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.
Down behind enemy lines? Left to fend for yourself? These are the scenarios that inspired the LMF II. Former military man, Jeff Freeman led the charge to engineer this fearless new 10" survival knife. And we field-tested with the troops. This knife is as adaptable as the personnel who carry it. Use it to cut through the skin of a fuselage. Or sever a seat belt. Or egress through the Plexiglas of a chopper. Plus, the LMF II does a slick job cutting firewood and building shelter. The over-molded handle successfully limits blistering. There is complete separation between the tang and butt cap, so the knife absorbs the shocks from hammering and prevents the shocks of electricity. Smartly situated grooves and lashing holes let the LMF II convert to a spear. The low-profile sheath facilitates movement, limits noise, works for parachuting, and attaches to a belt or MOLLE vest. The patented, integrated sharpener means edge retention in the field.
Purchased this knife almost twenty years ago and I carry it almost every day. I have used the seat belt cutter twice and if you are in a hurry it performs flawlessly and is much safer than a knife blade. The partially serated blade is superior for cutting rope or cord. The sheath attaches nicely to my MOLLE vest.The knife has a nice balanced feel in the hand and I love the lashing holes because it makes it very easy to fashion a spear. I have sharpened it many times, it is hard to sharpen but it holds an edge very well. I would prefer a full tang. The anti-electrocution feature seems quite ridiculous as aircraft electrical systems are 24 volt DC and that is relatively harmless when compared to AC systems. I would rater give up the low risk safety feature for a stronger knife. I have put this knife through Hell, it is not pretty any longer but it has NEVER failed on me, ever. I would buy another one but there is so much rich history with mine that I cannot bear to replace it. Outstanding knife at a more than fair price and you can take that to the bank!
I have had this knife for a number of years now. I use it mostly while hunting elk and mule deer in the Colorado mountains. I have used it to clean elk and for many camp tasks. It is a great knife. I wear it at all time while hunting, it is very solid and has a great feel to it. It stays sharp and holds an edge. It is not hard to sharpen if you know what your doing. I have over a hundred knives I could take with me, many are custom made, but this one is the one that always ends up on my hip. It is worth far more than the price tag.
Had this one for just over a year now. Solid steel, robust blade width, nice feel in the hand. Not much to complain about, other than that I had to improvise a looser hold the friction clip had on the rubber over-molded handle. Started to scratch and mar just moving it in and out of the sheath. I used a heat gun on the friction assembly, pulled the clip back a little and let it cool. No more marring! Knife slides in and out of the sheath like it's supposed to. I've used the blade many times but haven't needed the skull crusher end, yet.
Sheath is unbelievable. As well thought out and designed as the knife.
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I have been a ka-Bar fan since I was A kid, but when a friend gave me this knife I instantly fell in love. Thick blade, Full tang, and razor sharp right out of the box. I WISH I COULD GIVE IT MORE STARS!!!!!
Received my knife recently.Its just what i was looking for.Very good quality.I like that its heavy and strong feeling.Good thick blade.The sheath is good quality as well.It will attach to a belt or a bag,or a body armor rig.
This is the be all, end all of survival-tactical-combat knives. I own another popular brand that costs 3 times what I paid for this,and Id pit this against that,or any other knife,and come out a winner--WITH MONEY LEFT FOR LOTS OF BUDDY BEERS! Main importance for me, the blade is just long enough to reach vital organs after piercing through bone. Made in America,true tried and tested,this knife has it all, and then some.
WHILE DESIGNED TO EGRESS FROM DOWNED AIR CREWS. THIS KNIFE FOUND IT'S WAY IN MY KIT AND MANY OF MY MEN. IN MY OPINION, THIS IS THE BEST KNIFE FROM GERBER TO DATE. IT HAS SAVED MY ASS AND SOME FROM MY INFANTRY SQUAD MANY TIMES OVER. I'VE BOUGHT SEVERAL SINCE I GOT OUT, AND THEY ARE IN MY BAIL OUT BAGS. KEEP UP THE STELLAR WORK
Serrations are a pain in the ass, prefer a straight edge. 420 Steel is subpar in comparison to similar knives in its price range. Will require frequent sharpening.
On the positive side it is a thick piece of metal and will never break... It comes with a great sheath (with a built in sharpener, which sucks...) and the grip is very nice and comfortable. the pommel is also a nice feature.
