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Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact 30322

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« on: February 05, 2008, 08:33:16 AM »
Another interesting little surprise at the SHOT Show this year came from the Gerber table.  Apparently, it also surprised the folks at Gerber because they only mentioned it after we asked specifically what that funny little thing on the back counter was!  It turns out that it's called the Gerber Artifact, and I have to say that it looks pretty darned cool!



Basically it looks like the offspring of a Superknife and an Atwood Prybaby, and seems to have the best features of both.  There's a prybar, bottle opener, phillips screwdriver and the tiny knife even locks open.



Another neat feature is that like the Superknife, the blade is replaceable.  Rather than a razor blade like the Superknife, the Artifact sports an X-Acto type blade and can be opened one handed.  While I don't think we got an estimated MSRP on it, it seems more likely to be in line price wise with the Superknife as well.



I can see myself getting a few of these when they come out- they look like they'd make great stocking stuffers!

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 08:37:01 AM »
That's a cool little tool! Gerber seem to be doing some things right at least, this and the Flik are very impressive.

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 08:45:20 AM »
That is a neat little gadget there.

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 08:49:13 AM »
That's a natty little thing, isn't it :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 08:51:26 AM »
I really like it.  It felt good in the hand and opened reasonably well for such a small, inexpensive tool.  I only hope that carries through when it hits full production.

DEf

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 08:52:26 AM »
Looks like you could take the knife off, if you wanted to make it legal to carry in the UK as a bottle opener/pry bar.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 09:00:37 AM »
You certainly could, but remember the blade is all of about 2cm long.  Even though it locks, I doubt an LEO would really concern himself too much with it unless it's covered in bloody remnants of a nun's habit!

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 09:27:20 AM »
Guess I didn't notice at the time, but is that a phillips screwdriver cut into the end?


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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 09:28:25 AM »
It sure does look like one!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 09:32:52 AM »
Quote
Basically it looks like the offspring of a Superknife and an Atwood Prybaby, and seems to have the best features of both.  There's a prybar, bottle opener, phillips screwdriver and the tiny knife even locks open.

Shoulda looked a little farther than that Flik! :D

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 09:41:46 AM »
Quote
Basically it looks like the offspring of a Superknife and an Atwood Prybaby, and seems to have the best features of both.  There's a prybar, bottle opener, phillips screwdriver and the tiny knife even locks open.

Shoulda looked a little farther than that Flik! :D

Def

Whoops! :-[  Ahh well, just proves that I never read your posts carefully anyhow  :D


Hmmmm...it does seem odd though that they don't mention the phillips on the packaging.


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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 09:54:36 AM »
They did- look at the diagram.  It looks like they called it a "Cross Driver" rather than a phillips though.

You sure you are ok to fly Bob?  Maybe you should try and grab some shut eye!

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 10:12:34 AM »
 :P

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 11:43:46 AM »
That looks awesome!  Maybe us UK lot can finally get hold of a decent prybar at an affordable price! :)  They have seemed to cram a lot onto that tiny thing.

Me likes, A LOT! :D

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2008, 12:13:21 PM »
Yeah I can see this one going far if the price is right on it.  I wanted to abscond with one from the booth but they wouldn't let me.  They insisted they didn't have too many, but I saw quite a few.   :twak:

Maybe Dennis at Gerber-Tools.com will hook us up when they are released!

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2008, 12:16:48 PM »
Yeah I can see this one going far if the price is right on it.  I wanted to abscond with one from the booth but they wouldn't let me.  They insisted they didn't have too many, but I saw quite a few.   :twak:

Maybe Dennis at Gerber-Tools.com will hook us up when they are released!

Def

I hope so!   :)  I'm sure a few of us over here would be keen to get their hands on one.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2008, 12:23:42 PM »
Should I ever get back to my own computer I'll be sure to point it out to him and have him harass his rep until he gets them in!

Def

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,083 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2008, 12:25:25 PM »
Should I ever get back to my own computer I'll be sure to point it out to him and have him harass his rep until he gets them in!

Def

Well count me in for one! :)

Have you progressed any more in your travels yet?

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2008, 12:28:57 PM »
I've made it about 300 meters from the gate I spent the night at to the gate that my plane will be at in a mere three and a half hours.    :ahhh

Nothing ever leaves Chicago on time and I only have 40 minutes to get my next plane in Washington so I'm concerned that I may be in Washington until tomorrow.

Def

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,083 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2008, 12:31:13 PM »
I've made it about 300 meters from the gate I spent the night at to the gate that my plane will be at in a mere three and a half hours.    :ahhh

Nothing ever leaves Chicago on time and I only have 40 minutes to get my next plane in Washington so I'm concerned that I may be in Washington until tomorrow.

Def

 :-\

Well fingers crossed that you make your connection ok.  And I thought transport over here was bad! :o

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2008, 12:37:56 PM »
I could have gotten a hotel for only $70 last night...  but it was one of those things where there's too much time to stay, but not enough time to go.  I couldn't see paying $70 for the few hours I would use a room, plus I'd have to go through security again- it just wasn't worth it.

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
 :gimme: That looks like a very handy little gadget indeed, and since it is from Gerber it should be nice and inexpensive.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,325 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2008, 09:21:15 PM »
That's what I am hoping for.  I am already sending messages to Dennis at www.Gerber-Tools.com to see if he can supply us with them ASAP!

Def

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008, 01:05:03 AM »
I really like that Kinda like a widgy bar on steroids. I can see getting a few of these to stash around the house.

S
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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008, 03:46:42 AM »
Woohoo! Moteng says that the MSRP is $13.76!  :cheers: http://www.moteng.com/Products/ItemDetail.asp?sid=&ItemID=33223
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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2008, 03:55:10 AM »
Is it made out of FRN? It would be cool if it were Grivory. Thats what the Cold Steel Nightshade series are made from!

B
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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2008, 10:14:00 AM »
Woohoo! Moteng says that the MSRP is $13.76!  :cheers: http://www.moteng.com/Products/ItemDetail.asp?sid=&ItemID=33223

I think even a poor chap like me could stretch to that! :D  Hopefully Dennis will be able to supply them to us all soon. :)

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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2008, 10:40:22 PM »
Wait a minute. How is that thing illegal in the UK?

I really dont want this to get into a polital discusion, but why? 

S
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Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2008, 10:44:30 PM »
Wait a minute. How is that thing illegal in the UK?

I really dont want this to get into a polital discusion, but why? 

It's not illegal to own, just to carry around without a good reason cos the blade locks open.

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No Life Club Posts: 4,784 I miss Benner
Re: Good things and small packages- Gerber Artifact
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2008, 10:48:51 PM »
Oh OK so it is just a locking blade. I guess I should have relized that due to the Spydie UK pen knife.

S

 

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