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Gerber Gator - Folding - Clip Point Serrated Edge Knife
Gerber Gator - Folding - Clip Point Serrated Edge Knife

Gator - Clip Point, Serrated

Folding Knife

Item: # 46079

With an iconic design, the Gator series has become synonymous with craftsmanship and field-tested durability. A portable folding application partners with the patented Gator Grip handle to offer unsurpassed comfort and ease of use.


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    • Blade Steel: 420HC Stainless Steel
    • Blade Length: 3.76"
    • Overall Length: 8.58"
    • Closed Length: 4.96"
    • Weight: 5.4 oz
    • Blade Style: Clip Point, Serrated
    • Lock Mechanism: Lock back
    • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon w/ Gator Grip overmold
    • Sheath Material: Ballistic Nylon
    • Gator Grip handle texture provides maximum grip for any situation, wet or dry
    • Safety-focused design features a lock-back mechanism that keeps the blade securely in place while in use
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Made in USA
    • NSN: 5110-01-369-9340
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When Gerber debuted their line of Gator folding knives in 1991, they were voted "Most Innovative Knife of the Year" at the Blade Show. The handle is made of glass-filled nylon and it’s covered with a rubberized alligator skin texture for a tacky, comfortable grip. The lock-back clip point blade has a serrated edge and is forged from 420HC stainless steel. Sheathed in a heavy-duty nylon case, the Gator is still one of Gerber’s most popular folders.

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  • 5 5
  • |JUN 24, 2019
  • |BY: , Fantastic Handle Design!!!

The blade holds a razor sharp edge and its a very durable knife. The rubber handle with an alligator skin desing is my favorite part because its not only feels amazing but its just the right length to fit into your hand. Love this knife!

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 8, 2019
  • |BY: , Never a snowflake

Love this knife. Quality craftsmanship. Multa buona! bel pezzo!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 21, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

The best knife on the market. I have had my Gator for over 20 years now I highly recommend this knife. Keeps an edge like a razor. Thanks Gerber

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 15, 2018
  • |BY: , Roofer

Very sturdy and worth the price!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 2, 2018
  • |BY: , Captain

I love my Gator Grip II knife!! I've had it since around 2002 or so and still kicking after years in the oil field Marine industry. Great knife!!

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 4, 2018
  • |BY: , Booey

Great knife, stays sharp. It is very functional.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 14, 2018
  • |BY: , Your Title

Bought one one of these 2 years ago for 15$ second hand I used it as a work knife and it never let me down great knife

  • 4 5
  • |APR 7, 2018
  • |BY: , Outdoorsman / Backpacker

I too purchased a Gator in the 1990's as I backpacked weekends and with many trips used the knife frequently carrying it on my pack. Now, I carry it when I travel and out on the ATV. Great quality, the serrated edge has been extremely useful and like others before have mentioned, the blade keeps its edge. Quality stuff, going to purchase a second one and another for my son.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 2, 2018
  • |BY: , Outlander

Got my gator in 1991. Used it as an every day carry everywhere I went. When I went out to California because my brother was murdered out there. The local county sheriff warned me no guns so the gator was all I had. It seemed to get respect when needed. I was working in a house one day and a guy tripped some breakers and the circuit box started smoking. Main breaker box was locked. Gator to rescue. I cut several wires and stopped the electrical short. Gator only had a slight burn mark. Last week I was helping a guy resecure his tarps out on the highway. Needless to say I lost the knife. Just bought another one through the military exchange system. If you trust a knife with your life get a gator. Take care of it and it will take care of you.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 15, 2018
  • |BY: , A Booey

Have used this knife since the 90s for deer hunting and for general use. It is a great tool at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 9, 2017
  • |BY: , Ray

Bought this knife at referral of friend, in the 90s, for deer hunting. Have used it many times and is my daily carry. It is functional and indestructible.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 2, 2016
  • |BY: , Your Title

I was given this knife by my father right before I shipped out for sea in the merchant marine for a year and have continued to carry it and use it throughout my last 5 years in the military. It is the most reliable and best all around knife I have ever had.

