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Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!

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I have been on about getting a black gerber for a while now and I managed to pick up a second hand one :D  OK its not in fab condition but it will do me nicely :)   I had received a standard Gerber MP600 with Carbide Cutters a while back from this forum and decided to change the plier head to see what it would look like.

ps. Sorry about the watermark in the pics but I have had someone use a couple of my pics in the past and claim they were his. I don't mind people using my pics, I'm not here to make anything from them, but when they claim its their own and take credit for it, it gets a tad annoying.


Anyway here's the pics :)

My Black Gerber...




Clipped the plier heads off both of the tools...




Put the black plier head on the silver...




Another view...




Black gerber looking a bit different...




Both tools together...




I don't think I will keep them as they are but is was a little bit of fun to be had. Both plier heads work smoothly on the tools and it was very easy to do.

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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 08:21:01 PM
I think the black head looks good on the silver. Matches the locks.
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 08:26:21 PM
I think the black head looks good on the silver. Matches the locks.
Me too. I did a similar thing with 2 maglites that I had that were different colors.
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 08:27:22 PM
I think the black head looks good on the silver. Matches the locks.

Thats the one I liked the most as well. I might keep it on there for a little bit and see how I get one with it :)
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 08:40:45 PM
Looking good there mate, the contrasting shade's really suit it :)
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 08:58:26 PM
Cheers Mike. Its a shame Gerber dont actually sell the plier heads separately, I'm sure a few people would like to have spares or blunt/needlenose to just snap on. :think:
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008, 09:07:47 PM
And as unuseable as that black plier head is for EDC use, it still looks cool!

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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 09:11:28 PM
And as unuseable as that black plier head is for EDC use, it still looks cool!


True, it is on for coolness :D

Sorry your ex Gerber is being altered Corrugated ;)
Those Carbide Cutters have worked very well for me so far, took it work a few times and its never let me down :)
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008, 09:16:33 PM
And as unuseable as that black plier head is for EDC use, it still looks cool!


True, it is on for coolness :D

Sorry your ex Gerber is being altered Corrugated ;)
Those Carbide Cutters have worked very well for me so far, took it work a few times and its never let me down :)

That's right, those were mine! 

I'm glad to see someones getting some use out of them...it was an impuse buy on ebay years ago while I was looking for my first multi to EDC.
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008, 09:25:42 PM
And as unuseable as that black plier head is for EDC use, it still looks cool!


True, it is on for coolness :D

Sorry your ex Gerber is being altered Corrugated ;)
Those Carbide Cutters have worked very well for me so far, took it work a few times and its never let me down :)

That's right, those were mine! 

I'm glad to see someones getting some use out of them...it was an impuse buy on ebay years ago while I was looking for my first multi to EDC.

Yeah I haven't put them under too much seriously hard use but what they have been needed for they have done the job fine. If I remember right that straight blade was extrememly sharp when I got, me thinks you had either not used it much or you have very good sharpening skills sir  ;) :D
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #10 on: February 02, 2008, 09:59:17 PM
Funny.

People seem to say for the Vic Swisstool "It'll never let me down, ever!"
but for any Gerber Multi, it's a "Oh, so far so good... :-\ "

It seems doubt of quality is ingrained into even EDCers of the Gerber range - even if they have yet to experience a fault themselves.

Do you have much use for the Military model, (crimpers and spike), or does it just make a good talking point.
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #11 on: February 02, 2008, 10:02:35 PM
I would have complete confidence in my Gerber. :)  They are solid (even if they are little rattly).
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #12 on: February 02, 2008, 10:05:49 PM
vs supertool?


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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #13 on: February 02, 2008, 10:06:36 PM
Funny.

People seem to say for the Vic Swisstool "It'll never let me down, ever!"
but for any Gerber Multi, it's a "Oh, so far so good... :-\ "

It seems doubt of quality is ingrained into even EDCers of the Gerber range - even if they have yet to experience a fault themselves.

Do you have much use for the Military model, (crimpers and spike), or does it just make a good talking point.

