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Gerber Mark II Dagger
Gerber Mark II Dagger


 

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**The Gerber Mark II is a fighting knife manufactured by Gerber Legendary Blades. It was designed by retired US Army Captain Bud Holzman, who based the pattern on a Roman Mainz Gladius.

It has a 6.5 inch (16.5 cm) double edged spear point wasp-waisted blade, and uses a distinctive handle similar to that of the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife developed during World War II[3] for the British Commandos. The Mark II was commonly carried by U.S. troops in the Vietnam War, and was second only to the Ka-Bar knife in fame.

During the Vietnam war, the first production run of this knife had a five degree offset between the blade and the grip in order to ride in the sheath more comfortably, and give the user a grip similar to that of a fencing foil. This design feature led to a significant number of knives being returned by users for having a "bent blade", so Gerber discontinued that element on subsequent production runs

In the 1970s, the military's base/post exchanges discontinued selling these knives, reasoning that they were "not in good taste" or "too brutal". Al Mar, then working for Gerber as a knife designer, added the sawtooth serrations toward the hilt, marketing the knife as a "survival aid", making it more appealing to the PX System, which resumed selling the Mark II as a survival knife, rather than a fighting knife.

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Features
Overall Length:12.75"
Blade Length:6.50"
Blade Material:420HC
Handle Length:6.25"
Handle Material:Aluminum
Weight:8.00 oz.