Gerber knives is a name most people associate with great knives. They have been making pocket knives 1939 and are founded in Portland, Oregon. Its location now is in Tigard, Oregon and was established by Pete Gerber. Gerber knives is now a sub-division of a company called Fiskars Brands Inc. Witch is located in Finland.
This company is the first production knife company to work with Custom knife makers and also has work with other knife companies to try to get the best knife designs. Gerber’s first knives where kitchen sets that where sent out to clients during the holidays. Abercrombie & Fitch wanted Gerber to make more of these knives to sell in there catalog. That year was the year that Gerber started making knives on a much larger scale. Like I said earlier they where later taken over by Fiskars in 1987 and by 2003 reached sales of over $100 million. They are also one of the leading sellers of multitools in the country. There multi-tools are of the best quality and can make life much easier.
Gerber knives have worked with many different designs and designers. Designers such as Bob Loveless, Blackie Collins, Fred Carter, and Ernest Emerson. Also many employees that once worked for this company have gone on and made very successful Knife company’s them self’s. People like Al Mar and Pete Kershaw.
Gerber has many great designs like the bolt action socking system, the multi-tools, the push button locking Paul knives, and the clip-it diving knives. Gerber never stop trying to make pocket knives and hunting knives better for every one there constant struggle to make knives better is a testament to there products.