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GERBER Mark II™ SITE CHANGE LOG

    01/02/08 - Initial Release

    01/05/08 - Change 1

    1. Many minor format changes to make Internet Explorer and Firefox produce similar looking pages.
    2. Rewrite so that the "Restore Down" (page size change) minimizes objects on the page overlapping.
    3. Correct cant knife discussion S/N range to match the values in the CT1 Knife writeup.
    4. Clean up minor formatting and borders on the Knife, Sheath and Date Tables.


    02/04/08 - Change 2

    1. Added robots.txt and favicon.ico files to site.
    2. Added "Links" link to "Main" page.
    3. Added UK5 knife to "Knives" and "Knife List" pages.
    4. Added note to knife type UK4 about S/N E5601S on the "Knives" page.
    5. Added knife handles paint company note to Gray & Orange Armorhide knives to "Knives" page.
    6. Added note to GA2 knife that some of the 20-21K S/N knives have 26-27 teeth to "Knives" page.
    7. Added CT1 sheath pictures to the "Sheaths" page.
    8. Added section on leather sheath stamps to the "Sheaths" page.
    9. Added note that CMD II and GRD II knives have their own serial no. ranges to "Similar Knives" page.


    04/23/08 - Change 3

    1. Added note about early knives with serial numbers stamped upside down to the "Knives" page.
    2. Added Mike Silvey's Site to "Links" Page
    3. Added YA3 knife image and revised the YA3 description on the "Knives" page.
    4. Corrected YA3 and OA5 headings from wide wasp to narrow wasp on the "Knives" page.
    5. Corrected YA3 and OA5 headings from wide wasp to narrow wasp on the "Knife List" page.
    6. Corrected YA3 and OA5 info from wide wasp to narrow wasp on the "Knife Table" page.
    7. Added Guardian II Black and Guardian II Camo knife images to the "Similar Knives" page.
    8. Added a Guardian II Camo site reference to the "Similar Knives" page.
    9. Added FBI Hostage Rescue Team article reference to the "Similar Knives" page.
    10. Added that Presentation/Presidents Set knives have their own serial ranges on the "Knives" page.
    11. Changed the GA1 knife S/N range from 008824-023995 to 008709-023995 on the "Knife Table" page.
    12. Changed the GA1 knife S/N range from 008824-023995 to 008709-023995 on the "Knives" page.
    13. Added VT4 knife box image to the "Knives" page.
    14. Added US2 sheath image and description to the "Sheaths" page.
    15. Added another image for Gerber Oil to the "Accessories" page.
    16. Added Prototype 5-Inch Steel Handle images and description to the "Accessories" page.
    17. Added correction and more info about the Blister Pack Knives to the "Boxes/Labels" page.
    18. Added S/N A6680S to 3 other Guardian II Black knives on the "Similar Knives" page.
    19. Add Orange colored White Box label to the "Boxes/Labels" page.
    20. Correct misspelling of Legendary in disclaimer.


    06/13/09 - Change 4

    1. Added photo and info about the reintroduced 2008 Version Mark II
    2. Added photo and info about the Gerber 70th. Anniversary Knife
    3. Added photo and revised GOLD HANDLE info on the KNIVES page.
    4. Added photo and revised OA1 knife range info on the KNIVES page.
    5. Added photo and revised SIGMA knife info on the KNIVES page.
    6. Added Photo and revised CAT'S TONGUE PROTOTYPE info on the KNIVES page.
    7. Changed XKD1 and XKD2 knife types from prototype to Yellow Armorhide types WS1 and WS2.
    8. Added info to the SERIAL NUMBERS section on the KNIVES page.
    9. Updated the ABOUTME file; Add Tom Clinton is deceased.
    10. Add Tactical Knives Nov. 2008 article to references.
    11. Added that the Field Sharpening Kit also made in light tan leather.
    12. Added notes that Command II and Guardian II knives have their own separate serial number ranges.
    13. Changed Black Handle heading info from "Armorhide" to "Powder Coated"
    14. Added Photo and revised the HANDLE section info on the KNIVES page.
    15. Minor change in description of Vertical 1 & 2 Logos.
    16. Revised info in the BLADE CANT section on the KNIVES page.
    17. Noted that the P2 Presentation knife can be found with both SLANT 2 & VERTICAL 1 Logos.
    18. Added info about missing S/N's under the SERIAL NUMBERS section on the KNIVES page.
    19. Knife date table note (hh) changed to reflect that 4 knives in this serial range have been observed.
    20. Added http://simplysarasota.com/knifecollector/GerberKnifeDates.html to date table
    21. Added http://simplysarasota.com/knifecollector/Gerber-MkII-Production-Chart.html to date table

