The Gerber Gator machete line is one of the best and most extensive product lines from the famous knives and tools producer. We have reviewed all products on this line including the Gator Bolo machete which is also featured as our overall best machete in 2019 for the Bolo category. But don’t stop here and take a look at the entire Gator lone reviewed in detail.
- 1 Top Features of the Gerber Gator Machetes
- 2 Types Of Machetes In The Line
Top Features of the Gerber Gator Machetes
If you are looking for machetes from a renowned master of knives and tools, then you will certainly love the Gerber Gator machete. Gerber is a knives and tools company that was founded back in 1939, in Portland, Oregon, USA. The products manufactured by this company are highly rated all over the world. They are commonly used by tradesmen, soldiers and hunters. All Gerber products come with a lifetime warranty. This guarantees its customers that the product is of a very high quality and is guaranteed to last its expected lifetime. In this article, we will provide a detailed review about the Gerber Gator machetes.
All the Gerber Gator machetes are beautifully designed. The machetes are very sturdy, well balanced and have an excellent cutting edge retention. At their first glance, the Gerber Gator machetes resemble traditional knives that have been updated for modern utility. The machetes come with a classic shape that has been for generations in the Philippines. The machetes have a long blade that can be used for cutting wood, chopping woody vegetation or clearing brush.
Like other top quality knives and tools in the market, the Gerber Gator Machetes are forged using high quality carbon steel metals for maximum strength, longevity and excellent rust corrosion properties. The blade usually extends to the blade to form a full tang. These machetes also have an ergonomic Gator grip handle that will fit comfortably in your hand, offering you a secure, concrete grip for perfect cutting. The Gerber Gator Machetes also come with a beautifully designed sheath that allows you to store your blade safely. Lastly, the Gerber Gator machetes feature a belt loop and D-ring attachments for carrying on your lash or hipping to a pack.
Due to their unique design, the Gerber Gator machetes serve a dual purpose. The straight edged part can be used for chopping branches and sticks, while the saw back edge can be used for off thick brushes and tall branches.
As mentioned previously, the blade of the Gerber Gator machetes is forged from high quality carbon stainless steel. This ensures the durability and performance of the blade. The blades are usually ultra-sharpened to razor-like edge to allow you to do the toughest cutting tasks. Some blades come with a saw back to add more value to the machete. The serrated saw back is usually very sharp and can play a significant role when it comes to cutting tall grasses and bushes with maximum ease.
Since, the blade are forged from the 1055 high carbon stainless steel, they have an excellent cutting edge retention, which means you do not have to keep sharpening them. Most Gerber Gator machetes have an average length of 25.7 inches with the blade and handle included. They are lightweight so you can easily make your way through the forest with confidence and control.
The blade extends to the handle to form a full tang. This helps to extend the longevity and sturdiness of the machetes. With a full tang, the machetes are not only stronger, but also less likely to snap with extended use. The blade is well-balanced and sharp; thus you can do anything it without worrying about damaging its cutting edge.
The Gerber Gator machetes come with a heavy duty sheath for the safe storage of the blade. The sheath is made of nylon and fits well in it. The nylon quality of the sheath is good as it is made by black 400-denier heavy nylon. The sheath is usually riveted at the peripheral part and its drawing is quite comfortable.
The blade also features a lanyard hole that allows you to hang the machete safely in the garage when it is not in use. The final finishing process gives the blade excellent stain-resistance properties and ensures that the blade is exceptionally sharp.
The handle of the Gerber Gator machetes features is a hollow plastic shell with a molded-on rubber coating. The rubber feels pretty good and provides you a firm comfortable grip. The handle does not become slippery and cannot slip out of hand while you are beating the underbrush and trailblazing. The handle is over molded for extra performance.
Types Of Machetes In The Line
Gerber Gator Machete JR
Just like other Gator machetes, the Gerber Gator Machete JR is built tough and sturdy. The machetes are comparatively shorter and more packable. The blade is forged from high carbon stainless steel for maximum strength, toughness and long lasting sharpness. It comes exquisitely sharp out of the box and retains its cutting edge for long. The blade has excellent rust and corrosion resistance properties, which are due to the high carbon steel and the beautiful black finish of the machete.
