Gator Machete Jr w/ Nylon Sheath
Built just as tough as the Gator Machete, the Junior is shorter and more packable. The two-sided blade has both a fine edge for hacking brush and vines and a rough cut saw edge for cutting branches, limbs and small trees. It’s a high-carbon steel shaft with a Gator grip handle. For back-country travel, when every bit of weight is accounted for, the Gator Jr. is the right machete.
- Overall Length: 18.75"
- Blade Length: 10.75"
- Weight: 14.30 oz.
- Head: High Carbon Steel
- Handle: Gator-Grip
- Tactile rubber grip
- Fine edge and saw blade
The weeds kept getting hooked in the saw teeth. I needed to flick the weeds off before every slash. It’s not a big deal when doing small jobs. I don’t care for the saw on this tool.
My suggestions would be to flip the blade over, omit the saw and replace the saw with a cutting edge. It would become a sheep’s foot machete. I would buy that if I ever see one.
I just bought this Gator Jr and am impressed. Came out of the package sharp and first time I used it, cut straight through quarter sized branches of sub-tropical trees. It was like a hot knife through butter, just keep it on 45 degree swing. Very happy and recommend to all
Use it camping all the time best machete ever
Just got this for x-mess and i love it and it is a lil dull
Came very sharp out of the box, i just had to sharpen out some burs and now its crazy sharp. I took it out on an outing and it hacks branches like its nothing. The only beef i have with it is the lanyard and the retention strap, but overall i love this thing it packs really well in a day pack. go check out my review on YouTube, my username is Phillycheesekid
I received this as a Christmas gift. Its a very nice blade. I'm looking forward to using this next time I go out in the woods. I did note that it was a bit dull.
this machete is #2 on my Christmas wish list
Lol, this thing feels so good in your hand, you just wanna slash things with it. Perfect size for camping or backpacking. Affixes well to my heli pack! Good quality stuff, and sheath is really well made IMO.
my only problem was it was dull but if you carry a sharpener with you you be good sharpens very quick
great machete, it does everything it is supposed to, if you know how to use it right
I have a friend that has one and it works just fine.
great knife i love it so much!!!!!!
I took this product out of the package and immediately noticed that the blade was dull. I tried cutting a weed with the stem about half the size of a dime and the thing bounced off. I went and had to get it professionally sharpened. I used it for about 45 mins intermittently and it's dull again. Also, the saw side is horrible as well. If you want to cut down branches with the diameter of a nickel, you may be able to get away with it. Anything bigger and you may as well use your chainsaw. Deeply unhappy about my purchase. This will be my first and last purchase from this company.
Good Price, cuts well, especially the saw but not built for durability thats for sure. Used it twice and the blade is already loose. It just needs a little tightening of the screws but not meant for an avid woodsman; just a few camping trips in the year should do the trick
wish I hadn't wasted the money. Too light to cut through a small garden bush.
Great knife/axe/saw. Blade doesnt come sharp but will a decent grinder you can make it realllly sharp, will cut through anything and has the weight to power through limbs. Carrying case is also very nice and sturdy, would recommend this to everyone
I just bought it from the internet, and I can't wait for it to get here. Really good knife. I strongly recommend you to buy it.
Don't get carried away, as this blade will bend slightly if you whack something absurdly strong with it. Point of Balance is at 0", which makes this machete suitable for throwing (but you'd have to cut off the cord on the 'pommel' or it will wrap around your hand mid-throw) but mainly it is the heft of this blade that gives it the cutting power. Didn't come sharp, though I haven't tried sharpening it yet. The saw is the best thing about it and I would even say you could use that end to greater swinging effect than an unsharpened blade edge on the other side.
In short, it's a machete that hits like an axe. Unique.
i just got it
I purchased it when the grip broke on my full size machete. I will be using it for clearing light brush, and the size is ideal for the job. The weight and balance are good.
The instructions that came with it are a bit confusing. It states to use "the saw blade for branches of 1 inch in diameter or less." I think that should read "1 inch in diameter or MORE."
Docked one star for the packaging. The heat sealed plastic clamshell was bad enough, but the stupid rivet that held the blade in place ranks near the top of the worst packaging designs I have experienced.
Seriously, removing the machete from the packaging was the most dangerous thing I have ever done with a bladed tool.
I got this about, 3-4 months ago, and I love it! I have used it to chop, and saw through lilac. It is awesome! It is great if you do not want a full sized machete. And for those who don't know how much it it, it's $21.
Why can't I get one
I cut some branches off a few trees here in my back yard today, now i have four dents/deformations on the cutting edge. I am not impressed.
i really want to get this gator but wears the price
how much is it?