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The Shard and the Artifact 3592

Head Turd Polisher Administrator He who has the most nuts, wins! Posts: 55,947 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2016, 06:23:58 PM »
I have a new Shard on the way and I am really looking forward to it.  It looks pretty cool!

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2016, 07:39:57 PM »
I got a Shard a few days before Halloween, and I really like it so far :tu: The pry function is stellar. The Phillips works really well. Those are the only things I've tested as of writing this post. I intend to see how the cap lifter works later today (I went to Rocket Fizz earlier and got some funky soda pops to drink :tu:)

I think it would be cool if Gerber made a Super Shard (Shrapnel?) That was the exact same as the Shard but just upsized, to be about an inch longer.

....this feeling gets old and so do your eyes. This is why, i hate you, 'cause....
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2016, 07:44:29 PM »
The Artifact is a bit longer but Iknow what you mean :cheers: A bigger Shard would be awesome :tu: Plus I would prefer a hex driver in place of the hole in it :tu:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2016, 07:45:05 PM »
I have a new Shard on the way and I am really looking forward to it.  It looks pretty cool!

Def

It is just cosmetic but I am really diggin the different color so far :cheers:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2016, 08:05:48 PM »
The Artifact is a bit longer but Iknow what you mean :cheers: A bigger Shard would be awesome :tu: Plus I would prefer a hex driver in place of the hole in it :tu:

I'm not crazy about the Xacto blade with the Artifact.

I LOVE the idea of changing the hole to a hex driver. A bigger Shard may be big enough to carry a bit on board? I'd almost prefer it not have on board storage just to keep the design simpler, but it's an option that I bet Gerber would prefer (it would allow them to ask more $ for it)

Gerber, are you listening? Lol

....this feeling gets old and so do your eyes. This is why, i hate you, 'cause....
Head Turd Polisher Administrator He who has the most nuts, wins! Posts: 55,947 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2016, 11:51:47 PM »
I have a new Shard on the way and I am really looking forward to it.  It looks pretty cool!

Def

It is just cosmetic but I am really diggin the different color so far :cheers:

It looks like the pry end has been extended a bit? 

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2016, 12:17:30 AM »
I have a new Shard on the way and I am really looking forward to it.  It looks pretty cool!

Def

It is just cosmetic but I am really diggin the different color so far :cheers:

It looks like the pry end has been extended a bit? 

Def

Probably just the angle that I took the picture because I just went and compared them and they are virtually identical :tu: I say virtually because there may be tiny differences in the way someone finished them in the final grinding and polish before paint :D

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2016, 01:17:37 AM »
So they are identical and the only difference is color?  Interesting.  I was under the impression that the design had been tweaked a bit.

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2016, 02:30:41 AM »
Has anyone noticed the difference in tine length from the original version years ago till now?

Today's Shard has significantly longer tines which I find way more desirable...

That said can someone tell me why gerber still pictures the older version??

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2016, 02:32:35 AM »
Maybe they don't consider it important enough to update their site?

Their IT guys seem to have been a bit busy lately with another project.   :whistle:

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2016, 02:35:22 AM »
Maybe they don't consider it important enough to update their site?

Their IT guys seem to have been a bit busy lately with another project.   :whistle:

Def
I suppose in that case I can overlook it :multi:

We need a center drive emoji  :cheers:
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 02:36:35 AM by sawman »

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2016, 02:42:08 AM »
I'm not crazy about the Xacto blade with the Artifact.

I defanged my Artifact by removing the blade mechanism.   I also sharpened the pry end on the reverse side (not visible in this photo).

« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 02:45:22 AM by parnass »

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2016, 02:47:46 AM »
Maybe they don't consider it important enough to update their site?

Their IT guys seem to have been a bit busy lately with another project.   :whistle:

Def
I suppose in that case I can overlook it :multi:

We need a center drive emoji  :cheers:

Got you covered there!

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2016, 02:50:52 AM »
 :facepalm:

SAW

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2016, 03:10:45 AM »
So they are identical and the only difference is color?  Interesting.  I was under the impression that the design had been tweaked a bit.

Def

Mine could still be an older one with a new paint job :shrug:  But they look the same to me :cheers:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2016, 03:12:15 AM »
I'm not crazy about the Xacto blade with the Artifact.