The total length of the machete is about 18 inches, small enough to a fit a backpack but also large enough to do an excellent chopping, hacking, cutting or sawing task. The straight edge blade has an overall length of about 10.75 inches while the serrated edge on the other side of the blade has an overall length of 9.5 inches. The serrated edge is has incredibly sharp teeth and can be used for sawing thick brush and grass. The straight edge is also very useful when it comes to hacking brush and cutting vines.
The Gerber Gator Machete JR also comes with an ergonomically designed handle for maximum comfort. The handle is made from high quality rubber from reduced slippage. The handle offers you a firm comfortable grip in any situation. You can easily use your machete in both humid and dry conditions. Regardless of the whether it is raining outside or your hands are sweating, you can certainly count on this small-sized machete to do the magic for you.
Like other Gerber Machetes, this machete comes with a high quality sheath for the safe storage and transportation of the blade. The machete also features two lanyard holes so you can hang it safely in the garage while it is not in use. Overall, the Gerber Gator Machete JR is well balanced and has an elegant design. It is perfect machetes for those who love carrying their machete with them all-time.
Gerber Gator Machete
The Gerber Gator Machete is a perfect option for outdoor enthusiasts who are looking for an awesome tool that can pave way for them when wandering around the jungle. The Gator Machete is specially designed as a multi-tasking tool for your day to day life.
The blade of this beautiful machete is made from high carbon stainless steel for maximum sturdiness, toughness and excellent edge retention. The blade comes exquisitely sharp out of the box and does not require frequent sharpening. The high carbon stainless and the black color finish, gives the blade excellent rust and corrosion resistance properties.
The blade extends to the handle about 1 1/ 2 inches to the handle forming what is known as a half tang. This helps to make the machete stronger and enhances its durability. The overall length of the Gerber Gator machete is 25.7 inches and has an average of 18.oz, making it easy to carry in the jungle or use in your back yard.
The blade has two edges, a 15-inch straight edge and an 18-inch serrated edge. Both edges play a significant role. The serrated edge has incredibly sharp teeth that make it easy for you to saw thick brush and grass. The straight edge is also very useful when it comes to hacking brush and cutting vines.
The Gerber Gator Machete comes with a riveted rubber that is specially designed to provide unwavering comfort and secure grip. You can confidently use the machete in both wet and dry conditions, without worrying about it slipping out of your hands. The machete comes with a nylon sheath for safe storage of the blade. There are also two lanyard holes, one on the handle and the other on the blade to allow you to hang your machete safely when it is not use.
Gerber Gator Brush Machete
If you are looking for a Gator Machete that is specifically designed for clearing brush, debris and limbs, then you will certainly love the Gerber Gator Brush Machete. This machete has an overall blade length of 19.50 inches and weighs only 14.30 oz. It is lightweight so you can easily carry it around with you and clear brush with ease. The 9 inch blade makes the tool ideal for not only brush cutting, but also a variety of other tough tasks. It’s beak shaped to allow you to clear even the tallest brush easily.
The blade of the Gerber Brush machete is forged from high carbon stainless steel for maximum strength and durability. The blade comes sharp out of the box although it is important to sharpen it before use. The high carbon stainless gives this brush machete and excellent edge retention, which means you do not have to keep sharpening the blade before use.
The non-stick coating on the blade helps to reduce friction so you can easily cut through limbs and small trees. The coating also enhances the rust and corrosion resistance of the blade. You will certainly love the scalpel-like sharpness of this brush machete.
The Gerber Brush Machete comes with a long handle with a Gator over-mold finish so it won’t slip out of your hands while in use. The blade extends to the handle to form a full tang for added strength and durability. The handle is designed in such a way that you can use the machete for long without hand fatigue.
The machete also boasts a heavy duty contoured sheath with a polyethylene to protect the blade and the user. The two lanyard holes allow you to hang the machete safely in the garage while it is not in use. Other important accessories that come with the machete include a Velcro retention strap and a five coil zipper for safe storage and transportation of the blade. Overall, the Gerber Gator Brush Thinner Machete is elegantly designed and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Gerber Gator Bolo Machete
The Gerber Gator Bolo Machete is a perfect option when it comes to clearing, cutting and chopping. The machete comes with a classic shape, an incredibly sharp blade and ergonomically designed handle to allow you to accomplish these tasks with ease. The blade is forged with the 1050 high carbon steel for enhanced strength, durability and performance. It can withstand any heavy duty cutting tasks and does not require frequent sharpening. Also, the blade extends to the handle to for a full tang for added strength and durability.
