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Offline RDog

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chinese Gerber.
on: October 06, 2012, 06:58:23 PM
I have never owned a Gerber MT, but years ago in the Marines they were pretty common and I had handled them if just to compare them to my Leatherman...

Well, the other day I am looking for a new MT, and didn't want to rule out Gerber.  I picked one up on ebay...and just got it this morning.  Problem is I still don't own a Gerber!  Or, Gerber is the maker of the worst MTs period...I'm leaning towards this not being a Gerber.

Worst part is I had a slight bad feeling about it, but still bought it any way!  Not sure what  it was, but something didn't seem right and my dumb ass still clicked "buy it now."

I did contact the seller, and will be contacting Ebay soon if this problem is not fixed.

Here are some pics, but not very good ones...

Notice how "USA" is painted on...that can't be right...Right?

woops, need to resize them...pics to follow.


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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 07:28:37 PM
Well, I don't know whats going on...pics do not want to up load.

First it tells me my photos are too large, so I reduce them 50%...still nothing.

Why different forums have such different problems is beyond me...

I'll keep trying a little longer.
Fake Gerber 1.jpg
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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 07:30:20 PM
now it works!
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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 07:49:39 PM
Yep thats a fake.  See this thread.

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?topic=18527.0

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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 11:41:54 PM
Yup, thats it.  I however am not happy, and don't think its a good copy.  It feels like crap.
My hope is the seller will refund and I'll return it at cost to me, or ebay buyer protection will refund my money, if thats how they work.

Really wish I had seen that info linked above in the first place. 

Thanks for the link.

(Note, mine shipped from Virginia.)


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Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 11:52:05 PM
If the seller wont do a refund, I would raise a paypal dispute, assuming you paid by paypal.
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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 03:14:21 AM
Yep if it does not have a Remgrit saw + saw bit holder , it is a fake. You are definitely with in your rights to ask for a refund as it is a fake & not made in the USA as it claims to be.
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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 07:17:26 PM
Sorry to hear you got stung mate. :-\ 
Try not to be the person who blunders around and causes everyone else to get out the way.  Everyone else thinks you're a utter...


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Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 08:52:35 AM
I have one of those too. I got a full refund from the seller after several buyers complained.  I hope you get a full refund too.

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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 08:55:25 PM
I intentionally bought the fake one(from another online store. Only $11) to compare it to my legit 600. Did the same with the knock-off wave (mammut, also $11). It really is amazing how drastically different the quality is.

Though honestly, for $11, the fake gerber isnt too bad. Better than the crappy $20 sheffield i got at walmart. I had to oil the pivots and work it out, but now other than extra ratting of the pliers and the obvious paint texture, its an okay tool that i dont worry about getting damaged or lost.

The mammut on the other hand, is a complete POS. The scissors are great, but everything else is substandard or downright dangerous because of the low quality.


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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 04:45:10 AM
I should have known better on the MP 600 DET too.  I wanted  an one hand tool and planned to use the C4 punch as a marlinspike to deal with splices and knots in small diameter line.  I got sucked in at $35.00 US and thought I was maybe getting some old stock that needed to be moved.  I was not aware that gerbers were faked but now I know better.  If I knew I was buying an $11.00 fake I would be OK with it.  I thought I was getting some special deal, live and learn (again).  :-\

I noticed that the seath was poorly made and the tool was a little less well made than my old Gerbers.  I am glad I found this site, I know what to look for  much better than I use to do. Thanks for all your posts and photos.

All in all it is the best fake I have seen.  If they can be sold for $11.00 then Gerber must be making HUGH profits.


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Re: chinese Gerber.
Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 05:10:55 AM
I should have known better on the MP 600 DET too.  I wanted  an one hand tool and planned to use the C4 punch as a marlinspike to deal with splices and knots in small diameter line.  I got sucked in at $35.00 US and thought I was maybe getting some old stock that needed to be moved.  I was not aware that gerbers were faked but now I know better.  If I knew I was buying an $11.00 fake I would be OK with it.  I thought I was getting some special deal, live and learn (again).  :-\

I noticed that the seath was poorly made and the tool was a little less well made than my old Gerbers.  I am glad I found this site, I know what to look for  much better than I use to do. Thanks for all your posts and photos.

All in all it is the best fake I have seen.  If they can be sold for $11.00 then Gerber must be making HUGH profits.

YEP I HATE those Gerber DET knock offs  >:( >:( >:(, be VERY suspicious of DET's coming out of China/Hong Kong  :think: especially those for under $50  :think: :think:

If you paid with Paypal mate you can put in a claim & you should be able to get a refund as the item is a copy/fake  :think:

I picked up a new genuine Gerber DET for $40(yep that is a awesome price :D) from a sale here on the forum  ;) 8). You can pick up genuine DETs for $40-$60 if you hunt around mate :tu:

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