Gerber Gator Machete
Just don't buy it... piece of junk
I bought this machete to keep in my Jeep for use on the trail. I pulled it out to clear some vines off a fence I was removing in my back yard. Needless to say this Gerber Machete is complete junk! Blade is bent, curled and kinked in several areas, as well as parts of the blade are just gone. It looks like I smashed it against a rock... but in fact it was just soft green vines and small (1' or so) limbs. The saw probably works fine.
The last machete I had I purchased as a 15yo kid was from a flea market and it lasted until I lost it sometime in my late 20's... and that was used when I bought it.
This piece of junk lasted 2 hours.
May 22, 2014
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
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
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