Re: New Gerber Forum
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2007, 11:04:23 AM »
Even here in the UK If your lucky enough to find a shop that sells knives, odds on It'll be either knockoffs, Victorinox's or Gerber's
Almost all the other big players in the multitool world are pretty much internet only, so actually getting your hands on a model before purchase is to all intends impossible for most of us in the UK
Thats the good thing about forum's like these, they save me money ;D
Doesn't the U.K. have any big outdoor sports stores, like Cabelas, Bass Pro, REI, etc. Those huge outdoor sports chain stores have proliferated throughout most of the U.S. in the last few decades. Any large metro area in the U.S. will have at least those three, plus half-a-dozen smaller outdoor stores.
Gun stores and pawn shops offer at least a small selection of multis and knives. Even department store chains like Target and WalMart, and home improvement stores like Lowes, offer some minimal selection of brand name multis and knives.
there are some individual big camping,diy and outdoor stores and most of them do infact sell vic's and sometimes gerbers, but they are very few and far between and very very expensive
I think part of the reason is our weather can be pretty lousy and that deteres most people from the great outdoors over here, which is a shame as it can be a beautiful little corner of the world.
But thanks to the internet there are some bargains to be had, but like I said earlier though you do tend to have to buy blind on account of the fact that you'll never find a multi in the shop to play with first as the UK is a VERY knife unfriendly place now