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Gerber Mark ll

Postby aaron1956 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:20 pm

Hello. I am new to this site and looking forward to talking about knives with everyone. I have a pretty good collection of knives and I found one in a pawn shop today. It is a Gerber Mark ll # 10204 non serrated blade. It says "Balingore" on the the blade and is in the original leather sheath. Can anyone tell me anything about this knife? Value? rarity? Thanks!

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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby Quick Steel » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:03 pm

Welcome aaron. Someone may come along who can help you based on your description. But you may get better results if you can send some photos. Pictures always help a great deal.
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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby philco » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:18 pm

Welcome to AAPK.

I did a quick Google search and found these selling in the $70-$90 range.

Is this like your knife ?
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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby gino » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:01 pm

WELCOME! ;)

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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:19 pm

Welcome to AAPK, Arron. Glad to have you aboard.

Does this look like it relates to your knife?

Year built -1969
Serial Number 009901 - 014350
Number built -4450
Handle - GRAY STEELGRIP / ARMORHIDE
Blade offset - NONE
Blade Waist - NARROW WASP
Blade Steel - FORGED L6
Blade Serrations - None
Sheath Color/Material -BROWN LEATHER
Sheath Strap - RIGHT
Knife Name - MARK II COMBAT

Information taken from http://home.comcast.net/~rfrost70/Mark2.htm
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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby RobesonsRme.com » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:32 pm

If it actually falls into that 1969 manufacture year, that makes it a Viet Nam era Mark II.

That gives it very much added value, if it's in good condition.

If you can prove Viet Nam carry/service, ie a service member's name on the back of the sheath, etc, the value sky-rockets.

If used or carried by a Seal, Force Recon or Special Forces, or LLRP, the value is out the roof.

We need to see good quality scans or photos.

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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby aaron1956 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:43 pm

Here are some photos I took today. I could buy for $115 cash. I am hesitant about the 5 digit number and also the paint peeling off as you can see in the pics.
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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby Miller Bro`s » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:10 pm

aaron1956 wrote: I could buy for $115 cash.


You better get over there quick and buy it then ::nod::
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Re: Gerber Mark ll

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:15 pm

Yeah, I saw a couple of 1968s on eBay that went for $1500 each and a 1970 that went for $667. Knife and sheath show the same wear. I think even in that condition it's worth $115. Saw MK2s listed as a relic that went for $200+. I wish I could get that kind of money out of my MK1.
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