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Gerber Gator Sawback Machete 18" Carbon Steel Blade, Tactile Rubber Grip

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Part Number: GB31000758
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
Retail Price: $29.95
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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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Scott
Lansing, MI
Jan 29, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Has NOBODY NOTICED!
Those who have rated this as excellent for "Sawing" haven't experienced a real saw. Take a look at each individual tooth. Every other one is bent outward in the opposite direction... this is called Kerf. This is good, it creates a wider cut than the actual thickness of the blade. BUT, the saw teeth on this are only sharp on ONE SIDE (side opposite the Logo). This saw blade was stamped out of a blank, and the stamp created "relief" on every tooth and on the same side. So when the teeth were offset to create the Kerf, it leaves every other tooth that will just rub the wood. Having "relief" (typically 15 degrees) on ANY cutting tool is what creates the sharp edge to cut. But having relief on a hand saw is crucial because of the wasted energy of the saw cutting on one side while rubbing on the other. This leads to the second problem... the tip of every tooth should be ground with relief angling down and towards the front, so the saw cuts more when pulling back towards yourself. (Just compare this "saw" to a circular blade or a Saws-All blade, you see the difference immediately)
5 out of 5
Paul
Valley Cottage
Apr 16, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great product
For the price this is really a good machete. Use it upstate on the brush
5 out of 5
John F
Los Angeles
Feb 14, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent tool.
Made fast and easy work of 1" tree limbs that needed cut. It made the chore fun because it was so sharp.
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