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Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's 16715

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,997
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 He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,997
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.

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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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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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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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."
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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:

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No Life Club Posts: 4,265 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."
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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


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,316 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #100 on: March 03, 2019, 06:09:59 AM »

Oop, how did I miss that one? :P Yeah, it has an iridescent blue finish over the entire tool, including the pliers. I have no idea what it is. Some guys at work are speculating that it is blue anodize. But I didn't know you could anodize stainless...? :think:


(Image removed from quote.)

Seems Gerber made those entire-anodized 600s in more than blue?

Just bought this.
(not my photo. will take more pics when it arrives)

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2019, 02:42:56 PM »
Seems Gerber made those entire-anodized 600s in more than blue?

They also made a gold coloured one as well  ;)

I'm not sure what the finish is, maybe cerakote or similar, on mine it is definitely tougher than the easily-chipped paint they put on most of their coloured MP600s

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 #102 on: March 03, 2019, 03:21:00 PM »
Nice grab gerleatherberman  :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,316 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2019, 03:43:25 PM »
They also made a gold coloured one as well  ;)

I'm not sure what the finish is, maybe cerakote or similar, on mine it is definitely tougher than the easily-chipped paint they put on most of their coloured MP600s
Gold? Bet that looks good.  :o

It is a relief to know the finish is more durable. I am always a bit worried when opening the yellow painted 600. Much appreciated information. :salute:

Nice grab gerleatherberman  :tu:
Thank you, Aloha! :cheers:

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Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #104 on: March 04, 2019, 07:26:36 PM »
Seems Gerber made those entire-anodized 600s in more than blue?

Just bought this.
(not my photo. will take more pics when it arrives)

I saw this one.... Nice grab!

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,316 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Some Gerber prototypes from late 1990's/early 2000's
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2019, 07:30:38 PM »
Thank you, Yadda! :cheers:

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