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Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's 15448

Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,874
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2016, 03:51:48 PM »
Agreed! :tu:  Yeah I tell you what, some of these tools that Gerber experimented with and DIDN'T produce are way better than some of the crap that they DID produce. (I'm thinking Radius, Steady, Freehand, etc, etc, etc) ::) ::)

Makes you think "What are they thinking sometimes ??? " :facepalm:

 :D
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 48,874
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2016, 03:52:14 PM »
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2016, 09:45:26 AM »
Agreed! :tu:  Yeah I tell you what, some of these tools that Gerber experimented with and DIDN'T produce are way better than some of the crap that they DID produce. (I'm thinking Radius, Steady, Freehand, etc, etc, etc) ::) ::)

Makes you think "What are they thinking sometimes ??? " :facepalm:

 :D

I suppose this highlights the other factors in bringing a tool to market; ease of production, cost of production, is there a place for it in the marketplace? etc. etc.

No Life Club Posts: 4,097 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #93 on: July 27, 2018, 12:43:21 PM »
Necro thread revival (but definitely related to the OP).

I think I have managed to get the rest of the prototypes from the same source as the original mother-lode.  It did take some years of pestering and reminding, but persistance paid off.

Off course Bob had cherry picked the choicest MTs (and so he should have, but I'm still jealous), but I'm happy with what I got:

MP600 hard coated with a metallic gold(ish) colour on the handles and pliers (definitely a different finish to the others that seem to be painted).

MP600 with Lime green handles (looks to be very similar to Bob's example)

MP600 with light copper coloured handles

MP600 with one orange handle and one dark blue handle

MP800 (legend) with navy blue handles and BO pliers (this also seems to be a very hard coating - possibly ceracoat or similar ?)


AFAIK that was the last of the prototypes this seller had, but who knows ?

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #94 on: July 27, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
Necro thread revival (but definitely related to the OP).

I think I have managed to get the rest of the prototypes from the same source as the original mother-lode.  It did take some years of pestering and reminding, but persistance paid off.

Off course Bob had cherry picked the choicest MTs (and so he should have, but I'm still jealous), but I'm happy with what I got:

MP600 hard coated with a metallic gold(ish) colour on the handles and pliers (definitely a different finish to the others that seem to be painted).

MP600 with Lime green handles (looks to be very similar to Bob's example)

MP600 with light copper coloured handles

MP600 with one orange handle and one dark blue handle

MP800 (legend) with navy blue handles and BO pliers (this also seems to be a very hard coating - possibly ceracoat or similar ?)


AFAIK that was the last of the prototypes this seller had, but who knows?

Kudos Greg!

Great additions to your collection! You and Bob are the best scroungers ever!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 01:52:40 PM by Yadda »

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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,401
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2018, 11:40:08 PM »
Just reading thru this thread again. 

Greg  :hatsoff: I am so happy you managed to get those tools.  Congrats even if its late.   :salute:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,097 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #96 on: September 27, 2018, 05:09:05 AM »
Just reading thru this thread again. 

Greg  :hatsoff: I am so happy you managed to get those tools.  Congrats even if its late.   :salute:

Thanks, it was a bit of work to get them, but well worth it  :D

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,723 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #97 on: September 27, 2018, 05:54:33 AM »
These J-SEWS' threads are my favorites to go through. Too bad he doesn't come around the site anymore. :(

Congrats on the awesome acquisitions, gregozedobe! :like:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
No Life Club Posts: 4,097 Apparently it is possible to have too many tools;)
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #98 on: September 27, 2018, 01:10:11 PM »
These J-SEWS' threads are my favorites to go through. Too bad he doesn't come around the site anymore. :(

Congrats on the awesome acquisitions, gregozedobe! :like:

Thanks  :tu:

Bob is still collecting weird old MTs (the older and weirder the better  :D ), but he doesn't logon to MTo very often these days.  I'm hoping to encourage him to share his comprehensive knowledge on older MTs more frequently, but he's had a few setbacks this year.

babola: "Enjoy your tools and don't be afraid to air your opinion and feelings here, but do it in courteous and respectable way toward others, of course."
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,723 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2018, 02:28:35 PM »
 :cheers:

That is quite understandable about Bob. I have been a member or owner of a couple forums in the past(not tool related) and had things pull me away that weren't related to the actual website subjects.  :ahhh


Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.

 

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