Shorty Hunting knife by Gerber. No sheath
included. It is an excellent hunting or skinning knife.
Circa 1968 to 1976 with high speed tool steel blade. Made in USA.
Knife has the gray handle which came out before the black handle. The black
handles where the last ones to be made before they discontinued the
series. The gray handles are not as old as the chrome handles.
The following in bold is from the Gerber paper work that
came with the knives back when they came out:
Extra-strong blades are precision ground to a razor
sharp, double-wedge shape and boast a super-hardness of Rockwell C60-62.
Special industrial hard-chrome plating keeps these high speed tool steel
blades bright and stainless through the demanding use for which this
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excellent minus sharpened with gray Armorhide
metal handle. 8-3/4" overall. It has carry wear on the handle and
blade. No sheath. Circa 1968 to 1976 with high speed
tool steel blade. Made in USA.
This knife is marked Shortly but it is
very much like the Mini Magnum. This knife is
not to be confused with the current River Shorty. Not current production.
The Shortly above is very much like the
Mini Magnum. They both have the same handle but the Shortly has a 4-1/2" blade and the
Mini Magnum has a 4" blade. The Mini Magnum blade is shaped
like the above Shortly blade.
Below copy of original Gerber brochure
is circa 1978.
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Gerber high speed tool steel knives.
(8-3/4"). High speed steel blades. One original chrome handle
and one gray handle hunting knives.