Gator Brush Thinner
The dramatically shaped carbon steel blade is set in a sturdy, newly redesigned, easier to grip handle with gator over-mold. It's perfect for clearing out brush and limbs from tree stands and stream settings. A non-stick coating on the blade reduces friction. The contoured sheath contains a polyethylene board to protect the user and the blade, a five coil zipper and Velcro retention strap.
- Overall Length: 19.50"
- Blade Length: 9.00"
- Weight: 14.30 oz.
- Head: High Carbon Steel
- Handle: Gator-Grip
- Shaped carbon steel blade
- Handle with gator over-mold
- Contoured sheath
I got this machete a few years ago and it has been the best thing I've ever had. It is very good for vines and briars. I cut down a three inch tree in about 3 minutes! If you aren't sure you want this machete, than take my word for it. Get this machete. You won't regret it.
I'll use this over a machete any day. It's a great tool. The sheath is the only problem I have had with it. The sharp blade at the hook has cut through the plastic guard and the threads. The zipper has worked well for me. I've had mine for about six years, so the product has probably improved since then. I highly recommend the Gator Brush Thinner to anyone that spends time in the weeds/woods.
Purchased the Brush Thinner to help keep my shooting lanes open and trim trees around home. This thing is wonderful, not to heavy you can carry it all day, up and down hills/mountains without loosing all energy, but when you swing it against a branch or limb its like a hot knife through butter, even works great to make kindling for campfire. If mine ever breaks or more likely wears out, I won't hesitate to buy another. Every hunter, outdoorsman needs this tool.
I especially love that if you have to you can get a real nice baseball bat style swing with it. Things I dislike are the zipper on the sheath...recently my zipper split and will not form the seal open or closed. I also wish it was full tang just so you could get carried away with it more on your swing!
This beast is pretty awesome, my only issue with it has been the sheath. The zipper was fine for a while but now the zipper won't stay zipped.
I, on many occasions, need to cut my way through corn fields and thickets and this thing works wonders! I had had no problems with damage of failure of integrity. I recommend this to anyone who has a need for cutting through anything! Plus it looks pretty badass...
This thing needs to be in the Apocalypse Kit. Feels great in your hand, Gator-ish grip. Holding this makes you wanna swing it!
Zipper sheath is kind of a bad idea, my zipper eventually doesn't zip closed. Sheath should be a snap lock like the Parang or a velcro like the the Machete Pro...or a combo of the two.
doesnt have a full tang. have broken every one we purchased - do not buy!
This thing saved my life after a boar found it's way in our trench while hunting.
This thing is a work horse! I have two and use them daily. I can cut down a small three with it quicker than I can get my chain saw running.
This brush clearing tool is awesome. My brothers and I just got them for christmas from my dad who has had one for over 5 years. After whackin a few limbs for the fire tonight I know its gonna get used a bunch! Thanks Gerber for making such GREAT products!!!
Love this thing! heavy duty, I painted mine white because I kept loosing it in the woods. any friend that has used it Loves it!
The new version is a piece of crap. The blade tang does not run the full length of the handle, so the first time you hit something, the rubber&plastic handle breaks in the middle. Happened to 6 of these tools within a week of purchase. Gerber should bring back the older version of this tool with the hollow plastic handle. Never had any trouble with that one
I do NOT have this, but I do have the Fiskar version. Blades look identical. The setup is great and the blade is easy to sharpen. Wacks through small tree's and thickets easily. I like the looks of the handle on the Gerber.