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1,001 to 5,000 = 1967 5,001 to 9,900 = 1968 9,901 to 14,350 = 1969 14,351 to 19,300 = 1970 19,301 to 23,750 = 1971 23,751 to 28,000 = 1972 28,001 to 32,900 = 1973 32,901 to 39,000 = 1974 39,001 to 44,015 = 1975 44,016 to 54,434 = 1976 54,435 to 63,648 = 1977 63,649 to 76,001 = 1978 76,002 to 85,000 = 1979 85,001 to 100,810 = 1980 100,811 to 112,000 = 1981 The above information is from Bernard Levines Guide to Knives and Their Values IV.
It is also partially printed in Mike Silveys book United States Military Knives 1941 to 1991 (out of print).
This gallery will be regularly updated so check back often. 9.5" tall x 11" across 0 — Ghana Mid 20th Century A vintage Ashanti - Akan cast bronze (brass - copper alloy) figural scene from Southern Ghana. Sword #1 (left) A nice Luba short sword with janus heads, dating to the late 19th - early 20th Century. The blade has a rusted surface with light edge wear and a few chips missing on the handle, otherwise intact. Each is in fine condition with aged patina and signs of heavy tribal use. It depicts a chief or tribal leader sitting on his throne surrounded by two attendants. Great for jewelry as necklaces or on charm bracelets. Broken at the bottom of the neck which would have orininally had a flared base.
Knives that have an "XX" in the serial number or a "CS" are reproduction and commemorative knives.
They are true Gerber products but the prices should be adjusted accordingly on them as they were not made in the above serial number years. 1989 was the first year of the Cutlery Shoppe knives.
— Burkina Faso Early to Mid-20th Century A nice, older Lobi storage vessel (with lid) from Burkina Faso dating to the early to mid-20th Century. 0 — DRC Late 19th - Early 20th Century A fine, old Lega 'Inginga' figure from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A lovely example; beautifully and skillfully crafted. There are minor casting flaws at the base, but they do not distract. Typically made of mixed metals (alloys), a combination of silver, aluminium, brass, tin, copper, etc. A second attendant stands at the chief's feet, presenting a sword as an offering. Made in the lost-wax casting method by Igbo (or Igala) metalsmiths.
This type, covered with raised nodes, is among the rarest and most sought after of all African pottery. Carved from bone, sometimes in Ivory, these figures (called Iginga) are individually owned by only the highest ranking members of Lega society. Some light green oxidation in the crevices as would be expected and attest to the age of this exceptional example. The Tuareg are well known for their exceptional metalwork. The base (platform) is decorated with complex circular and linear geometric patterns. The umbrella and chief's dagger have been reattached and there are losses to the base and lower rim of the lid. Decorated at the top and bottom with sections of crosshatching divided by bands of circular designs. There is a thin crack just below the domed top and a one-inch diameter hole on one side, otherwise intact.
Gerber produced the Mark II in 1967 in support of our troops in Vietnam; ONLY the early Mark IIs had a canted blade (5 degrees) which was made to keep the knife, when sheathed, close to the body. Roughly 1000 of the orange handle Mk II "Dive" knives were made (Serial number 0248xx - 0415xx) from 1972 to 1975. L6 (tool) steel was used for the blade up to about 1980, then Gerber switched to Stainless.