Thanks. I've been quoted elsewhere too. http://knifenews.com/gerb...eac1-d9043a5e42-121672917Def
The main blade, driver arm, and pliers are all spring-assisted
I'm proud of that post tag. In fact, I want my headstone to read:GRANT LAMONTAGNE1974-2019HAD HIS OWN POST TAGDef
Gerber must have hired a new marketing team because this release has already gotten a lot and I mean A LOT of press. If executed right, they will have put a lot of pressure on Leatherman and SOG to answer. I believe SOG already has some in the works, but Leatherman not so much.
Also, what's that thing sticking out behind the fine edge knife in this pic?
Quote from: firiki on October 24, 2016, 10:11:51 PMAlso, what's that thing sticking out behind the fine edge knife in this pic? The way I understood it, this is a storage for an additional bit.
Driver sits on the outside. Kind of like the Power assist. How two outside blades are on the same handle. Same with the driver and the blade here
...(Comparing it to the LM Wave is a bit rough - They're 12 years apart...No one is comparing this years Mazda 3 to a 2004 Hyundai Excel....)...
Just playing the devil's advocate role......Why is comparing the blade to the one on the OHT wrong? It's a flicky plier tool from the guys who started the flicky plier tool, compared with the only other flicky plier tool on the market. In some ways it truly is the most direct competitor
Quote from: 50ft-trad on October 25, 2016, 08:54:28 PMJust playing the devil's advocate role......Why is comparing the blade to the one on the OHT wrong? It's a flicky plier tool from the guys who started the flicky plier tool, compared with the only other flicky plier tool on the market. In some ways it truly is the most direct competitorYou're not wrong, but my beef is that they purposefully compared against two implements on two different tools. The Wave has a stubby driver, but a big blade. The OHT has a decently sized (and fairly well centered, I might add!) Phillips driver, and a short blade. What Gerber did is like saying "the Wave is the best multi-tool because it has bigger scissors than the Spirit and it's lighter than the SwissTool X!" Three of their comparison photos show the Wave, so I'd forgive a non-MTO person for not realizing at a glance that the last photo is a totally different model.Edited: I think it would be better to say "Look, with some guys (i.e. Leatherman) you either get long drivers OR a decent-sized blade. With us, you get both; no trade-off needed." But what they said (as I read it), is "These guys have stubby drivers AND small blades, we give you both."Edited... again: After looking at the video and everything, they should've just done a comparison against just the OHT. Pliers = about equal, Driver = advantage Center Drive, Knife = advantage Center Drive. They add the Wave and muddy things up unnecessarily. Does the Center Drive have scissors? Diamond file? Wood saw? You wanna go head-to-head, let's compare everything equally. So they shoulda just stuck with the OHT, where (again, on paper at least) they have a winner.
Wow.. just saw this tool (thanks to Grant's email blast). I'm torn. It's got the right tools for a worksite, but missing some that I'd actually need or use, namely a saw and scissors, plus the awl looks incorrectly shaped. I am not a fan of Gerber MT's, none of them. BUT, that being said, I hope this is successful so that it pushes LM and SOG, any any other company that wants to play ball to step up their game and put out a response to this tool. It has some great things going on it. But man, they sure were brash and audacious in those videos.. They had better hope this thing flies and sells well, otherwise, that's an awful lot of egg on their faces.