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GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP???? 2257

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GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« on: November 15, 2011, 06:31:31 AM »
If you're curious about the whole BALANCE story... whether it will ever be produced (2012?) or not, then you can find that information here: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,25399.0.html

I'm pretty well convinced now that this has a place here in the collectors forums. I found it last week at a local pawn shop about 3 miles from Gerber. I wasn't familiar with the model, but was impressed with the quality and intrigued with the mechanism. The price wasn't too rough either at $30. It has obviously been handled or stored a lot but no actual use. So at the very least, I had a nice EDC. One of the things that impressed me was the unusual amount of finish work that I was unaware of on previous Gerbers. The blade was wicked sharp with satiny luster and everything just seemed to fit perfectly with zero play. At any rate, I wanted to see what I had so I started searching when I got home and found very little except links to the previous thread here. I was thinking... why are these guys wondering when this thing is coming out when I've already found one second hand in a pawn shop??? well, long story short, it hasn't been produced and this is one that managed to squeak out one way or another. This is identical to the prototype shown in January 2011, but nothing has been seen since. Gerber has replied via facebook that we can watch for it in 2012, but nothing specific. It's pretty cool, but it has a lot going on so I can imagine they may have had some issues in production? who knows. Here is my Balance:
No Life Club Posts: 1,019
No Life Club Posts: 1,019
Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 06:33:20 AM »
Last pic:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,832 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 07:52:55 AM »
I honestly know nothing about the Gerber Balance, but I would say you got a great find there. If I were you I would be hoping they decide not to make them and abort the whole project.

Either way you made a great purchase.  :tu:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,793 I EDC a cell phone
Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 08:36:47 PM »
nice deal!

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,930 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 12:13:03 PM »
I can't wait for this tool to come out.

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Full Member Posts: 124
Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 02:34:00 AM »
Cool piece - someone must have snuck it out of the Gerber facility :D
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Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 04:25:38 AM »
Now that is very cool mate  8) 8) 8).
At $30 I would of jumped on that as well  :o 8) 8) 8).

How do you like it mate  :think: :think: :think:


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GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 06:11:34 AM »
I dig it... I keep it with me all the time.*  It's also getting some real use.**

*in a pocket with no other objects to scratch it.

**Yeah right. Fondling mostly
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Re: GERBER BALANCE PROTOTYPE Found in PAWN SHOP????
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 08:26:54 AM »
 :rofl: , good to hear mate  :D :D :D


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D

 

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