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.
GH2026 - 2003 Gold Eye of Drakonus
2003 Edition - Eye of Drakonus - GH2025 Run of 2000
Standard Issue Master knifemaker Gil Hibben® has teamed up with the talents of fantasy artist Kit Rae® for this 2003 edition of the Hibben Annual Fantasy Knife Series, and together they have created a brilliant work of art surpassing all boundaries in the knife industry today! Eye of Drakonus is produced using the finest grade materials and workmanship. Features include solid metal 24k gold plated handle parts and dragon scale grips with the "Eye of the Dragon" in the textured design. Four unique 420 stainless steel blades complement the handle design and the main fantasy style blade bears the precision laser-etched signatures of the fantasy knife designers. This annual series is eagerly awaited by collectors each year and the Eye of Drakonus is destined to become a top seller, continuing the tradition established by every previous edition in the series. Design patented.
OVERALL Length: 16-3/4"
Blade Length: 9-1/4"
Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Blade Material: Tempered, 420 J2 stainless steel, single-edged (false-edged top).
HANDLE: Solid metal polished 24k gold plated handle parts, textured acrylic handgrips, antique red finish, rat-tail tang construction.
Display: Hardwood display case with plexiglass dust cover and matched serial numbered cloisonne medallion.