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Applegate Fairbairn Commemorative set
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As stated on the walnut plaque, "Gerber USA and Boker Solingen join to recognize Colonel Rex Applegate and William Fairbairn for their contribution to the design of combat knives". The set includes a Gerber Combat Folder and a Boker Dagger (440C stainless), both serial numbered knives affixed to a walnut plaque that is ready for hanging on a wall. The set includes the Certificate of Authenticity signed by Col. Rex Applegate, Jim Wehrs (General Manager of Gerber Legendary Blades) and Ernst Felix (President of Boker Solingen), a 8"X10" photograph of Col. Rex Applegate signed by him and ready for framing. The collectable set includes the 48-page book "Col. Applegate and His Knives", which gives the history of the Applegate-Fairbairn knives, plus 6-pages of historic photographs from his collection, and fighting techniques.

(FROM BLACKJACK KNIVES)" By 1996 Gerber Legendary Blades® had entered A/F production with their Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) handled folding version of the Applegate/Fairbairn ‘Fighting Knife’, and over the following years introduced additional folding A/F models. Note: the only way a consumer can obtain a factory made double-edged Gerber folding Applegate Fighting Knife is through purchase of THIS Gerber/Boker display set, released in the limited number of 3000 serialized pieces back in 1997. Both the fixed blade and folding knife version in each original set should have the same matched serial number.