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10/31/09: I have updated the United Cutlery Hibben lines of knives. United has released some new items in the Hibben line. Click HERE for an overview. I also wrote a review of Gil's new United Cutlery auto-assist folder.
3/28/07: United Cutlery's assets, including designs and trademarks, have been purchased by another company who intend to continue and expand the line of products which is likely to include the Hibben designs. It looks like good things are on the horizon for the United Cutlery brand but it will take some time get things tooled up for manufacturing and get products flowing to the market again. I'll keep you posted as information is available.
11/15/06: United Cutlery who manufactured the factory replicas of Gil Hibben designs has officially filed bankruptcy and closed. The contents of their warehouse have been sold to distributors and the warehouse has been sold. United is also in the process of selling it's sister company and knife manufacturing plant, Arrowhead, in Tennessee to a buyer who will re-tool for non-knife manufacturing. It has been reported that the United/Hibben 2007 / 50th Anniversary knife "The Immortal" was manufactured before United shut down and the knives were purchased by a distributor and are on their way to the U.S. from China.
8/5/06: Congratulations to Gil for being elected as the new President of the Knifemakers Guild AND receiving the prestigious Red Watson Memorial Friendship award. Way to go Gil!
5/06: Congratulations to Gil's son Derek on his engagement to Casssie.
5/06: Gil begins making his 50th Anniversary Knives
2/27/06: "Official" Update from United Cutlery
February 27, 2006
TO: Mike Carter
Following a meeting at the most recent Shot Show with David Hall of United Cutlery brands and Gil and Linda Hibben, United is releasing the following statement:
"United is not discontinuing the Gill Hibben annual series. Phase 1 has run from 1990 to 2005. Phase 2 will begin in 2007 with the celebration of Gilís 50 Anniversary as a knife maker.
As a dealer and collector, you are a valuable part of the Hibben history and Gilís legacy. The initial press release announcing the kick off of the 50th anniversary celebration will appear in Cutlery, Outdoor and Lifestyle publications by midyear 2006. Additional details will become available as the year progresses. The official 50th anniversary party will take place at the 2007 Shot Show in Orlando, Florida, January 11 through 14, 2007."
Images Group, Inc.
On behalf of United Cutlery
1/7/06: Hibben Fantasy Series 2006 Edition
1/7/06: Hibben 50th Anniversary Knife
9/2005: Special Edition Bronze Highlander Bowie