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Gerber is an iconic American company whose brand and products have global reach and relevance. For more than 75 years Gerber has provided its customers with quality, reliable and innovative products that our end-users have come to expect. All Gerber products are designed and engineered in Portland, OR where many are also manufactured. However, there are unknown and unauthorized individuals and companies creating and distributing fake Gerber products, known as counterfeits, which do not meet our exacting quality and safety standards. The success of the Gerber brand and products in the international marketplace has made us a major target for counterfeits. We have created this page to inform our customers and end-users, and help to expand awareness of this issue.
Counterfeits are sold on numerous websites at varying prices and are often times difficult to distinguish from genuine Gerber products. Counterfeits come in a number of forms from cheap knock-off versions of original Gerber designs to completely unrelated designs bearing the Gerber logo and / or word mark.
When these products are displayed on websites for sale, they are generally identified as Gerber product and will have a 2 or 3 digit number followed by 1-5 characters. These alpha numeric codes coupled with the word "Saber" and cheap nondescript sheaths with corrugated or plain white boxes are more obvious signs of fraudulent product.
As this is a serious issue that impacts our customers, end-users and our brand, we are investing heavily in monitoring both on-line and retail environments for these counterfeit products. Once identified, we are taking aggressive actions to shut these illegal activities down and stop unsafe fake Gerber products from entering the market.
We recommend always purchasing Gerber products from a legitimate authorized dealer. When in doubt, always check our website to verify and confirm product authentication. Options are available to search for the product name, part number, style, blade type, etc. to ensure you are purchasing a genuine Gerber product.