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Good tools, too expensive in this kit
on November 4, 2012
Ok, as tools go, they are Gerber tools...and I have them all except for the 'zombie chete' that looks like an overgrown guthook machete. That said, you are basically getting two machetes, a hatchet axe, two folding knives and a fixed blade. Others have already done the math on this, at MSRP, that comes out to about $275...putting the canvas bag-roll at about $90.
Seriously...it looks cool...but for a kit, where's the folding camp shovel? Why do I need two machetes? Why do I need two folding knives and yet don't get a multi-tool?
If you are collecting this because of AMC's 'The Walking Dead'...then congrats...excellent show, and might end up being worth the investment...(they really should show the whole kit again, if that is the case, though). If you are actually considering buying this because of 'preparedness'...take a pass, then on Amazon look up 'GERBER' and hand-pick the Gerber machete, a Diesel or Gerber 600 multi-tool, a folding knife and a folding camp shovel...then get a couple of yards of canvas material and a stick of blue chalk...lay it out on your living room floor, where you want everything to go...giving 1-2 inches between each tool, then mark it with the chalk, now roll up the canvas ONLY, and take it with you to the nearest 'fabric store' or seamstress and pay them $15-$20 bucks to sew you a REAL carrying bag that fits your actual tools and needs...(or if you are like me...beg the wife, who can sew, that you will take her to Olive Garden if she will sew it up for you)...
You get more tools, for a smaller price, with a custom fit bag...without 'The Walking Dead' premium...