Dating gerber mark ii knife
Also no protective lacquer coating. There is no electro-etched lettering on the blade and there is no blade cant. Included are a Certificate of Authenticity, A history card and care instructions.
In the beginning every even th. Although I have no doubt this example is authentic, I would be very wary of being offered a knife of this rarity, without a serial number, that did not have a foolproof provenance. The gray finish on the guard and pommel portions of the handle were then coated with a smooth black paint. Regarded as the father of modern hand-to-hand combat, Captain later Lieutenant Colonel W.
See Blade Cant for more info. For each knife, one or more small thumbnail pictures are included.
Changes in blade steel, blade profile, blade serration, handle material, handle coating material and handle coating color resulted in a large number of knife variations. There are references to red sheaths but this is in reality a brown sheath with a reddish tint. Sheath strap went from right side to left side near the beginning of production. The wasp-waist was also later discontinued.
Some sheaths in the latter part of have square ends also. Some have an engraved wooden stand that is so marked. This finish was made by John L. Japanese customs found them unacceptable. Maybe someone thought the light gray showed too much dirt.