Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

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Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Any feedback on these ? Thanks

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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Buck » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:24 pm

I haven't used one but the design is a basic copy of this widely beloved little gem. http://www.woodmanspal.com/categories/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If it says Bear Grylls name anywhere on the tool or packaging I would not buy it. (Because I'm a prick like that. :D ) I think for the money differnce, I'd buy the original sans sheath and make my own sheath for it.
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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:16 am

I had seen the Woodsman's Pal years ago but never bought one . Kinda forgot about them . Made in USA is nice too .

I didn't see BG's name involved with this one . Just "The Walking Dead" notation .

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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by MasterMaker » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:28 pm

From a marketing vs earnings standpoint, I bet gerber is raking in the $$$ because of the grilled bear association.

But buying something endorsed by a vegan that eats bugs because it makes good television and who's "survival" show revolves around taking as many risks as possible while wasting as much energy as possible......................let's just say that gerber has alienated a large portion of their customer base to make money of the wannabears.
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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:44 pm

MasterMaker wrote:From a marketing vs earnings standpoint, I bet gerber is raking in the $$$ because of the grilled bear association.

But buying something endorsed by a vegan that eats bugs because it makes good television and who's "survival" show revolves around taking as many risks as possible while wasting as much energy as possible......................let's just say that gerber has alienated a large portion of their customer base to make money of the wannabears.
I didn't see his name on this product ...
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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by dbcar » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:38 pm

I'd get the woodsmans pal. The gerber is made in China. Thats a huge no for me.

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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by DaleGribble » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:52 pm

Already been said that its Chinese but the grip on these are Mindanao awkward as well. Seem dubious as far as reliability and uncomfortable to say the least.

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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Verity » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:02 am

the gerber isnt as well made as the woodsmans pal. i believe there is a youtube video floating around somewhere comparing the two.
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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:43 pm

I'm leaning hard towards the "Pal" . Contacted them by email to see about possible dealer pricing but no response so far (week) .
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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Sheriff McClelland » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:10 pm

I handled the Gerber ,,, bought the Woodsman's Pal "Military Premium M284" . No comparison . This is a serious tool !

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Re: Gerber Gator Machete Pro ?

Post by Storm Crow » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:38 pm

Without holding either one in hand, just going by pictures, good choice! :D
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