There are some guys on this planet who live and breathe knives like few others. And it just so happens that one of those talented guys, Jeff Freeman, has been earning a Gerber paycheck for nearly a decade. But when he came up with the concept for this acclaimed fixed blade hunter (along with Brad Parrish), well, Jeff got a nice little bonus: We named it after him.
There's no tougher hunting knife in the forest or the field. Its a solid full tang slice of stainless steel, encased by solid pear wood, and sculpted to be as dramatic as it is functional.
Field & Stream magazine named the Freeman Hunter a "Best of the Best" honoree in 2003, recognizing its place among the finest hunting knives ever engineered. But the real honor goes to Jeff, whose richest reward is knowing that hunters everywhere swear by the knife he created.
Had the folding version as a gift from my Dad. LOVED it, the smooth action, perfect feel and balance, and kept a razor edge like no other. AND it was BEAUTIFUL!!!
But I lost it in a move, and learned it's been discontinued... It's a great knife, and I know the rubber-grip is still in production, but I'd gladly pay more for the beauty!
I had one of these for years and it was a very, very solid knife. It looks as good as it works, and I never had any trouble maintaining a good edge, despite heavy use. Just came to the site to order another and it is now discontinued... Bring it back!
Best knife I have ever owned and I have a ton! I still have one but I would buy another in a heartbeat!
Absolutely loved this knife and it was stolen out of the back of my truck a few years ago haven't been able to find another one please bring this knife back.
I own the gut hook version of this knife and it is my favorite hunting tool next to my bow. Please bring back the beautiful pear wood handle for this drop point. It is so much nicer than the nylon handle. Some of us appreciate the finer things and a wood handle is important. If you bring it back I will buy two immediately.
Great knife! I was given to me as a gift and I take it on every hunting trip I go on. it would be great if they brought it back.
One of the best knives that I have ever owned, hands down. The pear wood handles are beautiful and hold a nice grip while the blade holds an edge very nicely. I have taken this knife just about everywhere, from the mountains and streams down to the city and the ocean, this is an all-around fantastic knife that I have had for years and will most definitely hold onto for years to come! Bring it back so I can buy another one!!!
Since having two of these and having a tester I am VERY impressed and the strength of the blade. LOVE IT BRING IT BAAAAACCCCKKKKK NOW.
Since I was fortunate to get 2 of these as a gift and I used one as a beater to test the metal and how it holds it s edge. Woodling, droppages, throws, everything and it held an edge and finish very well, almost shaving hair still after all of this abuse. I was very impressed with it I wish it come back so I can gift this to people. All in all if you can possibly get one go for it's a wonderful knife in hand, great handle to. Very good for all activities, hunting, fishing, woodling, etc.
I use this knife at work - every day. I pry open rigor mortised jaws to extract teeth, I use it to perform wildlife necropsies, and I use it for every other task imaginable. I'll be honest; I really don't treat it the way I should treat such a fine knife, I treat it the way a technician treats his most useful tool. This knife has never let me down; it holds a fantastic edge, it's easy to clean, and it's a perfect shape for an all-around hunting knife. I never leave home without it.
For those of you who lament that it's been discontinued, there's hope: The new version has a TacHide handle (not as nice as the pear, but the blade should be just as good!)
I loved this knife, then some punk stole it from my truck. I would like to replace it but can't find them anywhere now. Really wish you'd bring them back.
I have owned this knife for a number of years and my friends always ask where they can get their hand on one. Bring it back!
Some say that the knife doesn't make the man, but that the man makes the knife. In this case it may be the opposite. This knife gives the common man the ability to do uncommon things. My very first deer was field dressed with this knife. So memories have been made. It's sad to see that such a great piece of craftsmenship became discontinued. My dad always said that everything old becomes new again. I hope I live long enough to see that become true when they bring this classic knife back.
very nice knife! super sharp and has a very good feeling in the hand. perfect for fishing. highly recommend it!
I've had my wood handle Freeman for 6 years now. Holds a great edge, re-sharpens easily enough. It's been deerhunting in the New England with me every year and shows little or no wear. Strong woods knife but not too big. Great grip when it's wet. I also wish the sheath were leather (as does another poster) but that is my only complaint.
Truly the best knife, sharpens nicely and have used mine for many years. The only time I dont wear it is in church. The down side is that I got one of the earlier versions and got a decent leather sheath. No positive clasp to keep it in the sheath though. Now I see other versions with balistic nylon with plastic insert. While I love Gerber knives they need to do better with the sheaths. I would like to see a scout carry with room for a fire starting implement.