We were fortunate to obtain this unused Gerber Guardian Gerber made these knives in a different configuration starting in 1981 – 1985 with a black blade and since have been discontinued. Serial number L7417S – The knife has never been used or carried and retains it original factory edge. The handle shows no paint or finish loss. Box is proper to the knife and for its age is in excellent condition. Sharp edges on the knife hilt handle are perfect with no finish loss. This indicates that the knife was not inserted or removed from the sheath very many times. Looks like it just left the Gerber factory. Hard to find these black blade guardian Back-Up knife in this condition. NOTE: Do not confuse this with the current Gerber Black Blade Guardians, they have a kydex sheath and are no where near the quality of these older knives.