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Gerber Bird and Trout Knife

Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife
Gerber Bird and Trout Knife

 

BRAND:   Gerber

MAKER:   Gerber Legendary Blades

PATTERN:  Bird and Trout Knife

OAL:   7-7/8”

BLADE LENGTH:   3”

GUARD:   Integral

HANDLE:   Cast aluminum with a black Armorhide coating with gutting spoon built into the handle.

HANDLE STAMPS:   GERBER

BLADE ETCH:  440-C STAINLESS

SHEATH:   Gerber factory leather sheath

CONDITION:   Excellent +

DAMAGE:   There are sharpening marks on the blade and some minor staining. There is a chip on the end of the handle behind the spoon, see pictures. In the picture the chip looks huge, but it is approximately 3/32” in length.

BLADE WEAR:   Approximately 5% or less.

AGE:    Circa 1970-75

 

MADE IN:   Portland, Oregon USA

 

ADDITIONAL INFO: When I found this knife at an antique store, I thought it was a Gerber Pixie bird and trout knife. Someone once told me of a Gerber Pixie bird and trout knife, but I think they had mistaken a knife like this one for a Pixie. When I got home and compared it to a Pixie and a Miming it is different from them both. The Miming and Pixie have 3-1/4” blades measured along the spine of the blade from the tip to the handle. Using the same measurement on the Bird & Trout knife it is only 3”. Measuring the handle length from the furthest forward point on the guard to the end of the knife, the handle of the Pixie is 3-7/8”, the Miming handle is 5-3/8” and the handle of the Bird & Trout knife is 5”.

The Bird & Trout handle has a gutting spoon carved into the end of the handle and is coated with Armorhide as opposed to the chrome plated aluminum handles of the Pixie and Miming. The Bird & Trout also has a clip point that was ground into the spine of the knife beginning about ½" from the tip of the blade.

In Phil Rodenberg’s book, “A Chronology of Gerber Legendary Blades,” he mentions to Bird & Trout knives made by Gerber. He described the first as being basically a Miming steak knife with a gutting spoon in the back of the handle. This knife was made in 1968 and 1969. He then shows a picture of the Bird & Trout knife made from “1970+”. He does not say in his book when the second knife was discontinued but he does say later in his book that new fish knives were produced in 1976. I don’t think the Bird & Trout was produced for more than a few years. Living is close to the factory as I do and saying lots of Gerber knives over the years both in the retail business and as a knife collector this is the only small Gerber Bird & Trout knife I have seen with the gutting spoon built into the handle.

A nice addition to anyone’s Gerber collection!

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Item # 61588

  • $130.00

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