Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 29
Rated 2 out of 5 by SafetyDan Soft steel
I have an older gerber machete that has been great. I recently purchased what I thought was an identical gerber machete. However while using the two side by side clearing brush for shooting lanes the brand new machete failed. The edge rolled over and bent while cutting a thorn tree limb approximately 1.5" thick and continued to roll up like play dough. Knife steel should break before it bends. I have ground down the edge of the offending machete and re-sharpened and it seems to be holding up. Maybe the factory sharpening grind annealed the edge?
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorDave Worth the Wait
This machete is exactly what I was looking for. The quality and workmanship is excellent. This machete is military quality and can be used for a variety of purposes. I used it this past weekend on a camping trip and it performed exactly as advertised.
December 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by doraj Garbage
The Gerber Machete is Garbage! Purchased to replace a Machete 10 years old. Used on palmetto bushes and small limbs. After only two days their blade of hardened Chinese steal was everything but. Blade is bent, curled and kinked in several areas. Saw side worked fine
November 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by tuckerdog poor quality
within 15 minutes of first use on privit and small trees the blade was bent. The hardened steel blade was not durable.
August 15, 2011