    01/12/11 - Change 5

    Added a GERBER Mark II™ HISTORY Page
    1. Include Bud Holzmann info
    2. Include paradrop note

    Added a GERBER Mark II™ IN MEDIA Page
    1. Included info on the "ROAD WARRIOR" a 1981 Film
    2. Included info on the "HIT MAN" a 1983 Book
    3. Included info on "ALIENS" a 1986 Film
    4. Include info and photos of a MARK II ALIENS prop/memorabilia knife

    Changes to ABOUTME Page
    1. Removed my EMT-B qualification as my license has expired.
    2. Added that Richard Sams and Ernie Modlin are deceased.

    Changes to ACCESSORIES Page
    1. Added early 5" steel photos and revised the 5-Inch Steel W/ Scabbard section
    2. Added picture of the reintroduced 5" steel w/ handle
    3. Added early "Sharpening Stone" info and photos
    4. Added "Sharpening Set" info and photos
    5. Added two photos to the early version of the Field Sharpening Kit section
    6. Change the date for the first Gerber Hardwood Display Stands to 1996
    7. Added Orange "Bumper Sticker" info to the Miscellaneous section

    Changes to BOXES Page
    1. Added back side picture of the 2008 Mark II Blister Pack to the Blister Pack section
    2. Added 1 Orange and 2 Blue labels pictures to the Box Labels section

    Changes to BROCHURESPAPERS Page
    1. Added picture of a Frank Drew addressed Orange Combat Folder
    2. Added Earliest Sharpening folder to the Folders Section
    3. Added President's Collection Certificate of Authenticity to the COAs section

    Changes to COPIESCLONES Page
    1. Added section for the Australian Shelham Copy knife

    Changes to DATETABLE Page
    1. Added 2008-2011 knife info

    Changes to KNIVES Page
    1. Added section on 2008 Mark II knives including technical and production code info
    2. Added 70th. Anniversary to list of knives with Cat's Tongue handles
    3. Noted that some Cutlery Shoppe CT5 knives don't have a canted blade
    4. Changed info about some Cutlery Shoppe CT5 knives don't have the Mark II etch
    5. Revised/added info about the CT9 70th Anniversary knives. They are not canted
    6. Made several minor changes to information on the Gold Handled knives
    7. Noted that the WS models were made sometime in the 1968-1974 time period
    8. Added information about the BA9 2008 Version knives
    9. Added info about the Presentation knives from "Levine's Guide"
    10. Added that the Presentation knives are found with both four and six digit S/N's
    11. Added Robert Valade to the master engravers list of President's Collection Knives
    12. Added that the President's Collection Knives were made from 1979 to 1983
    13. Added note that I observed a PC2 & PC2E set having the same S/N, 0176
    14. Added photo of PC1E President's Collection Knife Set
    15. Added section on UK6 - Employee Sale knives
    16. Added section on UK7 - Mis-stamped serial numbered knives
    17. Corrected information about the reasons for the Mark II's cant
    18. Revised information on the Slant 3 Logo
    19. Revised information on factory blade etching
    20. Added photo of fake orange handle

    Changes to KNIFETABLE Page
    1. Corrected the sheath type for the CT9 70th. Anniversary knife
    2. Made several minor corrections to the notes

    Changes to LINKS Page
    1. Added a link to an Australian Military Knives Site

    Changes to REFERENCES Page
    1. Added Jon Chance Blade Magazine Reference
    2. Added Peter Novak Blade Magazine Reference

    Changes to SHEATHLIST Page
    1. Corrected the title of the RT9 sheath as 70th. Anniversary not 40th.

    Changes to SHEATHS Page
    1. Added that the proper name for the military belt hanger is "M1910 Wire Hook"
    2. Added that I have noted several original Round Tip sheaths without the Gerber stamp
    3. Added picture of RT2S sheath
    4. Corrected the title of the RT9 sheath as 70th. Anniversary not 40th
    5. Added that the proper name for the C5 sheath leg strap's side release plastic buckle is "fastex-style pinch-release plastic buckle"
    6. Added information about the C5 sheaths being made in Vietnam
    7. Revised info about steels and the NGSC steel being the first produced
    8. Added more info about makers of copies of Mark II sheaths

    Changes to SHEATHTABLE Page
    1. Added missing RT9 Sheath

    Changes to SIMILARKNIVES Page
    1. Added section for the Command II Limited Edition 2011 knife.
    2. Added note that Force II knives must have the Force II tagged box and have very early S/Ns

    Changes to VIETNAM Page
    1. Terry B. identified and 3 photos of his knife added.
    2. Added section on Mark II recovered from dead NVA soldier.

