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Who Made This One?

Post by Paladin » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:56 pm

Guys,
I am attaching some photos of a Harley Davidson single blade lockback with carbon fiber handles. It was sold by United Cutlery, probably several years ago. Any ideas as to who might have made it? I suspect it came out of Japan but that is just a guess. The handles are very much like some I have seen recently on A. G. Russell knives that were made in Japan.
As always, any info will be appreciated.

Ray
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Re: Who Made This One?

Post by Greenman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm

Paladin wrote:Guys,
I am attaching some photos of a Harley Davidson single blade lockback with carbon fiber handles. It was sold by United Cutlery, probably several years ago. Any ideas as to who might have made it? I suspect it came out of Japan but that is just a guess. The handles are very much like some I have seen recently on A. G. Russell knives that were made in Japan.
As always, any info will be appreciated.

Ray
I believe your HD knife was made in Taiwan by Gigand Ltd. Most of Gigand’s knives were designed by knifemaker Dr. Fred Carter.

Gigand’s current website: http://www.gigand.com/company.html
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 pm

Ray, nothing on the box??
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Re: Who Made This One?

Post by Paladin » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:51 pm

[/quote]I believe your HD knife was made in Taiwan by Gigand Ltd. Most of Gigand’s knives were designed by knifemaker Dr. Fred Carter.

Gigand’s current website: http://www.gigand.com/company.html[/quote]

[quote="Greenman"] [quote="jerryd6818"]Ray, nothing on the box??

Greenman, You nailed it and Jerryd, I dug down in the box and under the normally useless paperwork was a hang-tag with the Gigand name on it. So my bad, I shoulda looked thru all the paperwork before I bothered you guys.
I will brag on it a little in that the quality seems to be better than the usual knife I see coming out of that part of the world.
Anyway, thanks to both of you for the help on this.

Ray
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Re: Who Made This One?

Post by knife7knut » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm

I have one knife made by Gigand and I will attest to the quality of the knife.
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Re: Who Made This One?

Post by samb1955 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:07 pm

I have some United made knives I got through SMKW and they are pretty descent. I thought they were made on Taiwan but I'm often wrong.

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