In my opinion its a great knife for rough use, but for the same amount of money there are higher quality options available from other manufactures.
This is an amazing knife.. Only one thing i dont like about it is that on the sheath the knife straps arr velcro instead of snaps.. Because velcro wears down it can lead to difficulty securing it. But all in all, my favorite knife
Absolutely love this knife, it has so many purposes that are not shown on this website. Like the inbuilt hammer and the plexiglass punch tip. Its basic design allows for perfect use without having to worry about damaging any extras like you would with the Bear Grylls knives. The transition from grip to metal is flawless and makes this knife a visually appealing blade. I cannot find any faults and would recommend it to any one who is looking for a reasonably priced blade.
It not only survived its first field exercise b7t did very well. Stayed sharp whith pots of work and when it needed sharpening I uust grabbed the sheath and sharpened the blade and it did so rather quickly im am very satisfied o0and the seat belt cutter fit my IOTV perfectly
Anybody that has served on the line or outside the wire in a combat zone can instantly tell this knife was designed by someone with firsthand knowledge of what operators and ground troops need in a quality knife/tool. I carried this on two rotations to the Stan and it performed perfectly. Held up great to every task I put it to. Anyone with complaints about this knife somehow received one that somehow slipped thru Gerber's quality control checks. Period. A lot of guys from my unit carried this same knife as me on each tour in the Stan and I never heard of one failing or anyone complain about the quality or workmanship. This is a knife I would bet my life on. As a matter of fact now that I'm out of the Army, I have purchased several more so there is one in each of mine and my family's bug out bags. As well as one in each vehicle. That is how much trust and faith I put into this Gerber Blade and will continue to purchase and carry Gerber Blades until the day I can no longer walk. Thank you Jeff Freeman and the rest of the Team at Gerber. A job well done indeed.
AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY !!!!!!!
I have the black version and I would bet my LMF2 against any other survival knife. I carry it for all the features these bushcrafters don't seem to understand. I love that it is insulated just in case I have to cut though something electrical to save myself or someone else. I like the heavy duty punch and simplistic sheath that attaches quite nicely to my molle vest. If I had to choose just one of my knives to take with me in an emergency it would be the LMF 2.
Dear Gerber, the hammer pummel is weak just like Ontario Knife Companies ASEK...both yours and OKC's ASEK pummel breaks super easy, and if i had to evade and survive from a crash I dont want to have to hammer on things with my Beretta. I know its hard to do with still being insulated from shock, but Please improve somehow.
Dear fellow commenters, the reason it has to be insulated is for MIL-SPEC standards for an "ASEK" google it, this is meant for Aircrew not for weekend tactical warriors who arent in the service(you should have bought a knife that was meant for your needs). Also its insulated not just for the sake of hitting live wire in an aircraft crash...go to SERE school!
This is the best knife i have ever had. Solid, durable, MADE IN USA. I do wonder where to find replacements for the carbide sharpener, I have looked everywere and can' find any. It lasts a long time, but it does wear out eventually.
This knife is all you need fo backup to defend against wolves in New Hampshire should you lose your pistol.
All these complaints about the serrations but they have their place. I agree if Bear Gryll's can get a model without them then OUR military and countrymen deserve one as well. eitherway, the serrations don't affect me one bit. I use my Benchmade Adamas for smaller jobs that require a tough knife with a straight edge.
Sweet knife, surprisingly rugged. Much better quality than I anticipated. I wish it were 154cm, D2 or other type "super" steel but for cheaper steel it does it job effectively.
It didn't come razor sharp out of the box which was a bit upsetting. The serrated portion worked perfectly against a piece of paper but the plain edge just wouldn't cut.
In the case that i'll ever need a seat belt cutter I have one now, but until then it shall serve as a plastic package cutter. Worked pretty well on a bag of lays and another bag of frozen shrimp.
I took this knife with me to a rough Army survival school and it performed excellently. Although difficult with a knife this size, I was able to prepare game for cooking. I was able to cut my way through DENSE lighter knot by bashing the back side of the blade with a rock. I then went right away to chopping through kindling branches with one swing. The weight of the knife, while heavy when counting ounces in a pack, is well worth it during use.
The only room for improvement I can see after three weeks of hard use with the knife is in the handle. The bottom side of the overmolded grip nearest to the blade got chewed up when cutting and prying. Perhaps make that one part of the grip from metal also? It doesn't effect the function in any way, the knife just looks experienced.