    11/23/13 - Change 6

    Added a FOR SALE Page
    1. Include knives for sale
    2. Include accessories for sale
    3. Include miscellaneous for sale
    Added a SEARCH Page
    1. Uses Google to search only militarycarryknives.com

    Changes to ABOUTME Page
    1. Added individuals to the acknowledgement list.

    Changes to ACCESSORIES Page
    1. Note that only two 8" SGSC Steels have been observed.
    2. Note some 5" Steel Scabbards don't have the "SPORTMAN'S STEEL" stamp.
    3. Note that the Field Sharpening Kit has a marked Eddie Bauer version.
    4. Add a photo showing 4 different leg straps.
    5. Add long Silicon Carbide stone.
    6. Add reference to Phil Rodenberg Book about 5" steels.
    7. Add the 12-Inch Steel with Scabbard.

    Changes to the BOXES page
    1. Add leg strap to the Gray Boxes contents.
    2. Eliminate speculation about the Gray box's continued use.
    3. Add the 2013 Black box that replaced the 2008 Gray box.
    4. Added 1 Yellow label picture to the Box Labels section.
    5. Add an Accessory Boxes section.

    Changes to the BROCHURES/PAPERS page
    1. Add SKF1 folder dated 10/70 to the folders section.
    2. Rename the SKF folder dated 12/72 to SKF2.
    3. Refine the dates of use for the folders.
    4. Altered main pic to replace upside down YC1 with PCCA.
    5. YC1 add 5/80 as another printed date.
    6. BWF add 5/79 as another printed date.
    7. Add HKF folder (Usually found with the 5" steel w/ scabbard).
    8. HPF add 9/84 as another printed date.
    9. KKF add 7/87 as another printed date.
    10. WGC add the rear image of the version w/ the military discount pricing.
    11. Add image of OCF w/ "Legendary" in different typeface.
    12. Add FSKF (Field Sharpening Kit) folder.
    13. Add the Protective Coating sheet.
    14. Add the GSKF folder (After Fiskars purchased Gerber)

    Changes to the DATEINFO page
    1. Doug Hutchens was the Survival Knife Historian.

    Changes to the HISTORY page
    1. Change the word SOG to Special Forces.

    Changes to the INTRODUCTION page
    1. Add "Back to Gerber Main Page" at top

    Changes to the KNIVES page
    1. Change Special Operations Group to Studies and Observations Group.
    2. Add 20th. prototype knife XK20.
    3. Add Flag handle knife as prototype XKFH.
    4. Update serial range for knives with T S/N tool steel blades.
    5. Change Mark II™ to MARK II™ in the blade etch descriptions.
    6. Revise the CANT description to explain varying degree cants.
    7. Add info on blade S/N's out of the normal Cat's Tongue Knives range.
    8. Add CANT/NO CANT to the Cutlery Shoppe CT5 description title.
    9. Minor edit to the XKCT Cat's Tongue Prototype description.
    10. Minor edit of the BA1 and BA2 descriptions
    11. Revise the Serial Number section.
    12. Revise knife type OA5 orange handle and add 2 photos.
    13. Add knife type OA6, orange handle, wide wasp w/ teeth.
    14. Add Unusual knife type UK7, UK8 and UK9.
    15. Add Unusual knife types UK8, Tigerstripe knife.
    16. Update serial number range for most of the knife types.
    17. Add additional 2011-2012 GUSA and 2013 logos to Blade Logos.
    18. Add 3 logo pictures to the 2008 Mark II Knife section.
    19. Add 70th. Anniv. marking variations to CT9 section.
    20. Add 70th. Anniv. technical information to CT9 section.
    21. Revise missing leading zero info to explain why it occurred.

    Changes to the KNIFE TABLE
    1. Update the serial number range for most of the knife types.
    2. Numerous minor corrections.

    Changes to the LINKS page
    1. Remove Mike Silvey from LINKS page. His site is no longer valid.
    2. Update the Australian Military Knives site link.

    Changes to the MEDIA page
    1. Used a better example of the Aliens Film photo.
    2. Noted that the listed Aliens knife is fake.

    Changes to the REFERENCES page
    1. Correct title of Steven Dick's "Vietnam Legend Returns".
    2. Add Phil Rodenberg's "A Chronology of Gerber Legendary Blades. 1939-1986"

    Changes to the SIMILARKNIVES page
    1. Add information about the Mark I, Command I and Guardian I boot knives.
    2. Correct spelling errors.

