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Hibben Knives

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Gil Hibben Knives

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     "Gil Hibben lives and works in LaGrange, Kentucky. He is an extraordinary man who has been able to build his life around an object and a profession he truly loves - knives. To call Gil a knife maker is almost an injustice because it does not recognize his many other talents. He is also a martial arts instructor in Kempo Karate, an accomplished singer and musician, a professional Alaskan hunting guide and, most importantly, the most sincere and generally nice person you could ever hope to meet. Gil and his family are the kind of people who, as the saying goes, never meet a stranger. They are always fun to be around and it doesn't take much prompting for Gil to deliver a song or to break out the "Rhythm Bones" to entertain his guests. Gil grew up in Wyoming, the son of a depression-era "dollar-a-day" cowboy. He began making knives part-time after his discharge from the Navy in 1956. He sold his first bowie knife for $45 and that sparked his long and famous career as a professional knifemaker. While living in Seattle, WA after his Navy discharge, Gil worked for Boeing Aircraft and learned a lot about metals and their properties. In 1964, while living in Salt Lake City, Utah, Gil started making knives full time. This was also the year Gil started making knives from the relatively new 440C steel. Although it is the industry standard now, Gil believes he was the first custom knifemaker to use 440C. In 1965 Gil moved to Manti, Utah where he made his knives for the next five years. During that period, in 1968, Gil designed all of Browning's original line of knives. Gil later spent five years living in Alaska and he feels that just as his military and martial arts experience helped in designing fighting knives, his experience as a hunting guide helped him to design his hunting knives. Later, Gil spent about a year as the resident knifemaker at Silver Dollar City in Missouri. This is where he met his wonderful wife, Linda. Over the years Gil achieved fame as a premier custom knifemaker and his work has been featured in, and on the covers of, national gun and knife magazines. He has established a whos-who following of collectors including John Wayne, Elvis Presley, Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone and Steven Segal or world leaders such as Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, the Sultan of Brunei and Vice-President Dan Quayle. Gil's fame dramatically increased in 1988 when Sylvestor Stallone, who had purchased several of Gil's custom knives for his own collection, asked Gil to design the now famous knife used in the movie Rambo III. The factory reproduction of that knife has been one of the biggest selling production knives ever produced, selling over 250,000 copies. This was just one of over 30 movies and television shows that have featured Gil's designs including Star Trek Generations. In 1990, Gil designed the first of his annual fantasy series knives, The Silver Shadow. United Cutlery has continued the very successful series ever since and just recently released the 2005 edition and the 16th annual knife of the series, The Titan. It was in the early 1990's that Gil began expressing more of his artistic side and started making elaborate "fantasy" knives. Although these knives are purchased by collectors who undoubtedly place them in places of honor and would never dream of using them as functional knives, Gil makes all of his knives using the same high quality materials and functional knifemaking processes as any of his working knives. Gil's long and illustrious career as a custom knifemaker has earned him fame and the respect of collectors around the world. Appreciation of his craftsmanship have taken him to Elvis Presley's home and to the White House where one of knives was entered into the presidential archives. Gil's handmade custom knives often sell for several thousand dollars and are prized possessions of collectors. It is quite admirable to see someone who has been able to spend the majority of his life doing what he truly loves to do. Gil is still making knives in LaGrange, Kentucky and his brother, Darryl, a renowned knifemaker in his own right, lives, and makes knives, nearby." -Hibben Knives

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  1. Hibben Thrower II Knives Triple Set GH455C

    Hibben Thrower II Knives Triple Set

    Hibben Thrower II Knives Triple Set. Includes three 8 1/2" overall throwing knives with 4 1/8" blade. One piece 420 J2 Stainless Steel construction. Comes with Triple pocket Leather sheath. Made in Taiwan. Learn More
    $31.95

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  2. Hibben Expendables Bowie Knife GH5017

    Hibben Expendables Bowie Knife

    Hibben Expendables Bowie Knife 20 1/2" overall length. 14" Polished Stainless Steel Blade. Synthetic Ivory handle with Expendables Artwork and Gold-plated guard. Comes with Leather belt sheath. Certificate of Authenticity. Officially licensed replica of the knife featured in The Expendables movie. Made in China. Learn More
    $84.95

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  3. Hibben Silver Shadow Knife GH441

    Hibben Silver Shadow Knife

    Hibben Silver Shadow Knife. 12 3/4" overall length. 7 1/2" Stainless Steel Double Edge Dagger Blade. Gray Finish Wire Wrapped handle. Stainless Steel Guard and Pommel. Comes with Black Leather belt sheath. Made in China. Learn More
    $33.95

