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Old 01-26-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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Folks,

I have posted this on other (non-City-Data) forums, and thought I'd do the same here.

BACKGROUND:

Without going into detail, I have been in periodic contact with Gerber Knives for a project I've undertaken. One of their responses contained a picture of three variations of Gerber BMF knives, all with the saw teeth on the spine.

The first two I recognized instantly. However, I have never seen an example of the third one, anywhere! This causes me to suspect that was a prototype that never made it into production.

Gerber has not yet responded to my query about said knife, so I thought I'd turn to you folks.

QUESTION:

Below is a picture of the knife in question. Have any of you EVER seen an example of this knife "in the real world?"



I'm seeking first-person information only please, not what your brother-in-law's second cousin by marriage once said during a beer bash. [With all due respect, of course! ]

Regards,

-- Nighteyes
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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FOLLOW-UP:

By comparing it to the known knives in the original picture, I believe the blade of this knife is just short of 9 inches in length.

Anyone? Anyone? Buehler? Anyone?
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Nighteyes, I think you may find this interesting....

Survival Knife Kit
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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Nighteyes, I think you may find this interesting....

Survival Knife Kit
Thanks, ptsum. Interesting article. The reason I'm corresponding with Gerber is that I'm trying to develop a detailed history of the Gerber BMF, and original LMF, knives. No one else has done this, and Gerber's information is really spotty. So far I'm doing pretty well. The knife in my picture is completely unfamiliar to me and, since I've already documented more than 120 BMF knives (serial numbers from 001516 thru 062206), that's saying a lot.

Gerber sold BMFs with two distinct blade profiles, each of which came with, and without, saw-teeth (total of four blade choices). Warlord's BMF has what I call a "Second-Pattern" blade with saw-teeth. Gerber called it a Model 5928, and sold it from 1989 through 1997.

Warlord claimed that his was the next-to-last one ever made, and two of the sheath's original features tend to support the claim:

(A.) Warlord added a Bianchi clip (he called it an "old Army gear clip") to his sheath. This was a feature that Gerber included on the BMF sheath beginning in 1988, but discontinued toward the end. Gerber's was removable; Warlord's isn't.

(B.) Warlord's sheath had the 3-color Gerber logo ("Gold" and "Silver" on a black background). That was the last of the three logos they used over the BMF's product life.

ptsum, I would absolutely LOVE to know the serial number on Warlord's knife, but the site containing the article isn't accepting any new members. If you're a member there, would you either ask him about the serial number, or ask him to contact me at danielnighteyes01@gmail.com

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Thanks, ptsum. Interesting article. The reason I'm corresponding with Gerber is that I'm trying to develop a detailed history of the Gerber BMF, and original LMF, knives. No one else has done this, and Gerber's information is really spotty. So far I'm doing pretty well. The knife in my picture is completely unfamiliar to me and, since I've already documented more than 120 BMF knives (serial numbers from 001516 thru 062206), that's saying a lot.

Gerber sold BMFs with two distinct blade profiles, each of which came with, and without, saw-teeth (total of four blade choices). Warlord's BMF has what I call a "Second-Pattern" blade with saw-teeth. Gerber called it a Model 5928, and sold it from 1989 through 1997.

Warlord claimed that his was the next-to-last one ever made, and two of the sheath's original features tend to support the claim:

(A.) Warlord added a Bianchi clip (he called it an "old Army gear clip") to his sheath. This was a feature that Gerber included on the BMF sheath beginning in 1988, but discontinued toward the end. Gerber's was removable; Warlord's isn't.

(B.) Warlord's sheath had the 3-color Gerber logo ("Gold" and "Silver" on a black background). That was the last of the three logos they used over the BMF's product life.

ptsum, I would absolutely LOVE to know the serial number on Warlord's knife, but the site containing the article isn't accepting any new members. If you're a member there, would you either ask him about the serial number, or ask him to contact me at danielnighteyes01@gmail.com
Nighteyes, let me see what I can find out for you, I'm not a member but I'll see if I can get ahold of Warlord and see what information I can get....
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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Nighteyes, let me see what I can find out for you, I'm not a member but I'll see if I can get ahold of Warlord and see what information I can get....
ptsum,

I found an email address for the site, and have written. Thanks!

-- Nighteyes
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