Hmmm, I didn't really mean it like that :think:  I've never had a single problem with these types of Gerbers (MP400/600) and I do actually have a lot of faith in them, OK not as much as Victorinox, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them for a tough job. I've mentioned a few times how Gerbers are underrated. I think a few people have come to dislike them a bit more nowadays as the new range is all being made abroad and it isn't the same quality as these tools. Whats your opinion of them Nomad?
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #14 on: February 02, 2008, 10:08:33 PM
I think that with tools like the Diesel, people's entrenched opinions of gerber's are starting to change :)
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #15 on: February 02, 2008, 10:08:48 PM
vs supertool?

I do prefer the Supertool and the Supertool is of better quality, but I would still not worry about the reliability of a Gerber.
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #16 on: February 02, 2008, 10:11:36 PM
Funny.

People seem to say for the Vic Swisstool "It'll never let me down, ever!"
but for any Gerber Multi, it's a "Oh, so far so good... :-\ "

It seems doubt of quality is ingrained into even EDCers of the Gerber range - even if they have yet to experience a fault themselves.

Do you have much use for the Military model, (crimpers and spike), or does it just make a good talking point.

Hmmm, I didn't really mean it like that :think:  I've never had a single problem with these types of Gerbers (MP400/600) and I do actually have a lot of faith in them, OK not as much as Victorinox, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them for a tough job. I've mentioned a few times how Gerbers are underrated. I think a few people have come to dislike them a bit more nowadays as the new range is all being made abroad and it isn't the same quality as these tools. Whats your opinion of them Nomad?

I think people judge Gerber before trying them which is a real shame. :(
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #17 on: February 02, 2008, 10:14:02 PM
Funny.

People seem to say for the Vic Swisstool "It'll never let me down, ever!"
but for any Gerber Multi, it's a "Oh, so far so good... :-\ "

It seems doubt of quality is ingrained into even EDCers of the Gerber range - even if they have yet to experience a fault themselves.

Do you have much use for the Military model, (crimpers and spike), or does it just make a good talking point.

Hmmm, I didn't really mean it like that :think:  I've never had a single problem with these types of Gerbers (MP400/600) and I do actually have a lot of faith in them, OK not as much as Victorinox, but I wouldn't hesitate to use them for a tough job. I've mentioned a few times how Gerbers are underrated. I think a few people have come to dislike them a bit more nowadays as the new range is all being made abroad and it isn't the same quality as these tools. Whats your opinion of them Nomad?

I think people judge Gerber before trying them which is a real shame. :(

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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #18 on: February 02, 2008, 10:15:24 PM
Though hopefully not for much longer :)
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #19 on: February 02, 2008, 10:16:33 PM
I hope so.
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Reply #20 on: February 02, 2008, 10:16:52 PM
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Bloody UK lot again.  ::) :D
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Reply #22 on: February 02, 2008, 10:19:00 PM

Warning - while you were typing 3 new replies have been posted. You may wish to review your post.
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Bloody UK lot again.  ::) :D

Aussies just can't keep up with the pace can they :P
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Aussies just can't keep up with the pace can they

I think I'm holding my own - considering the odds.


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Reply #24 on: February 02, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
We are sod's for that :D
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Re: Finally got a Black Gerber and decided to alter it a little!
Reply #25 on: February 03, 2008, 01:59:55 AM
So you did it then! Looks good, a very simple mod to do but very effective!

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Reply #26 on: February 03, 2008, 05:53:52 PM
So you did it then! Looks good, a very simple mod to do but very effective!

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Yeah i did finally get round to it :D. I haven't taken any of the tools out and put them in other Gerbers yet, might be worth trying to see what it looks like with the silver Gerber with the black plier head and black tools.
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Reply #27 on: February 03, 2008, 07:29:20 PM
So you did it then! Looks good, a very simple mod to do but very effective!

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Yeah i did finally get round to it :D. I haven't taken any of the tools out and put them in other Gerbers yet, might be worth trying to see what it looks like with the silver Gerber with the black plier head and black tools.
Now that would look cool 8)
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