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New Gerber Stuff!

ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

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New Gerber Stuff!
on: January 16, 2009, 05:30:07 AM
Gerber has some new tools out, and they look pretty cool.  I was especially impressed that there were no new Suspension clones like last year (Evo and RipStop) but that Gerber seems to be looking at tools people can actually use again!

The first is this tiny keychain tool called the Curve:



It's really tiny- small enough to fit on your keys unnoticeable until you need it.  The standard version has a small cutout to make it look pretty and reduce weight, and they have an engravable version without the hole.



Next up is a new version of the Flik, aimed at Fishermen:



The only differences between it and the regular Flik is the extended needlenose plier head and the hook disgorger on the file:



Next up is a couple of new keychain tools that will be replacing the Clutch and Shortcut:



Meet the Splice and Vice.  They have identical tool compliments, with the exception of the plier and scissor heads:





Note that Gerber redesigned the bottle opener to increase effectiveness- I can't comment on how well the new one works as I don't have a test subject yet, but it does look like it should be much more effective than previous models.



It's also a bit smaller than the Clutch and ShortCut, which is great for anyone who finds the older models too bulky for key chain carry.



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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 05:34:47 AM
i like that VISE, well i guess its time to sell my clutch.....

any word on when do they gonna be available? and do the VISE will be available on that cool "electric green"?
« Last Edit: January 16, 2009, 05:37:23 AM by cliosguy »
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 05:35:38 AM
Yes indeed, good to see no "new" Suspensions this year! :)

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 05:38:04 AM
It does look like Gerber is trying new things with these new models. I like the look of them a lot. I still wish they would wise up and produce the Shard though!! haha


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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 05:44:01 AM
I just hope the Vice's tools are easier to get to than Clutch's.Those things could do a number on your nails.I think they just may have a winner in the Curve.
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 05:58:48 AM
 :tu: Nice pics and looks like some nice tools there as well :)


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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 05:59:39 AM
Typical Gerber flair, nice to see then introducing some new stuff. Good to know that they arn't out of the race yet.


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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 06:48:58 AM
Is the phillip on them better formed? The one on my clutch blows, the two side protrutions aren't even centered on the driver head.


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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 06:56:41 AM
Gerber just got my attention again.
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 11:52:39 AM
There's some nice looking stuff there. It's good to here that the Clutch and Shortcut replacements are to be smaller too, the size of the old tools meant they were never going to threaten the Micra or Squirt IMO.

That Curve looks nice too. Any suggestion of the RRP on that Def?


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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 02:15:54 PM
What no new Suspension. Come on say it aint so. You mean the daily email I end to all employees over there  worked. One year of solid email torture and they folded.

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 02:58:42 PM
Those look pretty cool actually.  :)
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 05:21:52 PM
What no new Suspension. Come on say it aint so.
             Good news! You're in luck.I've been in contact with the Gerber people and their surplus inventory is on it's way to you :D
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
Do the plier tips on the Fisher-Flik stick way out of the handles when closed?  (like they do on the 600-series Fisherman) :-\
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 06:20:01 PM
I was going to buy a Shortcut next week, but I like the look of that Splice. Think I will wait for it to come out.
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 06:27:52 PM
What no new Suspension. Come on say it aint so.
             Good news! You're in luck.I've been in contact with the Gerber people and their surplus inventory is on it's way to you :D

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 07:44:43 PM
What no new Suspension. Come on say it aint so.
             Good news! You're in luck.I've been in contact with the Gerber people and their surplus inventory is on it's way to you :D

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #17 on: January 17, 2009, 02:41:13 AM
I like the Curve , it has a bit of Skeletool look about it . Def the lock on the Curve does it lock all the tools ?
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #18 on: January 17, 2009, 03:01:18 AM
Is the phillip on them better formed? The one on my clutch blows, the two side protrutions aren't even centered on the driver head.

No, the Phillips is still the same weird "almost a flat blade" type thing...
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 03:03:05 AM
Do the plier tips on the Fisher-Flik stick way out of the handles when closed?  (like they do on the 600-series Fisherman) :-\

Yes, they stick out quite a bit...
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #20 on: January 17, 2009, 03:06:28 AM
That Curve looks nice too. Any suggestion of the RRP on that Def?

If I remember right, the Curve should run about $10 - $15

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #21 on: January 17, 2009, 03:10:11 AM
I like the looks of the Curve a lot! I bet they will sell them at Target!
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #22 on: January 17, 2009, 03:28:04 AM
I like the looks of the Curve a lot! I bet they will sell them at Target!

Not at my Target  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( , we just get no name rubbish in OZ Target. :(

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #23 on: January 17, 2009, 03:30:37 AM
When's the Curve coming out?
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #24 on: January 17, 2009, 03:32:28 AM
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #25 on: January 17, 2009, 03:35:08 AM
Cool!
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #26 on: January 17, 2009, 03:51:10 AM
I like the Curve , it has a bit of Skeletool look about it . Def the lock on the Curve does it lock all the tools ?
 :cheers:

Yes, it does- it's the same as the Saf-T-Lock on all their other tools, only somewhat smaller!

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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #27 on: January 17, 2009, 05:19:58 AM
Nice pictures!  I'm already drooling over the Splice and Vice...  :drool:  :gimme:
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #28 on: January 17, 2009, 05:23:01 AM
I'm liking the Fisher-Flik but they need to put the diamond file back on it :-\
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Re: New Gerber Stuff!
Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009, 02:18:06 AM
New Gerbers are up on their website. :cheers:

Curve, Splice, and Vise are on this page: http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/products/tools/18








Flik Fish is on this page: http://www.gerbergear.com/index.php/product/id/397




Along with some sort of new Cut-Release Tool, which isn't a multitool but still looks interesting

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