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Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's 9164

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2014, 03:30:17 AM »
Holy smurf that's a nice haul. :drool:
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2014, 06:37:42 AM »
I'd forgotten about your lime green one Greg! Did we ever get to see any pictures of it? Does it look the same as the one shown here? :)
Sorry, (still) no pictures to web technology.

Actually, in comparison to yours mine does look a bit different - brushed(?) matte SS (not black) needle(ish) nose pliers, and going by the colours I see on my screen I have to change my colour description to "Safety Lime-Yellow" as while it definitely has a green tinge, it has much more yellow in it than yours.

The tool load is:
Brushed(?) matte SS Needle(ish) Nose Pliers
Remgrit saw holder, 3D philips, PE Blade;
File,  can opener, small scredriver, med screwdriver cum bottle opener, "FISKARS" scissors.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2014, 06:49:10 AM by gregozedobe »

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2014, 07:02:57 AM »
Congratulations on scoring that amazing assortment of beautiful Gerber Tools. That has to be the all time best lot of Gerbers ever acquired at one time. :tu:
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2014, 07:10:14 AM »
Congratulations Bob!   :tu:  I'm in overload here. It will take me a while to process all these rare Gerbers.   :)

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2014, 09:50:36 AM »
Very cool bob  :drool: any close ups of the purple multi-lite  :salute:
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2014, 10:46:55 AM »
Many thanks !

I think there are some tools availble with a reversible head. I am thinking low end multitools but I remember seeing some better quality ones too....

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2014, 01:58:18 PM »
Some real special Gerbers in there Bob. :drool:

I particularly like the one with the reversible head, a forerunner to the MP650 concept perhaps?
+1 :tu:

I am thinking so too. :salute:
Could you please make a picture of the slot, where the plier-head goes in? Please?


Sure thing! :tu: You mean from the end, like this?

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That is exactly what I meant, many thanks. :salute:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 10:09:26 PM »
  There is just too much awesomeness in a single thread for this time of the day!!!  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

  Seriously, you almost made fall from the chair. I recently started to like Gerber's but now I'm sure I'm in love. Maybe we could try to oblige ask in a really polite manner if they could make a special MT.O run of the reversible head ones... and the colored ones... and the electrician one...  :whistle:

  Thanks for the pics mate, they blinded me with their beauty!!! Cheers !!!  :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2014, 12:09:14 AM »
Wow, I'm just speechless.

What an amazing collection.

Just incredible..... :salute:



...would look great in a MT'o Book  :pok:  :drool:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2014, 03:58:10 AM »
Thanks again for the kind words folks. :) And rest assured that I've doubled the guards around the perimeter and updated the retinal scanners on the vault. Gotta keep these babies safe you know! :salute: :D



Very cool bob  :drool: any close ups of the purple multi-lite  :salute:

Purple Multi-Lite pictures coming right up! Unfortunately there was only the top piece, so I'll have to keep an eye out for a donor bottom piece and blades. It looks to be a standard top, just molded from purple plastic:





It came with a full compliment of tiny tools in the secret compartment:





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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2014, 04:56:12 AM »
I'd forgotten about your lime green one Greg! Did we ever get to see any pictures of it? Does it look the same as the one shown here? :)
Sorry, (still) no pictures to web technology.

Actually, in comparison to yours mine does look a bit different - brushed(?) matte SS (not black) needle(ish) nose pliers, and going by the colours I see on my screen I have to change my colour description to "Safety Lime-Yellow" as while it definitely has a green tinge, it has much more yellow in it than yours.

The tool load is:
Brushed(?) matte SS Needle(ish) Nose Pliers
Remgrit saw holder, 3D philips, PE Blade;
File,  can opener, small scredriver, med screwdriver cum bottle opener, "FISKARS" scissors.

Hey, the ebay pictures of yours are still up Greg! I was able to save them and repost here: :cheers:

Greg's safety lime yellow





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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2014, 05:09:59 AM »


Hey, the ebay pictures of yours are still up Greg! I was able to save them and repost here: :cheers:

Greg's safety lime yellow
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Thanks for that.   :tu: 

When I compare the colour of the actual tool to what I see in these photos (on my monitor, YMMV) it is closer to the top photo, with a little less green than the bottom one.

I think someone at Gerber must have had great fun trying out all these different colours, and actually colouring the plier head blue on the blue one is simply way over the top (in a drool-worthy way  :drool:  )

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2014, 09:11:32 AM »
Cool colour that purple bob,so no clue to the tool set up for this multi-lite  :think:
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2014, 03:08:17 PM »
Cool colour that purple bob,so no clue to the tool set up for this multi-lite  :think:

Unfortunately no. :-\ My guess is they were just trying out a different color plastic in the molding machine. :think:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2014, 04:09:10 PM »
Greg's safety lime yellow



What's a safety lime?  :whistle:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2014, 04:13:21 PM »

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2014, 04:32:55 PM »
How'd they do the carbon fiber one? Is it real CF, vinyl, or one of those hydro decal dips?

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2014, 06:19:28 PM »
Greg's safety lime yellow



What's a safety lime?  :whistle:

Dull edges.  ;)

Cause otherwise it really stings when you cut yourself with one. ;) ;)

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2014, 06:20:23 PM »
Hydro decals would be my bet. CF adds too much thickness and would peel from the corners as would vinyl do.
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2014, 06:22:51 PM »
How'd they do the carbon fiber one? Is it real CF, vinyl, or one of those hydro decal dips?

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Yes, it looks like a hydrographics job. The carbon fiber appearance is on the inside too, so I wasn't sure until I touched it with a magnet. It stuck. Dang it. :-\

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2014, 06:26:28 PM »
Hmmm. I wonder if it could have been done by that Michiganite that was doing hydro-graphics on a bunch of other tools and selling them on eBay a few years back.  :think:

Probably note...but it would be interesting to know for sure.

Either way Bob. These are lovely additions to your superb collection.  :tu:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2014, 07:17:33 PM »
Hydro is actually a pretty cool idea though, I don't know if I've ever seen it on an MT before. Not sure about durability though. I guess they're dipping guns now so it can't be too weak.

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2014, 08:19:54 PM »

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2014, 09:48:24 PM »
Hydro is actually a pretty cool idea though, I don't know if I've ever seen it on an MT before. Not sure about durability though. I guess they're dipping guns now so it can't be too weak.

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Dan (Chako) has quite a few multitools that have hydrographic finishes on them. :tu:

Here is a short video about the process that I found on youtube. Apparently the kits to do it yourself are readily available. (and they make it look soooo easy......)





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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2014, 09:23:13 AM »
From what I have learned in my research for surface finishes, it´s liek with painting: Prep work is 90 percent of the work and the finish is as durable as teh topcoat.
You need a prepped surface the printed film can properly adhere to and you need to use a durable clearcoat do get a good finish and lasting decor.

I have seen soem very nice things done with this technique but fake CF parts or cheap plastic dashboard inlays in a badly printed wood usually do nothing for me.
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2014, 12:59:13 PM »
That is true. Here is a Gerber MPT hydropainted in red carbon fiber .


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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2014, 04:11:40 PM »
It's funny how those badly printed dash inlays are the only accurate thing for some cars though. I actually first leaned about this process through restoration parts for a lot of 60s British cars that were done with it.

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2014, 04:29:13 PM »
Thanks Bob, that is awesome!

I particularly like the reversible head!
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2014, 03:35:10 AM »
Thanks Bob, that is awesome!

I particularly like the reversible head!

Me too Terry! :tu:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2014, 08:52:17 PM »
This thread is a cornucopia of gerber knowledge. Nice to see the what ifs

 

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