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This is rather disappointing. As I mentioned in the heads up thread when we first got wind of this, it seems that Gerber are almost going back on their recent efforts. They went through a really crappy tool era with the Suspension and all it's variants, and then fought back to recover from this with the likes of the Strata, Octane, Balance, and Dime which were far better tools than before. Now though it seems they've drifted away from the "lets make a good tool" philosophy to sell on gimmicks and buzzwords like "forged pliers" and "G10 scales", instead of putting the effort into ensuring good hard working tools are produced that people want to carry and which boost their image and reputation... and Gerber .... if your listening ... if you want to make sprung pliers, that's fantastic - but could you do it without weakening the pliers with the internal spring please. Not only does it weaken the cross section, but also increases the wear rate due to the reduced contact area and thus higher force per area on the pivot. Thank you
Hmmph. This is odd. I also bought a new MP1 through Amazon, but I am quite happy with the quality of mine. The anvil wire cutters meet up with each other perfectly, there are no rough edges, and there are no "gaps" between the G10 handle scales and the frame. It was slightly gritty when I first took it out of the box, but after a little bit of opening-and-closing it is smooth as can be. Honestly, this tool is the best Chinese-made Gerber I've ever seen. Too bad you received a couple of duds 21z. It must be that the quality control at the factory is not being monitored closely enough.