Manufactured by United Cutlery and up until around 2000 they were pre sold out to dealers which is why they were never pictured in any of the catalogs. These pieces have always been kept to a very limited run of between 1000 and 2000 worldwide. For more information on serial number ranges, models and dates of manufacture go to my Hibben Model Chart page.
GH2015 - 2002 Gold Tiger Shark
2002 Edition - Tiger Shark - GH2015 Run of 2000
Limited Edition GOLD Version Tiger Shark, the year 2002 edition in the annual "Hibben Fantasy Knife Series," designed by Gil Hibben, is a beautifully designed work of art produced using the finest grade materials and workmanship. Features include six uniquely designed stainless steel blades and solid metal 24k gold plated handle parts. The fantasy style main blade (with false-edged top) bears the precision laser marked Hibben Knives trademark and signature. This annual series is eagerly awaited by collectors each year and the Tiger Shark is destined to become a top seller, continuing the tradition established by every previous edition in the series.
Overall Length: 16"
Blade Length: 10-3/8"
Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Blade Material: 420 J2 stainless, single-edged (false-edged top). Side blades and pommel blade are also false-edged.
Handle Material: Solid metal handle parts with 24k gold plating. Rat-tail tang construction.
Display: Hardwood display case with plexiglass dust cover and matched serial numbered cloisonne medallion.