Thanks for taking the time to arrange everything for the pics. Your collection is awesome. I have often wondered what it would be like to live in the US and have access to all those stores, pawn shops, car boot sales, US ebay sellers, quick Amazon shipping... It's tough to build a collection in Mordor.
Add a couple of plierenches and your collection will be one step closer to completion.
A Sideclip, a Flair and a lot of other stuff - its a very nice collection!
Nice collection. I have been on a sort of hiatus in regards to collecting multi-tools.. I see there are a few new models I may need to pick up, especially in the SOG section.
Uh... wow. That's a lot of MTs.I counted mine recently, and realized I was headed toward a 'ridiculous' number. I have less than half the number you have. Now I feel compelled to go get more. Because I no longer feel ridiculous. Also, please feel free to send all those unnecessary extra tools you have this way. Happy to take that burden off your hands. In all seriousness, working where you do is kind of a big advantage with this hobby. Very nice collection, I have moderate levels of jealousy.
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THAT is a big stash!!Actually i can feel you for the MPs.. There's sooo many different variants. All look pretty much the same.. My wife can never understand that..
Quote from: Sam Lim on March 30, 2018, 11:05:39 AM THAT is a big stash!!Actually i can feel you for the MPs.. There's sooo many different variants. All look pretty much the same.. My wife can never understand that..Thank you, Sam!Indeed, the MP stuff is impossible to explain to non-MT- people. I told myself at one time I wasn't going to collect variants, and well; you can see how well that is working out.
Very nice collection I might use the pictures for defensive purposes if someone claims that I have too many tools... (Of course not - one can't have too many tools! Apparently the same logic goes for shoes. )Is that tiny tool in the middle of one of those pictures a micro Buck? It seems really small - is it usable too?
MTs and knives (tools) in general are a very good thing to collect. They look good, hokd their value, and are useful (unlike some collectibles).You're right. It is a Buck BuckTool 350 keychain tool. It is usable in the sense a Vic classic is useful. Some will find it very handy and others (like me) won't find it very useful at all. When I bought it, I had no idea how small it was. I try to stay away from keychain tools, but still keep adding them to the collection.
Quote from: gerleatherberman on March 31, 2018, 03:01:43 PMMTs and knives (tools) in general are a very good thing to collect. They look good, hokd their value, and are useful (unlike some collectibles).You're right. It is a Buck BuckTool 350 keychain tool. It is usable in the sense a Vic classic is useful. Some will find it very handy and others (like me) won't find it very useful at all. When I bought it, I had no idea how small it was. I try to stay away from keychain tools, but still keep adding them to the collection. I'm more of a utilitarian collector in the sense that most things I buy have a special use in mind, and do get used. And tools more in general for me, not just multi-tools. Not sure if that qualifies as collecting? It sure adds up though. I did have a breaking and drive-in theft some years ago that seriously reduced the tool holdings. (Apart from smurfing big time in itself that also still sometimes have me looking around for something I knew I should have - but which likely got stolen years ago).I'd like a tiny keychain tool if I actually find one that works proper. Micra and Mini-champ are the closest things so far for me but no pliers. The IDL T7 has pliers, but that lacks other parts. And either way I'd likely end up giving them away at some airport, so I might as well give up on keychain tools I guess. So given that you have such a wide range at your disposal I'm kind of curious - which ones do you end up using the most?
To be completely honest, I don't use the keychain tools. But, if I were to pick one based on build quality and function, it would be the LM Squirt series based on your needs. They have a good reputation overall. The PS4 has a decent pair of little plairs and an o.k. set of scissors. Maybe paired with a SAK, it would cover a lot of basic needs.Hope that helps in your search for a good keychain tool.
Cool thread. I like these group photos cause they show the evolution and also give a good size comparison between models.You have a lot of Gerbers, I am still trying to find even one model I like. I have a sneaky suspicion I would like the 800 but it doesn't seem like Gerber really promotes it that much. I have tried the 400, I own the Octane and Dime, and handled a lot of 600 models and wasn't impressed with any of them.I am starting a list of tools I would like to try or buy. It's mostly made up of Victorinox and Leatherman though. Good threads like this show more of what's out there.Thanks for sharing the photos of your collection!
TP,We need to do a MP800 challenge at some point! I have never really EDC'd an 800.