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Gil Hibben First Production Run Editions or FPRs are a limited regular edition of the Hibben knives, generally they are marked with "First Production Run Signature Edition" and are individually serial numbered. The serial number ranges for the FPR knives has generally been between 5000 and 7500 distributed worldwide with some early version only having 750 numbered pieces. For more information on serial number ranges, models and dates of manufacture go to my Hibben Model Chart page.

UC627 - 1992 Highlander Bowie Knife
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1992 Highlander Bowie Knife - UC627                                                 FPR of 750
Retail $132.99


To my knowledge there are 3 different manufacturer variants of the original silver highlander, 5 variants if you count the black silver highlander bowie knives.

13 7/8 inches overall
8 3/4 inch 420 J2 stainless steel bowie style blade.
1/4" thick.
The wire wrapped handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
Handguard and pommel are mirror polished.
Full bolted tang.
Includes a quality American made black leather sheath that features a "dragon scale" embossed design

  1. Silver - 1992 - Regular Production with a hex nut on the pommel, no number or etching (other than the Hibben logo)
  2. Silver - 1992 - Regular Production without hex nut on the pommel, no number or etching (other than the Hibben logo)
  3. Silver - 1992 - Serial numbered 1-750 - No etching
  4. Silver - 1992 - With hex nut, Etched "Signature Series - First Production Run - January 1992", no serial number
  5. Silver - 2002 - Part of Elite Collection 1, etched and numbered "Hibben Elite Collection 1, xxx/1000
  6. Black - 1992 - With hex nut, etched Signature FPR and serial numbered 1-750
  7. Black - 1992 - Regular Production, no number or etching
  8. Black - 1995 - Part of 7-piece Signature Series, numbered xxx/250 
  9. Black - 1995 - Pqart of 7-piece Collectors Series, numbered xxx/500