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 1, 2015
  • |BY: , Avid Hunter

I own several knives. This is the only one I carry on me at all times. I've found nothing better.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 20, 2015
  • |BY: , Your Title

Hands downs my favorite knife. Hiked, Dived, camped, and used in my daily life for 20 years. Keep in in car just in case. Put it in my kids cars along with a flashlight and some water. Great all around tool.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 18, 2015
  • |BY: , Hunter

I have had this knife since the early 90's, it has served me well for day to day use and regular hunting trips. I have a large collection of knives, and this is still my favorite.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 30, 2015
  • |BY: , Retired Flight Test

I've had this knife at least 20 years and still keep it razor sharp and nice. This was my third Gerber. First was a Gerber Mark 1 Combat knife got as Naval Special Warfare Group SEAL Support. Vietnam 68/69. Second was the Divers Knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 8, 2015
  • |BY: , Technician

I have had this knife since it was given to me in the early 2000's. It is a great knife I use it all the time. Whether at work or outdoors. Grip is great the blade is strong and sharp, very reliable. Highly recommend!

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 27, 2015
  • |BY: , Incredible blade

I was given this knife as a gift for a birthday when I was a kid, and the amount of beating that knife went through was insane. Highly recommended buy, very trustworthy, and very sturdy.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2015
  • |BY: , Veteran & Outdoorsman

I've had my Gerber Gator for over 20 years and it's still in great condition. I'm now purchasing one for my son. The grip is sturdy even for large hands and the blade is very robust. You cannot go wrong with this knife!

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 18, 2015
  • |BY: , Amazing!

Just got this knife while stationed here in Riyadh, and yet an amazing quality Gerber! The handle fits comfortably in your palm and it's got an amazing blade. Fantastic Product!

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 5, 2015
  • |BY: , ol' faithful

17 years ago I was given this knife by a very close friend of the family. this holds an edge like no other, it took me almost 15 years to find another knife that holds an edge like this one. this one I never let any one but people I trust to use it. if u need a knife for any reason, this one can do it all! comfortable in hand, and light for it's size. if u are looking for a boy scout to a military personal, you wont be disappointed. this knife I am taking with me to the after life, and I do mean I want and will have it berried with me.

  • 4 5
  • |JAN 1, 2015
  • |BY: , Collector

Now THIS knife is my all time favorite for it's grip and "beefiness". I've had this since it's introduction and it's STILL going strong!

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 23, 2014
  • |BY: , Your titel

I love this knife as a combat knife when
I was deployed in in 2012

  • 4 5
  • |AUG 19, 2014
  • |BY: , Veteran

I bought this one prior to my Somalia deployment. Still have it. Great piece only improvement would have been carbon.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 26, 2014
  • |BY: , Offshore Engineer

Have one of these about 16 years, fantastic little knife. Still always carry it with me whenever outdoors, hunting or fishing. Has also traveled with me to 30+ different countries as a general utility knife at work.

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 17, 2014
  • |BY: , Your Title

fantastic knife, i've owned the same one for 30 years and have brought it hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or any other outdoor adventure and it has never let me down.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 18, 2014
  • |BY: , EMS

The best knife I ever owned, period. Got my first Gator in '97 and carried it religiously for 10 years. Very rugged, I used it for small and large uses and the knife took everything I could throw at it... Held it's edge very well, always comfortable in-hand, never slipped like the plastic handle garbage. I lost my first one and it was quickly replaced with another.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 24, 2014
  • |BY: , Buy This Knife

No other knife can compare to the Gerber Gator. It was awarded "Most Innovated Knife of the Year" for a reason. I can always count on this knife for any challenge it gives me, the grip is what made it so innovative. Also the strong blade. This will be the best knife you can get your hand on, so get it...

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 13, 2013
  • |BY: , The most amazing knife ever

My dad has this knife for almost 20 years now and it cuts just like a new one, this knife has an amazing grip and a spotless blade, thanks Gerber for such good product.

