These were stored for 65 years in his closet. I have not come across another set exactly like this one.
There is some light pitting on some of the handles and slight discoloration on the edges of a few blades. Some of the red felt case liners have some slight flaking. VINTAGE GERBER LEGENDARY BLADES KNIFE SET 1954 KC LIONESS HANDLE.
This is simply the best and one of the rarest Gerber Legendary Blades knife sets. Comes with the ORIGINAL period inserts (even rarer). This set is comprised of a total of 13 pieces as follows.
(2) Beautiful walnut wood cases. (8) Miming Steak knives w/ small lioness stamped in handles. (1) Durendal - carver and boning blade.(4) Original period Gerber Legendary Blades inserts. Gerber also made an extra 30 sets as replacements. The knife is marked, "GERBER" on the bottom of the handle. All carving knives have chrome plated cast aluminum handles in the shape of a lioness. Steak knives have an inset stamp on each handle.
They are only marked'Gerber' on the bottoms. That helps date the set to the early-mid 50's.The item "VINTAGE GERBER LEGENDARY BLADES KNIFE SET (13) 1954 KC LIONESS HANDLES L@@K" is in sale since Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "bms4671" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.