The blade measures 15.5 inches in length making ideal for clearing tall grass and brush. With an overall length of 22.5 inches and weight of 20.8 oz., you can easily carry this machete with you to the jangle. The Gerber Gator Bolo Machete also comes with an ergonomically designed handle that fits comfortably in your hands, providing you a secure, concrete grip for perfect cutting.
The handle is made from high quality rubber making it ideal for use in both dry and humid conditions. The two rivets ensure that the handle is firmly attached to the full tang for enhanced durability and strength.
Overall, the Gerber Bolo Machete is well made. It is designed for tough cutting tasks and features a distinctive bulge near the front for added power in the swing. The Gator Bolo’s weight and shape create a powerful combo for any sort of chopping. You will certainly love working with this tool.
Gerber Gator Machete Pro
The Gerber Gator Machete Pro is a real all-rounder tool. You can use it a machete, a knife, axe or a branch trimmer. Regardless of how dense the vegetation is, with the Gerber Gator Machete Pro, you will certainly get through it in no time. The blade of this uniquely shape is forged from high carbon steel for maximum strength, durability and long lasting sharpness. The blade is thicker compared to other Gator machetes as the Gator Machete Pro is specifically designed to a multi-purpose blade. The black coating on the blade helps to reduce friction and also enhances its corrosion and rust resistance properties. The long blade has a type of hook with a sharpened side which you can use to remove plants and weeds or bark from trees. The straight edge of the machete can be used to cut via thicker branches.
The handle is made from high quality rubber to reduce slippage. It comes with an ergonomic design for maximum comfort. The two rivets ensure that the handle is firmly attached to the full tang of the blade for maximum strength and durability. The sheath of the Gator Machete Pro is made from military grade nylon and comes with its own sharpening stone. If you are looking for a durable multipurpose tool for chopping, clearing and hacking, then the Gator Machete is a perfect option.
Gerber Gator Bush Machete
The Geber Gator Bush Machete comes with a multi-purpose design and an elegantly designed handle. The blade is forged from high carbon steel and comes ultra-sharp out of the box. The black coating on the blade helps to reduce friction between the blade and tree limbs and also enhances its corrosion and rust resistance properties.
The Gerber Bush machete comes with an impressive 17.9 inch long blade whose cutting edge is slightly curved towards the tip. The blade allows you to clear thick vegetation with a single swing. The blade is factory pre-sharpened, although it required fine sharpening before use. It extends to the handle to form a full tang. The full tang is confidently affixed to the handle using two well-spaced rivets. The handle is made from high quality rubber and comes with an ergonomic design for a firm and comfortable grip.
Gerber Gator Kukri Machete
The Gerber Gator Kukri Machete is a uniquely shaped machete that can be used for cutting wood, chopping woody vegetation and clearing brush. The blade of this gorgeous machete is forged with 1050 carbon steel for maximum strength, durability and toughness. The carbon steel is strong enough to withstand heavy duty cutting tasks and does not require to be sharpened frequently. The blade extends to the handle to form a full tang for added strength and durability.
The blade of the Kukri Machete has three core parts: a pointed tip for piercing with accuracy, a wide midsection for chopping with power and ease and a narrow area just above the handle for carving or whittling. The ergonomically designed handle is made from high quality rubber to reduce possible slippage and provide a comfortable firm grip.
Gerber Gator Golok Machete
The Gerber Gator Golok Machete is one of the top-rated machetes on the market today. It comes with a comparatively higher price when compared to other Gator Machetes. The machete has the thickest blade and specifically designed to handle stubborn green wood and tough underbrush. The blade features a tempered design to allow for maximum efficiency and reduce strains and frictions.
The handle is specially designed to reduce fatigue and provide a firm comfortable grip. It is made from a high quality rubber making it ideal for both hot and humid conditions. There is a lanyard hole at the end of the handle so you can hang the machete safely in the garage when it is not in use.
If you like the Gerber products but you feel that the Gator line is not for you, don’t hesitate and check out the other Gerber machete products.