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Title: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 20, 2012, 04:49:31 PM
Now who would of thought i would do another club  ::)   :rofl: pretty nifty tool with some good points and some not so good points but i like it a lot  :tu: anyone else in  ;)

(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20COMPUTER_1/P1010620.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 20, 2012, 05:13:41 PM
I think I'm one of only two people on the site that ever carries a MP700 ... and I can't even remember who the other one is  :rofl:

I've got an Urban Legend in my pocket as we speak    :whistle:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: derekmac on November 20, 2012, 05:31:04 PM
I'm in  :tu:

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w472/derekmachfx/MP800/_DSC1230.jpg)

I think we might be part of a fairly exclusive club, though I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing  :think:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 20, 2012, 05:40:47 PM
 :rofl:  very exclusive club i think  :D and i dont blame you Al as its a good MT and very undervalued i think .
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Nikos on November 20, 2012, 09:13:26 PM
Ex-owner and edc-er here. :tu: If you consider the fact that the MP700 and MP800 came out around the same time as the old old Wave, these were totally great back then.
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 20, 2012, 09:26:42 PM
Ex-owner and edc-er here. :tu: If you consider the fact that the MP700 and MP800 came out around the same time as the old old Wave, these were totally great back then.

I didnt know they was that old,  :tu: and the more i look at it i think it actually has probably more than enough tools lol
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/gerber.jpg)
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/35e44a6b-217d-49ed-8da0-55bce4251246.jpg)
(http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff428/zed1970/GerberAd-BackpackerMay2002.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: derekmac on November 20, 2012, 09:51:49 PM
Those are some cool pics!!  :tu:  I haven't seen those ones before.  I'm going to put mine in the Jeep tomorrow  :cheers:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 20, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
Those are some cool pics!!  :tu:  I haven't seen those ones before.  I'm going to put mine in the Jeep tomorrow  :cheers:

 :tu: there is something i really like about this MT could be those spring loaded pliers or the chunky handles or the fiskars scissors or that saw adapter,i don't know but its a dame cool looking thing  :cheers:

Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: jerseydevil on November 20, 2012, 10:23:31 PM
I gotta get my hands on an 800 at some point, and I'd love to get a 700 too.  As for exclusivity, what about the Strata owner's club?  :think:  I think it's just me and Def!  :)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: lowtech on November 20, 2012, 10:52:56 PM
ME too! I owned a MP 800 (now in teh hands of teh Club founder), am looking for a MP 700 and own a (defective) Strata - Does that count?!  ;)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 20, 2012, 10:56:32 PM
ME too! I owned a MP 800 (now in teh hands of teh Club founder), am looking for a MP 700 and own a (defective) Strata - Does that count?!  ;)


A mod could add it thomas  :D good luck finnding a 700  :salute:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 21, 2012, 02:25:13 AM
I gotta get my hands on an 800 at some point, and I'd love to get a 700 too.  As for exclusivity, what about the Strata owner's club?  :think:  I think it's just me and Def!  :)

I have the BG version with firesteel and pouch :pok: ... and I'm just trying to coax a standard model out of the UK warranty division as replacement for a broken MP700 I've had for a while
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: jerseydevil on November 21, 2012, 03:53:36 AM
I gotta get my hands on an 800 at some point, and I'd love to get a 700 too.  As for exclusivity, what about the Strata owner's club?  :think:  I think it's just me and Def!  :)

I have the BG version with firesteel and pouch :pok: ... and I'm just trying to coax a standard model out of the UK warranty division as replacement for a broken MP700 I've had for a while

That's not REALLY a Strata then, it's the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Tool Mk II .  ::)  How does the MP700 compare to the Strata sizewise? 
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 21, 2012, 04:19:36 AM
I'll be interested to see how the two Stratas compare actually. The 700 is slightly smaller than the BG one in all dimensions, but not by a lot
Title: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Fishnuts2 on November 21, 2012, 04:40:18 AM
I carry an 800 when I need a quick deploying knife. It's still a nice tool all around with the spring loaded pliers and tool load out.
I had a new unused 700 but traded for a Juice with hard to use drivers. I should have broken out and carried the 700 for awhile. These are some of Gerber's best offerings IMO.
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 21, 2012, 09:49:27 AM
it would be cool to see comparison pics of some of these tools,some of them seem to have similar tools on them, so if anyone has a few please post some pics  :salute:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: MultiMat on November 22, 2012, 02:19:45 PM
I have a 800 not sure if I am going to warm to it  :-\ :-\ just a bit too bulky  :think: :think:

I do have a 700 on the way  8) 8) I have been super keen to try a 700 for quite some time so I am really looking forward to having a crack with the little Legend  :D
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 22, 2012, 02:27:02 PM
I have a 800 not sure if I am going to warm to it  :-\ :-\ just a bit too bulky  :think: :think:

