Freeman Guide Folder, Drop Point, Fine Edge, Nylon Sheath
A lightweight handle with a grippy TacHide™ onlay is sure to make the Freeman Guide Folder a quick favorite amongst hunters.
- Blade Length: 3.6 in.
- Open Length: 8.1 in.
- Closed Length: 4.5 in.
- Weight: 6.6 oz.
- Lightweight Handle - Easy to carry
- TacHide(TM) Onlay - For secure grip in all conditions
- Large Finger Grooves - For comfort and security
- Liner Lock
- Full Fine Edge Blade or Gut Hook
- Nylon Sheath - Wear resistant
I received this knife as part of a $80 credit that I had for knives that had been defective.
It's cheap... Frankly this knife should have had a thicker frame material and a better liner-lock or lock-back. The handle is huge but cramped and uncomfortable. The blade swings free easily and the blade retention is impressive.
After my final impressions I gave this knife a 3. Because, The design is great but the blade material and the execution of the design are poor. I wonder how long until this one breaks?
This the muscular big brother to my other "pocket" knife, the Metolius Pocket Folder.
Where the Metolius Pocket Folder is thin and elegant, this is thick and beefy - it fills my hand with a hefty solid grip. It is super smooth and easy to open and close one handed.
It CAN be pocketed, but is best on my belt in it's sheath for easier access.
This is my EDC and its very tough for any job that i come to do work on....I dont think i'll ever get a different knife...Im gonna order more of these.....Great job gerber on the freeman guide folder :D
I bought this knife and out of the package, was not that sharp. I figured it was likely the anti rust coating that had dulled it.
Being a chef who has sharpened many dozens of knives, it wasn't a big deal for me so I bought it anyways. It does look cool and does feel good in your hand.
However, upon trying to put any kind of fine edge on it with Japanese waterstones, I quickly discovered that the metal is incredibly soft and the edge, when made fine simply rolls over on itself. I managed to get t fairly sharp anyways but I've cut a few things with it since and the edge does not stay long.
Maybe they had a sub par batch of metal? I guess I just had higher expectations for a company that makes it's name on knives. Don't think I'll be buying a Gerber again. Too bad..
this thing it indestructable!! I've never seen a knife hold a better edge! used this thing every single hunting trip and its done every task from skinning, gutting, batoning, building shelters and on and on! I absolute 100% recomend buying this knife. grippy even in the rain, great tactical nylon sheath, alternate belt loops.
I have this knife except mine has walnut grips on it. It is an awesome knife and I have use mine from cleaning fish to chopping bushes down. Holds an edge for a good while and is over all a good knife,
I have alot of knifes but this knife is a very outstanding pice for its price and its amazing grip on it as well I use it daily
The knife is the best knife i ever used.Its sturdy so you can bang it around.Sharp,compact,design and I use it all the time
great knife at a great price. great grip too.
in my pocket daily.
A heavy duty knife, this not pocket version! I am very impressed with the feel and weight of this knife. If I had to depend on a knife to save my life, this would be the one.
This knife has a great weight and feel in the hand. Very responsive opening action and if it were any more ergonomically designed it would be a prosthetic.
BTW, Dh, the type of steel is 5Cr15MoV SS.
wow! this thing rocks! i have had it for a week and i love it! this, the paraframe, the lmf 2 and the folding sheath knife...are some of my favourite knives!
What's with not posting the steel type anymore? Gone away with the profit margins?
Best looking knife Ive seen in a while.