Gerber LMF II Survival
If you plan on investing in a fixed-blade which will outlast even the coming zombie apocalypse, then you've made the right choice. I have been able to fell decent sized trees, shave down kindling into fire tender, and open a can of campbell's chunky when a can opener was nowhere on the trail.
While these various functions are excellent, you really just want this knife because of the look. The dark earth handle attached to a black serrated blade looks quite impressive when strapped to the hip.
- Blade sharpener built into the hard-case sheath
- Serrated edges are wide enough to sharpen
- Handle provides excellent grip and weight balance
- Holes in the handle for lashing into a spear
- The window punch built into the bottom of the handle is pointless, and can even be uncomfortable if you want to rest your hand on it while strapped in.
This is a very thoughtfully constructed knife with the excellent name brand to back it up. Don't worry about the price, because this monster is worth every dime.
I've had this knife for years before Bear Grylls' concept knife came out, so this blade has seen its share of work. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and all around woodsmanship are easily performed using it.
The only downside is the window punch built into the handle, because I don't foresee a scenario where you are strapped into your vehicle WITH the knife also on your hip, and thus need to break the glass to escape. The point actually just gets in the way, and is sometimes uncomfortable when you sit down and it digs into your side.
Excellent knife though.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90
Best fixed blade knife I've ever owned.
- Solid construction
- Built-in sharpener
- Extremely versatile
I have had this knife for over 3 years. I've used it for everything and anything you can think of. From using it to cut wood, to filleting a steak. It easily takes a sharp edge and holds it. The partial serration makes it useful for getting through almost any type of material.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
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