Gerber Mark II questions

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Just wanted to know if anyone has had past experiences with this knife.Also what kind of steel is the blade made of and is it difficult to sharpen? I got a friend who can pick one up at around $50, just wondering if its worth getting.He said it was in mint condition and that they discontinued making them.Any info would be appreciated.
Big John
 
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The Mk II is a classic military style dagger. Contrary to advertising it's not a survival knife - it's a thrusting style fighting knife. Older versions were made with 440c, newer with 440a steel. The edge is adequate for the task. For $50-80 or so it's a good buy.
 
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www.gerberknives.com This guy knows lots of stuff about Gerber products. Site has info on production numbers, materials, etc. Never tried e-mailing him, but maybe he could help you with the value. You could also try asking Bernard Levine at his forum here. Hope this helps.
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