Custom designed to meet the rugged demands of today's outdoorsman, these superb cutting tools blend ultramodern, functional design, and skilled Gerber craftsmanship and manufacturing techniques. 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 series was designed.
This High Speed Steel Gerber has a medium sized 4" blade with a hefty Armorhide handle. From the markings and marketing materials available this appears to be from the late 70's. This has what appears to be a factory edge, little to no marks on the blade and the original Gerber leather sheath. These blades are tough as anything made today and have excellent edge retention.