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Title: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne 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.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/Gerber/Mullet/Gerber%20Mullet.jpg?m=1549995779)

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.

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Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Mechanickal on February 12, 2019, 08:06:14 PM
Might work as a suspension clip with added functions?
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: kirk13 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.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/Gerber/Mullet/Gerber%20Mullet.jpg?m=1549995779)

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 ;)
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne 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

Def
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: RF52 on February 12, 2019, 08:31:00 PM
I think it looks neat, and possibly a handy travel tool.

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Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: CallsignBadger on February 12, 2019, 10:06:09 PM
I like that its not too over the top :tu:  :like:
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Wessaen 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.
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: cody6268 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.
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: AimlessWanderer 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
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ddogu 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.
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Etherealicer 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?
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ReamerPunch on February 13, 2019, 10:24:25 AM
MT of the year for 2019? :pok:
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ThePeacent on February 13, 2019, 12:44:15 PM
MT of the year for 2019? :pok:

(https://i.imgur.com/TCskTcm.gif)
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ddogu 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:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xK15hA_QcyI/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Aloha 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  :(. 
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: gadgetman7 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:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xK15hA_QcyI/maxresdefault.jpg)
Kind of looks like the mullet.


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Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Poncho65 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:
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne 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
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: AimlessWanderer 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.
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne 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
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: AimlessWanderer 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:
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Dtrain 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
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on February 26, 2019, 11:57:20 PM
I am also a huge fan of the Shard.  :D

Def
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ddogu on February 27, 2019, 12:02:39 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.

Def

ehehehehehehehehe you have no idea how hard I had to try to supress my laughter in the office!!!  :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: ddogu on February 27, 2019, 12:06:38 PM

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

Though, this Mullet does have a belt clip-y thing, so it is easy to deploy, it seems? Remove the ring and attach teh clippy it to your belt/pocket/trousers and that's it.
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on February 27, 2019, 12:57:48 PM
I take it that you are not a nail biter then?

I was for many years, and I will tell you that if you are a nail biter then something being attached by a split ring may as well be welded on.  Plus, a carabiner would allow it to be removed much easier with gloves on, in the dark etc.

Def
Title: Re: New Gerber Mullet
Post by: Wessaen on March 12, 2019, 03:41:17 AM
Ordered a Mullet over a month ago on Amazon and it finally arrived last week so I've been carrying around to get a feel for it.

I like that the new Phillips driver doesn't stick out as much as on the Shard so it doesn't seem to get caught up as much in my pocket.

Overall heft is nice but not too heavy. Feels sturdy, not Atwood sturdy, but I certainly don't think I'll break it unless I do something really stupid with it. Seems to be the same stock thickness as the Shard, for reference.

The "mullet" hanger part seems to work well, at least on thicker denim jean type cloth pockets, not sure how well it would hold onto slacks.

Certainly worth the $10 bucks to try it out and it will be replacing my Atwood Hangman for the time being.

-Wes