Gerber Mark II Military & Survival Knives
          GERBER MARK II PRODUCTION CHART      
          Military & Survival Knives      
                         
Mfg year Serial # range Qty Handle color / mat'l Blade offset Blade waist Blade steel Blade serrations Sheath color / mat'l Sheath strap Name or special
1966 0001 -------- 0008 8 Gray steel Cat's tongue 5 Degree Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Right Mark II Combat
1967 1001 -------- 3750 2750 Gray steel Cat's tongue 5 Degree Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Right Mark II Combat
1967 3751 -------- 5000 1250 Gray steel Cat's tongue None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Right Mark II Combat
1968 5001 -------- 9900 4900 Gray steel Cat's tongue None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Right Mark II Combat
1969 9901 -------- 14350 4450 Gray Armorhide None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Right Mark II Combat
1970 14351 -------- 19300 4950 Gray Armorhide (See note) None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 None Brown leather Left Mark II Combat
1971 19301 -------- 23750 4450 Gray Armorhide None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 Fine (Option) Brown leather Left Mark II Survival
1972 23751 -------- 28000 4250 Gray Armorhide (See note) None Narrow Wasp Forged L6 Fine (Option) Brown leather Left Mark II Survival
1973 28001 -------- 32400 4400 Gray Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Fine (Option) Brown leather Left Mark II Survival
1974 32401 -------- 39000 6600 Gray Armorhide (See note) None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Fine (Option) Brown leather Left Mark II Survival
1975 39001 -------- 44015 5015 Gray Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Fine (Option) Brown leather Left Mark II Survival
1976 44016 -------- 54434 10419 Gray Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Fine / Coarse Brown / Green leather Left Mark II Survival
1977 54435 -------- 63648 9214 Gray Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Coarse Brown / Green leather Left Mark II Survival
1978 63649 -------- 76001 12353 Black Fused Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Coarse Brown / Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1979 76002 -------- 85000 8999 Black Fused Armorhide None Wide Wasp Hand Grnd L6 Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1980 85001 -------- 100810 15810 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1981 100811 -------- 112000 11190 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1982 A1000S -------- B1213S* 9213 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1983 B1214S -------- C0590S 9376 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1984 C0591S -------- C9800S 9210 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1985 C9801S -------- D6619S 6818 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1986 D6620S -------- E3487S 6867 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black leather Left Mark II Survival
1986 XX0001 -------- XX5000 5000 Gray steel grip 5 Degree Narrow Wasp 440C None Brown leather Right 20th Anniversary
1987 E3488S -------- F3522S 10034 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1988 F3523S -------- H4854S** 11331 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1989 H4855S -------- I5906S 11051 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1989 CS0000 -------- CS0199 200 Gray steel grip None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1990 I5907S -------- J1055S 5148 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1990 CS0200 -------- CS0453 254 Gray steel grip None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1991 J1056S -------- K0035S 8979 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1991 CS0454 -------- CS0662 209 Gray steel grip None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1992 K0036S -------- K4242S 4207 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1992 CS0701 -------- CS1030*** 330 Gray steel grip None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1993 K4243S -------- K9838S 5596 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1994 K9839S -------- L5342S 5503 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1994 CS1001 -------- CS1101 100 Gray steel grip None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1995 L5343S -------- L9733S 4391 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1995 CS1251 -------- CS1550 300 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1996 L9734S -------- M3228S 3494 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440C Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1996 CS1551 -------- CS1975 425 Black Fused Armorhide None Wasp / Straight 440C None / Coarse Black Cordura Left Cutlery Shoppe
1997 M3229S -------- M5756S 2528 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440A Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1998 M5757S -------- M7344S ? 1588 Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440A Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
1999 M7345S ? -------- N4121S ? Black Fused Armorhide None Straight 440A Coarse Black Cordura Left Mark II Survival
Notes: 1.) *A3012S-A4010S - not produced              
  2.)**G prefix knives - not produced              
  3.)***CS0663-CS0700 - not produced
  4.) There have been some references to there being only 2 proto type knives being made in 1966.
  5.) Possible that early 1967 serial #'s were 1001 to 3747. If this is true, late 1967 serial # would start with 3748. Some 5 deg cant knives have been found up to S/N 004188 due to special orders?
  6.) Special Forces Project Sigma engraved knives - serial #'s 8000 to 8050 - in 1968. These are not counted in the qty made for 1968. The blades are 2 line marked on the logo side... "SIGMA" - GREEN BERETS / VIETNAM - 1968
  7.) Both Cat's Tongue & Gray Armorhide handles can be found in the latter part of the serial number range in 1968
  8.) Early sheaths have staples & not rivets. 2 line sheath changed to 3 line in latter part of 1968
  9.) Sheath strap went from right side to left side near the beginning of 1969 production. Some reference to that being around S/N 009990
  10.) Fine serrations, which became an option from 1971 to 1976, were 14 teeth per inch. Serrations of 12 teeth per inch were observed in 1974 to 1976 period of production. Coarse serration introduced in 1976 were 8 teeth per inch
  11.) Yellow dive knife introduced in 1970 - there were no records kept of how many were made but some indications of approx 500 ? No serial #'s
  12.) Orange handles made in 1972 and last one in 1974?
  13.) Yellow dive knife discontinued in 1974
  14.) Presentation models introduced in 1977
  15.) The green sheath was introduced in 1976 and could be found into early 1977
  16.) Black leather sheath has square bottom in years 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986. Some sheaths in the latter part of 1981 have square ends also.
  17.) Records indicate that were 2 knives for each serial # from CS1001 through CS1030. The first in 1992 and second in 1994
  18.) Switched from L6 to 440C Stainless Steel, straight profile blade, December 1st, 1979.
  19.) Black coated blades were produced from 1982 through the end of production. I do not have any data on quantities produced.
  20.) There are references to red sheaths but this is in reality a brown sheath with a reddish tint.

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