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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 21, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

NO RESERVE...... RAMBO FIRST BLOOD PART III knife with original box, sheath, and certificate of authenticity licensed by GIL HIBBEN.

100% complete. I have many knifes and I will be selling some of my collection of Gil Hibben knives licensed to United Cutlery to produce. Please take a look at all my other knives to choose your favorites. This is an absolutely no reserve auction and this knife will be sold to the highest bidder!!!

Overall length: 16"

Blade length: 11"

Handle length: 5"

Sheath: American made, top grain leather belt sheath with leg tie.

Gil Hibben Wrote:

For almost 50 years, custom knifemaker Gil Hibben,
has been producing hand-made knives for
hunters, martial artist, and discerning collectors.
He is the creator of the popular Rambo III Bowie,
which was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film,
and knives for other Hollywood productions and personalities
such as John Wayne, Elvis Presley, and Steve McQueen.
Gil created the Klingon blades for the
Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas and is
Official Klingon Armorer for Paramount Pictures.

Gil also produced knives for our servicemen to use in Vietnam.
His firsthand experience as an Alaskan hunting guide,
throwing knife expert, and fifth degree black belt in Kenpo Karate,
has contributed to his creating some of the most popular knives of the 20th century.

Gil is President of the Knifemakers Guild,
was inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame,
and is well recognized the world over for his fantasy and functional knife designs.
In 2006 was awarded the Knifemakers Guild's presitious
Red Watson Memorial Friendship Award.

Gil Hibben's product selection consists of custom made knives ,
throwing knives, hunting knives, personal protection knives
and the most collectible line of production fantasy knives available today.

Gilbert W. Hibben of LaGrange, Kentucky is an unusual man, one who has been able to build his life around an object and a profession he truly loves - knives.
In his own quiet and unassuming way, Hibben has made his mark in the world of handmade knives. He has pioneered; he has taught; he has influenced; and, for a long time, he has had the recognition and respect of custom knife fanciers.
As creator of the Rambo III knife and a host of others,
Gil Hibben is now recognized throughout this country and most other countries as well.

When one first meets Gil, his soft spoken and friendly manner
would quickly reveal that he is a true gentleman, a family man - father and grandfather.
Visiting with him reveals seemingly endless talents and experiences - some unrelated to knives and knifemaking.
A smooth and pleasing tone sets the stage for learning that Hibben's
tenor voice has been heard singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
as well as the award winning Thoroughbred Barbershop Chorus.
It's a voice that can also be heard as N4LRF on the Amateur Radio bands as well.
With musical talents not limited to singing, Gil plays guitar and is extremely talented at the near-lost art of playing "rhythm bones" - learned in childhood from his father.
Whether he makes do with teaspoons or uses his own handcrafted "bones,"
Hibben can complement almost any musical act.

T are other sides to this versatile man such as his expertise in the Martial Arts.
He holds a black belt in judo as well as a third degree black belt in Kenpo karate,
which he has taught.
Hibben enjoys hunting and served as a hunting guide during his residency in Alaska.
And, whenever such a busy man seeks time to relax,
he does so by riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Gil has spent the greatest part of his life making knives, begining it as a hobby after his 1956 discharge from the Navy.
His first knife was made in 1950, but he doesn't count it as the beginning
of his knife making career.
That's when he wanted a big knife...