Field tested with American troops, this 10 inch survival knife was engineered in partnership with our country's bravest. This MOLLE compatible knife is rugged and versatile, with a partially serrated blade that can also serve as pommel or a spear. The sheath includes a built-in blade sharpener.
Every Gerber product has a story to tell. The story of the LMF II is one of resilience and resourcefulness, of being on the wrong side of sticky situation and living to tell the tale. The purpose driven design of this knife stems from the experience of former military man Jeff Freeman, combining thoughtful design features and life-saving application.
Originally designed to free an aircrew from a downed aircraft, the LMF II is tough enough to cut through the fuselage of an aircraft and smart enough to ensure you are safe while doing so. The knife has a purposeful break between the tang and the butt cap, providing insulated protection against stray wires and absorbing any shock from hammering.
This 10” survival knife was built to adapt to any scenario thrown at it – ensuring comfort, versatility, and safety when you need it most.
This price point is a bit high for what the knife is, however, not unattainable as online pricing can always be variable. Things I love about the knife: I got it on sale for $60 U.S. which is a steal, the sheath is among one of my favourites on the market, and the knife is sturdy if used for its intended purpose. Things I don't like: the serrations, lack of a full tang, and blade steel. These are also the things that most people will likely find issue with however, they exist on this knife on purpose and it is not an oversight by Gerber. The knife was designed to get pilots out of a downed aircraft or as an emergency egress knife. The serrations are present due to the need and probability of cutting through fibrous materials such as straps and netting. The lack of a full tang is designed so that the handle is insulated while maintaining its striking base in the event of cutting though live wires (in a downed aircraft or other disabled vehicle). The steel used is no super steel but allows this knife to be had by anyone at a very reasonable price point. For folders, I prefer Benchmade, for fixed blades, I prefer Tops, but for this quality against its price, you will find no better blade on the market (looking at you Schrade).
Why do people review products they don't own? If you don't own this knife, I don't need to know that you wouldn't ever buy it because it isn't full tang, or because it has a serrated edge. The item description already tells me that information. You simply can't add information to my shopping experience by responding to the same text I can appraise on my own.
Also, when it's time to cut myself out of a downed aircraft by sawing through the aluminum fuselage, I'll try to remember that some of you don't know how to sharpen serrations and maybe I'll wonder if I should have bought a different knife. But probably I'll just remember that if you don't want serrations you buy a different knife--not every knife is for the same because not every need is the same.
To all of those who do not like the serration section do the simple thing and grind them out to get what you want. All in all this is a fantastic tool and the serrations serve their function very well. Gerber has always made great knives. I have skinned many a whitetail with my Gerber 650 Alligator. Don't you just detest the whiners?
So I had a little chuckle at another comment here saying that it's "impossible" to field sharpen the serrated edges. Obviously that reviewer doesn't know how to sharpen knives what so ever.
Anyways this blade is easy to sharpen from tip till the final edge on the serrations. I have yet to see this knife fail in anything that calls for a knife. Batoning, cutting, incising, chopping, rock or glass breaking, fire starting, coconut cracking to shell cracking and fine whittling. This blade can do it all. This blade has saved my life on more than one occasion. I'm still here thanks to my Gerber LMF 2. Keep it coming Gerber.
Congratulations on CONTINUING to put IMPOSSIBLE to field sharpen serrated edges on a fixed blade NOBODY WANTS because of it! Wake up, Gerber!
I have had this knife in the past. Liked everything about it. I would buy another one if it was made with 154cm steel. Rather that than 420hc.
Great knive have 2 my son and i.. does everything you want it to do splitting wod opening cans starting fires tinker kindling splitiing wood... Wont use any other
I have 3 LMF's. All good knives and many people say they went it straight edge. honestly I don't care if it has a straight edge if you guys would make the knife full tang. I would pay more than $110. The sad thing is I didn't pay that for my three because I wouldn't pay that for a partial bolt tang knife. I would $110 for a full tang one and I would pay $135 even for a full tang straight edge.
best survival, tactical, and bushcrafting knife I have ever had it can take a major beating I take it and my FLIK every where I go!!!!!
can you offer the LMF in a fine edge? it would be less manufacturing on your have and more satisfaction on our half.
I have this knife and love it with two exeptions. 1. No fine edgde option and 2. I would love to see it available with the S30V that they use in their 06 Autos. It is an excellent blade material and in my experience Gerber's S30V is some of the best not sure why but it is. The grip is excellent and fits my hand like it was made for it. Overall home run for Gerber.
I bought 4 to give my Best Friends the BEST KNIFE out there,and I've been out there!!! Keep it up....
I CARRY THE GERBER LMF II ASEK-FG504 GREEN 24 HRS. A DAY , SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. MY KINFE HAS NEVER FAILED ME. IT'S SHARP, RUGGED AND DEPENDABLE.I WOULD RATE THIS KNIFE AS ONE OF THE TOP FIVE BEST SURVIVAL KNIFES IN THE WORLD TODAY .
