The blade has the original edge and is engraved as seen in photo's. It Measures 9-3/4 overall with finger grooved Macassar Ebony hardwood handle. It hasthe Rockwell indent mark of 61 and HS on the tang of the high speed steel bladewith thumb rest on the spine of the blade.
Probably from the early productionof this series of knives in the 1970's. High speed steel HS Presentation GradeHunting knife.
Notcommon as most where 440C stainless steel! This modelwas next to the largest knife in the series and is a great skinning and general campblade. If the knife is not marked withthe HS it is stainless steel.
Only models 475 and 525 have blade thicknessof. 187, as compared to the other blades at. If you are a fanof high speed steel get it before its gone.Only Gerber's most skilled master craftsmanearned the right to make these knives. ThePresentation Grade hunting knife series was Gerber's top of the line huntingknives until about 1995. There were five models starting with the smallest model400, 425, 450, 475 and going up to the largest 525. They were almost customhand made knives produced in a factory! Extra-strongblades are precision ground to a razor sharp, double-wedge shape and boast asuper-hardness of Rockwell C60-62. Special industrial hard-chrome plating keepsthese high speed tool steel blades bright and stainless through thedemanding use for which this series was designed. Please review all photo's of actual item for details. The item "Vintage Gerber 475HS (High Speed Steel) Presentation Grade Hunting knife" is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "mchouin" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.