Gerber Freeman Folder Review 2011/03/18
I love well made knives and even if I don’t use them specifically for
their intended purpose I will always appreciate great design.
The Gerber Freeman Folder, let's check it out.
The Gerber Freeman Folder is a fine edge, drop point hunting knife. I
don’t do that much hunting based in London but carry the Gerber Freeman
Folder for preparing food and as an extra highly portable knife. Once
you have it in your hand it’s hard to put down, the handle is simply
extraordinary. Gerber has included tiny grooves to aid grip and a good
finger guard to keep your hand in place, all resulting in a knife that
is very pleasurable to hold. Opening the knife with one hand is a doddle
and is secured open with a satisfying click. Of all the folding knives I
have used this is by far the easiest to open with one hand, in addition
the liner lock mechanism feels very solid and has never come loose.
Talking about solid build construction, most of the knife is metal and
allows you to be confident when using it. The handle onlays are pear
wood and look very attractive and feel great.
Blade material is 5Cr15MoV Stainless
Steel and was not the sharpest upon delivery. Nevertheless with a little
attention with a sharpener it was enhanced.
As I said, I use mine for food preparation and its open spine really
helps with getting all the grime out before it starts smelling in the
rucksack! This is great for game preparation too as it's easy to clean.
It’s a great knife to own, maybe a bit heavy in the pack for hiking but
that’s down to personal preference. I don’t mind a tiny bit more weight
for an extra strong knife.