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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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby whiskeytango315 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:58 am

OK one more,
This one broke my heart to sell, but it went to a good home.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MITCH RAPP » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:22 am

8) Only own these two Gerber's. :)
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby bhuber » Sat May 18, 2019 2:06 pm

Recently took possession of these 4
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby whiskeytango315 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:10 pm

bhuber wrote:Recently took possession of these 4

Those are absolutely stunning!!

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby orvet » Sat May 18, 2019 5:11 pm

whiskeytango315 wrote:OK one more,
This one broke my heart to sell, but it went to a good home.


Thats a nice one. Designed by Al Mar, IIRC. Al designed a lot of knives for Gerber in that era.

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Can't believe I forgot to post this one when this thread first began:A Gerber Paul Model 2PM 1st model that had the Allen screw in the frame to adjust the closing of the blade.The problem with it was it wasn't threaded but a press fit and if rotated would loosen up and fall out.The 2nd model eliminated it.I bought this one new(think it was about $60)and decided to try a little file work on the spine of the blade with somewhat less than success.Not a problem as I don't ever intend to sell it.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:46 pm

A Paul in any condition is a treasure. Nice knife.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Case V42 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:45 pm

I like your early production "Paul". In fact, I like them so much that my EDC is a first year Micarta like yours.

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:36 pm

Case V42 wrote:I like your early production "Paul". In fact, I like them so much that my EDC is a first year Micarta like yours.

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Thank you sir;I like it as well. Did you have any problem with the Allen screw loosening and falling out? I wound up putting a drop of CA adhesive on it.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Case V42 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:23 pm

I've never had any problem with mine. The knife is a bit rickety, rattles, but always works. I have heard of others having that problem, and I have a parts knife that is missing the screw. The old Gerber Paul was innovative, well made, and good looking, but they acquired a reputation for being too complicated and not too reliable. I have a drawer full of better EDC knives, but I love my old Gerbers, so it is fun to have one in my pocket.

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Case V42 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:19 pm

I have intended to post photos of some old Gerbers for quite a long time, but haven't gotten "round to it". I had the camera out today so decided now was the time. Sorry I'm such a poor photographer. I did "kitchen" knives today, but I'll get to folders, fighters, and hunters eventually.
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1953 Kansas City Life "Lioness" set
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Abercrombie & Fitch undated set
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1951 "Jet" handle Miming
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1951 "Jet" set
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The giant "Morglay"
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby knife7knut » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm

Beautiful(and rare) kitchen knives! Thanks for posting.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby whiskeytango315 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:43 am

Those are excellent!! Thanks for sharing. The "Lioness" and the Abercrombie and Fitch sets are awesome!


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