Show off your Gerber Knives

In 1939 Joseph Gerber (advertising agency owner) had custom knife maker David Murphy make 24 sets of carving knife for some of his select customers. Catalog retailer Abercrombie & Fitch saw them and was so impressed with the quality of the knives they wanted to sell them. Thus was born Gerber Legendary Blades.
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Post by Case V42 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:15 am

Wow! That jet handled Shorty is spectacular!

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Post by orvet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:21 pm

Mossdancer wrote:Here are a few
Dale you may have to ID some of these. I just don't remember.

You will also have to supply the Al Mar name on his.

The fourth one down could have been a Mar or Paul collaboration.
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The 4th one down with finger grooves is the Magnum Folding Hunter that was designed by Al Mar.

The bottom knife in the picture is an Al Mar Air Weight. It was the first Zytel handle I ever saw and the first knife I ever owned with ATS-34 steel in the blade. Those were so sharp when I bought mine I took it home and lathered my beard with a shaving brush and shaved with it. I got a great shave with no knicks or cuts! A very impressive knife for the time, circa 1988, IIRC.
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Post by orvet » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Here is an unusual Gerber I picked up last month, the Gerber Lord Sandwich.
I have no idea when it was made, it is not in Phil Rodenberg's book on Gerber.
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These go nicely at the marketplace:

Post by Mossdancer » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:40 am

Hi Dale
Here are some photo's that may interest you. These tend to sell pretty well when I get enough together to show a group of them. There are a few folks who have bought the early Mimings in a high rider sheath for the kids and grandkids for fishing. In the group of four the two larger knives are a Joyeuse made for Gerber in probably 39-41 era by Dave Murphy along with a Joyeuse by Gerber from 1946. The two smaller are the miming type made in 50 and one from 49. The last photo's are of a Gerber Shorty from the mid 60's as indicated by the zip code on the back of sheath. The last photo is out of sequence it is a depiction of the two mimings in their sheaths. A joyeuse is a small carver that came in carving sets. BRL intimates they were used as hunting knives many years ago. Take a close look at the 1949 Miming, it's short handle and blade makes me wonder if it was an early Little Fisherman.
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Post by Case V42 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:40 pm

74 Gerber brochure A 001.jpg
Dale,

I've never seen a Lord Sandwich with Armorhide handle. That is an odd one. I've attached a scan of a 1974 dated brochure showing the knife (chrome).

Page 24 of Phil's book does refer to the Lord Sandwich as being made for some period between 1955 and 1970 "or longer". Since yours is Armorhide, it must have been produced in or after 1969.

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Post by PCwizard » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:47 pm

My small collection for Gerber Silver Knights, The Bottom one I replaced the handle with Mammoth Ivory.
The top one is 3 1/4, the bottom 3 are the large 3 3/4 all are close to mint.

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Post by Mossdancer » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:11 pm

Really nice knives. The one with the Mammoth is tremendous.
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As an after thought here are some to gaze upon. Sorry, they are about three deep. Fun to try to figure out what is there. The boot knife near the center is a Kershaw. Must have been a Grandkid in the drawer.
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Post by deltaboy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:17 am

I have 3 USA MADE Gerbers
A 300 lockback.
A Gator that was a old New Stock .
And a award Gerber that was given to my Grandpaw from Riceland Food.
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Post by CheckSix » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:49 pm

my only Gerber... a Blackie Collins designed Gerber Clip Lock Boot Knife. This one made in Portland, OR.
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Post by QTCut5 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:24 pm

I use either a Gerber or a Kershaw to cut something pretty much every day...usually a Kershaw, but for some of the bigger chores, it's hard to beat these Gators.I wore out the last 650 I had, so I just bought myself this brand new pair...now I'm looking for something that needs to be skinned!
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Post by MUD » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:41 am

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Post by orvet » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:23 am

::welcome:: Aboard Mud!
Nice to see someone else who EDCs a Gerber!
I can't wait to see pictures of more of your Gerber collection.

I need to get pics of my latest EDC, a Gerber FS-2.
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Post by orvet » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:02 am

As promised; some pics of my new EDC the Folding Sportsman II
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The wood is soft and some is missing from the handle, so I think I will replace it with some water buffalo horn like I did on my FS I that I EDC too.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Post by MUD » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:54 am

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That's a good looking knife. Great choice for scales to.

The top one is the ONE. It's what got me started on Gerber Goodies. I carried it until I thought I lost it and bought the new model.
Same but different. Gotta love the LST. Can't killem. One of Blackies best 3 minute ideas.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Post by royal0014 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:24 pm

Got a question about this 'un ..... anybody know the closed length??
It's on the 'bay with little description. 1910714A1.
gerber?
gerber?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/302040382024?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Sent the seller a question but has yet to respond. I like the deep carry pocket clip .....[/color]
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