Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife 3.6" Bead Blast Plain Blade, TacHide Handles, Nylon Sheath - 31-000591

$29.95

MSRP* : $36.00 | You Save* : $6.05 (17%)
Part #: GB000591 | Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB000591: Freeman Guide Folder
Gerber
 
This knife was created for one reason: to be your go-to knife on the hunt. Folding application gives added portability to the 4 inch blade, while larger finger grooves offer comfort for all day use. The TacHide overmold provides secure grip in any weather.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.6 in.
  • Open Length: 8.1 in.
  • Closed Length: 4.5 in.
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Bead Blast
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Plain Edge
  • Handle Material: TacTide
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 6.6 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 013658118348

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife 3.6" Bead Blast Plain Blade, TacHide Handles, Nylon Sheathrated 3.700 stars out of 5 (10 reviews)
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Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife 3.6" Bead Blast Plain Blade, TacHide Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Maurice
Winnipeg
Jun 16, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Pretty decent knife!!
I got this a few days ago and it's very sharp and easy to open. It doesn't have a clip but it comes with a fairly decent sheath. I normally buy fixed, full tang knives but seeing as this was on sale, I couldn't resist, so I bought it and for the price I paid, it's worth it. It's a simple knife and I love the grip on the handle and the jimping along the finger cutouts. I know this knife is made in China, but the blade is the same as 440 steel. I see a lot of people complain about the steel but you know what?? most of our junk steel gets shipped over to China, they make knives and multi-tools, and we get it back when we buy them anyway. Hell, the knife in your pocket is probably made from melted down steel from the World Trade Center and you don't even know it!! It's our steel anyway!! But I digress, I like this knife and the only complaint I have is that it could've been made a little bit longer, instead of the 3.6 they should've made it 4 and a half or 5-inch blade. It is a nice knife, but they could've made it with a lot stronger steel since the people don't like it and really aren't that familiar with 5cr15mov which is China's version of 440HC
Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife 3.6" Bead Blast Plain Blade, TacHide Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 1 stars out of 5
Cleft Marks In Twain
Texas
Mar 02, 2018
Pros: None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Not the Gerber I knew in Boyscouts circa mid-90’s
Even the Gerber website doesn’t list the blade steel this is made out of...but it says 5Cr15MoV on the package. That’s a pretty crap Chinese grade of steel (even for Chinese steels) and not a good place to start from.The fit and finish on my copy look like a poorly-made Pakistani knock-off. The grinding in the finger grooves looks like someone slipped a few times while machining it out — by hand— with a hand file. It’s so badly jagged that it can honestly be called shrapnel-like.It’s REALLY difficult to open one-handed, and there is already deep gouging —right out of the package, mind you— from the spring-loaded pin that locks into a detent at the base of the blade, just forward from the bolster/hilt. My copy is impossible to close one-handed. It even feels a bit dangerous to close two-handed because both the liner lock and the blade swivel are so super-tight and grittier than a desert dust storm.The edges of the handle are nearly as sharp as the blade itself. I can’t see using this with any amount of force for very long—or I’ll cut my palm as much as I’ll cut the work I’m using this on. Why on earth don’t they bevel or chamfer the edges of the handle if they’re not going to make the rubberized grips wraparound (like the gator) —or AT LEAST make the rubber come to edges of the handle frame? Seems like they want to punish the user for buying the budget version of their knife lineup.Well, Gerber, consider me punished. Lesson learned. I thought I knew ye well, but alas, ye hath produceth crap and alienateth an early-years loyalist. Never again will I buy another Gerber. I’ll just buy a Chinese brand 9Cr18MoV for comparable price, better fitment, smoother action, better corrosion resistance, and decent usability.But it is heavy. So maybe I can just throw it at an assailant in a self-defense scenario. Or something. I guess. I’m really grapsping at thin air to find an upside.
Gerber Freeman Guide Folding Knife 3.6" Bead Blast Plain Blade, TacHide Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Todd
Pennsylvania
Jul 20, 2015
Pros: Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, None
Good knife for the price
Was sharp but could be sharper, very stiff, the handle is very slip resistant, the liner lock is a *** to release. The belt sheath is well constructed. I got this for very basic everyday use (opening boxes, cutting twine, etc) and it is doing well at that.
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