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Gerber Balance 20187

Turd Bucket No Life Club Posts: 2,633
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2011, 06:29:00 AM »
Thanks Def
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #61 on: October 22, 2011, 02:50:38 AM »
any word Def?
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #62 on: October 22, 2011, 03:48:55 AM »
I am starting to wonder about it... ::)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,364
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2011, 03:55:31 AM »
I am starting to wonder about it... ::)

Says the person who ended up building his own Powercut... and no more after the first prototype. :pok:
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #64 on: October 22, 2011, 04:00:11 AM »
I am starting to wonder about it... ::)

Says the person who ended up building his own Powercut... and no more after the first prototype. :pok:

Allan blackmailed me into breaking the mold :-\ so his would be 'the one and only' ::) :D

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,364
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #65 on: October 22, 2011, 04:04:10 AM »
I am starting to wonder about it... ::)

Says the person who ended up building his own Powercut... and no more after the first prototype. :pok:

Allan blackmailed me into breaking the mold :-\ so his would be 'the one and only' ::) :D

There was no mold needed, though. :think:  You "simply" transplanted a pair of hard wire cutters into a... Powerlock, I think it was.  :P
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #66 on: October 22, 2011, 04:11:54 AM »
I am starting to wonder about it... ::)

Says the person who ended up building his own Powercut... and no more after the first prototype. :pok:

Allan blackmailed me into breaking the mold :-\ so his would be 'the one and only' ::) :D

There was no mold needed, though. :think:  You "simply" transplanted a pair of hard wire cutters into a... Powerlock, I think it was.  :P


I know, I was joking ;) :D  Someday I'll get around to making more :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,422 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2011, 04:45:42 AM »
any word Def?

No response yet.  I'll fire off another email to remind them that I sent an email....

Def

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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #68 on: October 22, 2011, 11:13:29 AM »
I know, I was joking ;) :D  Someday I'll get around to making more :)
I saw that...  >:( :pok:


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,115 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2011, 02:27:11 PM »
Is the Balance vaporware? I find this odd seeing that Gerber is usually first to market with their new models.  :think:

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Gerber Balance
« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2011, 11:46:42 PM »
I have a balance i found today at a pawn shop... I was unfamiliar with the tool. Are they hard to find?
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,422 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2011, 11:47:44 PM »
Sort of... no one else has seen them and we wondered if they'd been released yet.

Def

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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2011, 11:59:31 PM »
Accujohn, would you post some actual pictures of the tool?  I'd like some firsthand pics. :tu:
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #73 on: November 11, 2011, 01:15:32 AM »
For the record, I'm not far from many companies including Gerber and I have found many oddball items including 1 of a kinds and protos. I just hadn't recognized the tool before and it was in unused condition. Fit and finish are way above average for a production piece... that and it was a solid, cool design and way cheap :) Here are photos hot off my porch:
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #74 on: November 11, 2011, 01:16:44 AM »
more pix
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #75 on: November 11, 2011, 01:17:24 AM »
more pix
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2011, 01:17:56 AM »
more pix
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2011, 01:18:56 AM »
more pix
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2011, 01:19:34 AM »
more pix
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2011, 01:20:13 AM »
last one
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2011, 01:49:29 AM »
Well I think you've definitely got the first one on the forum John, excellent find. :cheers:  now I wonder if the rest of us are going to get a chance to buy one? :think:

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Gerber Balance
« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2011, 02:07:59 AM »
I havent seen anything in the stores... Online is even more confusing. Knifecenter lists it as discontinued. Most everyone else as out of stock or backordered????
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,364
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2011, 02:13:28 AM »
I just wish Gerber would actually reply as to the non-status of the non-tool. -__-
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,422 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2011, 02:47:18 AM »
If you feel the need to get rid of it, please feel free to send me a PM.  :D

Def

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No Life Club Posts: 1,018
Gerber Balance
« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2011, 03:33:10 AM »
Ok, i read through this whole thread to get up to speed. I really had no clue about this tool so i was glad i bought it. My thoughts were that it must be an old model because I hadnt seen one before. But, i tend to be a user and i really liked the design. Very efficient use of available tool space (compact). Also very pocket friendly and solid. This tool, while unused, was NOT just purchased however. It's been around for awhile. So, my guess is that its pre production that an employee had or someone who got it from one. I wouldn't expect the new tools to look exactly like this when and if released. The steel surfaces have way more finish work than is typical of production models. Newest product pictures vary as well. This one is nearly identical to the first pictures from january. The scales are in fact aluminum and I wonder if the production version will be that or plastic. The Gerber site only shows a green model with different serrations and no "balance" on the handle. The mechanisms are a tad complex which also makes me wonder if those are causing cost or prod. delays. Only other MT they had was a Diesel camo but I couldnt get into it. Also it was more like $55 whereas the Balance i was able to snag for $30. I bought it to use and carry but this whole story has kind of ruined that :)
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 03:52:47 AM by Accujohn »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,364
Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2011, 11:06:52 PM »
For the record, I'm not far from many companies including Gerber and I have found many oddball items including 1 of a kinds and protos. I just hadn't recognized the tool before and it was in unused condition. Fit and finish are way above average for a production piece... that and it was a solid, cool design and way cheap :) Here are photos hot off my porch:

I'm surprised no one else has poked you to see your other goodies. :pok:
No Life Club Posts: 1,018
Gerber Balance
« Reply #86 on: November 12, 2011, 05:22:22 AM »
I collected and bought/sold knives for years but didn't hang on to much I'm afraid. Lots of stories to tell though. Most of my Gerbers were either early folders or the Pauls. Most of the prototype stuff was from Benchmade. I lived less than a mile from them for 8 years.
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #87 on: November 12, 2011, 05:34:48 AM »
So what is the story behind the Balance? Is it still vaporware? Are they being made and just starting to be visible in the wild?

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Gerber Balance
« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2011, 05:47:17 AM »
I heard back from Gerber via Facebook on the Balance... They told me to keep my eyes peeled for the New Balance in 2012! Nothing more specific than that I'm afraid.
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Re: Gerber Balance
« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2011, 11:45:52 AM »
Sounds like they've had too/decided too tweak the design. :-\

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