Freeman Guide, Drop Point, Fine Edge, Nylon Sheath
Full tang construction and a TacHide(TM) onlay make the Freeman Guide Fixed a must have for hunters.
- Lightweight Handle - Easy to carry
- TacHide(TM) Onlay - For secure grip in all conditions
- Large Finger Grooves - For comfort and security
- Full Fine Edge Blade or Gut Hook
- Nylon Sheath - Wear resistant
This knife as far as the blade goes, is quite simply, as stated in the title, amazing. I have had this knife for almost a year and use it almost daily for fine to medium bushcraft tasks and everyday use. I have only had to sharpen it once, and really, it wasn't all that dull it was still usable. I used a fine grit wet stone and in 10-15 minutes I had it sharp enough to shave cleanly in 2-3 passes. I used a ceramic kitchen knife sharpener to buff the edge and it is now slightly sharper. The only complaints I have are for the sheath and handle. I got tired of getting blisters after prolonged use and made a custom handle from a fouled hickory bow stave. The sheath is absolute garbage, the threads and liner are starting to fray and come apart and I HATE the way that the blade rattles in the plastic insert. I would gladly pay extra for a simple kydex sheath.
i baught this knife a year ago. i have gotten alot of good use out of this knife, when it finaly got dull i found that it was very easy to sharpen and i got it razor sharp in no time. this is my go to knife for everything. it is awsome. but my olny complaint is that the sheath is crap.
I am very pleased with my purchase of the Gerber Freeman Guide. Although, I bought it for reasons very different than most.
For me, the Freeman Guide affordably embodies the physical proportions and outward appearance of what James M. Ayres (Blade Magazine) coins in his book "The Tactical Knife" as the International Traveler's Tactical Knife.
Before spending $100 to $200 on true tactical knife blade steel performance, I wished to first practice carrying and handling an affordable facsimile.
In my opinion, the outward similarities shared between the Freeman Guide and what may be considered an International Traveler's Tactical Knife include: 1) a fixed blade design in a 4-inch size class that is more socialy acceptable in public than a larger knife, 2) a light-colored blade that does not draw the undue attention of a black blade, 3) a full tang design of adequate thickness for strength when using the blade for light prying and batoning, 4) a drop point design with a modest swedge for improved piercing ability without the fearsome appearance of a fighting blade, 5) adequate cutting edge belly for many different practical uses, 6) a deep choil for forefinger protection when piercing, 7) a comfortable grip with jimping for maintaining blade control in wet conditions, and 8) a tang extension beyond the handle scales for landyard attachment and for use in light prying and batoning.
Well done, Gerber. A very impressive knife design for the modest price.
I recieved this knife yesterday, its a comfortable weight, size, gri[, everything about this knife is comfortable, the blade is sharp and in my opinion will do very well for skinning/caping etc.
Can't wait to use it.
I bought this knife because this was the knife Rick Grimes tossed Randyl in the "18 Miles Out" school sceen. on AMC "The Walking dead. I saw it cut through Randyl's Wrist binding like butter. I stopped action on the DVR and researched the weapon. I also bought the myth Sharpener. This is a "high quality" tool with full tang and should offer years of service. I just need to add a lanyard rope because I am on the river a great deal.
I owned the Freeman fixed blade drop point for only a limited time. I took a Wyoming 4x4 mule deer in the snow and the knife made the field work easy. A few days afterward I was hunting Black-tail in the Oregon rainforest outside of Drain. We hunted hard but didn't bag anything. I was so impressed with the blade that I gave it to my good friend/guide as a consolation for such a good hard hunt. This knife is a complement to anyone who carries it afield.
Just received my Freeman in the mail and I must say it is exactly what I want. Full tang and very comfortable in the hand. Razor sharp out of the box. This is my first fixed blade and it will not be my last. Also they are a local company and I like buying and supporting the local company.
Sheath was torn and knife was dull.
I have had this knife for 1 year and it is still sharp like hell. So I will recommend this knife to every outdoor/hunter I the world
I own a fixed freeman in pear wood with the gut hook, and then also the drop point with tachide. Both are great knives. One is my go to squirrel and waterfowl knife, the other one I keep on the boat for fishing. I love these knives!!!