I do have a 700 on the way  8) 8) I have been super keen to try a 700 for quite some time so I am really looking forward to having a crack with the little Legend  :D

if possible mat can you do some comparison pics mate  :tu:  ive really oddly warmed to my 800 as fits my hands ok although yes bulky but im really liking it  :tu:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: MultiMat on November 22, 2012, 02:34:24 PM
I have a 800 not sure if I am going to warm to it  :-\ :-\ just a bit too bulky  :think: :think:

I do have a 700 on the way  8) 8) I have been super keen to try a 700 for quite some time so I am really looking forward to having a crack with the little Legend  :D

if possible mat can you do some comparison pics mate  :tu:  ive really oddly warmed to my 800 as fits my hands ok although yes bulky but im really liking it  :tu:

Will do mate  :tu: :tu:

Hopefully my 700 will arrive in the next week or so  :think: :think:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 22, 2012, 02:41:29 PM
I have a 800 not sure if I am going to warm to it  :-\ :-\ just a bit too bulky  :think: :think:

I do have a 700 on the way  8) 8) I have been super keen to try a 700 for quite some time so I am really looking forward to having a crack with the little Legend  :D

if possible mat can you do some comparison pics mate  :tu:  ive really oddly warmed to my 800 as fits my hands ok although yes bulky but im really liking it  :tu:

Will do mate  :tu: :tu:

Hopefully my 700 will arrive in the next week or so  :think: :think:

 :salute:   :cheers:  thanks mate, theres more joining than i thought  ;)  but all in all its not a bad MT  :tu:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 22, 2012, 04:02:42 PM
I have a 800 not sure if I am going to warm to it  :-\ :-\ just a bit too bulky  :think: :think:

I do have a 700 on the way  8) 8) I have been super keen to try a 700 for quite some time so I am really looking forward to having a crack with the little Legend  :D

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the 700 Mat  :tu: Hopefully it'll not just be me and Nikos who are fans  :D :D
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Nikos on November 23, 2012, 05:33:31 PM
Till then...

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq13/_noth_/For%20Sale/DSC00134.jpg)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq13/_noth_/For%20Sale/DSC00136.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on November 23, 2012, 05:47:17 PM
Till then...

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq13/_noth_/For%20Sale/DSC00134.jpg)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq13/_noth_/For%20Sale/DSC00136.jpg)

Very nice mate,  :salute:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: MultiMat on December 11, 2012, 01:12:06 AM
My 700 arrived yesterday , I used it whilst working outside. The handles seen to be quite thick & the scissors struggled with some shade cloth trimming  :think: :think:. But I do like it more than my 800 , I will try & get some pics done in then ext few days  :tu: :tu:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on December 11, 2012, 01:26:09 AM
I'm in the club for both... :D

Def
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Zed on December 11, 2012, 09:17:46 AM
My 700 arrived yesterday , I used it whilst working outside. The handles seen to be quite thick & the scissors struggled with some shade cloth trimming  :think: :think:. But I do like it more than my 800 , I will try & get some pics done in then ext few days  :tu: :tu:

I used the scissors on the 800 yesterday while wrapping pressies and seemed ok, I like the chunky feel of the 800 but know it's not for everyone plus love the saw exchanger as has mod potential  :tu:. Looking forward too comparison pics mat  :tu:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Goatlord666 on August 05, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
I knew deep in my heart that at some point this year I'd get to join this club. I got this with badly nicked blade. Quite a few flattened areas on the cutting edge and a bit of rust. 5 minutes on a silicon carbine honing stone and 30 seconds on a Japanese water soluble stone did well

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7417/ht69.jpg)

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9236/gkw3.jpg)

for a pocket sized multitool, I couldn't ask for a lot. This will replace my Skeletool and my Octane for now...or maybe until the Pocket Powerplier comes in
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 20, 2019, 06:32:19 AM
CLUB NECRO! :D

Seems I am very late in the Legend owner realm, but these tools are pretty neat.

Two slightly different versions of each. The 700 is more obvious with the plier differences(USA version being older) and grips. The pliers are different on the 800s as well. The depth of the Gerber logo is  deeper on the older(top right) version.

