When I first caught a glimpse of the Armbar from the Blade show (I think), I was hoping it was like the MTO mods that pack one arm of a wingman or wave with a bunch of tools. In this case, I was thinking the chopped an arm off the Center Drive that made use of the ginormous blade and the sweet driver, and paired it with the prybay, reamer, file, etc in place of the plier. This seems like a far cry from that however. I like the idea of a prybar that has G10 scales, but I am less enthusiastic about the utility blade inside of it. Overall, I am skeptical of these new tools from Gerber. I was hoping for some more Center Drive variations.Also, I take exception to his statement that people do not sharpen their multitool blades. I sharpen regularly.
Carbide , you seem quite obsessed with the country of origin .
My question is what demographic are they attempting to garner with these items? I'd hazard to guess with ArmBar Cork, this is geared to do it yourself/home owners, as I cannot imagine this being an item that any tradesman is likely to carry around on the job site. Whereas with the other items, I'd speculate that these items appeal to the DIY crowd and those in various trades professions.From a safety perspective, there is just cause for not utilizing your knife anything but cutting and even then, you may want to preserve the edge for other tasks. Prying, chiseling, scrapping hammering aren't advisable and not just from a legal perspective either. Similar to a slotted driver as well. Since this wasn't mentioned in either the video or the article, I do wonder where the products mentioned are manufactured? This was mentioned with the Gerber Center Drive Plus and other Gerber products; several of which I do own.
I reckon Gerber are attacking the Swiss Army Knife pocket tool market - But maybe with 'tougher' or more tradesman-orientated models - ie with bit drivers, utility blades, pry bars etc
That would be my guess too. They had plenty of time to go after SAKs but never did. And now they come up with something shortly after the T and K series are released? Too much of a coincidence. I just hope they can get a decent quality on those tools
not sure this is common knowledge, but the lockdown pry will have a scissor instead of an Awl. Hope it doesn't suck.But wait -- it has an eleven blade? awl or no awl.... if they deleted the file I'd buy one immediately. Maybe the file can be modded into an awl by someone with more skill than I have. The file does have a chisel on the front edge though.
ArmBar and Lockdown are kinda nice, but of these new tools in Gerbers lineup, I like the Prybrid best AND it is roughly half the price of the other two.Ultimately, I'm probably going to get one of each, despite the really poor ratings the Armbar gets.
Who wants to guess why I like the Prybrid X?
Hands too tiny for the Prybrid Utility?