerber is my least favorite MT, I only own a couple.  I don't know the different models either.  It was a bit of a coincidence that you mentioned your wife being issued the Gerber.  I was talking to my buddy on the phone a couple weeks back.  I mentioned that I bought a Leatherman 300.  He knows nothing about MT's of any kind and calls all MT's, Leatherman's.  Like adhesive strips are called Band-Aid.  That was when he mentioned he was issued one in the unit we were stationed together in.  He did two tours in that unit, I did one, and it was his second time when they issued the MT's.  I asked him to check and see what model it was and that was when he mentioned it was a Gerber and not a Leatherman after all.  I'm pretty sure it was just that particular unit though.  I never received any issued MT's in any of the units I served in.  I would have been nice but............

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2009, 09:56:17 PM »
what unit was he in? My wife was in Iraq in 05-06 101st air assault div.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2009, 10:00:33 PM by jim guy »
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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2009, 09:58:22 PM »
Which NATO countries issued the Core?  I'd never heard of that.  You learn something new everyday.  I can't imagine the US Military issuing MT's on a large scale though.  It would have been nice but when I was in if you wanted something like that you bought it yourself.  From what I read on various forums it still seems to be the same.  That might change from individual unit to unit though.

1Jump2Many
when my wife was enlisted they issued her a gerber multitool and a benchmade afo, I now have both.

A good friend of mine I was stationed with at one of my assignments left that assignment and did a 1 year remote to Turkey and then went right back to the same place we had been stationed together.  They issued him a Gerber MT too.  But I think that was just that particular unit.  I don't know what model Gerber it was.

1Jump2Many

im not up on gebers so i dont know their model numbers, mine is a standard needle nose black oxide model

Gerber is my least favorite MT, I only own a couple.  I don't know the different models either.  It was a bit of a coincidence that you mentioned your wife being issued the Gerber.  I was talking to my buddy on the phone a couple weeks back.  I mentioned that I bought a Leatherman 300.  He knows nothing about MT's of any kind and calls all MT's, Leatherman's.  Like adhesive strips are called Band-Aid.  That was when he mentioned he was issued one in the unit we were stationed together in.  He did two tours in that unit, I did one, and it was his second time when they issued the MT's.  I asked him to check and see what model it was and that was when he mentioned it was a Gerber and not a Leatherman after all.  I'm pretty sure it was just that particular unit though.  I never received any issued MT's in any of the units I served in.  I would have been nice but............

1Jump2Many

Did they issue you a benchmade auto?
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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2009, 04:32:27 AM »
what unit was he in? My wife was in Iraq in 05-06 101st air assault div.

This was many years ago, I was there from 87 - 91.  It's a joint Spec Ops unit on MacDill AFB, FL.  I was Army, this praticular buddy was Air Force.  We had all four branches together in one unit.  He did a second tour there after doing a one year remote to Turkey so it was sometime around 92 - 95.  It's an Airborne assignment.  The only knife they issued us was a small fixed blade knife that I think was a Camillus but I'm not sure anymore.  We strapped it to our leg when we jumped in case we needed to cut our risers.  Was your wife attached to the 101st or was she active duty?

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« Last Edit: October 08, 2009, 04:36:12 AM by 1jump2many »

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009, 06:59:56 AM »
what unit was he in? My wife was in Iraq in 05-06 101st air assault div.

This was many years ago, I was there from 87 - 91.  It's a joint Spec Ops unit on MacDill AFB, FL.  I was Army, this praticular buddy was Air Force.  We had all four branches together in one unit.  He did a second tour there after doing a one year remote to Turkey so it was sometime around 92 - 95.  It's an Airborne assignment.  The only knife they issued us was a small fixed blade knife that I think was a Camillus but I'm not sure anymore.  We strapped it to our leg when we jumped in case we needed to cut our risers.  Was your wife attached to the 101st or was she active duty?

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2019, 05:45:37 PM »
Hello, i got a Core with serial nr 5411453 UTD07, cand you help me descipher it. Thx

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Re: Leatherman / NATO Issue serial numbers
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2019, 07:38:01 PM »
Dunc knew some about them and maybe Gregozadobe :salute: Probably some other members as well but not sure exactly which ones though  :think:

 

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