The old saying that Peter Gerber of Gerber Knives Inc. used to say was “Just because a knife is tough doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty.” He was right. He made that statement when Gerber was till Gerber. In the early to middle 1980’s Gerber finally sold out to Fiskars of Finland and the knife world has never been the same.

There are many people out there that love the old Gerber knives. I myself will not purchase any of the stuff that Gerber makes since Fiskars took over the company. I am a collector of the good old stuff from the good old days when Gerber was still 100% American and 100% legendary! Here at Bonds House Of Cutlery we pride ourselves on having a large collection of Gerber Legendary Blades in all varieties and one of those varieties is the Gerber Silver Knight line of knives. Not the new stuff, the old stuff from 1977!

Gerber was producing the Silver Knight line of knives in Seki, Japan long before brands like Spyderco or anyone else was utilizing the quality of Seki steel. Pete Gerber knew of the quality knives of George Sakai and when you look at the back of the tang on a Gerber Silver Knight you will see stamped G. Sakai. A great maker from Japan! The Silver Knights were designed in Gerbers Portland, Oregon facility and produced by Sakai in Seki, Japan.

These excellent knives from Japan set the standard and still set the standard for all knives that have come out of Japan since. Pete Gerber was very innovative. A first grade surgical high carbon stainless steel was used to produce these excellent knives. Pete Gerber also had a patented concave grind. The patent number was 4,495,698. The blades have a Rockwell hardness of 57-59 and come in both lock blade and slip joint versions.

The knives came with both exotic cordia wood, pearl, black pearl and white scrimshaw reproduction, and green ABS checkered. There was also a small series in plain satin stainless. These fine knives are elegant in style and are more then tough enough to make it outdoors. If you are a collector of quality “old school” Gerber Legendary Blades and are looking for some Gerber Silver Knights then please contact either Peter or Lynn here at Bonds House Of Cutlery at 702-870-2347 for pricing and availability. All Silver Knights are new/unused and in the original box.

Here are some pics. Please excuse the price tags and photo quality, as I am not a pro photographer.

Gerber Silver Knight Green ABS Checkered Grips

Gerber Silver Knight Green ABS Checkered Grips

Gerber Silver Knights In Pearl

Gerber Silver Knights In Pearl

Gerber Silver Knights Cordia Wood Grips

Gerber Silver Knights Cordia Wood Grips

Gerber Silver Knights Cordia Wood Grips

Gerber Silver Knights Cordia Wood Grips

Gerber Silver Knights Scrimshaw Reproduction

Gerber Silver Knights Scrimshaw Reproduction