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My Modified Gerber Shard 3820

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My Modified Gerber Shard
« on: April 22, 2015, 01:29:53 AM »
I've been wanting to modify a Gerber Shard for a long time now but I never got around to it. I never really cared for the phillips screwdriver on the end, at least for keychain carry anyway. I spent about 10 minutes out in my shop and I'm happy with my little creation.  :D  I gave it a simple brushed finish and left a little of the original black finish on for some character.   :tu:  Kind of hard to get a good picture for some reason.   :think:

Anyway, here she is:

« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 01:37:07 AM by Gadget Guy »


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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 01:34:15 AM »
Nice job  :tu:

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 01:38:11 AM »
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 01:49:05 AM »
Awesome job John!  That's the only way I'll carry a shard.  Love it, but that pointy phillips can't stay on for me!

Sean

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 03:34:24 AM »
Awesome job John!  That's the only way I'll carry a shard.  Love it, but that pointy phillips can't stay on for me!

Thanks!  I totally agree... The Shard is great as is if you want to just throw it in your pocket, but like you said, that phillips just doesn't fly on a keychain.

It's funny how times change. In 2006 I had one of the best Atwood collections around, including 8 Damascus pieces and very rare one off's. Peter used to make me whatever I wanted. Now I'm carrying a Gerber Shard.  :rofl:
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 03:38:30 AM »
Awesome job John!  That's the only way I'll carry a shard.  Love it, but that pointy phillips can't stay on for me!

Thanks!  I totally agree... The Shard is great as is if you want to just throw it in your pocket, but like you said, that phillips just doesn't fly on a keychain.

It's funny how times change. In 2006 I had one of the best Atwood collections around, including 8 Damascus pieces and very rare one off's. Peter used to make me whatever I wanted. Now I'm carrying a Gerber Shard.  :rofl:

What happened?  :think:
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 07:23:05 AM »
Awesome job John!  That's the only way I'll carry a shard.  Love it, but that pointy phillips can't stay on for me!

Thanks!  I totally agree... The Shard is great as is if you want to just throw it in your pocket, but like you said, that phillips just doesn't fly on a keychain.

It's funny how times change. In 2006 I had one of the best Atwood collections around, including 8 Damascus pieces and very rare one off's. Peter used to make me whatever I wanted. Now I'm carrying a Gerber Shard.  :rofl:

What happened?  :think:

With the Atwood collection I assume?  I just didn't need all those tools. No matter how cool there were, I just couldn't justify having a bunch of keychain tools sitting in a drawer. I'm not a true collector, I use almost everything that I buy. Right around 2007 the Atwood collectors came out of the woodwork. Here is a funny story... Peter had a piece of scrap laying on the shop floor. He made a little tool out of it and gave it to me. I in turn gave the piece to a girl who said she wanted to start an Atwood collection. She turned around and sold the piece for $700, no joke!!!  >:(   She never said a word about it. Oh well... live and learn.   :D
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 08:40:59 PM »

You have the Shard looking good John  :tu:

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 10:45:21 PM »
Nice tidy mod there mate :)

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 11:45:11 PM »
Thanks guys!!   :cheers:
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 11:46:29 PM »
I like it, it makes sense now.

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2015, 11:02:13 PM »
Cool mod. although the Phillips screwdriver is something that for me personally completes the Shard as one the smallest, cheapest and most useful one-piece mini key chain multi-tools.

I own the gen in Ti Nitride coat but since sourced few replicas for about $2 each and modded them to fit and finish of the original.

It's really hard to tell the Shard I did in stone-wash finish below, is actually a fake.





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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2015, 11:39:07 PM »
Great work. I never did like the philips on the Shard as it made it very uncomfortable and weird on a key chain.

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2015, 01:07:09 AM »
Cool mod. although the Phillips screwdriver is something that for me personally completes the Shard as one the smallest, cheapest and most useful one-piece mini key chain multi-tools.
I own the gen in Ti Nitride coat but since sourced few replicas for about $2 each and modded them to fit and finish of the original.
It's really hard to tell the Shard I did in stone-wash finish below, is actually a fake.

Cheers

Where did you find the fakes for $2?

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2015, 02:50:44 AM »
Cool mod. although the Phillips screwdriver is something that for me personally completes the Shard as one the smallest, cheapest and most useful one-piece mini key chain multi-tools.
I own the gen in Ti Nitride coat but since sourced few replicas for about $2 each and modded them to fit and finish of the original.
It's really hard to tell the Shard I did in stone-wash finish below, is actually a fake.

Cheers

Where did you find the fakes for $2?

Adjusted for inflation:
http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32342835956.html

I got mine 2 years ago when they were $2.50 each or $2 each if bought as a set of 3 or more pieces.

Hope this helps.

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2015, 05:04:22 AM »
I have to laugh at Gerber getting ripped off with the fakes since they stole the basic design from Peter Atwood. I hope everyone buys the fakes... What comes around goes around and everyone seems to be OK with people stealing as long as the tools are cheap. I've said it before, I feel sorry for anyone who has a great idea. Why present it to the public when it will be stolen from a company in China and everyone will be OK with it.   :-\
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2018, 12:04:05 PM »
I did the same to my Shard yesterday.  Found that the phillips driver kept catching in my pockets so hacksawed the tip off and ground it down to a smooth radius.

Much better now. :tu:
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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 01:55:39 PM »
Nice! Looks even cooler now! :like:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2018, 02:07:20 PM »
The Shard is the only tool I've ever lost.  Its a nice little OPT and very affordable. 

Nice work on the Shard hiraethus  :tu:

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2018, 12:10:42 PM »
I did the same to my Shard yesterday.  Found that the phillips driver kept catching in my pockets so hacksawed the tip off and ground it down to a smooth radius.

Much better now. :tu:

OMG! It looks like Spock's hand, making a "live long and prosper" salute!

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I bet awll of you can't unsee it now...

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2018, 12:39:44 PM »
 :facepalm:
Now I know why that Philips was there.
My brain!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2018, 02:31:07 PM »
 ::)

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

Small knives can do what big knives do, just slower.

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Re: My Modified Gerber Shard
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2018, 06:18:55 PM »

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

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