I would like to see a non-serrated option. If the Prodigy, Coyote was made with a fine blade I would buy it in a second.
Great just great it dose what it was designed for it stays in the sheath upside down on my vest ready at a moment. Love it would like to see it offered in a tanto though but not a big deal has saved my ass from more than one bad guy just got another as a gift and will retire this war hero to a safe spot next to the bed for the wife
Where did the 'Made in USA, Portland Oregon' go?
Cant see it on the website.
Better not be made in china now.
Had this knife just over a year. Mine was factory engraved. I beat the living S*** out of this thing, and to no avail, it has survived. Anyone having issues with the snaps, or straps... Any NEW factory knife has a BREAK IN period... Use it, and abuse it, trust me, the knife can handle it.
I HAVE PROVED GERBER TOOLS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. RUGGED AND DEPENDABLE. GOOD ENOUGH FOR OUR SOLDIERS... I'M PLEASED. I'VE LEARNED IF THERE IS A MALFUNCTION ITS NORMALLY BECAUSE THE TOOL IS SMARTER THEN THE USER. FOR THE PRICE ALL ROUND GREAT KNIFE. SHEATH LOOKS GOOD NEEDS IMPROVED BUT THEN THE PRICE GOES UP AND SOMEONE WILL CRY. I'D RATHER THE FOCUS GO ON THE KNIFE THEN THE SHEATH. GET LEATHER, MAKE U A SHEATH.
For those who complain about this knife, I have had mine since they were first issued by the military. It has been through multiple tours and performed flawlessly. It has been used in the environment it was designed for and there is nothing to complain about. Please, if you are buying a mil spec item, remember why it was designed. This equipment works great for the field work it is for.
For people saying they don't need certain features and Gerber should redesign the knife, you should buy another knife. The blade is serrated for a reason, the handle is rubberized for a reason, the sheath...ok could just be cheap. It's a sturdy knife that's great for camping and has held up perfectly so far in a years worth of use. Stays sharp with minimal maintenance, tough handle and pommel, and speaking of the pommel, great hammer really. Wasn't expecting that. The knife was designed as an "all around" type knife with good steel, good ergos, and good build quality. There are many sharper, bigger, lighter, heavier. tanto, clip point, eagle sheath, G10, super ninja knives on the market that only do one thing well, and sometimes not even that. This does many things well and stands up to the task at hand. You buy a knife for what you'll do with it. There are rarely perfect knives and there will always be a trade-off in features. Gerber will redesign the knife for you when you A: get on their design team or B: when the number of complaints outweigh the number of success stories/numbers sold without a complaint. Keep up the good work Gerber, great knife so far. 4 stars is for an average sheath.
Within the first 15 minutes of using this knife it failed on me while camping. You spend over 100$ on a knife made in the US hoping it will last, and you end up getting this garbage. Not happy!
I love this knife... It's become a primary tool for me at the camp sight, hunting, and around the house. It keeps its edge and handles abuse well. I've used it to open Russian "spam" ammo cans, I've pried nails out of planks, opened oysters, and used it as stake. I've knocked the edge off a few times and had to work a little to get it back but it's so robust that I'll be able to rework the edge for years.
I used this knife in Afghanistan and it is a work horse, rugged and never let me down, I love my k-bar but this knive is A list material, thanks Gerber
If you have to pick one knife to take with you this would be it. Can't really find anything wrong with this. The grip material tear with use which was a bit disappointing. But if you to pick only one knife to take with you then this would be it.
when they say survival they must mean a one time use /last ditch application like a flare or an emergency blanket. blade wobbles and is loose from the handle. i will forever get full tang. i have the BG parang, the crucial tool and the knife that came with it. this knife and a few more folders. this was a disappointment! I should never have to question my Gerber military survival knife. NEVER EVER. shame on you for even thinking of handing this to an airman. i will give it one last try with your new rescue tomahawk but i do not hold out much hope. i am getting the ka-bar jab potbelly to replace this thing.
I have only had this knife for a few weeks but so far I'm really impressed! I took it to the bush a few times and it preforms very well!
