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Difference in Supertool Blades
on: January 17, 2009, 12:15:35 AM
I stumbled across this difference in the blade shapes on my Supertools earlier today - I'd never noticed it before.



The tool at the top in the picture is date stamped 0596, and you can just about make out that the clip-point is quite vividly concave. From the tip back to the straight back edge of the blade measures 1 full inch - you can't really miss it!

The second tool is dated 0297, and the clip point is quite radically different. Although the taper that forms the clip-point is equal in length (i.e. 1"), it is not concave, but a simple straight taper to the tip.

The third tool is also dated 1997, so that might confirm that there was a conscious decision to strengthen the tip in the later models of the Supertool.

The serrated blades are all identical, i.e. drop-point and have consistent shaping.

I thought I'd share that with you as I've nothing better to do  :P


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 05:09:23 AM
 :tu: Cool Dave :) my oldest SuperTool is circa 97 and the newer is   :think: I believe a 00 model and they are the same so they must have changed it from 96 to 97 :salute: Brilliant deduction my dear Watson ::) :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 05:14:45 AM
Another facet that'll have the collectors among us going scrounging.Good catch.
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 05:29:38 AM
Oh for heaven's sake. Who cares? Don't you people have anything better to do than waste your time here on the computer each day, fondling those silly plier gadgets, looking them over with a microscope and trying to find every tiny difference between them? I mean really, you are grown men! Start acting like it! Don't you have chores to tend to or something? Why, if I sat around as much as you all do.............
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 05:30:39 AM
Uh, sorry about that. My wife got ahold of the computer while I was off fetching a beer. :-[


Great catch Dave! I'll have a look at mine. :D
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 06:03:25 AM
Oh for heaven's sake. Who cares? Don't you people have anything better to do than waste your time here on the computer each day, fondling those silly plier gadgets, looking them over with a microscope and trying to find every tiny difference between them? I mean really, you are grown men! Start acting like it! Don't you have chores to tend to or something? Why, if I sat around as much as you all do.............

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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 06:11:27 AM
Mine is dated 1000,and looks like your 97 also,but I'm still trying to figure out what the 19th month is on your third one??? :cheers:& :salute:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 06:15:59 AM
Mine is dated 1000,and looks like your 97 also,but I'm still trying to figure out what the 19th month is on your third one??? :cheers:& :salute:

 :think: Yeah since he mentioned it what is the 19th month  :D is it some new calendar you Brits are using ::) :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 10:43:48 AM
Haha. It's 0597 if you want to be precise!

Nice one Bob, but do you think I wasn't asking myself those questions whilst uploading the picture to photobucket?

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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 12:57:11 PM
I have a 97 and a 01 , both with the later blades .

Bob my 01 model has bigger nail nicks on the flat screwdriver and awl then the 97 model .

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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 09:09:59 PM
Perhaps we need to do a list on the Super Tool like Bob did with the PST ::) :D Only thing is noone seems to have a Super Tool older than 96  :think: unless someone is holding out on us >:(  :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009, 09:50:57 PM
Perhaps we need to do a list on the Super Tool like Bob did with the PST ::) :D Only thing is noone seems to have a Super Tool older than 96  :think: unless someone is holding out on us >:(  :D

Nope, mine is a 96 as well.
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009, 05:35:11 AM
Four Super Tools here:

Stainless............date 0595.............saber blade
Stainless CC.......date 0498.............non saber
BO....................date 0698.............non saber
BO CC................date 0201............non saber
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009, 05:41:11 AM
I'll try and get mine up as soon as I can tomorrow ::)

Thanks for the start up Bob :tu:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 05:45:23 AM
Ya know I just love the finish and the look of the Super Tool knife blades they just look so nice and rugged :drool:

The newer finish bead blast of the Core and Blast series type blades are great they just don't have the same appeal :-\

I guess the Super Tool and ST200 blades look more like they belong on a great quality knife or something :D

Does anyone else get that as well :think:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #15 on: January 18, 2009, 06:46:58 PM
I think the one hand opening blades are superior to any other blade on a LM tool.. (especially the Charge blades!)
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #16 on: January 18, 2009, 11:42:29 PM
I think the one hand opening blades are superior to any other blade on a LM tool.. (especially the Charge blades!)

Huh  ???

