Just arrived in our shop is a Gerber 8″ sharpening steel. These steels were made by Gerber from 1971-1989 and have since been discontinued. The smaller one were made for quite a bit longer but the 8″ were not mass produced and finding them in near mint condition is becoming rare as most were put to use. This steel is in Near Mint Condition and really shown no use what so ever. Pre-owned but if you look at the leather case it shows no use or improper storage wear, indentations or scratches to the leather, the stitching is in perfect condition. The steel comes with the original instructions and early/original bos. Great addition to a Gerber collector as you sure do not seem many in this condition surface. Box is a very good example of use and storage. Original box is in near perfect condition with original properly marked label, which indicated use and value.