70's G 96 Seki, Japan made "Knife Makers Choice" #860 Folder
Jet-Aer Corp. of Patterson, NJ started selling knives in 1973 till about 1989 taking classic knife designs manufactured by companies like Buck and Gerber and having them produced in Seki, Japan and advertising them for sale in Sporting Magazines. Made in Japan they are a quality knife. Jet-Aer still produce fluids for the aviation industry.
G96 was a brand owned by Jet-Aer Corporation of Patterson, N.J. which started in 1973 and remained an active importer of knives into 1989. Jet-Aer Corp still exists today as a maker of Gun cleaners and lubricants, but they dissolved the knife division many decades ago. Most if not all of the G96 brand knives are copies or closely based on popular Buck models, both fixed blade and folding. G96 brand copies of the Buck 110 are fairly well known.
This is a Seki, Japan made knife makers choice #860 G96. A large 5 inch (buck 110 clone) folding hunter with a lovely leather pouch. the quality of this knife is outstanding and cannot be faulted.
"Knife makers choice knives are made of a special rust proof steel that combines the edge holding ability of high carbon steel with the easy care of stainless steel. when properly sharpened they will hold their razor sharp edge through long & repeated use”
Knife is used and shows small sharpening scratches, otherwise excellent condition.