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 and retail box. These blades are tough as anything made today and have excellent edge retention.