Near Mint In Box
Bronze Internet Exclusive Hibben Raptor Serial #1 of 14
Released Summer 2006
(Description taken from eBay auction)
THIS IS A 100% AUTHENTIC KNIFE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT Mr Hibben through his website www.hibbenknives.com.
Due to the INCREDIBLE response and demand for the 2005 Bronze Highlander knives Gil wanted to do more for his online collectors and fans.
I just received a box containing the next run of that series, a special limited edition of 14 BRONZE RAPTOR KNIVES with custom made display stands and certificates of authenticity personally signed by Mr. Gil Hibben.
Gil acquired 15 raptor knives, he then:
- personally resurface ground each knife
- acid etched his custom logo onto the blade,
- had the cross guard and pommel copper plated with a very nice rubbed bronze patina overlay,
- re-wrapped the grips with bronze twisted wire to replace the gold wire
- acid etched each one HIBBEN KNIVES INTERNET EXCLUSIVE BRONZE SPECIAL EDITION.
- and had each one individually serial numbered 1 thru 14
These special limited edition knives come with a custom made display stand made from perforated sheet steel with a hard wood base and a slip of copper from his shop that he surface ground and then signed, numbered and mounted to the stands.
This run of knives also has something extra, each knife comes with a matching serial numbered Certificate Of Authenticity printed on Hibben Knives Letterhead featuring his Rambo III Bowie Knife that is personally signed by Gil Hibben.
He only had 15 made, one prototype to work out the ideas and 14 in the set.
This is the SPECIAL BRONZE EDITION GIL HIBBEN RAPTOR BOWIE KNIFE AND AGAIN, IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS ON THE INTERNET.
Besides the eBay fees I make nothing on the sale of these knives, every penny goes straight to Mr. Gil Hibben and besides serial number 1 and the prototype which I will be taking offers on, every one of them will be sold on eBay.
In 2005 the Bronze highlanders which did not have COAs sold on average for $440 WITH NO RESERVES POSTED ON THEM. In JULY 2006 #3 highlander resold for $500
prototype sold for $1000
#1 is not sold
#2 sold for $560
#3 for $520
#4 for $400
#5 for $405
#6 for $426
#7 for $376
#8 for $400
#9 for $432
#10 for $405
#11 for $406
#12 for $400
#13 for $410
#14 for $408