|Item Weight||1.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||21.3 x 8.1 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||31-000705|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||3|
|Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
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Gerber Gator Machete Pro [31-000705]
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- Rugged and reliable design in all our products
- Can be used in various military, hunting, survival, tactical, industrial and outdoor situations
- All products are field tested
- Superior steel for enhanced strength, corrosion resistance, and ease of sharpening
- Gator grip handle enhances comfort and resists slipping
- Lanyard acts as a restraint to prevent hand from slipping
- Military grade nylon sheath, mold and mildew resistant
- Blade length 10.5-inches, overall length 16.5-inches and weighs 17.9-ounces
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My sheath came with a tear in it. The whetstone that comes with it is not going to work on the curved back part. The stone is also course so if you want a finer edge its not going to be effective. Here the salt air is highly corrosive. Where ever it was not painted, it developed surface rusts in about an hour. Probably wont be an issue in more normal conditions.
2. This is a modified copy of the Woodman's Pal Classic (about $80 with nylon sheath & stone). The differences are: narrower blade, different hook shape, lighter weight (18 oz vice 23 oz), the handle (the W. Pal uses wood), and the sheath. No way for me to evaluate the steel. The W. Pal comes in: Classic, Compact, Military, and Long Reach/extended variations (plus special editions intended for display). The W. Pal won't fit in the Gerber sheath (too bad since the W. Pal nylon sheath is even more awkward to use). The Long Reach extended W. Pal is 22" at 15 oz.
3. The straight edge is a double bevel while the hook is a single bevel (chisel cut).
4. A round dual grit stone works well.
5. Anti-zombie? Way too short and way too close with no thrusting capability. A short Yari would be better (or even a modified Silky KATANABOY folding saw). Maybe a W. Pal Long Reach Extra with a 19-27" handle (still needs a sharp forward point)? I'd always want to be way beyond arm reach (realizing the weapon of choice would be a suppressed 22 with a laser & light).
6. The best? The W. Pal Extended Reach. Longer & lighter. Assuming cost is not the primary criteria. Watching the video reviews, folks are trying these tools out on wood that is way too big. These are brush & vine tools, not axes.
I used the Gator to cut down chocking vines and brush on my 25 acres of Pennsylvania property, so it got a honest workout.
Pro’s: Well made, good sheath, the hook proves useful at times, strong thick sharp chisel blade.
Con’s: the slight curvature of the cutting blade was mostly a disadvantage to cutting, although sharp it didn’t cut nearly well as a standard machete, the attached sharpening stone is practically useless.
On a scale of 1 to 10 whereas a standard inexpensive machete is a 10 the Gator is at best a 4.
If I hadn’t alternate it by painting the handle blaze orange so it wouldn’t get lost in the high weeds before using it, I would have shipped it back. The awesome looking Gator may look like it would cut down a Redwood but there are much, much better choices.
I happened across a Gerber brush thinning tool at Cabelas and really liked the rubber grip. Doing some reading I found there were a lot of problems with those handles breaking.
This seemed more in line with what I was looking for, and much safer to use. I have used this for a few days and find it very comfy, easy to use and easy to carry.
I had read the reviews on the lanyard being too small, and too quickly decided to put my own on with 550 cord. I then read the instructions (always a last resort), which stated that was to protect you hand from going into the blade, not for attaching to your wrist. I modified the 550 cord to serve the same purpose. You are to loop the lanyard over the handle and then put your hand between the handle and the cord.
No complaints at this point and worth the extra expense to return the K-bar.
Great for going through the woods full of vines and stickers and the occasional downed tree on the path.
I believe it states it can chop through a 2" diameter branch in one whack. I am not sure what type of hardwood I used this on, but it took about 80 hits to get through a 2.5' branch that had felled.
Very pleased with this product and would recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've used Gerber products for years and I love this machete. I do much of my simple yardwork with this particular machete.Published 5 months ago by Eric L.
Bought this to use outside while in the mountain to clear brush. Thing is junk. Its dull and it doesn't cut through brush like a real Machete even after sharpening it really really... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bill Garcia
I didn't think that I would have to spend much time sharpening the machete right out of the package. It wouldn't cut through even very small brush. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Raymond K.
I originally purchased one of these for myself after comparing it to the Woodsman's Pal. The designs seemed very similar, but the price point of the Gerber was much easier to set... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sam