I use this knife all the time it is my EDC and has not let me down as of yet thanks Gerber keep up the good work thanks SPC Smith
iv used the knife for a little over a year and the blade is loose within the handle. I have never abused the knife but only taking care of it. Guess im gonna have to go swiss unless gerber decides to do something about this
Just bought this from Cabela's for $100, loving every aspect of it, except the sheath.. The leg straps just barely fit at the top loop (with the button thingy) and won't fit at all at the bottom. It really sucks because I bought this knife to carry around my thigh/calf. Also the material the straps are made out of is pretty rigid making it somewhat hard to adjust and thread it through the small shirt loops on the plastic fastener peice. Another thing I noticed is the snap on straps to hold the knife while it's in the stealth is messed up too, the top one just barely snaps into place while the bottom one takes ten minutes or so of fighting to get it to reach and snap in place and that's if your fingers aren't to sore from the rest of the fighting with the strapping...
Carried this knife during my deployment in iraq worked very well. Too bad it was lost on my return to the states. Would buy another one.
cant say more than i just did amazing knife trust it with my life
ive seen this knife:
cut through a car door
cut a nail in half
and i have personale stabbed it an inch into a piece of preasure treated wood and cut down a 2 inch diamiter tree with it
This knife is one of my everyday carry knives. Carries in my EDC shoulder bag that goes in my truck, if an emergency comes up it can get the job done without fault. I understand what went into the making of this knife and thats why it is now my main carry option for a knife. i know whatever situation I get in, it will get me home.
Great knife, I've used this knife for just about everything. This is actually my second time purchasing it, first time i donated it to a friend and quickly realized this is my favorite knife. I tried other knives from every other manufacturer and this is the tops when going out in the wilderness or whatever application.
Ok, I get a lot of you are using this knife as your wilderness knife/survival knife, and it's what I've been using it for as well, but I also carry it in my truck for emergencies. This knife wasn't made to be a true "wilderness" knife, but a "combat survival" knife. The serrations are there in case you have to cut through line in an emergency, the handle is rubberized for live-wire protection because if you're in a helo crash and have to cut through fuselage, you may just hit some live-wire and the handle will protect you from electrocution. The included strap-cutter is there to SAFELY cut through safety-belts in the eventuality of a crash. If I was in an accident, or came across one, I'd use the strap-cutter instead of the knife, as it insures NOT stabbing the victim. Again, it's a great knife for what it was created for, and if you can deal with that, then it'll serve you great in the wild. Otherwise, Gerber makes some other great knives that'll serve your needs better. Great job, Gerber!
Make one with a full tang I wouldn't be cutting live wire with my knife,also offer it in a deal without the strap cutter. If I need to cut strap I'll use the knife!
I like this knife. I really do. However, I think it could do with some improving, perhaps known as the LMF Mk III. Offer a full tang version with G10 scales rather than this cruddy rubber that is blister inducing. I get that it's electrically insulated, but I have no need for such a feature. Also, make the retaining clip thingy removable. Many times I've been tempted to take a hacksaw to the sheath after a wrestling match to draw the knife. I usually do not fully insert the blade, clipping only one of the straps. And, as many others have requested, make a non-serrated version. I prefer straight edge knives.
Gerber, if you read this, please, please, please, please, PLEASE!! consider making a alternate version. I would buy one in a heartbeat.
I like the knife, saw it in stores, picking it up tomorrow, i agree no serrations. and i would rather have the pommel be one solid piece personally. i dont care about the vibration on impact or the electrical shock. i would be using something that wasnt metal if that was the case.
Just special ordered this knife from my local general gun supplier. I've been interested in buying a great allround camping/backpacking/survival knife and this is the best possible choice available. After a good amount of research and finally being able to get my hands on this baby I can honestly say that this knife is all you need. Spend the extra $40 and buy this blade. Watch/read the product reviews. You won't regret it. Thanks gerber!
For those of you who want a non serrated version,this is a survival knife if you want a non serrated knife,by something else
Amazing knife, great design over all, especially the sheath. The only problem is that it is rather difficult to remove from the sheath as it is so tight, but at least I won't lose it walking through thick brush. Anyone who doesn't want serrations doesn't understand what this knife is built for. Get a different one.
This is a great knife, it is truly meant for CQC. Particularly, it has a sharp point which can be used to break a glass or to hit someone on body to inflict injury.
Great setup from the sheath the the knife to the leg straps and strap cutter. It is very versatile and would be great for survival or military use!
