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Old 02-10-2015, 12:49 PM
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I love my Gerber!

The last birthday of mine that my mother-in-law was alive she gave me a card with $25 in it. I went straight to the hardware store and bought this Gerber. I had been thinking about getting one for a while and with that cash, that was it. So this Gerber is more than just a tool, it's kinda like she is here helping me. Anyway, that has nothing to do with why I like this thing so much. It is so damn handy having it on my belt. I find myself stuck in a bad place, pulling off some door panel on a car in the parking lot and it's hanging by the window wire that I can't get off and I can't put the panel down or the wire will be damaged and I can't put it back on for some reason, you know the traps we get into. I can't believe how often I am able to pull out that Gerber and get the job done. It is on my belt for weeks and I never even use it, then WHAM, it saves me big time.

It's a hell of a tool, if you don't have one you maybe should think about it.

Brian
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:26 PM
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A great multi-tool ! The Chinese knock offs aren't anywhere near as durable though....Big surprise!
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I love my Gerber also. It's a knife, not a handyman tool like yours, but I find myself reaching for it several times a day. It clips into the corner of my pocket and I can whip it out almost like a switchblade. Very nice tool.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:44 PM
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That I carry every where I go, every day. But mine is a Kershaw
Amazon.com : Kershaw TANTO BLUR 1670TBLKST Cutting Knife - 3.39" Blade - Tanto - Stainless Steel Anodized Aluminum : Hunting Folding Knives : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Kershaw TANTO BLUR 1670TBLKST Cutting Knife - 3.39" Blade - Tanto - Stainless Steel Anodized Aluminum : Hunting Folding Knives : Sports & Outdoors

I don't use it for anything, it's razor sharp and I mean razor sharp, literally. It's for another use and I want it in perfect working order if I ever need it for that.

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It's for another use and I want it in perfect working order if I ever need it for that. Brian
I understand.
I found a neat little carbide sharpener on Amazon.....
Amazon.com : Corona AC 8300 Sharpening Tool : Knife Sharpeners : Home Improvement Amazon.com : Corona AC 8300 Sharpening Tool : Knife Sharpeners : Home Improvement

Just stroke it down the blade a couple of times on each side and presto!!

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Old 02-10-2015, 03:42 PM
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Cool, I usually forget to get them sharped up, I use just an old stone. That's why I don't want to use this one for anything that way it stays sharp.

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That I carry every where I go, every day. But mine is a Kershaw Amazon.com : Kershaw TANTO BLUR 1670TBLKST Cutting Knife - 3.39" Blade - Tanto - Stainless Steel Anodized Aluminum : Hunting Folding Knives : Sports & Outdoors

I don't use it for anything, it's razor sharp and I mean razor sharp, literally. It's for another use and I want it in perfect working order if I ever need it for that.

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LOL, I know I have a problem with these... I have tool box full that sits on my dresser... I pick what I want to carry that day depending on mood and what I'm doing. The current top of the list is a benchmade mini griptillian, a bunch of Kershaws (2 different blurs, termite, 2 different skylines, knockout...), a couple of spydercos (Paramilitary 2, Manix 2 lightweight), an Ontario Rat 1 and Rat 2, a couple of SOGs, Dozier... I can keep going...

I have a few folding multitools but I'm not the biggest fan of them, the best that I've used/carried was a Leatherman wave but that was a bit clunky. Usually when I want a screwdriver on me I put my leatherman C55b (a largish thumbstud lockblade with a flip out screwdriver bit holder, it's clunky in your hand but doesn't seem so in your pocket) or one of my victorinox swiss army knives (clunky in your pocket but nice in your hand)...

I've had the Paramilitary 2 and the Thermite in my pocket today...
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:14 PM
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I just have the two, the Kershaw I wear every single day, don't even think about it. The Gerber is at work only.

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LOL, I was thinking about it at the gym tonight and I change knives more than I change my underwear (and I have more of them)... I grabbed a 3rd on the way to the gym, a SOG Flash 1, since it's smaller and lighter and fits better in the pocket of my sweats.
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I don't want to think about it that much. Knowing me, it would only mean I would forget it all together and I don't want to do that.

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its bad when you forget your underwear places ;-)

this one is on my short list but i can't really justify the cost:
Kershaw Blur Limited Edition Blue 1670NBS30V Assisted Knife - House of Blades
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:13 AM
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Kershaw makes a hell of a tool! If my kids hadn't bought me mine I never would have sprung for it.

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Benchmade model 42 (titanium handled balisong)
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I carry the Police or the Endura most of all. Uh my name is Nathan; I like Spyderco and I have a problem LOL
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I have a Leatherman wingman which I like because of the scissors believe it or not and also a Chinese knockoff that I leave in the car, and have used it lots of times.
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. My brother gave me the Leatherman multi-tool... so I keep it in the glovebox... hope I wasn't supposed to get federal license to do that these days...
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