Got issued one of these overseas. Execellent knife. Just wish mine wouldn't have been stolen when it was getting shipped back stateside.
i really wish you didnt have to have credentials my brother is in the army and he has one. says they are one hell of a knife he uses it in afghanistan,im looking to buy one for myself.
I have two one I have put through the sand box over seas the other is still new and in the bow I wont sell either one . I love them both
I love this knife. I've used it (with a chunk of concrete as a hammer) to open surplus Russian ammo tins, to cut branches, to dig in the mud, and to threaten an inquisitive gator. It's survived it all. The blade is really thick and even though I've taken chunks out of the edge it cleans up and sharpens up just fine. Made in Oregon too.
I have both the bear grylls knife and the LMF II and i can tell you they are not the same! quality of the LMF II sheath is better, the knife is thicker, has better durability and a better coating on. although the bear grylls is lighter and has more gadgets don't mistake looks for quality!
It comes highly recommended by a bunch of NCO's and Officers in my unit, from my LT to the CSM. It'll be my next knife purchase, and I'll be back to write a proper review.
GREAT KNIFE. Considerable improvement to our last ASEK from the Ontario Knife Company. I love the fact that it is a quick draw with no snaps or straps. It stays in place when I'm hanging upside down out of the Chinook doing sling loads, which, with the crappy snaps on the last ASEK, I dropped a few times before taking it off my vest. And for 64 bucks?! I'm buying one for personal use. The only downside is on my fligh
Terrifi. Knife, I posed it with the serrations yet I have just picked it up from a local knife shop who re groin the edge to a fine edge and it is possibly the ultimate knife, the guy at the shop is an incredible craftsman, he profiled the blade so that the new edge (where the serrations were) meets with the original edge flawlessly and as a result I've only lost 1mm of width at the handle. Best $10 Ive ever spent
I have the bear grylls knife, same knife just a different butt on it. It is awesome works great and solid construction, for anyone who wants a great knife with a few extra bells and whistles on it I would recommend.
Best knife I've ever owned. I have the coyote brown version, and it's the knife I want at my side in any situation.
I have had three lmf ll's and all three have broken. The first one I sent in for warrenty came back rattling loose within the handle, an issue it didnt even have when I sent it in. My third lmf broke when I was splitting some firewood. I battoned the handle to straighted the blade out in the wood and the cheap plastic shattered. I have smacked the crap out of my KA-BAR's metal handle and it is completely fine .The lmf's blade was then rattling again.I sent it to Gerber and they finally gave me credit. I also had a hydration pack from them and not only was it poorly designed because the water bottles fell out every time you bent over,but two seperate zippers broke. One was an actual zipper,and the other was a zipper tab. Both had very little force applied. I also recieved some credit for that. Gerber makes some terrible products and it is very hard to ever get a live person on the phone. When you do get a live person they sometimes give you incorrect information. I was waiting almost a month for a replacement product. I called to see what the deal was and found out that the item was currently out of stock. No one ever bothered to give me a phone call though. I will never do buissness with Gerber again!
Best knife I've used. Butt works great as a hammer. This thing can cut through anything. I'm buying another for use for when my service is done.
This knife is just as awesome as it is appealing .... It is a must have for any soldiers gear ... Have the Coyote Tan ... Thank you GERBER !!! KEEP IT COMING!!
This knife is wicked awesome!!!! The sheath is a perfect desighn and the knife is razor sharp including the serrated edge!! I recomend it to everyone!!!
Love this blade to bad I cant buy it. No prior military service but avid outdoors-men and ad knife enthusiast. I think this blade is tough looking and would love to have it!
I love the knife, but I hate that Gerber doesn't offer many of it's knifes without serrations.
Once this comes in a fine-edge version, it's mine.
I have seen many Marines beat the hell out of this knife with good results. I would love to have one but do not like the serrations. If Gerber offered this blade with a full fine edge I would take one right now!
i think the knife is awesome, can cut threw just about anything thats what i like, idk what i would use the spear but its good for if i was lost which would probably not happen. so i think it was a great knife i recremend it to anybody in the military
Functional knife. Has served me well since buying it.
As 'Equalizer' says, those who don't understand the serration don't need to buy a knife like this!
As Equalizer says, this is a fantastic heavy duty knife that is perfect for what it is for. The serrations are great because they can be a saw, cut rope and stay sharper longer than the main blade. This isn't a hunting knife, unless you spear something with it, but it could skin an animal. This isn't a cooking knife, but it might get you something to cook. I don't use the leg straps, as I keep it attached to the webbing on my pack. The strap cutter is in my vehicle just in case.
This is the best knife in the world for what it was made. Someone who doesn't appreciate the serration doesn't know how to use this kind of knife and should buy something else.
This knife is still a secret and way too underestimated- just the way I like it.