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  4. Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set GH5030

    Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set

    Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set. Three piece set. Knives are one piece AUS-6 Stainless Steel Construction. 7" overall length. 3 5/8" blade. Handles Have Machined Hole Cutouts. COmes with Black Nylon belt sheath. Includes paper target. Made in China. Learn More
    $24.95

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  5. Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set GH5029

    Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set

    Hibben Gil Gen-X Throwing Knife Set. Three Piece Set. Knives are One Piece AUS-6 Stainless Steel Construction. 11" overall length. 6" blade. Handles Have Machined Hole Cutouts. Comes with Black Nylon belt sheath. Includes paper target. Made in China. Learn More
    $36.95

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  6. Hibben Highlander Bowie Knife GH627

    Hibben Highlander Bowie Knife

    Hibben Highlander Bowie Knife. 13 1/2" overall length. 8 3/4" 420 Stainless Steel bowie blade. Mirror polished Stainless Steel guard and pommel Stainless Steel Wire Wrapped handle. Comes with Black Leather belt sheath. A re-release of a classic knife from the Hibben Collection. Limited quantity. Available while supplies last. Made in China. Learn More
    $44.95

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  7. Hibben Large Triple Thrower Set Knife GH5003

    Hibben Large Triple Thrower Set Knife

    Hibben Large Triple Thrower Set Knife. Includes three 11 1/4" overall length knives with 6 1/4" Tanto blade. One piece Stainless Steel Construction. Comes with Leather belt sheath holds all three. Target included. Made in China. Learn More
    $36.95

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  8. Hibben Large Thrower Triple Knife Set GH2011

    Hibben Large Thrower Triple Knife Set

    Hibben Large Thrower Triple Knife Set. Generation 2. Includes three GH-2003 in a sheath designed to hold them all. Each knife is 8 5/8" overall with 4 5/8" blade which is 3/16" thick. Designed by Gil Hibben, Master Knifemaker. These are updated designs of the original Hibben Throwers. Constructed of one-piece, tempered stainless steel. They feature ergonomic handle designs that guide the hand into the same consistent and accurate release each time they are thrown. Each comes with black nylon belt sheath with reinforced liner and color Hibben Knives patch. Made in Taiwan. Learn More
    $24.95

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  9. Hibben Alaskan Survival Knife GH1168

    Hibben Alaskan Survival Knife

    Hibben Alaskan Survival Knife. 12 1/4" overall. 6 7/8" stainless blade. Full tang. Blade is fluted along the back. Black Spanish micarta handles with stainless steel guard. Lanyard hole. Black leather belt sheath. Made in Taiwan. Learn More
    $47.95

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  10. Hibben Competition Thrower Triple Set GH2034

    Hibben Competition Thrower Triple Set

    Hibben Competition Thrower Triple Set. Competition grade set of three knives. 8 1/2" overall length. One piece 420 Stainless Steel construction. Genuine Leather sheath holds all three. Includes 18" x 18" paper competition target. Made in Taiwan. Learn More
    $24.95

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  11. Hibben Large Competition Thrower Triple Set GH2033

    Hibben Large Competition Thrower Triple Set

    Hibben Large Competition Thrower Triple Set. Competition grade set of three knives. 12 1/8" overall length. One piece 420 Stainless Steel construction. Genuine Leather sheath holds all three. Includes 18" x 18" paper competition target. Made in Taiwan. Learn More
    $35.95

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  12. Hibben Small Tanto Throwing Knives Triple Set GH5002

    Hibben Small Tanto Throwing Knives Triple Set

    Hibben Small Tanto Throwing Knives Triple Set. Includes three 7" overall knives with 3 5/8" Tanto blade. One piece Stainless Steel construction. Comes with Leather belt sheath that holds all three knives. Includes a Target. Made in China. Learn More
    $19.95

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  13. Hibben Old West Boot Knife GH5047

    Hibben Old West Boot Knife

    Hibben Old West Boot Knife. 10 5/8" overall length. 6 1/2" Mirror Polished Stainless Steel blade with Brass spine plate. Hardwood handle with Stainless Steel finger guard and pommel. Comes with Black Genuine Leather boot clip sheath. Made in China. Learn More
    $35.95

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  14. Hibben Legacy Boot Knife GH5059

    Hibben Legacy Boot Knife

    Hibben Legacy Boot Knife. 12" overall length. 6.13" Mirror Finish double edge 7Cr17MoV Stainless Steel spear point blade. Black Polished Pakkawood handle with Full, extended tang. Features a glass breaker and lanyard hole. Comes with Black Genuine Leather belt sheath. Made in China. Learn More
    $44.95

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