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GERBER Mark II™ IN MEDIA


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ROAD WARRIOR - 1981 FILM

Although the Mark II is a full sized knife, it was used as a boot knife by Mel Gibson in the film The Road Warrior. The Mark II's distinctive handle can be seen above the top of the outside of his right boot.



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HIT MAN - 1983 BOOK

The MK II was the suggested blade in Paladin Press's controversial how-to book, Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors by Rex Feral, Paladin Press. ISBN 0-87364-276-7.



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ALIENS - 1986 FILM

The Mark II was also featured in a scene in the 1986 science fiction/action movie ALIENS. In the film, Lance Henriksen portrayed Lance Bishop, an android, who served as the Executive Officer of the warship USS Sulaco. As the Sulaco was on the way to its mission, Bishop performed an impressive knife trick, stabbing it between the open fingers of Marine crew member Pvt. Hudson's (Bill Paxton) hand, with bionic speed.



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FAKE MARK II ALIENS KNIFE

The knife depicted here was supposedly purchased in June 1998 at the Atlanta Blade Show. The seller stated that he got the knife from a movie scout and that the scout said it was one of the knives obtained for the movie. The 20th. Century Fox sticker on the box seems to indicate it is either an original prop or a piece of memorabilia made as a presentation piece for the cast members.

The knife looks a bit used and has a serial number of 101673 indicating a 1981 production date. This matches a time before film production started. The sheath is correct for the knife and looks well used.

Although seemingly genuine, I have since learned this knife is a fake. There is a person in Germany that has access to a laser marking machine and has sold quite a few fake Mark II's with FBI-HRT as well as Recon, Delta and other Commando/Special Forces markings. BUYER BEWARE!

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