Gil Hibben 1990’s Collection

Recently, I received a collection of Gil Hibben knives made by United Cutlery in the 1990’s.
All are in mint or near mint condition. All have the original sheaths and the original boxes. A few of the boxes have a small tear but over all they are in very good shape for being over 20 years old.

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Here’s a list of the knives:

Silver Shadow – 1990
Double Shadow – 1991
Highlander Bowie – 1992
Silver Shadow Black – 1993
Dark Shadow -1993
Silent Shadow – 1993
Silver Shadow 11 – 1993
Raven Fantasy Fighter – 1993
Double Shadow Black – 1993
Black Silver Highlander Bowie – 1994
Raptor Fantasy Fighter – 1994
Mortal Kombat Raptor – 1994
Warbird Dagger – 1995
Warbird Bowie – 1995
Dragon Lord – 1996

As you can see some are rare and hard to find pieces.

View The Complete Collection

There are a few more to add, so keep and eye on the website over the next several days

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Marc Larsen Bowie Knife

Marc Larsen was a very talented knife maker from Camp Verde, Arizona. He learned most of his craft from Tim Hancock. He forged his own steel and Damascus. Now in his late 70’s, he’s pretty much retired from knife making. Here is an excellent example of the knives he produced:

 

Straight Back Damascus Bowie Knife

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Click here to purchase this knife

Damascus Pearl, Damascus Handle, Damascus Drop Point Plain

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Introducing the Boker Plus Damascus Pearl an exquisite piece, featuring not only a 37-layer Damascus blade, but also a Damascus handle with three Mother-of-Pearl inlays. Locks securely with the sturdy backlock mechanism. An added feature is the intricate file work, which extends over the entire blade spine. A unique, stunning collector’s piece at an affordable price! Click here to order.

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Ka-Bar Collector’s Club Knives

In 1975 As part of its efforts to revive the company, Ka-Bar establishes a special Collector’s Division. Its purpose is to produce significant and commemorative knives, to recreate famous antique Ka-Bar knives and actively support the development and enjoyment of knife collecting in genereal.

The first knife is produced by the newly formed Collectors Club was a full dress version of the USMC Fighting/Utility knife, produced in limited number in 1976.

All the Collector’s Club knives were produced here in the U.S. even though many of Ka-Bar’s production had moved overseas since the early 70’s.

The company is currently not offering any traditional pocket knives and the Ka-Bar Collector’s Club became inactive in 2006.

The following knives are available for purchase on our website here:

Dog Head Trapper

Dog Head Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Gun Stock Trapper

Coke Bottle Jack

Coke Bottle Jack

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large Stag Dog Head Trapper

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large MoP Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Large Genuine Ivory Swell Center Jack

Triplets

Triplets

Dash Knives

Meet Greg Dash

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Greg Dashevsky

Hi, I am Greg Dash.  Actually, my name is Gregory Dashevsky,  but everybody calls me Dash.
I can’t remember at what age I’ve contracted a “knife bug”.  Looks like I was born with it.
Born and raised in Soviet Union, where carrying, selling and God forbid making knives was against the law –
I always wanted to make knives.
Finally, my dream came true!

I met Dash at this year’s Atlanta Blade Show where he was show casing his knives. We talked for almost a half an hour. What struck me was not only is he a friendly guy who makes an excellent knife, but his knives were priced so reasonably that the average person can afford one.

Bird & Trout

Bird & Trout

Dash Skinner

Dash Skinner

Drop Point Hunter

Drop Point Hunter

Howard Viele Knives

I’ve added two beautiful Howard Viele Knives to the website.

Howard Viele is at the pinnacle of the list of knifemakers hand making high-tech modern liner-locks from his Westwood, New Jersey Shop. He became a knifemaker through an unusual quest. After attaining the rank of “Sandan” (3rd degree black belt) in Karate in 1973, he became interested in the weaponry associated with the martial arts. When Howard began making knives, there was no one in the area to teach him any secrets and shortcuts, so he learned to make knives through trial and error, thus no particular knifemaker’s designs have influenced his work. He has been a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild since 1976 and is also a member of the German Knifemakers’ Guild. In giving Howard the Wooden Sword Award, Ken Warner, editor of Knives ’85 said, “The man cuts a clean line, often a new line, every time he goes for it. Viele knives are handsome knives that look so good, and so often different as well, you can’t help noticing. That’s practically a definition of style.”

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Gentleman Hunter & Fighter Knife Set w/Pink Ivory Wood Handles

Very rare Pink Ivory Wood handle gentleman’s knife set by Ronald Frazier

Frazier Gentleman Hunter & Fighter Knife Set w/Pink Ivory Handles

Frazier Gentleman Hunter & Fighter Knife Set w/Pink Ivory Handles

Available at SonoranDesertKnives.com

Knife Collection Insurance

So I got my Sept issue of Knife World Magazine this week but had no time to read it until this morning. One of the featured articles was on acquiring insurance on your knife collection. A pretty good idea if you have a fairly valuable collection. One of the companies mentioned was Collectibles Insurance Services, which I found out it is one of the companies my wife represents. So if you’re an Arizona, California, New Jersey or Illinois knife collector and are considering insuring your collection, Contact my wife Joyce at Aimpro Insurance: http://Aimpro.net.

They’re newly on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Aimpro-Insurance/121704197913923