Gerber founder Joseph Gerber’s first design was a carving knife and led him to opening his first production facility in 1939. He focused on producing carving and steak knives for many years.
Beginning in the 1960’s Gerber started producing hunting, survival and combat knives. Gerber also designed and released the Fh folding hunter.
The Fh came in three and two blade models with multiple handle variations. One of the most popular being the checkered walnut handle model.
These knives are still highly collectable today.
The Fh was later replaced by the Folding Sportsman and some versions have semi precious stone inlays.
Gerber ventured into importing knives from Japan and marketed them under the name Silver Knight and Gerber Paul. The latter being a button lock style that became very popular and is still a top knife for modern collectors.
Gerber was purchased by Fiskars and still produces numerous knife styles today.
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