The elevated, first-class reincarnation of the original, this knife offers American-made excellence with premium materials. The S30V steel blade will last generations, an upgraded Gator Grip handle and steel bolsters give ultimate control.
A silent predator that commands respect, an alligator is the ultimate symbol of quiet strength and unrivaled power. A best-seller for 25 years, the iconic Gator line has earned a place in Gerber’s storied history, drawing inspiration from the very animal that it was created to emulate. The Gator Premium Sheath Folder is the elevated, first-class reincarnation of everything that made the original the best in its class. Continuing a tradition of American made excellence, this knife offers unparalleled materials and innovative design for the modern hunter and knife enthusiast alike.
ICONIC GATOR GRIP®
When you are out in the field, conditions can go from dry to wet and back again at a moment’s notice. Your grip needs to stand up to any task you ask of it – enter the rebirth of the Gator Grip®. Offering our most stylized handle yet, the Gator Premium Sheath Folder boasts glass-filled nylon wrapped in a highly rubberized grip that keeps the control in your capable hands. The lightly textured, grooved nylon pommel and handle top lead into high polished steel bolsters to provide a chafe resistant barrier for your bare hands while maintaining a well balanced weight. Advanced technique coupled with a grippy reptilian texture delivers a stunningly reliable and ultimately unsurpassable grip in any situation.
FIRST-CLASS DESIGN ELEMENTS | AMERICAN MADE
Proudly conceived and produced in our Portland, Oregon factory, the Gator Premium Sheath Folder is the benchmark against which all other hunting knives are measured. Perfectly blending together top of the line materials and field-tested design upgrades, this long awaited recreation is well worth the wait Boasting premium CPM-S30V steel in a folding application, the 3.6-inch clip point blade is a steady sidekick when things get messy. The blade itself is secured with a sturdy lock back that stays safely open when you need it, and safely closed when tucked away in your pocket or sheath. Machine polished and semi-mirrored, the blade and bolster offer stylish protection against corrosion as well as an unrivaled aesthetic. Each knife bears a stamped Gerber logo – a subtle reminder of the heritage you hold in your hand.
The steel on this knife is fantastic. It's got a gorgeous shine to it. However, the belly of the blade seems to lose its edge fairly quickly and wasn't as sharp out of the box as I would have liked. When it comes to the handle, the plastic on the top feels very cheap and slippery. Lastly, do not use this knife in wet weather! When the rubber on the handle gets wet, the knife will slip out of your hand very easily.
First day I saw it at my local Cabela's I knew I had to get it. This is such a beautiful knife and an excellent tribute to the long-running "Gator" series. I own both the older 420hc Gator and this new S30v model. It's like night and day. All the little touches they made on this one really shine. I love the jimping, the open hole on the blade, the polished bolster, and the textured gator-skin handle. The other reviewer here who says the sheath sucks doesn't know what he's talking about. It's leather. It's thick and very good quality. Most other manufacturers are moving into nylon sheaths and Gerber got it right with this knife.
I just got this in the mail and it is a great knife. It feels solid, like you can really put it to use, and the gator skin is like nothing ive seen.
Very well done Gerber
i have 3 issues with this knife
1. the sheath is medium quality, could be better quality.
2. the plastic section on the handle sucks, it's too slippery. they should've used the same rubber material instead.
3. being a premium, they should've added a nickel pommel to balance the knife and give it a more premium look