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Gerber 31-000758 Gator Machete with Sheath
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2012
Seems very well built and comfortable in your hand, blade is sharp and will take a chunk out of anything you hit with it. I would not trust the saw as your primary saw, after a few fairly thin cuts, it seems dull already, but as a back up saw it works. For the price you cant go wrong, needed a sharpening out of the box, but sturdy in use and when you're done with it, it has no real dings or dents in the blade. For the price it cannot be beat.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2013
I bought this product a few weeks ago, I am fairly impressed with the purchase. Nice grip, it looks deceiving in the thumbnail but it's actually pretty good. The sheath is durable as well. The blade itself is strong it came not that sharp, but it is a machete and doesn't require to be sharpened, I cut about 2 inch thick logs in a few swings. So it is well made, the saw on the blade is half decent, it will get the job done but you will have to put effort into it.

I think the only improvements that can be made is a grip that wraps around my hand, so i don't have to worry about something whipping my fingers, and a better saw for cutting thicker wood.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This machete is strong, well made and a steal at 24 bucks! The only thing wrong with it is that it is not full tang, if it were I would have given 5 instead of 4/5 and would have gladly paid more to have it that way!

It stood up well on a trail maintenance day and the saw is quite useful, sharp as well. The edge on the machete had to be sharpened but that is not the end of the world especially for the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2013
Liked the machete, came in handy at the camp and it was a lot cheaper than what was being sold in the stores for a lesser quality.
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on May 3, 2014
Ok so let me start off by saying i have yet to actually take this thing out into the wilderness. that being said gerber offers a lifetime warranty on the blade so for all you people complaining perhaps you should contact them. The handle is super comfortable and grippy. also the saw back on it seems like it would hack up a branch in no time also the sheath is well constructed and durable. The only thing that would make this any better is if the hardware clamping the handle down came tighter, so just give that a crank down before you go out. For the price its a great deal.
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on March 29, 2015
Haven't tested it on any brush yet.

However, the machete seems right.

Pros:
- Safety lanyard that when used properly prevents your hand riding up the blade due to a mistake;
- Blade seems solid and sufficiently sharp for light bushes and plants that machetes are designed for;
- Sheath included, seems sufficient for storage;
- Good value;
- No sawtooth on the cutting edge of the blade (thank God);

Cons:
- Nil for now, we'll see when it gets tested on the path.
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on August 18, 2014
Love it but it's not as sharp as I thought it would be. I understand its meant for hacking but I still would like the ability to cut through finer materials other than brush. Anyways, I would buy it again cause it seems very solid and does the job. No real complaints here. Just remember what the purpose of a machete is.. To cut through brush, branches and thicket. As long as you keep that in mind you will be very happy with it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
I gave it 4 stars, I've used it a fair bit and really like handle, with lanyard and the sheath is very good. The issue with the sheath is that the machete doesn't always go in easily - but that is an easier one to live with. The mahcete also needed sharpening, but that can be understood with shipping a very sharp instrument!!

I have not had the breakage concerns of others posts, and have been using this to de-bark firewood and remove small branches from pine, tamarack and birch trees - no issues. The one thing that would give this machete a 5-star rating would be a d-handle that would protect your hands while using it. Other than that, a very good product at a decent price.
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on February 9, 2015
As others have mentioned previously, the blade is indeed tough. And it does have both a knife side and a saw side.
I found the blade to be sharp, but not overly which could be a bad thing over time.
The saw is VERY handy. I used it for the ginormous weeds in my backyard. Not bad for a garden tool. Sheath is a great touch to keep it protected from elements.
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on July 3, 2014
Seems a decent blade for the price. Comfortable to hold and weighted fairly well. Mine was quite sharp out of the box; not razor sharp, but definitely sharp enough to slice through 1/2" broom stalks and salmonberry bushes. Maybe I'm gripping it oddly, but after some use it began rubbing the base of my palm and eventually caused blisters.
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