Gerber AXE

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  1. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    i dont like the gerber multi pliers, i had one for a while, and it wouldnt cut chain link or barb wire without damaging the cutters. they cutters, after just one cut got a burr on them and then you couldnt open the pliers with only one hand. but my leatherman tool will handle it.

    i loved the pliers other then that though, i also tried fish hooks and got the same results.
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    I've cut fish hooks numerous times with no adverse effect on the tool. I've never tried fencing, but I don't ever work with fencing. The cutters being only a few millimeters wide, I'd say you were asking too much of the tool, but I definitely understand wanting it to work for your situation.

    For me, one handed opening is far more important than cutting hardened wire.
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    i dont work with fencing or anything like that, but my thinking is, that if i ever needed to cut something liket hat, i would want to be able to handle it. so i tested my tools when i got them. the leatherman will cut both barb wife and chain link.

    i also can open it with on hand if i need to although it's cumbersome. but i dont carry a tool with me most of the time unless i am going camping or something
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    Yeah, I can eventually open a Leatherman one handed, but it's takes some time. My Gerber rides on my hip everywhere I go, and it comes into service several times daily.
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    i can open my wave pretty quick, it just aint as quick or as pretty as the gerber. but i use the knife on a tool more then the pliers is why i prefer the wave

    i carried it every day for a couple years, and it saved my butt a few times, but normally i have tools with me wherever im at so it's not worth weighing me down now, especially since i pack a gun now and didnt then
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    My wife sometimes refers to my "Batman belt" because of everything I have on there. Cell phone, measuring tape, keys on retractable line, Gerber, CPR microshield are with me every day. Also my four pockets contain notebook & pen, wallet, Kershaw folding knife, and Kel-tec P3AT.

    If I'm not careful at the urinal, my pants fall to my ankles. :D
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    dang man, i thought i was bad with a wallet, keys, knife, hanky, gun and sometimes NAA
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    I carry a flashlight too and atleast 3 extra mags and a P32. My pants are heavy to say the least.

    I like the avatar.. More fitting than purple sheets!!
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    thanks boris. i sometimes carry a flashlight too, but i dont have a belt sheath for it, just tuck it in my pocket. my butt is so wide that if i have too much stuff on my belt, i cant fit in my car seat.
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    What about something like a Bowie knife. It will chop wood, skin your critter, and defend you against almost anything. With this tool you don't need to carry anything else.

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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    i have a bowie already.

    and a skinner

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