Knife reviews by Ice – Gerber Gator Machete

This is a short review of the Gerber Gator Machete 18″ blade

Comments

GreenJanuary says:

i agree, where can the blade be stored? theres no molly straps on the sheath.

icemanreed says:

Yeah it really is a pain to take on trips. It’s too long to fit in pretty much all backpacks, and if you try to cinch it down on the outside of the pack, the sheath just tacos in since it’s not a solid sheath. Great machete, terrible sheath.

aonix kupm says:

The blade is not brittle at all. its stiff but not brittle. I have one and chop wood with it often and it has never broken, even on hard wood. It also holds an edge very well, even when chopping wood.

icemanreed says:

Yeah I discovered their intent for that feature after filming and posting this review. Thanks for your comment!

icemanreed says:

This machete was not made for hand-to-hand combat. Obviously by the dull point, weight distribution and non aggressive fine edge, this would do terrible in a fight. This was meant for light hacking and sawing

Kelvin Lao says:

Um

ralph rosario says:

Lol u never been in a machete fight u deff don’t want it leaving ur hand lol

icemanreed says:

Yeah I discovered their intent for that feature after filming and posting this review. I have used the machete with the lanyard that way, but it just seems loose so it doesn’t really do much. If you tighten it up, it still poses a risk of it snagging your hand if you ever lose your grip. But then again, it’s there for those who want it. Thanks for your comment!

Wildman Bushcraft and survival says:

get a condor or Ontario military machete

Rhys31 says:

The lanyard is actually not for looping your hand through, but to put it over the handle and sliding your finger into for when you saw. Your hand won’t slip forward and cut your fingers.

MONDAY TACTICAL says:

You must have the mutt machete out of the bunch from the factory because I have one and the saw very good but at the same time very Aggressive

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