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Need help ID'ing a Gerber

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Need help ID'ing a Gerber
on: November 29, 2007, 04:14:58 PM
I just got this little guy in the mail this morning.  It's basically a Gerber Clutch, but in different scales.  Does anyone know anything about it?

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 04:16:26 PM
Here's the Clutch for easier reference:



I looked at Gerber's site, and at www.gerber-tools.com and I can't seem to find anything about it.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 04:23:35 PM
Thats kind of cool looking, there is another one on ebay as well. Maybe it was a limited run? or an early one? or a prototype?

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 04:24:58 PM
It's amazing how a change in scales can really alter a tools appearance :), maybe it was part of the prototype run ???, certainly the grips on your gerber have a strong family resembalence to some others in the smaller gerber line :)
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 04:33:46 PM
I have a feeling it's a newer one rather than an older one.  It very well could be a limited design as I got it as part of a set, which also includes a Gerber Foreman light and a Gerber Resolve tool.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 04:34:54 PM
 Well,we know that Clutches are sold in Japan with colored scales not available in the West;this one's likely been made for some market that that type of scale appeals to.
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 04:38:23 PM
True, but the Japanese ones we saw had the same scales, just anodized differently.  These scales aren't just a different color, the shape and cutouts are different.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 04:39:06 PM
Def,you got your post in a split second before I did..you're very likely right.A couple years ago at the holiday season Gerber was selling  a packaged deal the Shortcut with the Paraframe,and a Shortcut with scales matching the Paraframe would've been better eye candy...not that the lack of eye appeal didn't stop me from buying the combo :D
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #8 on: November 29, 2007, 04:41:36 PM
Yeah, I'm told that I'm very quick....  :oops:

Here's the rest of the set is anyone's interested.  The light has a white, blue, red and green tip, the "Clutch" and the Resolve all in a nice aluminum box with a clear top.  There are also sheaths for the Resolve and the Foreman.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007, 04:45:29 PM
I'm older and slower..and that can be a good thing 8) ME like eye candy!! Are you going to take the Resolve out for a test spin and see how it performs?
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #10 on: November 29, 2007, 05:19:50 PM
Mais Oui!  After some of the lackluster reviews of some of the current issue Gerber models I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but I have to say that so far, it's better than I was expecting.  I'm not too certain about the saw though- the thing is only about an inch and a half long, so I'm not expecting much from that!

I do have to say that the tool feels better than I was expecting it to, which gives me more faith in the newer Gerber models.  The Suspension was compared to many cheap knockoff types, and while Victorinox and Leatherman may not be shaking, the Resolve blows the cheapos I have out of the water.

The spring loaded pliers seem interesting, and that will take some getting used to, but I am looking forward to it.  Another feature I can't wait to try out is the wire cutters- they are anvil type rather than bypass type, and I don't see that on too many tools these days.  I'd like to test them out and see if I can find out why.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #11 on: November 29, 2007, 05:34:24 PM
Gerber's tools on on their multis do tend to the stubby side.Somebody inside Gerber or Fiskars has apparently seen the light and bring quality up a notch or two,I hope the trend continues.
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #12 on: November 30, 2007, 03:04:12 AM
Cool set. :) Any thoughts on the light?


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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #13 on: November 30, 2007, 11:53:47 PM
It was probably made with special scales to better match the Resolve.
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #14 on: November 30, 2007, 11:58:54 PM
Thats probably true, i do prefer it to the normal clutch though. You planning on selling it Def!?
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #15 on: December 01, 2007, 12:00:45 AM
Not yet... I did get a second set just to be on the safe side.  If you absolutely need a set, send me a message.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #16 on: December 01, 2007, 12:01:25 AM
I personally prefer the standard Clutch. It looks a little tougher.
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #17 on: December 01, 2007, 12:09:55 AM
Not yet... I did get a second set just to be on the safe side.  If you absolutely need a set, send me a message.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #18 on: December 01, 2007, 12:24:15 AM
Not yet... I did get a second set just to be on the safe side.  If you absolutely need a set, send me a message.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #19 on: December 01, 2007, 12:25:46 AM
I have thought about it a few times! Not actually paid for a haircut this year, keep getting friends/relatives to do it for free, but its getting a bit out of hand for me to trust them with it so its off to the barbers at some stage soon.
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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #20 on: December 01, 2007, 12:29:37 AM
I think I had a haircut in the last year... can't remember the one before that though! :D

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #21 on: December 01, 2007, 12:46:29 AM
Check the ads at the top- there's a Clutch like this one on eBay right now.  It's around $10 at the moment if anyone is interested.

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Re: Need help ID'ing a Gerber
Reply #22 on: December 01, 2007, 12:49:45 AM
I know i think i linked to it earlier in the thread!
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