Whether you’re stranded in the wilderness, down behind enemy lines, caught in a natural disaster, or just out for an overnight camping trip with your family… a good survival knife can tip the scales in your favor and turn a potential disaster into a memorable adventure. This blade is one of the most popular, military spec survival knives in recent history that’s available to the general public. Gerber Legendary Blades has been designing innovative knives since the 1930s and is based in Portland, Oregon where they also manufacture many of their knives… including the LMF II. Although this knife my be a little much for casual, everyday carry in a non-survival situation… you’ll be really glad you have this beefy knife if disaster or emergency ever strikes.
Drop point blades tend to be very strong across the entire length of the knife, including the point. The LMF II survival knife also has a large flat surface area on it’s spine for mallet-assisted bushcraft.
The blade is made out of 420HC stainless steel which is a good all around steel that is very resistance to rust, and is extremely tough… making it a good tool for chopping, slicing, hammering, prying and digging. This steel is wear resistant and very good, but not great, at retaining an edge with heavy use. Fortunately, Gerber integrated a sharpener into the sheath to help you stay on top of keeping the knife sharp.
The blade is coated in black oxide for a low visual signature and additional corrosion resistance.
I get a lot of comments in my reviews from people who just don’t like serrated blades… mostly because they find them hard to sharpen when dulled. You need a diamond sharpening rod like the one found on the Smith’s Pocket Pal or the Bear Grylls knife sharpener.
The handle of the Gerber LMF II survival knife is very grippy and has a rubberized feel… unlike the SOG knives that have a harder composite handle.
Toward the butt-end of the handle… the grip curves out nearly a half inch to cushion pounding and prevent slippage. This butt end flair also makes chopping with the LMF II knife easy because you can comfortably wrap your thumb and forefinger around the bottom of the handle to make a natural chopping motion to chop small trees and shape wood. Quite honestly, I was surprised at how easily the Gerber LMF II knife pierced through the car window. The Gerber LMF II knife is a unique, three quarter tang construction… because the knife was originally designed as an aircrew survival knife. One requirement of the knife design was to insulate the handle to prevent aircrew from being shocked if they intentionally or accidentally cut through live wires while freeing themselves from their aircraft. Gerber developed a tough, nylon substrate injection molding process that locks both blade and butt cap together, while electrically isolating the butt cup from the blade. This LMF II survival knife has proven to be a durable performer for several years now and has been extensively used tested by troops in the field, which should settle the argument as to whether the LMF II’s three quarter tang construction is tough enough to survive in a real-world military environment or not.
For added comfort for any skeptics that are left out there… Gerber stands behind the craftsmanship of the LMF II knife with a Lifetime Warranted.
The Gerber LMF II survival knife is firmly held in it’s sheath using an friction lock system.
The low profile handle is held tight against the sheath with two straps that secure with snaps. The sheath has an integrated V type sharpener that is accessible by releasing a few sheath straps… and is handy for keeping your blade sharp in the field.
The LMF II Survival and ASEK models ship with a high quality safety knife and strap cutter that comes in a nice MOLLE compatible sheath. And in our opinion, this knife design deserves the best steel possible (although we realize that this would immediately hike the price point up considerably). The LMF II was originally designed using 154CM stainless, which is used in the Gerber Silver Trident and several of Gerber’s other top military and tactical knives. The best pricing that I have found for the LMF II knife online is around $70 for the Gerber LMF II Infantry and Survival.
For your convenience I have provide links to the Gerber LMF II survival knife and the other knives and gear that I’ve mentioned, throughout this review. The LMF II is a great knife for camping, hunting, hiking, backpacking, back county adventures, military operations, disaster preparedness and for anyone who wants a troop tested, proven knife that is designed for the widest variety of emergency and survival scenarios.
If you want a very capable, versatile and less expensive survival knife for camping, hiking and general preparedness… check out the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, which now comes in a non-serrated version.
Both the Gerber Prodigy and the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife have design features that were borrowed from the Gerber LMF II ASEK.
This being said, the Gerber LMF II survival knife is a rugged, reliable and versatile survival knife that is designed for the widest range of potential survival situations.
I hope this review has been helpful to you and has brought you a step closer to discovering the gear you need, to be prepared for any future: emergency, crisis or survival situation that may come your way. Can the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife be placed into the Gerber LMF II Knife Sheath, and does the LMF II have a striker pad for fire starting like the BG ultimate knife? Thoughtful use will do a lot more for edge retention than a few more points on the Rockwell scale will, any day. Question: Would you consider this more being a survival knife or could this also be qualified as a Tactical knife?
I was all set to buy one of these until I saw the part in the video where I found out the blade and butt are not connected and is not a full tang knife. As a Navy Hospital Corpsman I can say it was always handy and held an edge well in the field. As noted by many of our readers, one of the key topics omitted from our article on the inevitability of economic collapse was the petrodollar system. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for last few years, you know that something is deeply wrong with our world today.
