I’ve been looking around the internet for the Foliage Green ASEK LMF II and I haven’t been able to find any for sale. Lots of the INFANTRY style out there but if you see an ASEK you may want to jump on it if that’s what you’re looking for.
Model #’s Available:
22-01627 Foliage Green LMFII ASEK (IR) – This model is now only available from Gerber with proper military credentials.
22-01626 Foliage Green LMFII Infantry
22-01117 Foliage Green LMFII Knife only(no sheath included) – I haven’t seen this model available in a long time, may have been discontinued.
22-01118 Foliage Green LMFII Sheath only(no knife included)* – This one hasn’t been available in a long time either.
22-01400 Camel Brown LMFII Survival
22-01463 Camel Brown LMF II Infantry
22-01629 Black LMF II Infantry
*I haven’t been able to find just a sheath for sale yet.
Here we will be shining some light on the mystery of the three different variations of the Gerber LMF II Series of knives. Basically what this boils down to is that the knife itself is exactly the same in all its variations. What changes the model number is the color and accessories this knife comes with. I have seen this knife listed as an ASEK but rarely is that true. There is no such thing as a camel brown or black ASEK knife. The ASEK only comes in foliage green.
The LMF II Infantry version of the knife includes the initial sheath, knife and one leg strap. The Infantry version is available in Camel Brown, Black and Foliage Green.
The ASEK version (Aviation Support Element, Kaneohe) of the same knife is the identical product but does include the initial sheath, knife, TWO leg straps, Safety Knife and Safety Knife Sheath (extra blades are found inside the handle of the safety knife itself.) The ASEK is available in the Foliage Green color and has Infra Red resistance.
The SURVIVAL version is much like the ASEK in that it includes the Knife, Initial Sheath, TWO leg straps, Safety Knife and Safety Knife Sheath (extra blades are found inside the handle of the safety Knife itself.) The SURVIVAL is available in Camel Brown only.
All versions include the following specifications:
Overall Length: 10.59”
Blade Length: 4.84”
Blade Steel: 12C27 Stainless Steel (Swedish)
Blade Style: Drop Point
Blade Thickness: .185”
Rockwell: Rc 55-57
Handle: Glass-Filled Nylon with TPV Overmold
Weight: 11.4 oz
Origin Portland, OR, USA
Inserted in the primary sheath is a knife sharpener for on the spot sharpening set at a 35 degree inclusive angle. Please note that this sharpener will not sharpen your serrations but only the fine edge of your blade.
***NOTE*** January 2008 – April 2008 the steel type was temporarily changed from the Sandvik 12C27 SS to 440A US SS. As of May 2008 production has resumed with the Sandvik 12C27 SS. The temporary change was due to material unavailability and the 440A US SS was most closely matched to that of the 12C27 SS.
UPDATE!!! I have a new Gerber LMF II Blade Steel post where you can read more information on the type of steel used in these knives.