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Home Products Gil Hibben 2002 Tiger Shark - Signature Issue First Production Run January 2002

Price$295.00
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Gil Hibben 2002 Tiger Shark - Signature Issue First Production Run January 2002

by United Cutlery, Hibben, Gil

SKU 1055444

Date Added 11/17/2022

# Available 1

Price $295.00

Overview

The Tiger Shark was the 2002 edition in the annual "Hibben Fantasy Knife Series," designed by master knife maker Gil Hibben. It is a beautifully designed work of art produced using the finest grade materials and workmanship. Features include six uniquely designed stainless steel blades and solid metal handle parts. The fantasy style main blade (with false-edged top) bears the precision laser marked Hibben Knives logo and signature. This annual series is eagerly awaited by collectors each year and if you missed the 2002 Tiger Shark, this is your opportunity to complete your collection. United Cutlery, GH2014. Does not come with stand. Has a small nick in the blade, otherwise excellent condition. 

Product Details

Blade Length 7

Overall Length 16

Weight (oz) 33.5

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Hidden Tang

Blade Material Stainless Steel

Blade Details Clip Point, Recurve

Handle Material Metallic

About the Maker

Hibben, Gil
Hibben, Gil

Gil Hibben lives and works in LaGrange, Kentucky. He began making knives part-time after his discharge from the Navy in 1956. He sold his first bowie knife for $45 and that sparked his long and famous career as a professional knife maker. While living in Seattle, WA after his Navy discharge, Gil worked as a machinist for Boeing Aircraft and learned a lot about metals and their properties. In 1964, while living in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gil started making knives full time. This was also the year Gil started making knives from the relatively new 440C steel. Although it is the industry standard now, Gil believes he was the first custom knife maker to use 440C. Hibben has been a full time custom knifemaker since 1957. Over the years Gil achieved fame as a premier custom knife maker and his work has been featured in, and on the covers of, national gun and knife magazines. He has established a whos-who following of collectors including John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Segal or world leaders such as Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, the Sultan of Brunei and Vice-President Dan Quayle. He has taught and influenced some of the other legendary knife makers such as S.R. Johnson, Harvey Draper and Buster Warenski among countless others. Hibben designed the first line of Browning hunting knives in 1968, the American Kenpo Knife for Ed Parker. Gil's fame dramatically increased in 1988 when Sylvester Stallone, who had purchased several of Gil's custom knives for his own collection, asked Gil to design the now famous knife used in the movie Rambo III. Inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1990.

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