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Based on your feedback and mails, I now know that a lot of you are searching for a mid budget survival knife that costs less than $100. If you’re the types who doesn’t like to read much, then I would suggest that you simply go with my #1 choice for the best survival knife under $100 and trust me, you won’t regret your decision. Note – Although I’ve tried my best to list down all knives that fit into this price range (after discounts), there might be a slight possibility that the price fluctuates by a small amount. With over 700 reviews on Amazon, this knife is the kind of popularity charts and rightly so because you’ll fall in love with this knife at the first look. It’s extremely good for skinning meat (I’ve done it on numerous occasions) and the 1095 Cro-van steel does the job perfectly. Making its way to the #3 spot on this list of the best survival knife under 100 dollars is the pretty well know Ontario 8630 RAT-3. Designed by the Randall’s Adventure and Training people, the RAT-3 is a well balanced and solid knife with a slightly thicker blade as compared to previous RAT models. One thing to know beforehand is because this is more of a rugged knife, you won’t find it extremely razor sharp out of the box and you might have to re-profile it slightly. First made in 1966 and one of the best selling survival tools of all time, the Gerber 22-01874 Mark II is another one of my favorite companions in the wild.
The die cast aluminum handle is a treat to hold and this 6.5 inch full tang blade comes equipped with a ballistic nylon sheath. This quintessential Vietnamese era fighting knife will surely bring alive a memory or two among those who served in the war. One of the few great push tang knives around, the Gerber LMF II is another worthy contender on this list. Also, for those who prefer Made in USA tools, this one is pure home made in Oregon and is made from 420HC stainless steel (the original model used to come in 12C27) which means there is hardly any chance of corrosion. It’s easy to sharpen and holds it edge very well and in fact, has a sharpener built into the sheath although you’ll only be able to sharpen the non-serrated part of the blade. All in all, an excellent choice for a knife costing less than 100 dollars and combined with Gerber’s outstanding customer service, this one’s a no-brainer.
Not many of you would have heard of the Boker Plus Vox Rold Knife but trust me, for less than $100, it’s one of the best camping and survival knives out there in the market.
You’ll notice large hollow pins on the handle and they can be used to in conjunction with a stick to prepare a make-shift spear. So whether its precise cuts or chopping through wooden limbs, the Boker Plus won’t disappoint you and all in all, a great recommendation from my side. We’re halfway through this list of the best knives under 100 and the Cold Steel SRK makes its way in at #6. If you’re a fan of tools that keep the weather elements at bay, then this one with its Teflon coating will seem like a boon to you. All in all, a very good knife considering the price point and if I were in your position, this one would be on my buy list for sure.
With an impressive Zytel handle and Kydex sheath to go along with the knife, this one’s a bargain at the price it’s available at! I originally featured this as my top pick for the best survival knife under 50 dollars but a lot of readers pointed out that the price had increase to around $57 so technically, I can include it in this list as well. The 7 inch blade is a delight to work with and overall, the balance of the knife is perfect.
Moreover, this tool has received over 600 other 5 star ratings on Amazon so clearly this one’s a favorite with the community.
We’re almost to the end of this list and in at #9 is another Ka Bar favorite of mine, the Ka-Bar D2 Extreme. It comes with a hard nylon Kydex sheath and is a great help especially when used in wet conditions. And finally, last up on my list of the 10 best survival knives that cost less than 100 dollars is the Buck 119BR Special Fixed Blade Knife. This one’s been in production since the last 47 years and is one of the most popular fixed blade tools in the market right now.
I love the classic design of this beauty and the blade is super sharp right out of the box. For all those who’re still dilly-dallying about purchasing this knife, I can vouch for it from personal experience. If that’s the case, do let me know via the comment form below and whenever I update this list of the best survival knife under 100 every few months to include newer and better knives, I’ll make sure that I take your choice into consideration. The Morgan EV3 Selfridges Edition ($TBA) is a unique, electric three-wheeled vehicle, boasting the character of a great classic car. Located at an altitude of 4,920 feet (1,500 m), overlooking vast, green valleys, the Catucaba House in Brazil creates a harmonious connection between man-built and nature-made….
The only differences in the various models and SKUs are the knife handle and sheath colors… and the accessories that ship with each model. Usually a few strokes is all it takes to restore a banged up serration to full cutting power. The leg straps are about an inch and a half thick and include a section of elastic to keep the sheath tight against the leg. Owners of this knife seem to run the gamet from first time knife owners to active military.
Many say this is the best knife they have ever owned and love the versatile, thick strong blade. Some feel it is a bit heavy for carrying all day but understand that the weight of the Gerber LMF II survival knife is a tradeoff for a blade of this caliber. 420 HC is a good steel for blade retention and a GREAT steel for general purpose strength and durability… but it’s not the best steel.
