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Gerber Freeman Guide Folder - Folding - Drop Point Fine Edge Knife
Gerber Freeman Guide Folder - Folding - Drop Point Fine Edge Knife

Freeman Guide Folder, Drop Point, Fine Edge, Nylon Sheath

Folding Knife

Item: # 31-000591

This knife was created for one reason: to be your go-to knife on the hunt. Folding application gives added portability to the 4 inch blade, while larger finger grooves offer comfort for all day use. The TacHide™ overmold provides secure grip in any weather.

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    • Blade Length: 3.6 in.
    • Open Length: 8.1 in.
    • Closed Length: 4.5 in.
    • Weight: 6.6 oz.
    • Lightweight Handle - Easy to carry
    • Liner Lock
    • TacHide™ 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
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A lightweight handle with a grippy TacHide™ onlay is sure to make the Freeman Guide Folder a quick favorite amongst hunters.

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  • 5 5
  • |MAY 8, 2019
  • |BY: , Solid

Got this in Montana, Libby, when I was on a fire and needed something I could hammer. That was 2 years ago. Still my go to, I carry it in my 511 cargos, I can see some of the concerns above but I buy in person not online for my EDC stuff so the ratings they made are not telling the real story of this knife. Hold it before you buy it I’d say.

  • 1 5
  • |NOV 28, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Very good knife, but the second day I used it the sheath came apart. I bought the knife to wear on my belt at work. Its a good knife but too big to put in your pocket, very disappointed.

  • 4 5
  • |SEP 16, 2018
  • |BY: , trades man

bought this knife after owning a browning for two weeks that the tip bent .I have had this knife for more than two years and it is an every day carry .so far so goog .

  • 3 5
  • |AUG 30, 2018
  • |BY: , Not Bad

Not bad, I wish it kept its edge longer, comes very sharp from the factory. It's a strong knife whose butt can be used for pounding. The only problem i have is it needs a star nut wrench to tighten the blade and handle sides if they come loose. I do not possess this wrench. I contacted Gerber.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 25, 2017
  • |BY: , MattaD0R

I've had this knife for approximately two years. This is a wicked knife!!! I use it so often I just keep it on my belt every day. It's got a great weight; it feels sturdy.

  • 3 5
  • |OCT 28, 2017
  • |BY: , camping

the knife was good at first then after a few days of using it the blade broke but the handle was comfortable

  • 1 5
  • |OCT 21, 2017
  • |BY: , Your Title

this knife worked well for about a month. Today, as I was attempting to make a feather stick, the blade chipped in the middle and now it is unusable. I would send it back to be repaired but I am not sure if i trust the blade.

It is a great knife, it has great action, grip and weight. It also keeps its edge well but I could have hurt my self and a birthday gift was ruined:)

The Gerber Torch II - Tanto G-10 is by far the best knife I have ever owned so I do love the company but this one was a miss

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 30, 2017
  • |BY: , Beat the hell out of it!

I've owned two of these, first one had to warranty due to broken blade lock. Second one I just lost after four years of beating the hell out of it! Used it for everything, can opener, pry bar ect. Gonna buy another one it's as trust worthy as my Kabar. Sheath sucks made a leather one, have carried it everyday for four years till I left it unsnapped and it fell out of the sheath. My bad!

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 13, 2015
  • |BY: , New Love

I own only Gerber knives approximately 25-30. I have the say Gerber Freeman Guide Folder is my new favorite. I will be buying at least 3 more for my son and sons in law. It just have a great feel and its very clear the craftsmanship is far and above other knives at its price point. its a must have knife.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 28, 2015
  • |BY: , Knife con

Great hunter folding knife or an all around camp knife. Great job Gerber.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 4, 2015
  • |BY: , Great Knife.

This is the second knife i have owned in the past 5 years (i lost my other one unfortunately). I'm happy to say i'm glad i lost that knife. This knife is very sturdy and very comfortable! i still need to sharpen it but it does the job straight out of the box. It fits in your pocket nicely and has a decent weight to it. I found myself wearing it on my belt every day, the sheath that comes with the knife is of high quality and has a sleek and compact design. Would highly recommend this knife; best knife i have owned by far, I love my Gerber.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 17, 2015
  • |BY: , IT Professional

Since I got this knife I found myself just wearing it on my belt every day. Because I use it so often, for pretty much everything. Highly recommend it. Good quality. Good feel and fit in my hand.

