I'm not sure it was Alzheimers, it was probably joining Multitool.org that started the mental deterioration! Def
Fiskars purchased Gerber in 87. Nice tools Bob!
If I suggested that I got mine around 92 or maybe 93 would that sound impossible?
Quote from: glorn on February 09, 2010, 03:46:05 AMIf I suggested that I got mine around 92 or maybe 93 would that sound impossible?I would guess 1992-93 would probably be correct. My company made quite a few Multi-plier parts for Gerber before I sold them the equipment to machine the jaws and set it up in a small shop for Gerber to run before they took it in house which I believe was sometime in 1995. As for the sissors you everyone is correct they looked like something that would be on a Fisher Price toy. For that we built the little SS stud that was ment to hold the spring in the sissor spring in. Somone took pictures where they took one apart for cleaning but I did not see the stud. Almost all the jaws we machined for them was made out of SS stampings. Parts had a hole punched where the part would fit together at final fit and the part was left for lots of machineing completely around the outside edges. Wire cuter had to be machined as well as all serrations in pliers, all screw holes had to be drilled and tapped. Spring button holes had to be drilled and reamed. Blade rivets were run on a screw machine, tapped on one end, parted off and other end taped and champered in second opt. I believe the sissors and awl was rotated in production when they did not have the sissors figured out. Like most have posted the sissors would probably have been better left out. We also machined the pillips part of the phillips screw driver. Like I stated earlier I think Gerber took job in house in 1995. During our time of production we ran 24/7. At the same time they had other companines making jaws out of Forgings and Castings. I can tell you that it took thousands of 6-32 taps to tap that many stainless holes. After almost 20 years I do not remember the exact alloy but I am sure it was some 400 series. I am not sure anyone will read this post because this form is old but in case I though I would ass my .02. It brings back some interesting memories.
I have boots thats not as thick as that sheath?