Gerber LMF II Survival Knife Review

Gerber LMF II Survival KnifeThe Gerber LMF II Survival knife is a very versatile knife designed to perform many outdoor functions. It helps minimize the amount of tools needed in a survival situation and it stays sharp through it all. This knife can be used as a cutting tool, to bang on objects, to dig up or unearth rocks, to bust glass, cut vines, and to help build a shelter. It was created to be a versatile weapon for military members, but it has also become a great survival tool. The LMF II has several comfort features and is colored to help hide hunters and outdoors men.

Basic features

The Gerber LMF II weighs under 12 ozs by itself and just over 24 ozs with the sheath. The blade is dark colored for the best camouflage and the sheath is brown to match the handle. The sheath has an integrated carbide sharpener that sharpens the knife every time it is placed in the sheath for a blade that is always sharp. The length of the knife is almost 11 inches from the tip of the knife to the butt. The butt has a pointed construction and it is made from solid stainless steel. It is designed so that users can bust through brush, vines, or heavy fruits like coconuts for easy access to vital nutrients when in a survival situation. It can cut, punch, spear, pound, or slice just about any outdoor material so that hunters, hikers, and outdoors men can bring along less tools. This means that they will have a lighter pack to carry overall. This blade also comes with two leg straps so it can be worn on the thigh or the calf and it is MOLLE compatible.


The heavy duty construction of the blade is made with 420HC Stainless steel. The handle is made from nylon using a process that molds the knife blade to the handle. The handle is over-molded so that it prevents blisters from long term use, use in water, and is comfortable to hold keeping survivalists safer than traditional survival knives. The handle is also shock resistant making it good to use to pound on items and the knife itself can be pounded on with a mallet to help ease the job of cutting down thick branches for shelter or cutting down firewood.


The Gerber LMF II is a handy knife to have in just about any situation. It is great to have when hiking, hunting, or in survival situations. It can be used to cut down trees and branches for shelter and firewood. It can be used to cut through tough vines to clear an area for a fire. It goes through bone, flesh, and hair with ease because it has both a fine blade and a serrated blade all in the same knife. The back of the knife has a serrated edge that helps cut through just about any type of material in the great outdoors. It can be used to dig, to pound through dense materials, to cut thick objects, to cut parachute lines, and it can even be attached to a thin branch to make a spear with three lashing holes molded into the handle.

There are few knives that offer the caliber use and versatility of the Gerber LMF II Survival knife. This knife allows survivalists to carry one main tool instead of several knifes, a mallet, and a spear. It attaches in several ways for the best comfort and is designed to be a very quiet knife when used; this helps keep the location of hunters hidden. Users who have already bought this knife boast about the ability to cut through metal like that found on airplanes and vehicles. It is great to have for small repairs on atv’s and other recreational vehicles. It can cut tires and seat belts with the serrated edge while the butt can bust open windows in cabins or help pry into a locked cabin door in case of fire. The Gerber LMF II Survival knife is also great to have when disaster strikes to help free loved ones and oneself from trapped vehicles, fallen in homes, and airplane wreckage should one end up in that type of survival situation.