  • 4 5
  • |DEC 27, 2014
  • |BY: , Decent outdoors knife for the price.

It's nothing too fancy. Has a nice weight to it, good wide blade, the rubber grip has a great feel to it (though I will be interested to see how well it holds up). The sheath feels like the button might be starting to work its way loose, and this is after only 3 days of very light use. The lock for the blad is also very stiff (but that's probably a plus!) I will add longer review when I've worked with it for some time. But first impressions are it's not a pretty looking knife, or a standout rock solid build, but it will get the job done with no frills and no complaints.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 19, 2014
  • |BY: , Daggert

Very good value! This knife fits my hand perfectly and i love the heft. Once I steeled it (I was a butcher for 44 years) it cut like the best scalpel in the world. Very tough, very, very sharp, very comfortable in the hand. This is one of those knives that you carry for years. I have purchased hundreds of knives in my life and this is one of my favourites Gerber has hit another one out of the park-thanks again, Gerber.

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 14, 2014
  • |BY: , Solid

Good Knife for the price. Easy to sharpen and holds an edge fairly well. Love the grip of the handle. A little on the heavy side for my taste though. I appreciate that this knife is made in America.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 9, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

i love this knife it is strong and the grip is good.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 27, 2014
  • |BY: , Awesome Knife!!!

This knife is awesome! It's small enough to fit in my pocket and big enough to do work. I love this knife!

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 22, 2014
  • |BY: , Rodney

I have a collection of over 100 knives, mostly from Browning, Cold Steel, etc.. More medium / high end knives. This knife I must admit is my favorite for "USE" in the field while hunting. The knife is rock solid, stable and fits perfectly in the hand. The locking mechanism is firm and easy to release while the blade opens smoothly with no play whatsoever. Also, the blade straight out of the package was extremely sharp and holds an edge really good. This is not a pocket knife, its too big, but the nylon sheath fits nicely on my belt and stays put. For under $30 it will be hard to find a better quality hunting knife. The knife is a bit heavy, but in my humble opinion the weight is perfect for the construction and the balance while in the open position is perfect.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 10, 2014
  • |BY: , Awsom

Iv had this kuife a few days and its held up
To every thing ive put it through. I would
Reca mend this for a boy scout.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 3, 2014
  • |BY: , hunter

best knife I have ever had also have a mp600 that my bro got me in the army keep up good work gerber the best there is

  • 1 5
  • |NOV 20, 2013
  • |BY: , awsome person

knife sucks it broke IMEDIATLLY
tried to packing tape and the knife broke

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 12, 2013
  • |BY: , Mr.

Love my Gerber knife. It's solid as can be.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 25, 2013
  • |BY: , Wow!

Very good knife I wish they made a fixed version though

  • 3 5
  • |OCT 16, 2013
  • |BY: , Gerber knife Destroyer.

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?

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 27, 2013
  • |BY: , Uncle Mike

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.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 25, 2013
  • |BY: , I Love this Knife ^__^

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

  • 2 5
  • |APR 23, 2013
  • |BY: , Solid construction but cheap steel

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..

  • 5 5
  • |APR 2, 2013
  • |BY: , Best Knife.

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.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 2, 2013
  • |BY: , Bushcraft Master

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,

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 30, 2013
  • |BY: , Very 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

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 8, 2012

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

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 3, 2012
  • |BY: , beast

great knife at a great price. great grip too.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 6, 2012
  • |BY: , well worth it

in my pocket daily.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 10, 2012
  • |BY: , Geek

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.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 18, 2012
  • |BY: , Excellent Hunter

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.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 12, 2012
  • |BY: , Awesome knife!

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!

  • 4 5
  • |JAN 24, 2012
  • |BY: , Dh

What's with not posting the steel type anymore? Gone away with the profit margins?

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 8, 2011
  • |BY: , With this knife

Best looking knife Ive seen in a while.