One of the best-selling knives of all time, the Mark II is the benchmark against which other tactical knives are measured. Your knife was certainly neither. Rinker on Collectibles: An Army Shirt, a Brass Bed, and Dogs Playing Poker, Getting to Know You: Raising a Flag for Vexillologist Tom Carrier, By continuing to use the site, you are consenting to the use of cookies as explained in our. Saved this knife from destruction. The handle is extremely ergonomic, the blades were delivered hair-shaving sharp, and they came in a well designed and high quality leather sheath. Belligerents. Click below to begin your paid subscription. This knife shows use on sheath and blade BUT is still in excellent condition. HANDLE, CROWN Q MARK, USED-VG, VINTAGE BG GERBER 6571012A1 LOCKBACK FOLDING HUNTER POCKET KNIFE KNIVES OLD, John Ek Knife Dagger Sheath Camillus Ka-Bar Mark 2 Patriot Military Trading, An item that has been used previously. GERBER COLLECTIBLE ORIGINAL MARK 1. You must log in or register to reply here. You're forgetting that Steven Segal used it in "Under Siege" so that shit is SEAL proven!!!!! Here is an array of my Gerber MK-II (Mark Two) survival/fighting knives. They were a presentation knife for both Sigma and the Recondo school in Nha Trang as well as tied to some legendary SF figures like Msgt. The blade is forged L-6 tool steel with the narrow wasp profile. It was designed by retired United States Army Captain, Bud Holzman, who based the pattern on a Roman Mainz Gladius. They specialized in deception and psychological warfare (psyops). Note the Gerber Mark II worn on a belt on the right hip. Heres a production list of numbers.Not sure how accurate the numbers are,, In Memoriam:Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 ItalyI HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHTForget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by..". Cason. The Gerber Mark II is a fighting knife manufactured by Gerber Legendary Blades from 1966 to 2000, with an additional limited run of 1500 in 2002, and full production resuming as of July 2008. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of. Black handle Mark II's started around 1977. If bought in '70, your MkII has the most important features from a using standpoint. I believe this to be a picture Larry Flannagan from the 1st Brigade 4th Division LRRP (Long Range Recon Patrol) taken in 1967 or 1968. This is a discussion on Gerber MKII Fighting ... Vietnam-era Gerber Mk II knives in L-6 tool steel. Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics. I can't imagine paying what people are asking for those knives. The early ones had a 5 degree off set blade. The SF guy could have wanted it for use or because the MkII has a rich history with SF from the Vietnam era. When I graduated from SF training many of us figured we needed a killer knife, so we went down to the PX and bought one. While this carry position afforded quick access to the knife, part of the Mark IIs ricasso can be seen indicating the knife was barely being held in place by the sheaths retaining strap. Condition is Used. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. US MILITARIA FORUM - COLLECTORS PRESERVING HISTORY The sheath has been modified by cutting off the sheath back above the throat and adding webbing to the sheath back forming a belt loop. Sale is Final ASK ALL QUESTIONS PLEASE. 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Both blade and handle have been painted to prevent reflections. There are a couple of spots where … Have no idea how or when I picked it up. See Details. Yup, bought one new from the Benning PX in 1991 after Basic, and sold it on eBay about a year ago for about $150. It is in perfect condition. They didn't teach that in any of our training, up til that point. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program, This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC), "If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by..", US MILITARIA FORUM - COLLECTORS PRESERVING HISTORY. After the war, wondering about the history of the knife, Charlie wrote to Gerber (this was years before the internet) and sent a picture of the knife and its serial number hoping Gerber could tell him who had originally purchased it and when. It has sat in my closet for over forty years. Anyway, he brought it over, and yep, Gerber Mk II. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. MIA 4/24/1969 in Cambodia. For information about George Rex Grason see: In his book "Six Silent Men - 101st LRP/Rangers - Book 3", Gary A. Linderer mentions the MACV Recondo School at Nha Trang, run by the 5th Special Forces Groups. The Vietnam era may have faded into history, but the ripple effect of its influence can still be felt in the iconic design of the Mark II. