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I'm loving the other thread on the ACF knives and others, didn't want to hijak it. I never owned an ACF but always liked that design.

I bought this set when it was issued, 1981/82, from a gun store in Union, NJ. This was a big purchase at the time but I was a Gerber fan and a Loveless fan. I've never carried any of the knives and only displayed the set when I lived in NJ. It includes five different sheaths, a shoulder harness and a sharpening steel.







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HOLY COW!!! Eek

What a beautiful set! I'm jealous, I passed on buying one 25 years ago, and it's one of those regrets.


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That is one hell of a set! Seeing as I was born in 81, I was a little late to the party for that particular item.



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Wow. Nice-looking set. I don't remember seeing it around years ago.
 
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Oooooooooo my!! WANT!!!!!!!!!! Never seen this before!!
That's really cool!
 
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Very nice indeed!
I have set 0999. I have not seen many others. It's a very well executed set.


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That's a beautiful set. I carried the small Guardian in the 1980's.

The old Gerbers are goergeous.

Thanks for sharing the pictures- I've never seen that set before.


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That is nice. I never saw the whole set like that.

I have a Mk1 from the late 70s. The snap on the sheath came loose, the handle has a bare spot where the sheath rubbed it, and the blade is scuffed and shows sharpening marks. But I still like it.




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Very nice set. I have a MkII from 1977. First knife I ever bought. Also have a Guardian somewhere around here...



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Beautiful set of blades.


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Thanks to Z06 for inspiring threads like this. Glad you folks enjoy them as much as I do.

This set is 0262, that 0999 number is cool. I carried a Guardian until I had an ex-employee come and rob me at gunpoint, he took the Guardian, never seen again.

I had the first and second Mark II's but sold them over the years. Those were great days for Gerber, I've owned a lot of the early knives, cats tongue and Armorhide handles. Still have Balance Plus kitchen knives that get used everyday.

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That’s beautiful! I’ve never heard of, or seen the set. Thanks for sharing.

Man, I’ve wanted a Guardian for a long time, but the prices were always a bit much for me. Bought an older model SOG Pentagon instead, and it’s alright. Still want a small Guardian.
 
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Very nice. There are Gerbers made today which I like a lot. Fixed blades.
 
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I used the larger Guardian in the Army in the ‘80’s. I also used a Tac II.
 
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Awesome set. I bought a Gerber BMF back in the ‘80’s - still have it along with box and papers.

Now you’ve got me pining for a Mk II again Wink

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Seeing this caused me to buy a Guardian in the Classifieds. Another one.
The first one was passed down to me by my father. It saved his life in a NYC mugging, in the 80's.

Great set.

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UTsig, I remember lusting after a boxed set Rays Sport Shop had on display years ago.....

Wonderful set by the way
 
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^^^ Shopped Ray's for years. I still have a Gerber "Musky" I bought from them, no sheath, $20.00, back in the '70s.


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I am a sucker for older Gerbers, probably all the way back when pop carved stuff up and we cut our meat with those little Gerber carving and steak knives sets back in the 60s.
I have every Gerber in that set, + sheaths, in both camo and black. I just don't have that most holy of grails, the case...
Kudos to you on an awesome, flawless looking set.
 
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Beautiful.

I had a Gerber Mark II that was either stolen or I traded years ago. I didn't know what I had then...


I have carried a Gerber Guardian Backup for something like 20 years. Love it, but something about that long, slender blade on its big brother always makes me smile.




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