(http://i.imgur.com/msG0sTO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/28mndxX.jpg)

And a Terminator 3 MP700 NIP is on the way. :woohoo:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 20, 2019, 07:01:25 AM
More pics.
MP700 Pliers side-by-side. Note the lower quality Gerber logo on the USA-removed later-model.
(http://imgur.com/aRpySYz.jpg)
MP800 Pliers side-by-side. Note the difference in the jaw tips and Gerber logo depth.
(http://imgur.com/IUOAQG2.jpg)

MP800 ready for EDC battle. :)
(http://imgur.com/gRRj9dD.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/Mmi6SFc.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/H29Igio.jpg)

Giant bumblebee approved.
(http://imgur.com/URrQpgG.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gregozedobe on January 20, 2019, 10:21:02 AM
CLUB NECRO! :D

Seems I am very late in the Legend owner realm, but these tools are pretty neat.

Two slightly different versions of each. The 700 is more obvious with the plier differences(USA version being older) and grips. The pliers are different on the 800s as well. The depth of the Gerber logo is  deeper on the older(top right) version.

And a Terminator 3 MP700 NIP is on the way. :woohoo:

 :tu:   :tu:   :tu:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on January 20, 2019, 03:32:29 PM
Thank you, gregozedobe! :cheers:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on February 04, 2019, 09:40:10 AM
Just itching for something to do over the weekend.. A little more centered and teeny bit longer than the CD.. :P
(https://i.imgur.com/2o4gK2U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2X6C62z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/08iSnVz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WbQ14b1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 10:25:06 AM
 :like:
Is it a reversible mod? That sure brings the  old 800 into the 2010s in function. :)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on February 04, 2019, 10:56:47 AM
:like:
Is it a reversible mod? That sure brings the  old 800 into the 2010s in function. :)

Not quite reversible.. I had to shave off material from the plier's side for the extender to recess properly.. If there's just one section of the extender, there's no need to touch on the pliers but hey.. Where's the fun in that.. I think I got this beautiful 800 for about $15.. With some broken parts..but mostly usable. So it's a good beater to do mod on.  :)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 01:02:44 PM
Cool. Another tool saved from the dump! :like:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on February 04, 2019, 01:42:38 PM
Cool. Another tool saved from the dump! :like:

Yeah most importantly the pliers is still in good shape and the locks are in good working order. It's comes with a different kind of carbide cutter though. The type that have a angle grounded on the cutting edge. Not sure if it's the older type.. Dun see it anymore.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 04, 2019, 02:45:37 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on February 04, 2019, 03:10:17 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)

 :cheers: Good to know! Sigh.. Those were the days..
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: ThePeacent on February 05, 2019, 05:35:38 PM
The 800, you did the bit extension mod on, is an older version, since it has the Gator grip inserts. Later versions had flush rubber grip inserts. The build quality is also a bit better on the early ones. :)

 :cheers: Good to know! Sigh.. Those were the days..

not that the inserts where super durable though   :facepalm:

(https://i.imgur.com/obcDqff.jpg)

but I agree, old tools is where it's at (below, my 4 first Gerber tools and my first Gerber knife)!  :cheers: Great mod Sam!! :hatsoff:

(https://i.imgur.com/TP0GrO9.jpg)
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 06:55:16 PM
 :like:
Awesome assortment there, TP!  In April I'll try carrying the 800 for a while. :woohoo:


The second photo, where the grips are still there,  are the later rubber inserts. The Gator Grip inserts protrude from the grip cavities. And the early 700s have USA cast into the pliers.
Nice photos. :drool:
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: Sam Lim on February 05, 2019, 07:29:46 PM
:like:
Awesome assortment there, TP!  In April I'll try carrying the 800 for a while. :woohoo:


The second photo, where the grips are still there,  are the later rubber inserts. The Gator Grip inserts protrude from the grip cavities. And the early 700s have USA cast into the pliers.
Nice photos. :drool:
:iagree: nice choice of tools. But Where's the rest of them?  :pok:

I have 2 types of cutters. The one on the left is grounded much steeper and it cuts much better. The right one is the common one now...
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 08:31:38 PM
:iagree: nice choice of tools. But Where's the rest of them?  :pok:

I have 2 types of cutters. The one on the left is grounded much steeper and it cuts much better. The right one is the common one now...
Thanks, Sam! :cheers:
You know. That's a good question. I'll go get some 700s out and photo the cutters.
Edit: I recently made a video showing the replaceable cutters working quite well. But, I should see which version cutters it had.
Title: Re: Gerber MP800/MP700 owners club
Post by: gerleatherberman on February 05, 2019, 09:01:48 PM
Those must be from a different manufacturer than the cutters in my 700s. :dunno:
Early 700.
(http://imgur.com/X5qenlr.jpg)
Later 700.
(http://imgur.com/bPHkSRf.jpg)
T3 700 just for fun. :)
(http://imgur.com/Dh9r4sA.jpg)

Glad I took the pics, because the T3 700 has some storage surface rust starting in the pliers(probably from being in a blister pack for 16 years). Went ahead and took care of it with a rust removal cleaning and oil coat.