I defanged my Artifact by removing the blade mechanism.   I also sharpened the pry end on the reverse side (not visible in this photo).

(Image removed from quote.)

I :like: your version better than the original for sure parnass :cheers: The blade would be OK in a bind but I always have more than one on me anyways so taking it off would be more ideal for me as well :tu:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2016, 01:27:51 PM »
Has anyone noticed the difference in tine length from the original version years ago till now?

Today's Shard has significantly longer tines which I find way more desirable...

That said can someone tell me why gerber still pictures the older version??

Maybe they don't have tine to update it?...
 :whistle:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2016, 04:45:41 PM »
Has anyone noticed the difference in tine length from the original version years ago till now?

Today's Shard has significantly longer tines which I find way more desirable...

That said can someone tell me why gerber still pictures the older version??

Maybe they don't have tine to update it?...
 :whistle:

 :facepalm:

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2016, 05:05:37 PM »
Of all my time on MTO, THAT has got to be my favorite pun!!!!   

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,187 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2016, 05:12:56 PM »
Of awl my tine on MTO, THAT has got to be my favorite pun!!!!   

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

FTFY...

 :D :D :D :D

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2016, 06:02:09 PM »
 :cheers:

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2016, 07:36:07 PM »
Speak of the devil....

The package with the Shard in it arrived safe and sound today.

I'll have to dig out one of my Shards and do a side by side comparison- it might be the color, but it does seem a bit more elongated and angled than I recall.

 :think:

Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2016, 07:58:21 PM »
Speak of the devil....

The package with the Shard in it arrived safe and sound today.

I'll have to dig out one of my Shards and do a side by side comparison- it might be the color, but it does seem a bit more elongated and angled than I recall.

 :think:

Def

Well with the puns and all :whistle:

That's what she said

 :facepalm:

 :rofl:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #53 on: November 16, 2016, 07:58:52 PM »
Of awl my tine on MTO, THAT has got to be my favorite pun!!!!   

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

FTFY...

 :D :D :D :D

 :like: :like: :like:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #54 on: November 16, 2016, 08:05:27 PM »
And the answer is in!



The tines on the new Shard are indeed noticeably longer than the old one.



Or rather, they are cut deeper.  The entire tool is exactly as long as the previous model, and the angles are identical as well.  You can lay them right on top of each other and they nest in perfectly.









Def





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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2016, 08:21:17 PM »
........ Well I hate to say I told ya so

 >:D

SAW

Weilder of the MP600 and many other neat gadgets :tu:
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2016, 09:27:39 PM »
So is the black version painted or BO?

I kind of want a silver one now. Got to support the industry, right?

....this feeling gets old and so do your eyes. This is why, i hate you, 'cause....
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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2016, 09:54:47 PM »
So is the black version painted or BO?

I kind of want a silver one now. Got to support the industry, right?

Just paint I think, as the one in my pic at the top was as black as the one in the middle when I got it :tu:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2016, 09:57:10 PM »
And the answer is in!

(Image removed from quote.)

The tines on the new Shard are indeed noticeably longer than the old one.

(Image removed from quote.)

Or rather, they are cut deeper.  The entire tool is exactly as long as the previous model, and the angles are identical as well.  You can lay them right on top of each other and they nest in perfectly.

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

(Image removed from quote.)

Def

Guess that means I have a newer version then :think: I have had it over 4 years I think ??? So guess they changed it from the one you have a good while back then :cheers:

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Re: The Shard and the Artifact
« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2016, 09:58:50 PM »
OK so I found one of those Gerber knife/Shard kits@ Wal-Mart and just had to get it since the finish is different than any of the ones I have ever had :D First one is my EDC Shard and it's very nice worn look as that is exactly what it is, completely worn off black finish and I love the look :dd: Next is one I carry on the weekends so the finish is pretty well still intact and now we have the newest edition :cheers: One that is very similar to my worn one by the grey color is not as shiny as mine :tu: Still I think I :like: this color to start out with but I think that the black one will have the best end product with all the lettering and nooks and crannys still with the black on them :cheers: Either way I am happy with the newest Shard that I have :2tu:

20161112_195401 by Poncho 65, on Flickr

For reference the top 2 both started out the same color but I hvae pocket worn the paint off the top one and then the new silver one has yet to have but a few hours pocket time yet ;)


 

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