Gator Fixed - Drop Point, Fine Edge
Maybe you're gonna take it hunting with you. Maybe you're just out living your life in a world where things need to be cut. Whatever you're up to, keep your Gator Fixed blade knife handy. Its famous for its patented Gator Grip handles, which has no peer when it comes to all-out grip.
The inner core of the handle is glass-filled nylon. Then we chemically bonded it to the outer surface, which is molded Santoprene rubber...creating a soft, tactile grip over a very strong structure. All these years later, and no ones topped it.
- Overall Length: 8.86"
- Blade Length: 4.02"
- Weight: 6.6 oz.
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Material: 420HC Stainless Steel
- Blade Type: Fine
- Handle Material Glass-filled nylon with Gator Grip overmold
- Sheath Material: Ballistic nylon with molded plastic insert
- Tactile textured handle
- Shallow drop point blade
- Lanyard hole
an awesome knife!! have had mine for 2 years hasn't failed me yet
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line and the most rational answer to most questions is often the simplest. This knife places all extravagance aside and completes the job. Many commentators express a want for a longer blade but do not consider the consequences or rationalize the need. With a full, truly ergonomic handle and shorter heavier blade this knife provides ample leverage with incredible edge retention. If your priority is looking tough or cool, buy something else. If you want a tool on your hip that answers questions, buy a Gerber fixed Drop Point.
I agree with other reviews- it is a great blade, the handle is very comfortable, but I also with the blade was more like 5.5 inches instead of 4"
I think you should provide one more Gator like this excellent one, but with only slightly longer blade. 5,5" with flat ground would be marvelous.
I've used the Gator models enough to know they fit well in the hand perfectly. I used a folding gut hook model last year on a couple critters and it held it's edge as good as the rest. I would like to see these offered with an optional leather sheath. All my Gerbers (And I own alot!) come with a nylon sheath and they all wear way too fast for me.
Ive had this knife for around 4 years and all around its great. if you have small hands i can see how the handle might be big. Ive cleaned a lot of big game with this and it can do anything, moose fur seems to be its only weakness, but thats pretty much any knifes weakness. great for anything else, perfect size.
i have had this knife for about 4 years using it for hunting and camping cuts right throw bone, thick branches, keeps its edge very well, has never rusted and its been throw some very wet conditions and the grip has not even worn down a hole lot neither, so in other words its been throw its passes for sure. love this knife and will come back for more gerber knifes
when i purchased this knife it was wicked sharp. after a month of making traps and cutting twine, gutting small game and batoning with this blade it held up!. I can still shave with it. handle is kinda big and bulky but comfortable. gets slick when bloody but overall good knife
the only word that comes to mind when i describe this knife is awesome
great job Gerber
P.S this knife is full tang just to clarify things
Great camp knife. Love the handle (excellent grip) but I wish it was full tang. Perfect size but I find the blade dulls too quickly if I use it to clean large game. Something with better edge retention would be worth the extra cost but still great valu
The gator is better than any knife i have every used! From hiking to camping to survival it does it all!
Gerber you really out did your self
The only suggestion I would make is the blade should be full tang
All in all the Gator makes for an excellent bushcraft, hunting, hiking or camping knife. What it lacks in pure Mora-esque cutting performance it makes up for with a more robust blade and in my opinion, a better sheath. I also happen to be a fan of Gerber's matte blade finishes, as they work especially well with food prep and keep maintenance down to a minimum.