I have done extensive research on the Gerber LMF II knives and found a TON of misinformation on the internet. One of the latest items I have uncovered concerns the Green LMF II ASEK knife.
I have found many dealers that have listed the Gerber LMF II knives incorrectly on their sites. Everything from calling the Camel Brown knife an ASEK to saying that the sheath for the Black Infantry knife is infra red resistant. Here you will find the truth about these knives. My information is backed up by correspondence with the Gerber Consumer Affairs Department.
We will start with the Foliage Green LMF II ASEK knife model# 22-01627. The handle on this knife AND the sheath are (IR) resistant.
Next up is the Foliage Green LMF II Infantry knife model# 22-01626. The handle on this knife AND the sheath are (IR) resistant.
Now for the Foliage Green LMF II Knife model# 22-01117. Yes, you CAN buy just the knife, and yes, the handle is (IR) resistant.
You can ALSO buy just the sheath, model# 22-01118. It too is (IR) resistant.
Starting to see a pattern? Any of the Foliage Green knives AND sheaths have the infra-red resistance built into them.
Now, here is the most important part. NONE of the other LMF II knives or sheaths are infra-red resistant.
You will see the Camel Brown LMF II Survival knife called an ASEK and that it has the IR resistance but no such knife exists. The Camel Brown LMF II knife only comes in the Survival and Infantry versions. The same is true for the Black LMF II knife except that it ONLY comes in the Infantry version.
BE CAREFUL when you buy your LMF II knives online. It is best to buy from a reputable dealer and if at all possible use the model number to confirm you are getting the correct knife.