Big awl Multiplier for me. (Image removed from quote.)
I want one!
PM me with some details of what you want, I might be able to help you out - I have some that I might let go (well, dozens actually).
Could an MTO wizard please post a link to the post that lists all the different versions of MrPinchy?
I saw the Fiskars one in Chako's episodes thread. Why is the MP evolution not a sticky?
I copied much of the following info from a earlier post on MTo (possibly by Bob ? ), with revisions and additions from looking at various Mr Pinchies (and some assumptions on my part). Naturally any errors/omissions are my fault. If anyone has any corrections and/or extra info please speak up (eg which versions were made with a BO finish). Sorry, I can't do photos. I hope this helps out all those interested in the development of gerber's (in)famous "Mr Pinchy".EARLY GERBER MULTI-PLIERS ("Mr Pinchy") Gerber kept making small changes to their Multi-Plier throughout the 1990's, so we tend to see a lot of subtle variations. Some were stamped and sold with the Fiskars logo, and at least some of these had slightly different tool loads (Fiskars owned Gerber at that time). At some stage Gerber started making a BO finish available, as well as the much more common bead blasted SS finish. Here's a summary of the main steps along the way:Version 1) The very first models had a high-polish finish, instead of the bead blast we've seen on Gerber tools since. It also had button-head screws in all four blade pivot points, and button head screws on the plier slides. Also note the pivot bushing between the plier jaws. A crude pair of scissors was included, and a VERY thick Lanyard clip. The very first run of Multi-Pliers were etched with “FIRST PRODUCTION RUN” (a.k.a. “FPR” ) on one handle.V1.0 FPRV1.1 One handle cut-out, mis-matched nail nicks (don’t line up with cut-outs)V1.2 One handle cut-out, matched nail nicksV1.2 Two handle cut-outs, matched nail nicksAll ? “PATENT PENDING”Version 2) The second version went to the now-familiar bead blast finish. The scissors were replaced by a big triangular shaped awl. This version still has button head pivots, button head sliders, and the pivot bushing between the plier jaws. The pliers had slightly beefier jaws with a squarer shape, while the lanyard clip was slimmed to a more “normal” thickness.V2.0 “PATENT PENDING”V2.1 “U.S. PATENT NO 5142721”Version 3) This version wasn't much of a change really. They simply did away with the pivot bushing. All ? “U.S. PATENT NO 5142721”Version 4) Changes: On one side of each handle, the button head screw was replaced with a round nut, while a file replaced the large awl. V4.0 “U.S. PATENT NO 5142721/5142844” NB The 5142844 # was possibly an error, as later versions all used 5212844.V4.1 “ U.S. 5142721 PATENT 5212844 PAT PEND”Version 5) This introduced a new, even beefier shape to the blunt nose plier jaws, and needle nose jaws were offered for the first time as well. Gone were the button head slider screws, replaced by two different sizes of round-headed rivets. All ? “U.S. 5142721 PATENT 5212844 PAT PEND”At this point Gerber stopped with the minor evolutions of the Multi-Plier (Mr Pinchy) and came out with a major overhaul. Called the Multi-Lock when it first hit the market, the new tool had all-locking blades, plastic sliding lock releases, unique blade-pivot screws, the now familiar little circlip spring steel slider clips, etc. After a while this tool became the 600-series Multi-Plier (MP600), with all its many tool component and plier type configurations. The very first ones were also stamped "First Production Run" (FPR).All ? “U.S. 5142721 PATENT 5212844 PAT PEND” NB This is stamped inside the handle, not externally as before (and in a very small font).This information was last updated by gregozedobe on 5 August 2014
> GregOh, if you're thinking of letting go of your valuable collection , please give me the detailed information. I would like to put your collection on my chart.(For the time being, please tell me about your V1 collection.) Please fill in the following items likeSurface finishing: Plier head: Nail mark position: Handle cutout: Unique tool: Lanyard ring: Patent Marking: Font: Can opener claw: Gap between handles: Joining methods: Ruler: Sorry to trouble you, but I would like to keep a record of your rare collection.
It probably should be in this thread
I am thinking of starting a new thread with this information, and include pictures of as many versions as I can, so we can have a reference guide detailing the evolution of MrPinchy with pictures. Since I only have one version, I would be reposting pictures originally taken and shared by other members. I am new to MrPinchy, compared to other members, so I do not want to step on anyone's toes and make the thread. Even though it will be a valuable resource, it feels wrong for me to simply copy/paste other people's hard work and make the thread. So if anyone wants to make the thread, please say so.
A special thanks to Greg for helping me out on this one (Image removed from quote.)