Gerber Mark II

Unattributed, 1968, Gerber Mark II, Fighting knife that is serial numbered 005075.

During the war, Gerber Knives was one of the largest commercial scale knife manufacturers in the United States and one of the first to market a specific double-edged combat knife. The Gerber Mark II Fighting Knife was created in 1967 and each had a hand stamped serial number that can identify the year of manufacture. The weapons were made available for private purchase to the civilian and military market where they were sold through Post Exchanges (PX) and department stores as a private sale.