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 MUD » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:09 am

royal0014 wrote:Got a question about this 'un ..... anybody know the closed length??
It's on the 'bay with little description. 1910714A1. s-l1600.jpg
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Sent the seller a question but has yet to respond. I like the deep carry pocket clip .....



4" closed with a 3" blade.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby royal0014 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:58 am

Thank You !
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:47 am

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Got this nib. Kept the pack, but what good is it if I can't play with it? :D
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:29 pm

For now, just the one. A Folding Sportsman SFO in jigged bone.

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:03 am

Happy New Year

Been busy and haven't had a chance to check in.
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It's gonna be a great year!!!
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:29 am

Case V42 wrote:I hope this works. If I prove to be just smart enough to get a photo attached I'll try to add several of the most interesting Gerbers I have in my collection.Lioness.JPG

According to Phil Rodenberg's book, in 1953 Gerber made 20 knife sets with "Lioness" handles for the Kansas City Life Insurance Co. Gerber also made an extra 30 sets as replacements etc. The pictured knife is marked, "GERBER Durendal Made In U.S.A." on the bottom of the handle. The blade is chrome plated, but the handle isn't. She's evidently one of the "extras", but how come isn't she plated, and how did she come to be all alone?


Just wanted to show you what I ran across the first of December. And possibly up for sale. Now just gotta get a crew together and Rob a few banks. Who's in?
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Case V42 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:35 pm

A whole pride of lionesses! Wow! I"m got sweaty palms and heart palpitations! ::drool::

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:22 pm

Rob a bank for the set, eh?

I don't even want to know how much is being asked... ::facepalm::

Beautiful and scarce set of cats there. Are you sure the owner doesn't want to donate the set for the monthly knife giveaway here at AAPK? ::rotflol::
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby toddhead » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Here are some from my father-in-law's collection.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby TheMadHungarian » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:41 pm

Gerber Legendary Blades from the 70s-80s made some of the best knives on the market, with the likes of Pete Kershaw, Al Mar and Blackie Collins cutting their teeth so to speak on Gerbers dime, you had some of the great designers of our age who came outta the factory. That was my favorite time period for them, the Silver Knights, the Paul knives, the LST and Bolt lock were revolutionary and set the upcoming trends for the next 20 years.

One of the last blades they made under the Gerber Legendary Blades monijer was the SL3.25 series of knives, G10, Carbon Fiber and other premium scale materials with ATS34 blade steel, Titanium Liner/Walker Lock, it was a greatly underrated knife that was discontinued before it got recognized.

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Mon May 01, 2017 2:00 pm

Here are 2 of my latest. I've been trying to get em for quite some time, especially the LST. This one was the first one I've seen for sale. Both are NIB and finally mine.
Now onto the next hard to find... A 48-50 Shorty. If you know of one for sale, gimme a holler.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby orvet » Tue May 02, 2017 3:13 am

Gerber Bolt Action -
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Gerber DMF -
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Gerber Shorty -
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Gerber Silver Knight micarta -
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Gerber Vulcan -
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These are a few Gerbers I have owned and I believe I have sold all the above.
I need to take some pics of some the more interesting ones I have in my collection.
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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:20 am

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby MUD » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:24 am

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Re: Show off your Gerber Knives

Postby Mossdancer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:19 am

Mud. I will see what shorty's I might be willing to part with.
I didn't find this post until shortly before good night. I will look up the info of age as time avails. These are a couple of older Gerbers, A late 50's Hunter and a couple of 40's Joyeuse knives. The Joyeuse was supposedly Gerber's first attempt at a slicer to double as a hunting knife.
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