To make the LMF II more affordable for you and I, Gerber eventually settled on 420 HC stainless.


The ASEK may cost you a little more, if you can find one and is usually only available to credentialed military or tactical personnel. Since it is a smaller blade is does wiggle around in the sheath a bit and the handle straps are a bit looser… but it does fit. Also if I was to buy a BG fire striker which one fits more securely in the LMF II Sheath, the longer or shorter one?
Its called Camillus Les Stroud series, could you give it a review if you have some spare time? Simple answer to your question is that the blade is going to resist corrosion because it is considered stainless steel, plus it is coated, so with care, you should have limited risk of corrosion.
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Before you dismiss this as hype or paranoia, take a few minutes to review the facts outlined on this page. After featuring the 10 best survival knives under $50, I think it’s time to listen to my readers once again. In fact, one of the top knives that I’ve recommended in this category is actually available for close to 60 dollars and has received excellent rating from not just me but from a lot of other survivalists and outdoor enthusiasts.
I’ve featured it numerous times on different sections of this website before as well and once again, it steals top honors in this category of the top $100 survival knives. If you look at the overall quality and durability of the knife, you’d expect this to cost a bomb but that’s the best part about this hunting tool – it won’t hurt your pocket and you can grab it for just under $70!
This 3.75 inch long partially serrated tool has been with me for over a year now and is another high quality knife from the Ontario Company. Another good thing is that it comes with a BladeTech Tek-Lok clip which means that you’re already saving close to $15 on the whole.
This beauty features a 420 HC stainless steel double-serrated blade that’s coated with black oxide and screams class all the way.
It truly is one of the best combat knives in the world and not only does it have a strong point and sharp blade, I’ve not come across a knife that has a better spike pommel . Make no mistake about it; this is a pure fighting knife that Gerber has made some modifications on (blade serrations) to fit into the “survival niche”. It comes with an insulated handle and there’s a bit of mythical history behind the reason (apparently, it was used in Afghanistan to cut an electrically live wire that powered insurgent search lamps). The knife can also function as make-shift hammer and I’ve even used it as a spear on some occasions thanks to the three holes (one in the butt and two on the guard). Designed by the famous Danish designer, Jesper Voxn?s, this full tang, flat ground blade gives an excellent cutting performance and has great edge stability. I also loved the black G-10 handle scales that have an excellent swell and allow you to put serious pressure on the knife without leading to hot spots. A great rescue knife made from AUS 8A stainless-steel, this is also one of the best 6 inch survival knives in the market at the moment. I personally loved the strong clip point blade that has enough belly for efficient cutting, slashing, and skinning strokes and yet is equally good when it comes to delicate work.
Also, the handle is extremely comfortable and not slippery at all and overall has a great balance.
It’s sharp out of the box and you need to be a little careful with the serrations else you’ll end up cutting yourself easily because with this specially cryogenic treated survival tool, you’re getting proven steel with excellent edge holding capability. I’ve personally used it to chip a lot of branches as well as baton a lot of thick firewood for kindling purposes and the knife has still not lost its edge in more than a year. The KA-BAR US Marine Corp Knife is one of the most famous knife designs in the world and features a 1095 Cro van steel blade.
I love the leather stack handle as it gives me an excellent overall grip and you’ll appreciate that once you do a lot of skinning and dressing work with this. It’s made from D2 steel, considered one of the strongest and toughest materials used in knife making and easily beat the 440C in toughness and edge retention.
Whether it’s prying or cutting or hammering, this knife can do it all and one of my friends has even used it as a pry bar on the vertebra without it chipping on the bone!
With a 6 inch blade length, this 420 HC stainless steel hunting knife is ideal for cutting and piercing work. I’ve even run numerous corrosion tests on this one and it has performed flawlessly in all of them. It was pretty difficult to feature just 10 of the top knives on this list from so many great options available so there’s a chance that I might have missed out on a great blade that costs less than $100 and hence, should have made the cut here. Yes, sharpens easily with good edge retention, but I can tell you from experience that it may not survive some of the uses the LMF-II was envisioned for.
12C27 was comparable in toughness (durability in rough use) and hardness (edge retention) to 440A and was a very good steel choice by Gerber.
I’d also prefer a better grade steel like the VG-1 San Mai on my Cold Steel SRK or S30V like my Gerber Mark 1. Often you’ll hear other survivalists saying good things about Buck’s attention to detail and workmanship but only once you use a Buck knife, do you realize how true it is. Sure it may be Chinese steel but its as good as 440C which is a great material to build a knife with. The knife is basically corrosion free, with a fire steel, field sharpener, and a fixed straight edged blade that’s full tang unlike the LMF 2, and even has a pommel at the bottom thats tough enough for even the most daunting task.



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