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Gerber Armbar Owners Club 5997

No Life Club Posts: 1,237
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #180 on: January 18, 2021, 02:41:08 AM »
Thanks for that great, objective review, Poncho; as I read through, looks like you nailed it with both good and not-so-good of it. Looking at your pictures, could it be possible to add a clip to the skeletonized side? It would be tip-up carry, but otherwise good. Oooh, and it looks so good in orange! :like:
 :tu: :cheers:
No Life Club Posts: 2,234
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #181 on: January 18, 2021, 03:11:04 AM »
Or attaching a clip to the spine, maybe?
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,552
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #182 on: January 18, 2021, 03:45:55 AM »
I do :like: the Orange 8)

I was looking at the Skeletool and Skeletool KB clips and those would be possible clips for the bit driver side that might work :think: They might be slender enough to be out of the way of the bit driver and still work well as a clip :tu: I don't have a donor for either at the moment or I would try them :cheers:

The spine clip would be nice but I am not sure how to attach it easily though :dunno: :cheers:
Hero Member Posts: 597
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #183 on: January 21, 2021, 11:17:07 AM »
Join as well.

So as written not swiss quality tool. But different solution, light for pocket carry. Knife and driver are fast to deploy. As well bottle opener / prybar. Those are important features if going to use pocket tool often. And main reasons got one and join the club.

I have had many gerbers those have not been happy with. This I am quite sure already will get lot of pocket time and usage. Other is MP400 I like.

Scissors are more difficult to deploy. As there are no lock (well dont need in scissor usage) you have to play a bit to get scissors to use position. In MP400 with lock you can just turn and turn. With this have to turn then hold and turn to use position.

But even so if hammer / cap lifter / prybar, driver and blade as primary tools, set is good. And still have scissors can be used. And awl.

I have carried super tinker quite lot. Tools are quite similar. Pioneer X I could see option as well. Yes higher quality. So mainly reason I now carry this are new ideas and concept. With primary tools this is quite usable one handed. Opening blade one handed with tool this small is not very fluent (i have big hands). But doable. Again what to do most with EDC is carry. And there small size is a huge plus.

Lets see how it feels after longer period of usage. Now feeling positive. At least going to give a good change to be long time partner.

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 62,552
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #184 on: January 21, 2021, 06:44:20 PM »
Great write up, temo :tu: :like:

I hope that the Armbar works out well for you :salute:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,441
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #185 on: January 22, 2021, 12:17:48 AM »
Looks like they are coming out with some new ones.

https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/search-results-page?searchterm=armbar



Hero Member Posts: 597
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #186 on: January 22, 2021, 01:11:12 AM »
Ty Poncho and Steve.

Yes seems slim coming. Cut with knife and scissors, drive with knife and driver. So bit smaller and smaller tool set. Im okay with size of current. And like to click hammer / opener :) But sure two main tools with slim set can be good.

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No Life Club Posts: 2,234
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #187 on: January 22, 2021, 01:18:28 AM »
Looks like they are coming out with some new ones.

https://www.gerbergear.com/en-us/search-results-page?searchterm=armbar

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Wow .... squarely in competition with Victorinox - on their website "You won’t find rounded smooth plastic or thin dainty blades on this tool. Large tool tabs and indications get you to the right tool the first time with a thumb, not a finger nail"

I'm not sure what I think of these... At first glance, I'd pass them up... but I'm intrigued by the Slim version.... of only that it eliminates tools that otherwise require a backspring. 
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,374
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #188 on: January 22, 2021, 03:18:28 AM »
Wow .... squarely in competition with Victorinox - on their website "You won’t find rounded smooth plastic or thin dainty blades on this tool. Large tool tabs and indications get you to the right tool the first time with a thumb, not a finger nail"

I'm not sure what I think of these... At first glance, I'd pass them up... but I'm intrigued by the Slim version.... of only that it eliminates tools that otherwise require a backspring.

If only their deeds, design and execution would live up to those big words. Unfortunately all you get are big words, and a tool that can’t live up to them  ::)

They don’t like backsprings, apparently they have no clue how to get them to work right  >:D
Hero Member Posts: 597
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #189 on: January 22, 2021, 12:16:43 PM »
Agree with back spring. Gerber often uses plate frame like in armbar and there is no spring action to tools. Very small if not at all tension in close and open position. So best to design tools for that. Maybe would require polished steel to fluently slide even tension would be there. Anyway vic is mastered that so well better if others do different design. And find they own way.

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Hero Member Posts: 597
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #190 on: January 22, 2021, 01:33:21 PM »
Saved ultimate bottle opening test till friday. Opener is short so it will turn edge of the cap up. Did two lifts to remove a cap. As result get a bottle open, cap bended. Looks slim has longer cap lifter so could work in one lift. This has short as turns in to hammer. I would call this cap bender / remover rather then lifter. Does the work needed, removes cap from a bottle making doable to drink liquid in bottle.

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No Life Club Posts: 1,037
Re: Gerber Armbar Owners Club
« Reply #191 on: January 22, 2021, 07:26:21 PM »
Saved ultimate bottle opening test till friday. Opener is short so it will turn edge of the cap up. Did two lifts to remove a cap. As result get a bottle open, cap bended. Looks slim has longer cap lifter so could work in one lift. This has short as turns in to hammer. I would call this cap bender / remover rather then lifter. Does the work needed, removes cap from a bottle making doable to drink liquid in bottle.(Image removed from quote.)

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