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New Gerber Mullet 453

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,635 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
New Gerber Mullet
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:25:00 PM »
I just got a message from Gerber to let me know they are releasing a new one piece tool called the Mullet.



I wonder if this means they are killing off the Shard, as they seem very similar, even if this looks more like a Minh Doh type design.

Def



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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 08:06:14 PM »
Might work as a suspension clip with added functions?

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 08:17:04 PM »
I just got a message from Gerber to let me know they are releasing a new one piece tool called the Mullet.

(Image removed from quote.)

I wonder if this means they are killing off the Shard, as they seem very similar, even if this looks more like a Mini D'oh type design.

Def

Fixed >:D ;)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,635 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 08:20:55 PM »
Might work as a suspension clip with added functions?

Pretty much, yeah.

I posted a bit more info in the News section on the Main Site:
http://multitool.org/news/new-one-piece-multitool-from-gerber

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:31:00 PM »
I think it looks neat, and possibly a handy travel tool.

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »
I like that its not too over the top :tu:  :like:

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 02:11:47 AM »
Ordered one today off Amazon for $10. Figured what the heck, it looks pretty useful and work friendly and I have had issues in the past with getting fake Shards so this way I can get a real one before the knockoffs come out.

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 02:53:04 AM »
Stupid name, but a cool looking tool.   Seems like quite an improvement over the Shard, which I use occasionally.
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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 07:29:12 AM »
I'm not much of a fan of one piece tools, but so far as one piece tools go, that's certainly one of the less ridiculous ones :D

The only real whoopsie on that design, is having that scraper tool in your hand when using the bottle opener or Phillips, but even that can probably be worked around to a large extent



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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 09:25:25 AM »
Even though the hex driver feels fragile (because of the open belt-loop)this  looks like a sexy tool to me.

Hmmm, a second nit-picky look makes me wonder whether the both screw drivers feel like they're rounded-up a bit at the edges? A screw driver's edges need to be perfectly flat for a good hold on to the screw head.
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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 09:49:07 AM »
[...]I wonder if this means they are killing off the Shard, as they seem very similar, even if this looks more like a Minh Doh type design.
Didn't they just release the Shard in blue, or is that only new to me?

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 10:24:25 AM »
MT of the year for 2019? :pok:
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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 12:44:15 PM »

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »
They could have named it differently, maybe. When I google the word "mullet" the third image that comes up is:

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 03:54:54 PM »
 :rofl: that would indeed be a mullet  :facepalm:

I like the name given by Gerber  :D.  The tool is not over the top which is good.  I really liked the Shard and sadly is one of the only tools I lost  :(

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 05:53:30 PM »
They could have named it differently, maybe. When I google the word "mullet" the third image that comes up is:

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Kind of looks like the mullet.


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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 12:18:20 PM »
Looks like a neat tool :like: but Mullet ??? :facepalm: :rofl: At least Gerber gets points for creativity :D They are the only company whose one piece tools that I carry so this may be a winner :cheers:
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,635 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2019, 01:25:40 PM »
The mullet, also called "hockey hair" is making a bit of a comeback, although in certain areas it never really went away.  That makes the name trendy, and being in Oregon, Gerber is largely a slave to trends.   :facepalm:

And, as far as names go, someone actually referred to the Shard as the Shart in the Facebook group last week.  For those of you that don't know what shart means, I don't recommend Googling it.  Just know that it is not a positive thing and get on with your life. 

But then I don't really care what the name is, if it works, I will use the Drug Dealer 5000.

My only beef with this tool is the same one I have with the Shard, and indeed most one piece tools- I really wish they had a quick release of some sort.  I hate that the split ring gets in the way, and it's often a pain in the butt to remove the split ring.  These issues intensify greatly in the cold, when your hands are wet or if it's on a ring of keys.  Having it on a locking S Biner from Nite Ize would be a much better plan, or design something similar- I know Gerber has an excellent bunch of in house designers, why can't they work up a decent locking carabiner for tools like this?  That would also be a great addon for their awesome new line of sheaths.

Def

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 04:00:05 PM »
The mullet, also called "hockey hair" is making a bit of a comeback, although in certain areas it never really went away.  That makes the name trendy, and being in Oregon, Gerber is largely a slave to trends.   :facepalm:

And, as far as names go, someone actually referred to the Shard as the Shart in the Facebook group last week.  For those of you that don't know what shart means, I don't recommend Googling it.  Just know that it is not a positive thing and get on with your life. 

But then I don't really care what the name is, if it works, I will use the Drug Dealer 5000.

My only beef with this tool is the same one I have with the Shard, and indeed most one piece tools- I really wish they had a quick release of some sort.  I hate that the split ring gets in the way, and it's often a pain in the butt to remove the split ring.  These issues intensify greatly in the cold, when your hands are wet or if it's on a ring of keys.  Having it on a locking S Biner from Nite Ize would be a much better plan, or design something similar- I know Gerber has an excellent bunch of in house designers, why can't they work up a decent locking carabiner for tools like this?  That would also be a great addon for their awesome new line of sheaths.

Def

Conversely, I'm not a fan of carabiners. They can let go without your permission, and get hold of other things that you didn't tell them to. It's one of the issues I have with the Style PS, which I keep trying to like, but never quite manage it. I neither trust that it will hang on to what it should hang on to, nor leave alone things it shouldn't hang on to, particularly if I choose to affix it to the keyring with a split ring instead. I'd rather have the option to add or remove a quick snag/release mechanism, than have it integral to the tool.



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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,635 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2019, 05:23:00 PM »
That's why I suggested some sort of locking carabiner- something that isn't as likely to release when it shouldn't.

And, as the split ring isn't built in I hadn't envisioned the carabiner would be either, but instead just fed through the provided hole, just as the split ring is.

Def

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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2019, 07:34:04 PM »
That's why I suggested some sort of locking carabiner- something that isn't as likely to release when it shouldn't.

And, as the split ring isn't built in I hadn't envisioned the carabiner would be either, but instead just fed through the provided hole, just as the split ring is.

Def

Ahh, I thought you meant integral like the Fixr, and some of those Leatherman ones. Coming with a seperate carabiner, that you can choose to use or not, would make a lot more sense  :tu:



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Re: New Gerber Mullet
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
I like the Shard myself...It's a great Bottle Opener  and Tape Tearer for Opening Packages and light Prying now for Screws Mehhh but what would anyone reasonable expect when its not uncommon to see them on Sale for 5 Bucks

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