This Finely Crafted Knife is a reproduction of the custom knife Gil submitted for his black belt thesis in 1968. Gil studied under Ed Parker, the undisputed "father" of American Kenpo Karate. Gil also made one of the Hibben/Parker Kenpo Karate knives for Elvis Presley, one of many celebrities who also studied under Ed Parker. The knife features a cloisonné shield with the Kenpo insignia.I'm a product description. I'm a great place to add more details about your product such as sizing, material, care instructions and cleaning instructions.
Gil Hibben Kenpo Karate Knife
Model UC-950, Kenpo Karate knife came out in 1996. It is 12-3/4" overall with brown leather sheath. The Kenpo Karate cloisonné shield is inlaid in the wood handle. It is now out of production. The knife came out in 1996. It was licensed by Gil Hibben to United Cutlery and produced in Taiwan, China. It is just a beautiful knife that would be devastating if used defensively.
- Overall length: 12-3/4"
- Blade Length: 6-7/8"
- Blade thickness: 3/16"
- Blade material: 420 J2 Stainless Steel
- Handle material: Mahogany Staminawood, polished solid brass guard and pommel, brass and micarta spacers. Rat-tail tang
- Sheath: Genuine Leather cordovan sheath.
This is NOS complete with original box, sheath, knife, blade protector and the Kenpo Karate Pin which you rarely see.