Gerber Freeman Guide
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
I bought this to be my primary fixed blade camping knife but it is too small IMO to serve that purpose (at least for someone with my size hands). I still think it's a good knife for its size and for a smaller person I believe it will work well.
- Full tang, decently thick blade
- Nice finger and thumb grooves etched into the handle for added grip
- Good gripping material
- Holds an edge well
- Good backup knife
- Handle is too small for my hands
- Overall knife length is too short to be a fully functional camp knife
As I mentioned in the Big Rock review, I bought this knife first thinking it'd be larger than it turned out to be. I have the Gerber Freeman Guide folding knife and it's actually larger and beefier than the fixed blade version. I wasn't disappointed in the knife itself, just its size. I ended up ordering the Big Rock which better suits my purpose for a primary knife.
I kept this one as a backup knife or for when one of my daughters need a smaller, sturdier knife for certain camp chores. It fits their hands pretty well. The sheath is an inexpensive canvas with a plastic insert to protect the blade and sheath. It is functional and what's to be expected for a $25 knife.
Overall not a bad knife, just be aware of its size.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Gerber's Freeman Guide Fine Edge Knife features full tang construction and a TacHide(TM) handle onlay. It makes the Freeman Guide Fixed blade a must have for hunters.Lightweight Handle - Easy to carryTacHide(TM) Onlay - For secure grip in all conditionsFull Fine Edge Blade or Gut HookNylon Sheath - Wear resistantDrop PointBlade Length: 4.0 in.Overall Length: 8.4 in.Weight: 4.4 oz.
Full tang construction and a TacHide(TM) onlay make the Freeman Guide Fixed blade a must have for hunters.
- Ramsey Outdoor