Gerber Gator Bolo Machete with Nylon Sheath

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Based on the famous Filipino cutting tool, Gerber's Gator Bolo machete is a real beast of a machete. Its "fat" end works to give you serious forward momentum while swinging the blade so that you can cut heavy vegetation or slice coconuts and melons with ease. You may not have jungle brush to clear in your backyard, but this machete works just as well in less tropical conditions. Made of 1055 carbon steel with a full-tang construction, this machete can withstand heavy impacts with ease, making it perfect for chopping trees or firewood as well. Its ergonomic Gator Grip handle ensures that hot and humid conditions won't slow you down. Includes a nylon sheath featuring a belt loop and d-loop for easy carrying.

Brand: Gerber
Model Number: 31-002076
Catalog Number: 439992
Blade Length 15.44 inches
Blade Material Carbon Steel (1055)
Sheath Material Nylon
Blade Edge Plain
Point Blunt tip
Handle Material Rubber
Total Length 22.48 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included Yes
Knife Type Fixed Blade
Knife Weight 26.5 ounces
Handle Color Black
Machete Type Bolo
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Rich F. from San Jose.CA
April 23, 2014

It was exactly as described.

By Nick G. from Westville NJ
February 17, 2014

Strong steel blade, can be razor sharp, very satisfied with the way it handles and cuts.

By Ryan K. from Barbados
April 13, 2015

This is a well balanced tool with the weight correct for the cutting swing. The one draw back is the metal seems a little soft though it maintains a sharp blade for a long period. Even cutting trees with a relatively hard core causes the cutting blade to bend. Good thing is that it is easily straightened out with a hammer and sharpened again. The handle gives a great grip.

By Matt L. from Vicksburg, MI
January 4, 2014

Well balanced, good weight to blade. I used this to cut through heavy laurel brush on a dead lake in Clare, MI. I did get a blade ding on outer rounded edge when striking a frozen hunk of laurel brush. This I did not expect and was disappointed in. Suggest carry a small but good file to dress edges while in field. The sharpening groove by factory makes field edge dressing a little time consuming.

By Lavvad E. from New York.NY
August 20, 2013

This is the 1st Blade I have ever bought from 1st machete I have ever owned. Its not bad. Blade doesn't bend much. Handle is grippy enough. Love the sheath. Fits nicely. Seems like good quality steel. I'm no expert though. It arrived at my house in NYC 2 days before the delivery date. Nice. Thank You

By Gorden H. from Attleboro. MA
December 17, 2013

Average quality. well designed, easy to handle, but the edge it comes with is poor at best, almost looks serrated. not what you expect from Gerber.

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