Thanks for the feedback Kev - I wonder just how many of the design weaknesses could be addressed by modding? You could then post it back to Gerber to show them what they should have built...
Seems a shame that such a good idea and tool set has been poorly executed
For me the one thing I cant easily mod away are the scissors, and not having a lock on the awl/driver is a big issue. But then again Its possible that the scissors are exchangeable with the plier based varieties?
With a little bit more R&D this could have been great. What I don‘t get are the scissors. Gerber is part of Fiskars after all.
It's crazy making isn't it? The Fiskars scissors are great - why not just bung them in the Armbar?
Heinnie Haynes are asking 55 quid for the Armbar in their newsletter!
Sadly I expect this product will fade away and we’re unlikely to see a version 2 or further variations. Interest on the forum has completely died. One of those ‘almost there’ products that needed just a bit more field testing and refining before they committed to production.
I dunno guys. I have like seven MP600s and MP400s, a Diesel, an NXT, and an original suspension, and not a single pair of those scissors can cut paracord. Every victorinox 91mm I have can, even the used and abused knives. The only Gerber tool I have that can cut paracord in one snip is the teeny little knife with slide-out jewelers drivers and a slide-out knife. Keystyle maybe? That one can cut it in one snip, but it takes enough pressure that my thumb hurts. They are Fiskars branded scissors in that tool. None of the rest are. But the design is the same, so I don't get it. How hard is it to make good scissors? Victorinox did it. Wenger did it. Gerber did it once at least. Charles.