Need help to identify Gerber knife

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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Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby mBrane » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:48 pm

Hi, everyone. I'm new to this forum (found you while trying to figure out what model of Gerber knife I have). I looked through the entire Gerber product archive, but no love. Any guesses out there? Thx in advance! - mBrane

P.S. The sheath was originally black.
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Re: Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby MUD » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 am

, Welcome aboard

Looks like a Gator, but I don't recall one made in Taiwan though.

Could you post a picture of the other side?
My name is Mud,
But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie
That's long for Mud, so I've been told

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Re: Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby mBrane » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:15 pm

You bet. Sure wish they stamped steel grade on this blade! Sharpens well, maintains an edge, and the knife has a nice heft and is very well-balanced. Was hoping to find a kydex holster for it that doesn't have a thumb lock, like the one pictured above. Here's a couple more pics:
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Re: Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby MUD » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:25 am

Well sir,
I talked with the Gerber Goodies god himself and this is THE word

Iraqi Freedom 2005.jpg


Thank you for sharing one that I never came across.
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But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie
That's long for Mud, so I've been told

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Re: Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby mBrane » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:52 am

Very, *very* interesting! Thank you! So, it’s a Harsey Hunter (before the blade is blackened and the Operation Iraqi Freedom logo applied). And a full-color datasheet, to boot!

Still don’t know steel type (why would they *not* stamp that on the blade?!). Now I just need to figure out how to get a different sheath made (one that avoids a locking mechanism.

Nonetheless, you da man! I sincerely appreciate your help! Happy Friday!

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Re: Need help to identify Gerber knife

Postby MUD » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:09 pm

mBrane wrote:Very, *very* interesting! Thank you! So, it’s a Harsey Hunter (before the blade is blackened and the Operation Iraqi Freedom logo applied). And a full-color datasheet, to boot!

Still don’t know steel type (why would they *not* stamp that on the blade?!). Now I just need to figure out how to get a different sheath made (one that avoids a locking mechanism.

Nonetheless, you da man! I sincerely appreciate your help! Happy Friday!




Happy Friday!!!!
I appreciate the compliments but I ain't the man.
I'm just pretty good friends with him.
You had me stumped so I hollered at him (he works at Gerber). Less than an hour later...

That's a good looking knife. As far as the steel, Gerber very rarely stamps or tells steel type (at least that's the way it used to be). Their mystery steel is'Legendary' none the less.
I'll ask Carl, but I can't guarantee a definite answer.
My name is Mud,
But call me Alowishus Devadander Abercrombie
That's long for Mud, so I've been told


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