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Interesting gerber
on: August 24, 2007, 10:10:00 PM
Just doing some ebay surfing and found this Black Oxide Gerber. Would be a nice addition to anyones collection but would also make a great user! I would get it but i have my eye on another tool at the moment.

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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 10:11:30 PM
Nice!  I have been meaning to get another Gerber, but I'm a little broke lately.  Too bad too as that one seems to be a good price at the moment!

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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 10:17:16 PM
Someone, over you side of the pond buy it please, it need's a good home ;)
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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 04:24:15 AM
The price is low enough, but I never cared much for those early Gerbers, without the locking knife blades. The new ones are much nicer. (But no doubt cost more)
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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 06:58:32 AM
Gerber does/did make a few interesting finish variations of the MP series.

I have seen an OIF/OEF black/tan tool for sale as well as tools with red/orange handles and black heads.


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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 07:22:05 AM
The "Operation Iraqi Freedom" model does have a unique color scheme. I really have to wonder though if the name is anything official, or just a marketing ploy?
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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 08:45:01 AM
I'm not sure, I should have snapped one up when I saw it for sale for 40$ though. It may be like the Spyderco OIF/OEF Native?

Now, if it matters at all, most of the military personnel I meet are former Marines and all of them used the term "Gerber tool" as a catchall for any multitool. I have also seen a video where one Marine pulls shrapnel out of another flack jacket using a Supertool but it is referred to as a "Gerber" by his comrades.



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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007, 08:57:22 AM
The "Operation Iraqi Freedom" model does have a unique color scheme. I really have to wonder though if the name is anything official, or just a marketing ploy?
I've never seen/heard of one of those before, The contrasting colour's really look good :)
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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007, 09:46:54 AM
Here's another unusual variation of the multi-plier:



Ironically, it doesn't have scissors!    :P


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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007, 04:08:19 PM
Speaking of contrasting colors, I liked the orange/black scheme the best. Very striking. 

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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007, 06:25:13 PM
That's the way the Fisherman model should be colored, in case it gets dropped or knocked overboard!

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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007, 07:51:59 PM
Speaking of contrasting colors, I liked the orange/black scheme the best. Very striking. 

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now that is pukka, i really like that :), why can't the other manufactures do something similar ???
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Re: Interesting gerber
Reply #12 on: September 01, 2007, 04:45:02 AM
I have a yellow one, but only the plier head is black, the rest is normal.
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Reply #13 on: September 01, 2007, 09:28:33 AM
I have a yellow one, but only the plier head is black, the rest is normal.
Let see some picture's please mate :)
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