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Gerber Junior Gator Machete

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    Gerber Junior Gator Machete

    The Gerber Junior Gator machete may be compact but it packs a wallop for battling weeds and other invasive plants. See details

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    Item # 808173

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    The Gerber Junior Gator machete may be compact but it packs a wallop for battling weeds and other invasive plants.

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    The Gerber Junior Gator machete may be compact but it packs a wallop for battling weeds and other invasive plants.

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    The Gerber Junior Gator machete may be compact but it packs a wallop for battling weeds and other invasive plants.

    • Sharp, high carbon steel blade/saw and grippy polyamide and rubber handle make brush-clearing jobs a cinch
    • Gerber Junior Gator machete comes with a durable riveted nylon sheath

    This knife can't be shipped to New York.

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    Gerber Junior Gator Machete Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Camping
    11.25 inches
    Polyamide/rubber
    High carbon steel
    14.3 ounces
    Max blade length (in.)
    Handle material
    Blade material
    Weight

    Gerber Junior Gator Machete

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    Gerber Junior Gator Machete is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked well, but didn't last This machete is a great concept. It is a perfect size for backpacking and having a blade & saw in one device saves weight and space. I used the machete on an overnight backpacking trip. It was wonderful about 30 minutes. Then when chopping a 2" diameter branch, the cutting edge of the blade broke off in large pieces. I plan to return to REI...not sure if I will try this product again or search for an alternative.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Go Bag Attachment Its attached to my Go Bag that stays in my Jeep. No matter where I am I can survive with what is in that bag, and you never know what you might need. This attachment comes in really handy.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tool This is a great little machete. It came sharp out of the box and has a good weight to it. The grip on it feels nice and tacky and the included sheath has a loop to strap it to your pack/belt etc. I've used it to strip ~1 inch thick branches off of limbs for firewood and it cut right through them with little effort. The saw part of the blade is a little cumbersome to get the cut started but sheared through wood pretty well once it was.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Tool Good size and weight without being too unwieldy. Not going to carry it into the backcountry but excellent for use around the homestead. Takes an edge and holds it fairly well. Handles moderate chopping tasks (use common sense) without sustaining noticeable damage. Saw actually works great! Absolutely worth the price. Every young man (or young lady) with an interest in cutlery should have one.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprizingly efficient I wanted a tool that would perform jobs in an overlapping set of circumstances, and this was it. This little tool Wowed me from the "Git Go"! Here are my needs. A camping and hiking Knife/saw combo that was light and durable, and up to the job. I also wanted something to help me with the trees and bushes around my place. THe later turned out to be its first job. A fallen tree with an eight inch diameter base and branches in all the dimensions below that. So I went to town on branch and tree removal with only this small tool. WoW! No problem cutting here. Although I have cut 98 inch diameter trees with my TSA approved two inch long buck blade. This puppy helps get the job done quicker. I have a full size, old, stainless steel machete of slightly better steel quality. AND I am very experienced in the use of this tool for land clearing. Honestly, I was not expecting a glowing performance from the lighter, shorter blade. My mind was quickly changed when I followed through on the first several "hacks" I took at some fairly large branches. This is a well balanced item with a comfortable grip, and a handle cord that assists the grip. The sawing feature was extremely helpful in larger diameter branches (3+ inches). In a survival situations combining hacking and sawing actions will give your arm a break. Easy to get to sheath with Velcro strap and a belt loop holder (my preferred way to carry this item. If you ride Horses, the longer Machete may be too unwieldy. If you gotta carry one, this weighs less. Self protection? You bet. Bottom line, GET ONE. Highly recommended tool, for a bunch of uses. (and Chicks dig it ;)
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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