1980 Gerber Folding Sportsman III knife w/box & sheath

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 13,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

Bought in 1980. Never used, carried or sharpened. Comes with original sheath, box and brochure. The brochure is dated 10/79.

Size : closed: 5-1/4", blade: 4".

Features : (per Gerber's 1979 catalog)

Locking blade is 440-C surgical stainless steel (Rockwell C57-59); has been double-wedge ground by Gerber craftsmen: they are done one at a time; is quite thick (.125"); has a built-in safety pause to prevent snap-shut closing. Brushed brass frame is a one-piece bolster and liner for extra strength. The edges are beveled, so t are no sharp corners. Hinge pin is solid brass. Handle inlays are tropical hardwood.

A copy of relevant page and cover of catalog will be sent with knife.

Condition :

Knife : The frame has a pin-point mark on side of knife and two nicks on the underside (see pictures). It also has some marks inside the thumb lock recess, and a few small faint scratches. The blade has a few small faint scratches. The wood insert is dry, and the grains are opening.

Sheath : Flap has a faint scuff mark at the top and some light wrinkling from opening the snap.


Tang stamp: "GERBER". Reverse side says "Portland, OR. 97223 U.S.A."; Front of sheath embossed with sword in rock logo; Back of sheath embossed "Gerber Portland, Ore. 97223 U.S.A." Shipping : Worldwide - from Canada.

To U.S. : $8.00 air mail or $6 ground mail, both with insurance up to $90. For more insurance, cost is $20 air mail or $13 ground mail.

To Canada : $8.50 west of Thunder Bay, Ontario; $10.50 east of Thunder Bay. Insurance is included.

Other countries : $14.00 air mail or $7 surface mail, both with insurance up to $95. For more insurance, prices depend on country destination. Also, please check with Customs office to ensure item can be imported and what the duty is, if any.

Shipping date : First Friday after payment is received.

Payment: PayPal only.

No duty payable in U.S. No tax or other charges levied by seller. Payment to be received within 7 days of sale.

Refunds: If buyer is not satisfied, money will be refunded (less shipping cost) if item is returned undamaged within 7 days of receipt.

The dark areas on the brass next to the wood inserts (as seen in the gallery picture) are shadow.