The knife and sheat are good,the best i ever saw,but i had one problem when i was chooping some branches the rubber part of handle got broken,about 1,5 mm of rubber got torn that doesent efect knife funcionalliti at all,i fix it my self,but i doesent look the same.Great job Gerber.
I don't expect anything from GERBER but the best and Gerber did it with this one. I collect knives and if the S&@t hits the fan I know if I need a knife this will get me through it. If your looking for a knife that will take anything you can throw at it well, buy this one it will outperform the others that sell for hundreds more. Reasonably priced and quality is nothing but perfect.
Almost perfect knife I bought it online when I opened the package the non serrated edge was unevenly ground (bigger on one side) quality control slip no biggy still dig it, great wood spliter/chopper, takes an edge easily, the serrations being on the left side work great for right handed people when shaving off wood fibers for fire starting they act like the top of a chisel bit you can control the depth easily for long strokes making the job easy and fast, the rubber on the handle however does not take impact well I took some small chunks out on a branch I was cutting down to size and the blade now wiggles in the handle a bit from use it wont last too long under regular use I'm afraid I still like it despite its flaws and don't regret the purchase I will simply make a new handle when the time comes and get it back in the field. thanks GERBS
This knif is great. I have been using it for about twoyears and it splits wood great and also has great chopping capabilities. Perfect knife for backwoods hiking or military use.
I like the knife - it's a good rugged knife with one of the more comfortable grips around. To make it even better though, how about a version in D2?
Alaska Tested and Passed.
Used for everything from carving stakes, copping downed trees then splitting them into pieces and digging muscles out of rocks.
I put it through some real use and it handled its self well.
Very good knife except the serrations. because serration blades suck. other than the crappie serration the knife is mint PLEASE MAKE NON SERRATED VERSION!!! it will be worth it in the long run.
I liked the knife, but while i was doing something that it was designed to do, the blade snapped in the middle not at the narrow tang. The worst part is that 2 weeks ago i filled out the warranty request that promises 2 day response and still have not heard back from them. Guess i should look for a replacement .
Great knife....finally i managed to get one for me (here in Greece was an adventure)...Really love this knife,exelent seath mode (maybe the best),nice handle,excelent blade....and about serrations....i love them....very strong,makes your cutting options always availble bEeouse the serrations its REALLY GOOD QUALITY
This is a great knife. Very solid. Gerber really needs to listen to people and make a non-serrated version too. They did it for the BG knife, why not the LMF? Other then that the knife is perfect. The sheath could use a little work but it will do.
Been looking to pull the trigger on a new knife for a while now.....and dam do I want the lmf but theres no way I would buy a knife with serrations. PLEASE make a straight edge version, I do not stand alone on this either. Read the dam comments here gerber....you made a straight edge BG knife....time for the LMF to do the same.
Other then that, its a hell of a knife.
gerber did a great job of getting me my knife back. I sent my lmf 2 in for repair with the knife in the sheath and they sent be a brand new one with leg straps and the strap cutter so know i have two of those, they did a great job.
thats bad ass knife, i might get one of these knifes, the only broblem is its pricy and i just dont hve the $$$$$$$$ right now but i say everyone should have on of these knifes.
as many stars as possable.
i was skeptical about getting this knife or the sog seal pup elite. outstanding job much better than the seal pup (had one, lost it due to a crappy sheath) you guys have done an excellant job on this beauty! good sharp blade straight from the factory. i think if you made a full straight edge you would sell a lot more but this is a sick knife!
Great knife and sheath. Best knife for the money. It's a complete all in one package with the sharpener in the sheath. Leg straps. Glass breaker and pummel/hammer. Great job gerber.
I purchased this knife as a x-mas gift to myself and couldn't be happier with it. Out of the box the blade has a great edge but I needed to run it through a ceramic sharpener to put a razor sharp edge on it. I have used this knife to remove boughs from pine trees with complete ease...sometimes taking off two to three with one single chop. Very strong, full tang blade! The sheath is great...however, the lower strap is a bit tough to get out due to over stitching. A+ on the knife and and A- on the sheath only due to the minor flaw, otherwise I would give it an A+ as well. Looking forward to more trips into the woods with my new toy!
it is a great knife but if i'm in the woods trying to survive and i get attacked, i will never be able to get it out of the sheath in time to defend myself!
I wish I could use this knife more that I have already. It's big. The fit in the sheath is tight, making getting it in and out a little bit of work. It is a survival knife so this way you will not lose it.