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. None of us had had any training in knife fighting. During the school's illustrious history, a large number of 101 st Airborne Division Lurp/Rangers won that coveted award, a testament to the quality of men who served in the division's Long Range Patrol units". Atlanta, Georgia 30328 | 877.481.5750. Canted /offset blade by chance?? Reinvested the money in a Fallkniven. Also another retention strap snap has been added to the strap. S. Steve1 Sergeant. GERBER MARK II™ IN VIETNAM Photo: Medal of Honor winner, Jim Fleming A picture of Jerry Michael Shriver, Master Sergeant, CCS, MACV-SOG (5TH SF GRP), SPECIAL FORCES U.S. Army. Note that the sheath has two repairs. If this item contains incorrect or inappropriate information please, Relevant A picture of Jerry Michael Shriver, Master Sergeant, CCS, MACV-SOG (5TH SF GRP), SPECIAL FORCES U.S. Army. Gerber Mark II Knife With Scabbard, Vietnam War Period!! Also see for more information and details about his last mission. The blades are 2 line marked on the logo side... "SIGMA" - GREEN BERETS / VIETNAM - 1968 : 7.) Last edited: Feb 11, 2014. Correct early 1967 Mark II. Now that I'm thinking about it I know I had it when I got out of the Navy in '87, but for the life of me I can't remember when or where I picked it up. MODEL 5600. Militaria & Weapons He wanted to buy it. A picture of Terry Bryant, VICTOR PLATOON, U.S. Navy ST1 (SEAL TEAM 1) taken in 1971 in Vietnam. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged. Rare Vietnam Era Orange Handle Gerber MK II Mark 2 Fighting Knife Dagger 1972 $1,250.00. Seems to have a low serial number, 002479. Maybe it was in PI on my last Westpac just before I got out. So, sometime after that date, Charlie's Mark II was purchased by a U.S. soldier and taken to Nam. Serrated section on the blade that is in goo I couldn't believe what I was hearing. The point of all this is that for some reason I typed "Gerber Mark II" into an ebay search today. After a lot of use, the straps stretched increasing the chance of losing the knife. Seems to have a low serial number, 002479. "Beach Jumper" was the cover name of U.S. Navy special warfare units. Gerber Mark II - Vietnam Era. SHEATH~, KA-BAR KABAR OLEAN NY USN NAVY MK1 MARK 1 COMBAT FIGHTING KNIFE & SHEATH KNIVES, VINTAGE BENCHMARK USA NINJA BOOT DAGGER COMBAT KNIFE & SHEATH SET GERBER KNIVES, Vintage Gerber 2 knife set, French and Pixie with Wooden Wall Mount, VINTAGE 9" QUEEN FIXED BLADE KNIFE, BONE (ANTLER?) Probably the finest school of its kind anywhere in the world, this was the 'finishing school' of long range patrolling. Good luck. Serial # 028723 dates 1972/1973. Mr. Scratch, Anyway, he brought it over, and yep, Gerber Mk II. It came amazingly close to getting junked. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Something went wrong. Is this a Vietnam-era knife? They were, without a doubt, among the more popular knives to own and carry during the Vietnam war. These Are Illegal to Buy, Sell, Trade, or Even Broker; Don’t Do It! One of the best-selling knives of all time, the Mark II is the benchmark against which other tactical knives are measured. SCABBARD, 1960s~BUCK~INVERTED 1 LINE MARK~2 KNIVES~HUNTING KNIFE COMBO SET w/ORIG. Cowboy Boot Stocking With Tree - Texas Holiday Decor! I'm not sure exactly what your point is. If you examine the photo closely, you can see the sharpening steel on the knife sheath face. Bid with confidence. Picture is not detailed enough to determine if possibly the wrist tie was used to insure the knife would not be lost. If I remember right, a Gerber MKII sold for about thirty bucks back in 1970. Nice condition with original Gerber Sheath. Looks like an older wasp blade with cats tounge(rough grip).They did do a remake of these bit it was in the late 80s or 90s. Manufactured in 1971 according to the Gerber manufacturing chart and serial number. If you search for "Gerber MKII serial numbers" you'll find a chart that gives you not only production dates but also a chart of the production changes. HOLY S#!+. See Details. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Also, yes, it has the 5-degree canted blade, what he thought was "bent". NOTE: See the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site for more details about MSG Shriver. I was wondering what an older MkII knife is worth. It is unknown whether the Mark II was possibly lost in the field and later found by enemy solders, or if the U.S. SF soldier was killed by some of the same NVA who died in the October 1968 Central Highlands ambush. JavaScript is disabled. The knife, serial number 9537, is missing the two leading zeros. Canted blade Mark II - Serial Number 003934 - This knife was taken from a dead NVA soldier by SGT Charlie Sharps, an infantry platoon sergeant with the 173rd Airborne. It was in his old hot rod, and he hadn't messed with it for about 40 years. 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