Gerber is one of the top legendary companies in knife production Industry. Gerber has come up with a new model called Gerber Gator Machete Pro. I cannot define it is a unique design because It holds more than 95% similarities with Woodman’s Pal. Woodman’s Pal was a groundbreaking design of history. when you compare! both there makes no difference between the designs and there is no doubt Gerber Gator Machete Pro design was inspired by woodman’s Pal.
Gator Machete Machete Pro has used high strength corrosion-resistant materials that can increase the lifespan of the knife. Also, this is not just a single purpose knife, it is a multipurpose tool which acts as Knife, axe, machete and a brush cutter.
Even though this article is all about Gerber Gator Machete Pro, I would like to give a few information related to a woodman’s Pal because the difference between these both are just the material selection to build it.
Woodman’s Pal was an iconic design created by Frederick Ehrsam, who was called as the tool master, he was also a professional architect-engineer. He was inspired by the knife drawbacks that failed to fill up the gaps in forests, agriculture and horticulture during the 1940s.
His design just didn’t catch the attention of the forests, agriculture and horticulture but it also got the attention of the US Army which later served in their Aircrew and the land army of US Army force. You can read about the complete history of woodman’s Pal here
Also read: “Best Updated Woodsman Pal Knife Design“
Coming back to Gerber Gator Machete Pro, It is reinvention or remodelling of woodman’s Pal which was the best friend for the outdoor enthusiast.
Even though Gerber Gator Machete Pro has the same design of Woodman’s Pal, it gained popularity from a famous TV series The Walking Dead. they have used this knife all over the series which caught the attention of people.
The Chosen materials for creating Gator Machete have given the best stability and weight for the knife, This also gives the best air balance while holding and swinging the knife with a nice whistle when Swung.
Specification of Gerber Gator Machete Pro
The build quality and the materials chosen gives the added advantage on the durability and capacity of the knife, this is one large knife which is capable of doing multiple things in multiple fields.
The use of high carbon Has increased strength and stability on corrosion resistance and also it can be easily Sharped within few minutes. The major modification of this model is the handle, It is an awesome tactical designed handle which gives the secure feeling during the use of the tool.
The Sheath is one such material made up of military graded nylon, you can keep your knife, safe also it keeps the knife at 90 degrees, which makes it easy for you to remove the blade when needed. It also has an option to attach to the belt hook. Line yard is included to securely Grab the tool when it is wet.
Gator Machete Blade :
|Finish blade||dark coating|
|Blade shape||gut hook|
|Blade height||12.2 cm|
|Blade length||26 cm|
|Blade thickness||3 mm|
The first time viewers would feel this is an uneven designed blade, to be frank, I do agree with you. This is a kind of an uneven knife. You would not come across such designed knife on a daily basis even though it serves multiple things all together, the design seems to be pretty strange. let’s not speak more about the design as we know what it is capable of! let’s not judge the book by its cover.
Gerber company have not specified the type of a blade material that is been used in the Gabbar Gator maturity Pro, whereas they have specified it as superior-high-quality stainless steel. As the name suggests stainless steel, it is high resistance to words the corrosion, that means the maintenance of a knife is easier. It has a sharp edge on one end and the hook attached on the other end of the blade.
The Blade is of 10.5 inches long, with the overall length of 16.5 inches, which comes up to the weight of 29.9 ounces. The Blade is coated with a non-stick material to reduce the friction on the blade during use. It is a dark black coated blade with a Gerber symbol crafted onto it. And the blade is attached to the Gator grip handle.
Gerber Machete Handle:
|Material handle||FRN, rubber|
|Handle length||14.5 cm|
|Handle Design||Tatical Handle design|
The handle is made up of FRN and Rubber. it’s a greater gripped handle giving an added comfortability on handling and control over the use of this tool. It also reduces the risk of the knife slipping out of the hand. The handle is of 3.3 cm and the uneven shape of the blade with the added weight gives a completely different balance
Gerber Gator Machete Pro Sheath:
|Material sheath / pouch||Nylon|
The Sheath is made up of military graded nylon material which holds the knife perfectly onto it. As it is made up of very good material it gives an added lifetime to the Sheath, it also has a strap behind the sheet which helps you to hook on to your belt. This can hold your knife at the 90 degrees giving you the advantage of taking the knife faster and securely.
Design features and the material quality that have increased the stability of this Gerber Gator Machete Pro knife makes it one of the competitors to a Survival series knives. With multiple capabilities and the uneven design, it can make a cut to stand as one of the survival knives in the market.
General Info On Gerber Gator Machete Pro
|Finish blade||dark coating|
|Type of edge||plain edge, recurve|
|Way of sharpening||Western sharpening angle, flat|
|Type of knife||machete|
|Country of origin||China|
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My Conclusion on Gerber Gator Machete Pro
Gerber Gator Machete Pro and Woodman’s Pal is both the same designs, what makes the difference is that the material used between both. Gerber is a well-known name in the Knife industry and the quality of the Knife they produce have been one of the best fit for survival list, That is the reason famous TV host Bear Grylls has chosen Gabbar knives. This can be a very useful knife if you are an outside enthusiast. If you have an extra buck I recommend you to go with Woodman’s Pal (Amazon.com), as it is bit costlier compared to this knife. whereas this can also make a cut for your requirement. why not try one from amazon.com
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