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MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club

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MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
on: July 25, 2017, 10:15:51 AM
According to the MacGyver Early Office Museum, the first patent for a MacGyver Multi-Tool was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay MacGyver, in 1867. This clip was originally intended primarily for attaching tickets to fabric, although the patent recognized that it could be used to attach papers together, as well as disarming bombs and avoiding rocket propelled grenades. Fay received U.S. patent 64,088 on April 23, 1867. Although functional and practical, Fay's design along with the 50 other designs patented prior to 1899 are not considered reminiscent of the modern MacGyver Multi-Tool design known today.

The most common type of wire MacGyver Multi-Tool still in use, the Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool , was never patented, but it was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870s by "The Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool Manufacturing Company", according to the American expert on technological innovations, Professor Henry J. MacGyver Petroski.




One in the original packaging. Only 500 were made of these. Impossible to find anymore.



The Middlebrook version patent.



The giant MacGyver Monument in Sandvika, Norway. It shows the Gem, not the one patented by Vaaler.
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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 10:18:09 AM
Is there a BO version?


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 10:21:05 AM
The gold-plated ones. These were first introduced to celebrate the 100th episode of the series, and have been periodically released in batches of 10.
Pristine condition pieces can range from fifty to eighty dollars US.
I am missing original packaging and Certificate of Authenticity.  :(



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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 10:24:51 AM
Is there a BO version?

I've got a couple of those too.  :)

And Titanium? :P


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 10:38:18 AM
Realizing the potential of the MacGyver Multi-Tool early on, Craftsman re-branded several designs, most prominent of which was the Stainless ProblemSolver XL.
Usually released with their Craftsman 45506, which is a re-branded SerberTech M2



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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 10:47:06 AM
It comes in several colours and convenient sizes :D



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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 11:50:39 AM
According to the MacGyver Early Office Museum, the first patent for a MacGyver Multi-Tool was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay MacGyver, in 1867. This clip was originally intended primarily for attaching tickets to fabric, although the patent recognized that it could be used to attach papers together, as well as disarming bombs and avoiding rocket propelled grenades. Fay received U.S. patent 64,088 on April 23, 1867. Although functional and practical, Fay's design along with the 50 other designs patented prior to 1899 are not considered reminiscent of the modern MacGyver Multi-Tool design known today.

The most common type of wire MacGyver Multi-Tool still in use, the Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool , was never patented, but it was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870s by "The Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool Manufacturing Company", according to the American expert on technological innovations, Professor Henry J. MacGyver Petroski.

Can't figure out if this is a very cool fact or a very funny joke, either way  :like:


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 11:52:14 AM
According to the MacGyver Early Office Museum, the first patent for a MacGyver Multi-Tool was awarded in the United States to Samuel B. Fay MacGyver, in 1867. This clip was originally intended primarily for attaching tickets to fabric, although the patent recognized that it could be used to attach papers together, as well as disarming bombs and avoiding rocket propelled grenades. Fay received U.S. patent 64,088 on April 23, 1867. Although functional and practical, Fay's design along with the 50 other designs patented prior to 1899 are not considered reminiscent of the modern MacGyver Multi-Tool design known today.

The most common type of wire MacGyver Multi-Tool still in use, the Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool , was never patented, but it was most likely in production in Britain in the early 1870s by "The Gem MacGyver Multi-Tool Manufacturing Company", according to the American expert on technological innovations, Professor Henry J. MacGyver Petroski.

Can't figure out if this is a very cool fact or a very funny joke, either way  :like:
Its both.  :rofl:
Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 11:52:48 AM
What do you know, I have a few of these things, in SS.  :o
Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 01:18:18 PM
What do you know, I have a few of these things, in SS.  :o

Likewise, I have also modded quite a few of them  :pok:
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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #11 on: July 25, 2017, 02:36:37 PM
not only is the most versatile multitool ever, it's also TSA Compliant!!
and doesn't need a clip to be carried, it clips on its own!  :ahhh
My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #12 on: July 25, 2017, 02:39:15 PM
And its dirt cheap....
Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #13 on: July 25, 2017, 04:47:07 PM
Actually carried a paperclip in my wallet on my last family vacation... convenient for opening sim card trays... :cheers:


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 06:37:42 PM
I heard of a guy called Kyle MacDonald who modded one into a house.

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 06:52:00 PM
I have a few of these awesome MTs floating around the house :cheers: :like:


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 07:15:39 PM
I have a few of these awesome MTs floating around the house :cheers: :like:

If they're floating they're probably fakes. Mine are solid steel.


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #17 on: July 25, 2017, 07:21:25 PM
 :drink:
I have a few of these awesome MTs floating around the house :cheers: :like:

If they're floating they're probably fakes. Mine are solid steel.

Maybe :think: but maybe their magic :o :D


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #18 on: July 25, 2017, 08:04:52 PM
It comes in several colours and convenient sizes :D



Are they powder coated or cerakote and how does it hold up to wear ?


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #19 on: July 25, 2017, 08:55:29 PM
They are plasticoated and their wear resistance is immeasurable. I'm selling them at only 9.99 plus postage. Payable in only 3 easy installments.  How many can I put you down for?



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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #20 on: July 25, 2017, 08:58:13 PM
They are plasticoated and their wear resistance is immeasurable. I'm selling them at only 9.99 plus postage. Payable in only 3 easy installments.  How many can I put you down for?



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One of each of course   ;)


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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #21 on: July 25, 2017, 08:59:49 PM
They are plasticoated and their wear resistance is immeasurable. I'm selling them at only 9.99 plus postage. Payable in only 3 easy installments.  How many can I put you down for?



 :rofl:

One of each of course   ;)

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #22 on: July 25, 2017, 09:17:21 PM
It comes in several colours and convenient sizes :D



Are they powder coated or cerakote and how does it hold up to wear ?

no, no, that's anodized and it's a sprint run/limited edition.
Holds up fine, but not up to years of heavy use   :salute:
My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #24 on: July 26, 2017, 12:03:07 AM
My collection of MacGyvers. Second from the right is the rare Centennial version. On the right is a French knock-off.

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #25 on: July 26, 2017, 07:54:30 AM
Black Oxide ProblemSolver XL and TroubleShooter.
These were recalled within a week of release, because they were too awesome and people went mad over them.
They toned down the cool factor, and released them again, with a different coating.
A few brave customers kept their original run models, so these are still available.

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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #26 on: July 26, 2017, 09:12:00 AM
Here's a MacGyver TaskManager in red ceramic coating. So beautiful. Only ten billion of these were made.



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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #27 on: July 26, 2017, 09:26:47 AM
I have a box of Vintage NOS MacGyver style Multitools. Never used, carried, modded or sharpened as found in grannys attic.  :D    BIN $$$$ or best offer.    :rofl:     :D
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What? Enablers! Are you serrrrious? Where? I dont see any.
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Re: MacGyver Multi-tool Owner's Club
Reply #28 on: July 26, 2017, 10:02:21 AM
I have a box of Vintage NOS MacGyver style Multitools. Never used, carried, modded or sharpened as found in grannys attic.  :D    BIN $$$$ or best offer.    :rofl:     :D

Still in the box!  :o
Best offer:


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