It's not hard to image that winning awards for their work on the Gerber Freeman Folder Gut Hook Knife would make the knife designers feel pretty good. And they do, because they won the 2004 IWA International Knife Award. But ask them about what's truly satisfying about their creations the drop point or the guy hook and the answer has more to do with offering regular guys a hunting knife that'll just flat-out get the job done, and the Gerber Freeman Folder Knife does. The Gerber designers really thought this one through. With features like an open spine that permits easy clean-ups, a true finger guard, grip-enhancing grooves that double as indexing indicators, a wide lanyard opening, and the ever-popular lacquered pear handle grips. And then there's the fact that the Gerber Freeman Folder Fine Edge Gut Hook Knife looks might good, whether it's in the field or on the mantle.