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Gerber 31-000758 Gator Machete with Sheath

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  • Tactile rubber grip
  • Fine edge and saw blade
  • Riveted, nylon sheath included
  • Convenient size of 25-inches in length at only 1-pound
  • Made from rugged black oxide coated steel
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Product Description

Product Description

The Gator Machete sports Gerber's proprietary Gator rubber grip for ergonomic control while using either the fine edge blade on one side, or the saw on the other. The riveted, nylon sheath provides safe, durable transport.

From the Manufacturer

The Gator Machete wields a 15-inch fine edge blade on one side, a 18-inch high performance saw blade on the other, and our proprietary Gator rubber grip for ergonomic control while using either. The riveted, nylon sheath provides safe, durable transport. Clear foliage with a single swipe. Machete also doubles as a saw. Great for clearing shooting lanes. Quality, tough, black oxide-coated steel blade is 15", fine razor's edge with "toothy" serrated saw on top. Gator sure-grip handle 25" overall, weighs 1 pound, lanyard hole. Black 400-denier heavy nylon sheath with belt loop.

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 31-000758
Product Dimensions28 x 6.5 x 2 inches
OriginChina
Item model number31-000758
MaterialNylon
Item Package Quantity1
Blade Length18 inches
Blade EdgePlain Edge
Batteries Included?No
Warranty DescriptionLimited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB004A1IXRC
Best Sellers Rank #4,395 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableOctober 30, 2010
  
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Gator Machete

Gator Machete

Who We Are

Like the men and women who carry our gear, Gerber is Unstoppable. Decades of innovation and dedication have put us here. Renowned as a master of knives and tools, Gerber’s problem-solving, life-saving products are designed with the unique needs of specific activities in mind. Today that includes much more than a blade

Founded in 1939 and based in Portland, Oregon, USA, Gerber is an American brand whose products have global reach and relevance. Carried extensively by hunters, soldiers and tradesmen, Gerber’s heritage runs deep. And we are now looking toward the future, where tomorrow’s problems will be solved by the next generation of innovations.

All Gerber products are designed and engineered in Portland, or where many are produced. We also tap our global supply chain to create a wide range of activity specific gear for wide variety of consumers. And no matter what, every product that bears the Gerber name is backed by our famous lifetime warranty.

Quality, reliability, innovation. For over 70 years this is what our customers have expected from us. And whether our products are used to save time, save the day, or save a life, Gerber always delivers.

Gerber Gator Machete

Machete with fine and saw blades

The Gator Machete has a 15-inch fine-edge blade on one side and an 18-inch high performance saw blade on the other. It’s forged of high-carbon stainless steel. The handle is covered with a Gator grip rubberized handle for comfort and control. It comes sheathed in a nylon case for secure carry. Made for use in the wilderness, as well as the backyard, it’s a dual-purpose, lightweight machete for beating back the underbrush and trailblazing.

  • Tactile rubber grip
  • Fine edge and saw blade
  • Riveted, nylon sheath included
  • Overall Length: 25.7"
  • Blade Length: 18"
  • Weight: 18 0z.
  • Head: High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: Gator-Grip

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549 of 587 people found the following review helpful By Max&Ruby on January 1, 2012
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I ordered this item for use on trail work over the holiday break.. It was delivered on time and packaged well.
On the first day of use I encountered a vine that was blocking the trail.. On the second hack, the machete blade broke in two pieces.. This was just your typical standard tree vine.. Not a branch.. Not a tree.. Not a rock.. Not a wall..
This is completely unacceptable from a company like Gerber.

Upon close examination of the blade, it is easy to see that this is not solid steel. Its a cheap blend of metals made in China..
I DO NOT recommend this trail clearing implement for anything other than a wall mounted conversation piece..

The One star is for Amazon's great packaging, shipping and RETURN policies...

SHAME on Gerber for such an awful product.

**UPDATE**
I wrote a letter to Gerber asking why they advertise this tool as solid steel, when clearly it is not.
No reply..
This blade is made up of a cheap composite of metals..
The blade looks really cool and sheath or holder it comes with is where all the money goes to in this product, not the blade..
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203 of 220 people found the following review helpful By Thad on February 18, 2012
After spending the last 10 years of my life in and out of warzones as soldier and as a US private security contractor, I've used and relied on many Gerber tools and knives(multitools, folders, LMF-1) and respected the brand. This Gator machete looked cool and was sharp......but worthless in actual jungle and I cannot believe Gerber put their name on it.