Ya know I just love the finish and the look of the Super Tool knife blades they just look so nice and rugged :drool:

The newer finish bead blast of the Core and Blast series type blades are great they just don't have the same appeal :-\

I guess the Super Tool and ST200 blades look more like they belong on a great quality knife or something :D

Does anyone else get that as well :think:

I know what you mean Poncho.  :)  I love the Supertool's knife shape.
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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #17 on: January 18, 2009, 11:45:31 PM
Ya know I just love the finish and the look of the Super Tool knife blades they just look so nice and rugged :drool:

The newer finish bead blast of the Core and Blast series type blades are great they just don't have the same appeal :-\

I guess the Super Tool and ST200 blades look more like they belong on a great quality knife or something :D

Does anyone else get that as well :think:

I know what you mean Poncho.  :)  I love the Supertool's knife shape.

I'd agree with that I think, there's a bit of class about them, in the same way as the early PST "sabre" blades.

Now, having said that, the most useful blade I have on a LM is the serrated blade on the Core - there is NOTHING that baby can't handle!


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #18 on: January 19, 2009, 01:09:28 AM
Ya know I just love the finish and the look of the Super Tool knife blades they just look so nice and rugged :drool:

The newer finish bead blast of the Core and Blast series type blades are great they just don't have the same appeal :-\

I guess the Super Tool and ST200 blades look more like they belong on a great quality knife or something :D

Does anyone else get that as well :think:

I know what you mean Poncho.  :)  I love the Supertool's knife shape.

I'd agree with that I think, there's a bit of class about them, in the same way as the early PST "sabre" blades.

Now, having said that, the most useful blade I have on a LM is the serrated blade on the Core - there is NOTHING that baby can't handle!

Yeah class that's more descriptive of what I was trying to say :tu:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #19 on: January 19, 2009, 01:17:29 AM
Following Bob's model :tu:

Stainless.......date 1097.............non saber

Stainless.......date 0800.............non saber

I have a 97 and a 01 , both with the later blades .

Bob my 01 model has bigger nail nicks on the flat screwdriver and awl then the 97 model .

Dunc

Nail nicks are all the same on mine so it's possible that they changed that from 2000 to 2001

Also of note my Super Tool 200 dated 1005 has the bigger nail nicks like the 01 ST Dunc has :tu: (so it's likely that all the ST200s have the larger nail nicks) :)


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #20 on: January 19, 2009, 01:21:38 AM
Following Bob's model  :tu: and adding a bit ::)

Stainless.......date 1097.............non saber pe/ clip point se.................. small nail nicks

Stainless.......date 0800.............non saber pe/clip point se ................. small nail nicks

and for good measure my ST200 :D


Stainless 200 .......date 1005.............non saber pe/sheepsfoot se.................. large nail nicks


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 04:02:56 AM
Bump  :pok: :D

been fiddling with my SuperTool and got to thinking about this thread :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 12:35:48 PM
Lol. Were you going to add anything to it then? :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009, 01:54:43 PM
Nope just wondering if anybody else had anything different :D

that and trying my new :pok: stick out ::)


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #24 on: February 27, 2009, 04:15:52 PM
Well Dave you made me feel bad :-[ I will try and get some pics of my blades when I get home :tu: :D


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #25 on: February 27, 2009, 05:10:05 PM
I've been looking all over on my supertool and haven't the foggiest on what year it was made.  There appears to be no stamp of date indicated anywhere.

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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #26 on: February 27, 2009, 10:10:31 PM
 :think: Open all the tools out of the handles and look inside the handles Sean

Sometimes you have to really look hard because they are a little faint a flashlight may help

They should be a date stamped in both handles :tu:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #27 on: February 27, 2009, 10:11:16 PM
Like he said :tu:


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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #28 on: February 27, 2009, 10:27:37 PM
:think: Open all the tools out of the handles and look inside the handles Sean

Sometimes you have to really look hard because they are a little faint a flashlight may help

They should be a date stamped in both handles :tu:

Remember not to open all the tools fully . Otherwise they will all lock open and you wont have another tool to part open to release the locked ones . If you do lock them all open you will haver to use a small screwdriver to lever up the lock bar .

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Re: Difference in Supertool Blades
Reply #29 on: February 27, 2009, 10:38:15 PM
Oh yeah I'd forgotten about that little "feature" - nice one Dunc.


 

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