Bronze Internet Exclusive Hibben Hornet Serial #1 of 14
Released Christmas 2007
(Description taken from eBay auction)
THIS IS A 100% AUTHENTIC KNIFE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT GIL from his website www.hibbenknives.com.
THIS IS A REAL EXCLUSIVE OFFER FROM MR. GIL HIBBEN,President of the Knife Makers Guild and this year, 2007, is celebrating his 50th year of custom knife making!
In September 2005 Mr Hibben had a great idea and asked me to sell a special limited BRONZE run of 14 Highlander bowie knives custom modified by him.
Due to the INCREDIBLE response and demand for those knives Gil wanted to do more for his Internet fans.
I just received a box containing the next run of that series, a special limited edition of 15 BRONZE HORNET KNIVES! Each knife comes with a certificate of authenticity and custom made display stand autographed and serial numbered by Mr. Gil Hibben
Gil acquired 15 hornet daggers, 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,
- acid etched each one HIBBEN KNIVES INTERNET EXCLUSIVE BRONZE SPECIAL EDITION.
- and had each one individually serial numbered 1 thru 14 (and 1 prototype)
This run of knives also has something extra, each knife comes with a matching serial numbered Certificate Of Authenticity printed on Hibben Knives Letterhead that is personally signed by Gil Hibben.
Mr Hibben only had 15 of these knives made, one prototype to work out the ideas and 14 in the set. The pictures on this auction are example pictures.
This is the SPECIAL BRONZE EDITION GIL HIBBEN HORNET DAGGER AND AGAIN, IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS ON THE INTERNET.
Last year the Bronze highlanders which did not have COAs sold on average for $440 each and in JULY 2006 #3 resold for $500
In mid 2006 Gil made 15 Bronze Raptors with custom made autographed display stands and COAs
Late 2006 for Christmas he also did 15 Bronze Dragon Lords that came in the original boxes with autographed Dragon Lord display stands and COAs
Bronze Hornet prototype sold for $1000
Average sale price has been $463.00