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Gerber Reveal 2727

Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 23,213
Gerber Reveal
« on: October 24, 2011, 03:52:09 AM »
The Reveal pruners are new from Gerber this year (or last year, I can't recall) :think:  At first glance they don't appear to be anything special:







The really slick thing about them is how small they fold up:







This allows them to easily be carried on your belt, which frees up both hands. Just the perfect thing for hunters and outdoorsmen. :)  (sucking my gut in here!) :P

 



The way it folds is a double-scissor mechanism. This has the effect of giving the pruner jaws a compound leverage, somewhat like SOG does with their PowerPlier series of multitools. I was able to easily lop through 1-inch diameter (25mm) tree limbs. Hacking through these giant blackberry thorns was obviously no problem either.





The entire tool is built strong, yet is light enough to be belt carried without being a burden. Definitely two thumbs up to Gerber for this one. :salute:


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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,422 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 04:16:33 AM »
Nice!  They seem pretty large though, but better suited to clearing brush than the Leatherman Vista/Hybrid cutters.

Of course if I was a Gerber Marketing person I'd call it the Gerber Mafioso and let the campaign write itself!   >:D

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 12:43:54 PM »
Chunky but still quite portable and a good long reach on them :tu:...the way they fold reminds me of those ww1/ww2 wire cutters, great pics.

ps. relax :rofl:

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Update, couple of wire cutter pics as mentioned.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2011, 02:05:41 PM by badwolf »

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 01:29:51 PM »
Thanks for the quick review. Those things look really nice, and I think you're right. They should be seriously handy for getting ready for a hunt.


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Of course if I was a Gerber Marketing person I'd call it the Gerber Mafioso and let the campaign write itself!   >:D

Def
:rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 03:13:17 AM »
Chunky but still quite portable and a good long reach on them :tu:...the way they fold reminds me of those ww1/ww2 wire cutters, great pics.

ps. relax :rofl:

http://www.alanburkhart.com/belly.gif

Update, couple of wire cutter pics as mentioned.


Wow! Great comparison there BW :salute: And here I was thinking that the folding design was "new" ::) ::)

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 03:27:27 AM »
Tough guys/gangsters should not need the help of all that leverage to do their 'work' :think:  :P :D.

Bob it does still look kinda bulky on your belt  :think: :think: would you carry it like that whilst hunting  or chuck it into your pack  :think: :think:


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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 03:45:00 AM »
Tough guys/gangsters should not need the help of all that leverage to do their 'work' :think:  :P :D.

Bob it does still look kinda bulky on your belt  :think: :think: would you carry it like that whilst hunting  or chuck it into your pack  :think: :think:

I'll just carry it while scouting Mat :tu: (As it gets closer to the actual hunting season, you don't want to be out in the woods cutting branches and stuff) As such, it carries on my belt rather nicely. :)


Bulky is a relative term. :think: The Reveal is bigger than a Leatherman Vista or even a Genus, but it is FAR more capable. With its compound leverage the Reveal can easily lop off branches that are twice as big as what the Leatherman's can handle. :salute: Or looked at another way, when compared to other pruners that are able to cut as big of branches, the Reveal can fold up to half their size for easier carry. (if that makes sense) :P :D   

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 07:28:53 AM »
I realize I'm a bit late here, but I really dig the Reveal after seeing your review Bob, and I will pick one up when I move up north this summer so I can take it scouting and hiking with me.

Sean

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012, 03:20:27 AM »
I can give them an unconditional endorsement Sean :salute: After shooting these pictures, I carried mine everywhere I went in the woods from October until the end of the year. They performed far better than any little hand pruner would have, yet weighed no more and took up no more space than a hand pruner. Definitely worth the $20+ I paid for them :tu:

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012, 03:25:07 AM »
Glad to hear it.  I will definitely be picking up a pair later in the year!

Sean

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Re: Gerber Reveal
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2016, 03:20:27 AM »
Well after reading this thread that many years ago I am pretty sure I went out and bought a pair of these a month or so later but never got around to commenting on them :facepalm:

I started a thread about them over in the Gerber forum and they have been a very handy tool to have around. Not an EDC for sure but out in the yard and clearing brush around my property they rock :tu:

 

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