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us Offline gafftapegreenia

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Blast variations
on: September 03, 2008, 08:24:01 AM
I was looking at the Blast tonight (I'm thinking about getting a BO one, because I love my stainless one so much) and I noticed an interesting thing between the file on the stock photo, and the file on the tool I have.

Heres the stock photo:


And one identical to mine:


Notice how the file has a nail nick, where as the file in the stock photo has a taper? I wonder what prompted the production change. Was the stock photo taken before the Blast was finished in testing? Do any Blast's exist with a tapered file?
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 08:25:36 AM by gafftapegreenia »
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Re: Blast variations
Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 11:10:25 AM
I was going to suggest the nail nick means it was a Wave file, but the wave has a diamond file.


us Offline David Bowen

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Re: Blast variations
Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 01:41:47 PM
I am by no means an expert on this, J-Sews would be more inclined to give you the right answer. Looking at it, the stock photo looks like it was from an older model file similar to what is on my ST200, as where the new one on yours is the new design. Maybe Leatherman had some old stock that would work on thier new locking mechanism and used them up?? Let me know if I am right on this guys  ???


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 02:08:16 PM
I don't have a Blast with me at the moment to check, but I'll report back when I get home guys - interesting theory David - certainly sounds feasible doesn't it?


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 09:42:10 PM
Hi,

I checked the six Blasts in my collection and they all have the nail nick on the file.  I suspect the stock photo was of an early prototype.  By the way, the date codes on my six are:

0704
0407
0505 & 0605
0904 & 1104
0405
1206

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Re: Blast variations
Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 09:47:35 PM
hi Joe

can you please tell me: what is the variation in those six Blasts? :)


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 09:53:33 PM
Hi Offroad,

The six are:

Blast - SS - No cap crimper
Blast - SS - Cap crimper
Blast - SS - No cap crimper - in a set with a Leatherman watch
Blast - BO - No cap crimper
Blast - BO - Cap crimper
Blast - Camo & BO - No cap crimper

There are similar variations (but not the same) on the Kick and Fuse.

Best - Joe


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 09:54:41 PM
I have 2 Blasts (3rd on the way), dated 0406 and 0607 - they both have the nail-nicks at the end of the file.

However, I did just notice a slight difference between them. The Diagonal grooves on the "reverse" of the file (not the cross-hatched patterned side) run in opposite directions! On the earlier one the grooves run from high-left to low-right, but the later one is the opposite!

Also the older one file is almost shiny, whereas the other is much darker in colour.

That's all I can spot just now anyway.



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Re: Blast variations
Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008, 10:03:06 PM
Tanks Joe

What about the Core and the Surge, are there cap crimpers versions in both  BO and SS?


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #9 on: September 04, 2008, 01:52:00 PM
Hi Offroad,

I think both versions  (BO & SS) with cap crimpers of the Core and Surge exist.  Unfortunately, I haven't found them yet.

Best - Joe


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Re: Blast variations
Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 08:15:52 PM
I remember Moontrail.com had Core and SURGE tools with a cap crimper.. I wish I bought one now!
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