    Changes to the SHEATH page
    1. Update serial number range for most of the sheath types.
    2. Add Info about The George Lawrence Co.
    3. Add Rhondo Leather Works to reproduction sheath makers.
    4. Add Canadian Norseman Bladeworks to reproduction sheath makers.
    5. Add that later C5 sheaths are made in China.
    6. Add that some C5 sheaths have the Gerber logo embroidered in white thread.
    7. Note that some single stitched dive sheaths have been observed.

    Changes to the SHEATH TABLE page
    1. Update the serial number range for most of the sheath types.
    2. Added the two Unusual sheaths.
    3. Several minor corrections.

    Changes to the SITEMAP page
    1. Add "Back to Gerber Main Page" at top
    2. Insert added links ???

    Changes to the VIETNAM page
    1. Add LLRP picture.
    2. Add date of Dec. 21, 1966 to Siagon Post page.
    3. Add info on Recondo School and "The Gerber Dagger" award.

    01/01/16 - Change 7

    Changes to multiple pages
    1. Updated the Copyright Notice to the 2016 year

    Changes to the ABOUTME page
    1. Update photo
    2. Minor updates to text

    Changes to the ACCESSORIES page
    1. Alter image size to fit on page
    2. Added Blue Marble
    3. Added two Caps w/ Gerber logos
    4. Added knife plastic display stand

    Changes to the BOXES page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page

    Changes to the BROCHURES/PAPERS page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page

    Changes to the COPIES/CLONES page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page
    2. Added information on a second type of Australian Shelham Copy

    Changes to the DATE TABLE page
    1. Changed the date from 2013 to 2013-2016 for the last 2008 knife entry
    2. Changed the date from 2013 to 2016 on note ss
    3. Corrected a mistake in mention of a black blade in note tt

    Changes to the HISTORY page
    1. Replaced the Initial Design image with a better copy

    Changes to the HOME page
    1. Adjust image size and text to fit on page

    Changes to the INTRODUCTION page
    1. Minor updates to text

    Changes to the KNIFE TABLE page
    1. Updated the date from 2013 to 2016 for knife BA9 and note mm

    Changes to the KNIFE LIST page
    1. Corrected an error in the YA2 knife description

    Changes to the KNIVES page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page
    2. Added info and image in the gray handle section about light gray armorhide handled knives
    3. Corrected a reversed UK9 image in the Unusual section

    Changes to the SHEATHS page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page
    2. Added a note in the introduction that no sheaths were ever serial numbered
    3. Added informaton about a second type of RT6 Eddie Bauer sheath
    4. Added a HANGERS subsection on how to repair a missing military belt hanger

    Changes to the SHEATH TABLE page
    1. Corrected the 2nd. C4S entry from Survival to "20 th. Anniv. No Etch"
    2. Updated the date from 2013 to 2013-2016 for sheath C5

    Changes to the SIMILAR KNIVES page
    1. Adjust image size to fit on page

    Changes to the SITEMAP page
    1. Added a link to WIRE BELT HANGERS

    03/27/16 - Change 8

    Changes to multiple pages
    1. Updated the Copyright Notice to the 2017 year
    2. Many changes to play nice with the Chrome browser

    Changes to the ACCESSORIES page
    1. Fixed Plastic Display Stand image that didn't show
    2. Added section about steel with groove

    Changes to the BROCHURES/PAPERS page
    1. Add image VFCA - Vietnam Air Force Certificate of Authenticity
    2. Add section with catalog covers

    Changes to the COPIES/CLONES page
    1. Added more information on the Australian Shelham Copy

    Changes to the DATE TABLE page
    1. Changed the date from 2013 to 2013-2017 for the last 2008 knife entry
    2. Changed the date from 2013 to 2017 on note ss

    Changes to the KNIVES page
    1. Fixed "Serial Numbers" and "Blade Logo" links that didn't work
    2. Put Presentation link on a separate line
    3. Add photo for VTBS - Vietnam Tribute Boxed Set
    4. Added note that orange could be repainted over the gray handle color
    5. Added mention that in the 70's Gerber employees were permitted to make knives for personal use during their lunch hour. But serial numbers were not permitted on those knives.
    6. Add Alvin Snapper document to XKTIN knife writeup

    Changes to the SHEATHS page
    1. Fixed the hanger thumbnail image that didn't show
    2. Changed description and added photos for the two D1 type dive sheaths
    3. Added photo of a second prototype dive sheath XSD1

    Changes to the SIMILAR KNIVES page
    1. Added info on the 3 types of boot knives

    Changes to the SITEMAP page
    1. Added a link to CATALOGS



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