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    Our Friend Tomahawk is back in the world and worked himself into a Bear Grylls Survival knife. This his initial take on it...

    My good friend Matt came up to the mountains the other day to invite me to a BBQ on memorial day so i packed up my gear and headed to town with him. Once there I went to see my good friend and Knife expert/Historian Trapper Jon. I was looking to buy a new swiss army knife since mine is getting old and pretty worn out.

    Trapper Jon had one of the new Bear grils survival knives by gerber blades, I managed to get it for 30 bucks from TJ and took it back to the mountains to try it out.

    I can say straight out that i dont like the serrations on the blade, if this knife had a straight blade with no serrations it would be a hell of a lot better. I did some batoning and prying, I even got a few sparks on quarts. there is a ferro rod that clips into the sheath along with a diamond honing stone on the inside of the sheath - kinda cool. the knife is a nice looking blade, multi functional, inexpensive, and pretty indestructible.

    Ultimatly though, I didnt see that this knife is any better than my $6.00 dollar green River knife ,"Old Butch" that I have been packing for the past 22 years.

    Im going to give this Gerber to a friend down the road and stick with "Old Butch", my GRK has taken me many miles and will take me many more with no frills.

    Tomahawk - scouts out!

    http://tomahawksadventuretravel.blog...lls-knife.html

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    Sounds like a realistic assessment to me - no flaming, just saying...and in the end passing passing it along. Tomahawks got a good take on things (to me )

    thanks for sharing, Mattnu!

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    I seen Tomahawk was back stateside. Looks like he and Discovery are working something out as well.

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    I'm going to start calling that knife the LMF III. It looks just like the LMF II that Gerber makes and has similar features. (sharpener, hammer pummel, serrations)

    The LMF has a less curved handle and a pointed pummel.

    I wonder if it's the same knife blank?



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    LMF II is much larger. Bear Grylls knife is close to the Prodigy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehighwayman View Post
    LMF II is much larger. Bear Grylls knife is close to the Prodigy.

    Good call.
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    Thanks for the post. I have to agree with Tomahawk if the serrations were removed or even optional then I would be willing to bet more people would give it a second look/ buy one.

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    does anyone know why gerber won't offer the knife without the serrated edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooseyou View Post
    does anyone know why gerber won't offer the knife without the serrated edge
    Not sure. You can't get the LMFII without them either to my knowledge.

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    That's the exact reason I didn't buy that knife last year. Serrations.
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