Gerber USA 1980th-1990th huge Bowie Utility model 5978 hunting/camp knife, 9.5-inch blade, original Bianchi cordura sheath; rare UNUSED


Huge US-made Gerber USA Bowie Utility knife made in early 1990th, large 9.5-in blade, coffin handle, original Bianchi cordura sheath; rare UNUSED. FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE U.S. FOR THIS ITEM!

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Gerber USA Bowie Utility knife made in early 1990th; huge US-made hunting/camp knife with large 9.5-in blade, coffin handle and original Bianchi cordura sheath. Scarce type in rare UNUSED condition.

Vintage GERBER LEGENDARY BLADES huge model 5978 Bowie Utility hunting/camp bowie knife made in the mid 1980th-early 1990th in Portland, Oregon, USA. This long-discontinued hunting Bowie is in rare unused condition; complete with the original high-quality cordura sheath which was made by Bianchi. The blade has not been re-sharpened, the edge is razor-sharp still; the tip is intact; no contact marks on the spine. This big boy is about 14-3/4″ / 37.5 cm overall; massive bead-blasted blade is about 9-1/2” / 24.2 cm. Rubberized coffin-shaped handle with a lanyard hole and a solid brass double-guard is in excellent condition; all parts are tight with no play. The original black cordura sheath with a military-style belt hanger is unused as well; the keeper, original stitching and rivets are all intact. The sheath is in excellent overall condition; this type is rare this nice.

Gerber has always made solid, high-quality fixed-blade knives back in the days; with proper care this old timer will last you another 40 years 😉 This 1980th Gerber USA Bowie Utility knife type is getting harder and harder to find these days; don’t miss your chance to add it to your collection!

Not cleaned or tampered with in any way, the knife is in 100% original “as is” condition. These are the actual photos. I have a few more collectable US-made Gerber knives, as well as a number of vintage American-made collectible knives in the store, please take a look at the store’s American Blades section. Also, please don’t forget to check out our Militaria section for other WW1 and WW2 era combat knives, including German WW1 era trench knives, vintage USAF WW2 Pilot Knives and a couple of nice WW2 era 1st pattern Wilkinson Sword, 2nd pattern and 3rd pattern FS daggers available for sale.

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Weight 2.1 lbs

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