Gerber Boxes and The Era They where Used

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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Gerber Boxes and The Era They where Used

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I think this has been brought up before, but I can't find it and wanted input to see if I'm Right or at least close.
First is the Green and White Box with the sword in the stone and Highly Decorated with Castle, Knight & Armor Late 60's to 1971

2nd White Box also with Sword in Stone and Decoration Date 1971 to 1975???????

3rd Black Box with Sword in Stone , Date 1974 to 1980???????

4th Orange Box with Sword in Stone Date 1980 to 1990??????

5th Blue Box Date 1990 to 1998???????????

Any help would be wonderful Thanks also.
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I guess I must be right no one has an opinion. Thought I would get a little response on this. didn't want to get it wrong. All my info is from the literature that I've found in the boxes so if anyone can help thanks in advance. Boxes are a good way to put a timeline to a knife. Look at the different boxes that Case Has used since they got away from putting 6 to a box that everyone calls a Punkin Box every 10 years case changed the color of the box.
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Re: Gerber Boxes and The Era They where Used

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I think I can help some. The Gerber FFH folding hunter was first introduced in 1968 and used the brown box. 1971 was the last year for the delrin handle knife second one on the left.. Also the lettering on this box is a little larger like the brown box. The box on the far right was made in 1974 which was the last year of the FFH folding hunter. The only way I had to determine that this was 1974 was the knife was EBONY wood that was only used in 1974.
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goldwood wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:44 pm newgerber.jpg

I think I can help some. The Gerber FFH folding hunter was first introduced in 1968 and used the brown box. 1971 was the last year for the delrin handle knife second one on the left.. Also the lettering on this box is a little larger like the brown box. The box on the far right was made in 1974 which was the last year of the FFH folding hunter. The only way I had to determine that this was 1974 was the knife was EBONY wood that was only used in 1974.
Thanks for the info great looking Gerbers
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