Show Us Your Latest 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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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:05 pm

bertl wrote:
MUD wrote:I found this Mini Magnum along with 2 kitchen knives (Durendal and a Little Snick. Both swordmark) for dirt cheap.
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The armorhide is coming off in a few places and a previous owner scratched the chrome up nice trying to sharpen the blade. Perfect!! It's just like I like em, a little beat up and ready for some MUDification. Now all I gotta do is find the time.


Mud, what did you use for the Armorhide repair, or is it a trade secret?

Bert




Well sir, that is not a repair. Completely stripped and refinished. I've done a Shorty and Pixie that were chrome (flaking badly on both) and a T&B. The T&B was in worse shape. They don't see daily use, but all have been used.

I'm a painter by trade. All trades have secrets.
I will say that the coating I used is for industrial applications and should hold up to daily use.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:12 pm

The Durendal and Little Snick that came with the MiniMagnum. Chipped chrome on both handles.
Figured I'd make my own KitchenProof set.

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby Case V42 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:10 pm

Hey Mud, those look great. Would you like to refinish a few of mine?

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:59 am

Case V42 wrote:Hey Mud, those look great. Would you like to refinish a few of mine?



Thank you for the kind words. Holler at me whenever you're ready.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby former173rd » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 pm

Not my latest, but my only!
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby Case V42 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:28 pm

Nice early Mark 2! What's the serial number (year)?

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby former173rd » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks! SN 016121 don't know the year.

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby QTCut5 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:32 am

Real fond of these little Silver Knights. The one with scrimshawed ivory had some cracks that Dale (orvet) very kindly and professionally stabilized for me. The engraved bolster black pearl is my most recent acquisition.

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:57 pm

former173rd wrote:Not my latest, but my only!
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SKYSOLDIER that's one nice MK II!!
Thank you for the picture and your service.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby former173rd » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:26 am

My pleasure on both! Kinda wonder how many of the leg straps are still around?

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby Case V42 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:45 pm

I finally got around to looking up the serial number on your Mark 2. The number places it within 1970 production. There were approximately 4950 knives produced that year. All the accessories appear correct. Your knife is a real treasure.

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby Jody744 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:14 am

I sent in an odd multi tool for warranty repair, got "store credit", got this Shark belly on the way. Says American made, looks kinda neat.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 am

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Finally found it.
Even has a sheath. Practically stole it.

HEY PAW, AIN'T SHE A BEAUT

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Gerber Knife

Postby MUD » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:15 am

Well, that didn't take long to get back from the cleaners.
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