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Gerber LMF II ASEK
After two years of collaboration, Gerber is proud to introduce one of the toughest military survival knives ever made; the LMF? II. With expert military instructor Frank Heyl as a guide, and the military as a proving ground, Gerber has created the single most important tool that you can carry. In any survival situation, the LMF II can be used to construct shelter, cut firewood, spear dinner, or slice through an aircraft fuselage; even egress through helicopter Plexiglas. When survival counts the most, the LMF? II is the one tool you must have at your side!"
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698 of 727 found the following review helpful:
Well made item - WARNING about bad seller thoughSep 24, 2009
By Ascetic Barabas
I own this item and it is extremely sturdy and perfect for survival tasks. The blade is thick and the window breaker at the end of the handle is useful in emergencies. I CANNOT recommend this seller however, "Buy From The Best Inc." The customer service of this seller was a joke - after not shipping my item even after a week, they gave me attitude, redtape, and actually wanted me to contact amazon for them to work out their problem. When I told them it is THEIR repsonsibility to process the order with amazon they gave me more BS. When I simply told them they had 10 days to ship me the item I paid for, they STILL couldn't manage to do it! Ha! What kind of company takes 17 days to ship something within the US? I cancelled my order, wisely. Save yourself the headache, especially with an expensive item like this knife, and go with a different seller that has their act together. Please rate my review highly, so others can get this warning too.
68 of 74 found the following review helpful:
WowJan 29, 2009
I bought this knife for camping and backpacking. The case straps to your calf or belt. The knife is heavy duty and can take a beating. The website below shows videos of what this knife can take. I knew it was a good knife before I bought it, I just didn't realize how good. It has some weight to it, but has a ton of great features. The blade is nearly 5 inches long and partially serrated. The case is fire resistant, has a built in sharpener, and securely holds the knife in place. The grip is comfortable and secure. Gerber designed this knife with the military, you can tell. I love Gerber, and I love the LMF 2, defiantly the best knife I own.
58 of 63 found the following review helpful:
Good all around survival knifeJun 08, 2009
By L. Hoag
I puchased the LMF II as a survival knife. It is a sturdy knife with a neat sheath and built in sharpener. The one complaint I have is that I bought the knife because it was advertised as being made of Sandivik 12/20 stainless steel however when I recieved it there was a sticker stating the blade was 420 HC steel. Obviously this in not as good a steel however upon contacting Gerber I was informed by the tech dept that Sandivik was not sending consistently good steel. So the decision was made at Gerber to use the 420 HC which can be treated to a good duribility. So in summery here is my PROS/CONS:
Pros: Heavy duty, great serrations on blade, great sheath design and comes with leg straps and seatbelt cutter(not that I'll ever use it).
Cons: This knife is HEAVY (but that is a durability trade off), Plastic in handle(for elec. insulation) not great for battoning(shelter making) I already destroyed this stuff, Point on pommel useless unless you want to break glass/plexi. I would have rather had a better pommel hammer.
Overall good knife I would take it with me if I had to have a knife to survive with, I'd rather lug a heavy blade than a light one that could break.
23 of 28 found the following review helpful:
LMF is serious. Not quite as they claim, but REAL close!Apr 29, 2011
So, I bought it. Finally. I read every review I could, I think the majority of 'em nailed it. This knife is impressive to hold, throws like a dream, and takes a serious beating. A little short for batoning, but they state the blade length in the description.
I've had it for a week, and it looks like it's been abused for a year. The rubber split on both blade guards (I whacked the crap out of them), and the blade jiggles around in the handle due to the plastic (yeeah, PLASTIC. Come on GERBER, really?) shroud that stabilizes the blade snapping in half and almost falling out. That lil piece of plastic is a serious oversight by Gerber, I'm actually super-disappointed by it. The blade has a 1/32 of an inch of play, not too shabby. Even if the rubber peels of completely, wrap that sucker in p-cord and you still have one heck of a knife.
That being said, this knife is still AWESOME. I can cut through inch-thick trees in one whack, chop concrete into little pieces with the hammer or the blade, it's the most well-balanced thrower I've ever had, and the sheath is practical. I read a lot of whiny "the sheath holds the knife too tight" and "you have to take the sheath apart to use the sharpener" reviews, and they just don't hold up. My LMF is NOT going to fall out of the sheath, yeah it takes two hands to pull it out if not secured to a pack, leg, waist or back, big deal, better than losing it. And as for the sharpener being too hard to get to, if you cant undo 2 little pieces of velcro, why the he*$ do you need a survival knife? You're already doomed...
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Great knifeMay 03, 2010
"Shmuel Fuentes de Lemos"
This Gerber has a lot going for it. When you hold it, you know its a weapon, as a former Marine I like that. It is heavy, but that little inconvenience, brings a lot of comfort. I took my knife camping and it did what it was supposed to do. Will it cut into thick branches? Yes, but being a man that believes in tools, I brought my Kukuri with me, that does that job more efficiently. I cut rope, sliced into worms and gutted fish all with ease. I felt safe with the knife strapped to my belt, that you can not put a price tag on it. I got looks and another Marine said, he even felt safe with me having it on. So is there better knives out there? Yes, it all depends on what you want to do. Is this Gerber worth it? Yes it does the job as expected. Pro's: nice design, good solid weight, nice sheath, keeps its sharpness. best of all its made in Portland Oregon, USA. I like that.
Cons: a bit heavy, sheath is a tab bit hard to close. Other than that the price is right and well worth the money.
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