A Chronology Of Gerber Legendary Blades 1939-1986

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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A Chronology Of Gerber Legendary Blades 1939-1986

Post by goldwood » Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:14 pm

Does anyone know how many copies of Phil Rodenberg's book A Chronology Of Gerber Legendary Blades 1939-1986 were printed?

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Post by Case V42 » Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:19 am

When I got my copy #75 from Phil at the OKCA Show in Eugene, he told me 200. If they were all sold, or if he had more printed, who knows.

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Post by goldwood » Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:51 pm

Thank you! Maybe have the last one printed.
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Post by Case V42 » Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:13 am

You may have at that.

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Post by kennedy knives » Thu Jul 14, 2022 4:47 pm

I have # 195 signed

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Post by Paladin » Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:51 pm

I have recently acquired a pair of Gerber Guardian II knives and I am trying to date them.
I have serial numbers D3612S and D3623S. I suspect both are made on the same date based on the numbers.
I do not have Rodenberg's book and I was wondering if one of you who own the book would check to see what the date of manufacture might be.

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Re: A Chronology Of Gerber Legendary Blades 1939-1986

Post by goldwood » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:16 am

The Guardian II and the Mark II were not covered in Rodenberg's Book.

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Post by Paladin » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:43 am

goldwood wrote:
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:16 am
The Guardian II and the Mark II were not covered in Rodenberg's Book.
Thank you for that info. I appreciate the help.

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