Unfortunately my $6 machete from the local Costa Rica hardware store has turned out to be much more durable and reliable brush cutter and jungle path maker. In Costa Rica using a machete is a way of life for many locals. They're used for jungle clearing, grass cutting, shrubbery and bush trimming and even chopping branches off of trees. After getting this awesome looking machete in the mail, paying an additional 20$ in customs and mail forwarding fees, it lasted about 10 minutes in the thick jungle before getting large dings in the blade. The blade was actually getting BENT! With my 6 dollar local machete I can cut down small trees(and I wasn't even doing that with this Gerber one!). The Gator Machete steel is either far too too soft or too thin.

I loved the handle, the design and the tree saw on the back, but is Gerber aware aware that this blade does not hold up when "fending for yourself" in thick jungle? I'd be happy to field test an update if they ever develop an update.

I emailed sale and customer service. They offered me a replacement. Unfortunately, I don't want an addition worthless soft machete in my garage. I hope they put a little more time into the Bear Grylls survival machete. God bless Chinese junk.....
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A. Newhouse on October 20, 2011
If you need more detail than what's in the title...
This machete was very sharp when I received it. But I did notice that it was ground to a very shallow bevel angle... More on that below. It cuts well right out of the box; the blade has enough heft to give it momentum, but it's still thin enough to be slightly flexible and not too heavy. The handle is a firm-but-grippy rubber which is very comfortable. The saw on the back of the blade, which I assumed would be a joke, actually has well-formed teeth and cuts pretty well! The handle isn't shaped properly for any extensive use of the saw, but for occasional use, it's not a complete waste.
HOWEVER:
The metal in the blade is soft! On the plus side, this means it's easy to sharpen. On the down side, it means the blade gets dinged, dented, and "divoted" way too easily! No, I haven't been bashing rocks, trying to cut down metal posts, digging in the dirt, or anything else like that. I'm very familiar with appropriate uses of a machete (I use it as a rough tool, but don't abuse it!), and NONE of the other machetes I've used have blades this soft. I used this Gator machete for clearing brush, limbing small trees, and hacking weeds. Never heard/felt that distinctive "clank" of blade on rock. Within just a few hours of this (appropriate) use, there were several minor "ripples" in the blade, and a couple more major chunks taken out of the edge. From hacking wood/brush?!? Yikes! This edge failure is apparently due to the very thin edge (shallow grinding angle) and the softness of the steel itself. The rest of the blade was still quite sharp, but these deformations were a hassle to file out. I sharpened it and kept working, but now the blade is almost serrated. Still usable, but really, a decent tool shouldn't do this.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By kccobra on November 5, 2012
Unless you want a $18 wall hanger, dont get this. This is made so cheap that it broke the first time it was used.

I bought a $8 walmart blade and can use it to cut up 2 inch trees, heck if I wanted to I could try to cut up rocks with it and it wouldnt break.

Dont get this if you really want to use it.
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90 of 112 people found the following review helpful By Carlos E Mejia on August 30, 2011
Machetes come in various shapes and sizes and each one has its specific purpose. That is one thing you need to keep in mind when buying a machete. Do you want a "do all" or are you more concerned with household/yard/lawn chores. This was never designed to be a "bush" machete. Gerber admits that. It was designed to be used by the common guy with chores and the occasional camping trip in mind. Does that mean it can't survive in the "bush"? No, it can do just fine but not as good as some of the heavier thicker bladed machetes. Again, that's not what you are buying with this. Having been in the military and actually being issued machetes for various missions, I can call myself a decent judge of character for a machete. This thing is great for around the home. It goes through limbs with ease. I've chopped 2-3 inch limbs with minimal effort. The saw end actually works though it does take some getting used to. The handle is nice and soft and easy on the hand which is good because it prevents the blade from jumping back at you. The scabbord/sheath isn't anything fancy but it works properly and comes with a belt attachment.

Now for the cons: I believe all machetes should come sharpened from the manufacturer. This blade is still squared when you get it. The handle has two bolts and nuts that hold it in place. They don't come loose often but they do loosen up over time and make the handle wiggle in your hands. This can easily be fixed but it is an issue you get out of the box. The saw blade works properly though, because of the angle, it can be tough to acquire a good starting angle. The blade is thinner than most "field" blades. But again, you're not buying a "field" blade.

Overall it is a great blade when used for what it was designed. It wasn't meant to chop down trees.
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