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Gerber Gator Sawback Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Tactile Rubber Grip (31-000758)

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Part Number: GB31000758
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB31000758: Gator Machete
Gerber

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.
Features
  • Tactile rubber grip
  • Fine edge and saw blade
  • Riveted, nylon sheath included
Specifications
  • Overall Length: 25.7"
  • Blade Length: 18" (15" Fine Edge / 18" Saw Edge)
  • Weight: 18 0z.
  • Head: High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: High Carbon Steel
  • Handle: Gator-Grip

UPC Code: 013658120327

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Tim L.
Point Marion, Pa
Sep 24, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Gerber Gator Sawback Machete #31-000758
Used it the day I got it to take out some very heavy vines(Up to 2" in diameter)...Did an excellent job. The cutting edge was not even affected by them, would say to anyone - get this, it is at a great price. The reason I got this is because some "Cheap" machete that I had bought was not sharp enough to cut through. This one is 'hollow-ground' and is very sharp. I was really surprised at how it held it's edge!
1 out of 5
Chris W
Longview Texas
Aug 26, 2014
Pros: Weight, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Overall Quality
Worthless
I tried to use this thing to clear some brush. Turns out it's not good for that. The sheath is terrible too. Way too big. Waste of money. My Cold Steel gladius machete puts this thing to shame.
5 out of 5
Michael
Virginia
Jul 05, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Materials, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Material, None
5 Years of Abuse
I've owned this machete for about 5 years (Maybe 4 1/2) and have abused the hell out of it. It keeps an edge pretty well for the type of steel that it is. It has a reasonable amount of flex to it, so it's pretty forgiving. I have put the blade in my vise and bent it at about a 45 degree angle, and it just sprang right back to normal. The saw back works surprisingly well for what it is. If you need to cut a big tree down or something then get an actual saw or and axe, but to make the last cut when you're chopping down a small tree it works just fine. Whenever I go back in the woods I take it. If you're thinking about buying it keep in mind that the total length is something like 2 feet, I'm over 6 feet tall and it is still awkward to keep on my hip. I keep mine on my backpack or just carry the sheath in my hand. The grip is held to the blade with 2 bolts, the tang goes about half way through the grip, considering the length of the grip that is still a lot of metal holding it on. The grip is pretty comfortable, but I still recommend wearing gloves to absorb shock if you're going to be cutting trees with it. I actually use paraffin wax (candle wax) as opposed to oil on the blade because when you're cutting bush for a couple of hours I've found that the oil doesn't stay on, the wax does though. I keep the edge at a 20 - 25 degree angle on the straight part of the blade and a 35 degree angle on the curved part. Make sure to keep a file with you.
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