Posted by: SWGK Admin on Jan 11, 2011
Gerber offers a couple of possible military grade knives you can choose. The LMF II is probably the most popular, but the Mark II, which has been around since 1966, or the LHR, a newer option, are both good choices as well.
Gerber's LMF II Survival Knife is one of the best military grade knives you can buy. Whether you're trying to survive in the wilderness or get yourself out of a sticky situation behind enemy lines, the LMF II is a good friend to have on hand.
Designed by former military man, Jeff Freeman, this military grade knife sports a 4.84 inch blade giving it an overall length of 10.59 inches. With the separation between the end cap and tang, the LMF II can handle hammering shocks as well as electrical ones.
Grooves in the fiberglass-filled nylon handle make this one of the most comfortable military grade knives as well. And the ballistic nylon sheath features a fire resistant coating for added safety. All in all, this is one of the best choices available for a survival knife.
Another one of Gerber's military grade knives is the LHR. The full tang construction and TacHide handle make this knife the strongest with the most secure grip, even when wet. And the quick release sheath features a safety release that allows you easy access without the fear of injury.
With a blade length of 6.87 inches and an overall length of 12.5 inches, the LHR is one of the most comfortable, well balanced military grade knives you'll find and with it's partially serrated blade allows for any number of cutting options whether slicing or sawing is needed.
The Mark II is Gerber's classic military grade knife and is considered a forerunner to many of their other knives. With a 420 HC double serrated edge, the Mark II allows for easy cutting with either left or right handed use, making it one of the best selling knives ever.
Today, the 40-year-old Mark II is serialized for collectors, but with its black oxide coated blade and die cast aluminum handle, this is still one of the most popular military grade knives and one that is an asset to any user.
Gerber military grade knives come in varying sizes and styles, with different tang construction, different handles, and more. But one thing all of them have in common is the Gerber quality assurance and limited lifetime warranty that make each of these knives one you really must own for yourself.