Don\u2019t be fooled by the relatively short blade length of the LMF II. Its compact, well thought out design has it ranked on our list of best survival knives. It\u2019s easy to take along for camping and all kinds of outdoor purposes. All around, a great knife.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Gerber LMF II Review\r\nThe Gerber LMF II is a sleek, modern looking tactical knife that\u2019s been field tested with American troops. It\u2019s great for all sorts of general use applications.\r\n\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe LMF II Survival Knife was originally designed to free aircraft personnel from aircraft. You can take that to mean that it performs well under many tough applications. It\u2019s a great strap cutter, can be used as a spear, cut firewood, and on and on. It may not be quite as durable and time tested as the Ka Bar Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, but it performs at a high level in a more compact package.\r\nDesign\r\nThe design of the LMF II is well thought out for intense and extended use. As with most high quality survival knives, the Gerber is a fixed blade knife. It\u2019s intentionally not full tang, though, to reduce the impact from hammering. The handle is composed of a glass filled nylon.\r\n\r\nThe almost five inch blade is a drop point style, which extends the spine of the blade as long as possible to the point. It\u2019s made of stainless steel with a partially serrated edge before its fine edge. The LMF II comes with a durable, fire resistant sheath to protect the blade in any situation.\r\nValue\r\nThe Gerber LMF II Survival Knife is a good value for someone looking for a compact yet effective survival knife. It\u2019s a little more than the Morakniv Bushcraft Survival Knife, but it\u2019s worth the extra dough (unless you truly want a fixed blade knife). There\u2019s also an LMF II Infantry version, which is slightly more money.\r\nGerber LMF II Review Wrap Up\r\nThe LMF II is the best bet if you're looking for something more compact and with a more modern build than more traditional knives, like the Ka Bar. Its sleek aesthetic makes it fun to use and show off, and its handle design is great for high impact usage.