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Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify! 362

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Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:13:53 PM »
Guess what just came in the mail?!?!? :mail:  OK, I said it in the Subject line... :oops:

I'm was so excited and wanted to share it with you all. This is my first "vintage" multi tool, and what a classic it is.

The guy I bought it from on ebay said he had it 25 years and carried it only for a short time, rarely ever using it. Wow, that's for sure. The nylon case shows signs it's been carried, but the tool is pristine.

He guessed the tool was made somewhere between Sept 1992 and May 1993 according to the single patent number.

I inspected the inner tools and found zero scuff marks or mars, not even on the knife blades or screwdrivers. The handles only have one small scuff.

And.....wait for it.....it flicks out like a boss! "Ziiiip, CLACK!"   :multi:

OK, I'm calling on you professionals  to help me identify the specific name Gerber called it and approximate date of manufacture. Let me know if you need any other images.

Here is the official unboxing...

A big Thank You goes out to my Buck Vantage Select for assisting in the box opening ceremony.


Also, my lovely assistant, Savanah, will be standing by should we need her.
The case has only a slight scuff mark on the front where the pivot pin rests.


And here it is. Please hold your applause until the end of the presentation.


Here is the tool set it came with.
Go ahead...tell me it's a one-of-a-kind.
Tell me it's the rarest Gerber ever made.
Tell me it's worth millions, that only the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett could attempt to own such a fine example of vintage perfection.
Go ahead.


Here is the side shot showing the patent information with the single patent number displayed.


Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

DIAMOND

MTs: Gerber Dime, Gerber Suspension NXT, Misc China Cheapos
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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 10:39:03 PM »
Looks like a version 2 Gerber Multiplier from about '93 - '94. One of the Mr. Pinchy  :pok:

Very cool on these one's is the plier pivot that is not pressed/peened but screwed. You can actually tighten them if they develop play  :tu:

In that condition and with sheath they seem to go for about 30 - 40$.

A very cool piece of Gerber history.
Congrats  :like:

You might want to join this club here...
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,74830.0.html
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 10:52:08 PM by McStitchy »

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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 11:25:21 PM »
McStitchy's right on the money.

I'd call that a version 2.1

If you want more doco about early Mr Pinchie's you might have a read of this:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,48158.msg928733.html#msg928733

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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 11:32:02 PM »
Cool Gerber and even the horse is interested in it!  :like: :cheers:
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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 11:49:03 PM »
McStitchy's right on the money.

I'd call that a version 2.1

If you want more doco about early Mr Pinchie's you might have a read of this:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,48158.msg928733.html#msg928733

Oh hey... verry informative info from you in that thread! Thanks Greg  :salute:

Formerly known as MTMatt
Newbie Posts: 47
Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 03:32:42 AM »
Looks like a version 2 Gerber Multiplier from about '93 - '94. One of the Mr. Pinchy  :pok:

Very cool on these one's is the plier pivot that is not pressed/peened but screwed. You can actually tighten them if they develop play  :tu:

In that condition and with sheath they seem to go for about 30 - 40$.

A very cool piece of Gerber history.
Congrats  :like:

You might want to join this club here...
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,74830.0.html

Thanks and I'll check out the club.  :tu:

McStitchy's right on the money.

I'd call that a version 2.1

If you want more doco about early Mr Pinchie's you might have a read of this:
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,48158.msg928733.html#msg928733

Wow, I read that write-up. Great info! I'll be copying that into my file on my laptop I'm putting together for my very own Mr. Pinchy.


So, any guess as to the approximate year of manufacture?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2020, 03:40:53 AM by DIAMOND »

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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 07:27:46 AM »
Cool tool and nice information, guys!
Cool Gerber and even the horse is interested in it!  :like: :cheers:
Ehehehe :D
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,816
Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2020, 08:32:28 AM »

So, any guess as to the approximate year of manufacture?

Looks like a version 2 Gerber Multiplier from about '93 - '94.

Formerly known as MTMatt
Newbie Posts: 47
Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 12:15:20 PM »
Looks like a version 2 Gerber Multiplier from about '93 - '94.

And I just realized you said that before. Sorry.  Me---> :twak: <---Me

MTs: Gerber Dime, Gerber Suspension NXT, Misc China Cheapos
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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 12:37:37 PM »
No worries mate  :rofl:

Formerly known as MTMatt
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Re: Older Gerber Multi Tool - New to me - Help Identify!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2020, 03:20:37 AM »
Congrats on getting an old school Mr. Pinchy. Strange thing though is I'm just reading this thread on Feb. 21st, and the pictures are gone. :dunno: Would have liked to have seen it.

 

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