The classic features remain applicable on today’s battlefield – the double serrated blade for maximum piercing capabilities, the exaggerated bolster for confident grip, and the unmistakable 6.5” 420HC steel blade.The Mark II isn’t just another tactical knife; it is a piece of history that you carry with you. I am developing the definitive history of the Gerber BMF, and original LMF, knives for use by collectors and others.I have been working directly with Gerber, but unfortunately their historical information can best (and most diplomatically) be described as "spotty". If any of you have one or more Gerber BMF knives, and/or original Gerber LMF, knives, please help me out.
One of the best-selling knives of all time, the Mark II is the benchmark against which other tactical knives are measured.
Gerber Mk II Serial Numbers: Below is a list of the serial numbers on Gerber Mark II knives and the corresponding year in which they were made.
1,001 to 5,000 = 1967 5,001 to 9,900 = 1968 9,901 to 14,350 = 1969 14,351 to 19,300 = 1970 19,301 to 23,750 = 1971 23,751 to 28,000 = 1972 28,001 to 32,900 = 1973 32,901 to 39,000 = 1974 39,001 to 44,015 = 1975 44,016 to 54,434 = 1976 54,435 to 63,648 = 1977 63,649 to 76,001 = 1978 76,002 to 85,000 = 1979 85,001 to 100,810 = 1980 100,811 to 112,000 = 1981 The above information is from Bernard Levines Guide to Knives and Their Values IV.
A die cast aluminum handle and and well-placed bolsters give secure grip.
TIME-TESTED ICONSome knives were simply built to stand the test of time, bridging the gap between applauded and legendary.