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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 Information

Technical Details
Part Number 31-000758
Product Dimensions28.5 x 6.5 x 1.6 inches
OriginMade in USA
Item model number31-000758
Item Package Quantity1
Blade Length18 inches
Blade EdgePlain Edge
Batteries Included?No
Warranty DescriptionLimited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB004A1IXRC
Best Sellers Rank #649 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableOctober 30, 2010
  
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Product Description

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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Perfect for camping or zombie apocalypse.
riley
I was however able to get a sharp enough edge to where it cuts very well in the woods.
D. Schwemin
I have used it to saw down tree branches and it works well.
Robert J. Cochran

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

349 of 379 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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142 of 153 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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63 of 75 people found the following review helpful By WB5MGR on April 21, 2011
I have had one of these blades for about 2 years now. I have used it to cut branches over 2" in diameter and clear lots of thick underbrush and cane. I have basically beat the crap out of it for 2 years and it has not bent or broken whatsoever. I would like it better if it was US made, but that is just a conceit on my part. i would also like it if it was a little thicker and harder steel, so i could put a better more convex edge on it (more like a sword), but for what i paid for it at Academy Sports...it does a great job.

If you really understand how to use an edged weapon properly, you should have no problem taking down any reasonable sized brush with this blade. I keep it (and a small 2lb axe) under the seat of my truck 24/7 in case I need to clear out some brush on a trail, etc. but this is much lighter than the axe to carry if you have to leave the truck. I would have no issue taking this into the backcountry on a survival preparedness expedition. That being said, I never go anywhere without at least two devices for cutting down medium sized to large wood, so this machete is never the only tool that I have to cut wood. But i would feel the same way no matter how well it was manufactured.

Lastly, of the two Gerber Gator machetes I fell that this is the one to buy, the jr model is too short to really get the job done IMHO, go for the big guy.
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81 of 99 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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