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 14, 2013
  • |BY: , Perfect

I have 2 of these.... I have had them both for about 15 years. They are awesome knives that I have use to cut everything from wire to wood to drywall. Even a steak someone overcooked. Never had a single issue with the blades on my gerber knives. As a fellow Oregonian I am happy to purchase Gerber knives. I recommend them to everyone.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 20, 2013
  • |BY: , Mr

I was 'stuck' by this exact knife, and I have to say it did it's job. Immobilized me instantly. Wounds were treatable barely, had a good doc. I own one now, and I love it! It's a great knife! The straight edge give you the precision you need, while the serrated gives you the 'cut through anything' force you need sometimes. Love it.

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 22, 2013
  • |BY: , broceefous maximus

i purchased this model in al asad and carried it for two deployment into the sand box. i imensely enjoyed its performance and how easy it was to snap open with a flick of the wrist. it now belongs to a younger cousin who uses it a lot while hunting. i replaced it with the guthook combo in GTMO. cleaned a lot of fish and preped a lot of grill meat. fantastic

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 10, 2013
  • |BY: , Your Title

I have found this knife (Gerber 650) on the field during an exercise about thirtheen years ago. And it's now a part of me during operations and exercises. Also my MP600

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 13, 2013
  • |BY: , Amazing

The version of the gator I have is as old as I am. I got it from a friend that didn't like it, and guess what I asked him... But anyway great choice on the 420hc stainless. I've used mine countless times and I've only had to sharpen it twice. Great knife overall and will last me my whole life

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 25, 2013
  • |BY: , Finder!

I found this knife in a park yesterday. Someone stole my Paraframe II a few years back so I'm happy to have a new Gerber. This one is even better and I love it already. It got it's first day of use this morning at work and it cut with ease. And I absolutely love the grip. There's no knife on earth that's as comfortable, grippy & lightweight as this one. Thanks Gerber and thank you karma!

  • 5 5
  • |APR 10, 2013
  • |BY: , outdoorsman

I've had this knife for almost 20 years now, I've put it through just about everything. From cutting fire wood, to dressing small game and fish. Its been gunked up with fish guts and sand, and left to rot, and the action is still smooth as the day I bought it. The rubber grip is still tacky, and not dry rotted, and not warn away. The stainless holds an edge better than other stainless. My only complaint is that the curved end of the handle begins to hurt my hand after extended use. Besides that, it'll last for ever. I've trusted Gerber ever since this knife.

  • 5 5
  • |APR 3, 2013
  • |BY: , Just a guy

About the best folder I own. No folder I have used has a better handle. You always have a sure grip on this. In the yard, "go bag", trail, general use it's just an absolutely incredible tool. It's not a pretty looking tool but it always gets the job done.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 31, 2013
  • |BY: , Registerd Flight Nurse

Mine was given to me in 1992-1993 by a Moutain Ranger friend while in the Army. This is by far the best knife I've owned as no others compare to the handle, blade and useful size. It's one of the few knifes I own that is made in the USA.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 31, 2013
  • |BY: , Registerd Flight Nurse

Mine was given to me in 1992-1993 by a Moutain Ranger friend while in the Army. This is by far the best knife I've owned as no others compare to the handle, blade and useful size. It's one of the few knifes I own that is made in the USA.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2013
  • |BY: , Bought mine 19 years ago

Bought it at Academy in Houston, and it's been rock solid since. Camping, fishing, home repair, you name it, my favorite knife. Years of solid use, blade still intact with no dings. Keeps a great edge.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 2, 2013
  • |BY: , Had one in high school

I got one given to me in high school by a friend I went to school with carried it the rest of the time I was in school . Then I ended up giving it to my neighbor and he carried it five or six years then got something else and just put the knife away in a drawer he liked the fact that it held a razor edge and stayed very sharp for a long time and the fact it was light weight to carry as a every day knife.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 30, 2013
  • |BY: , I love this knife!

I was given this knife, and it quickly became my favorite knife! I love the way the handle feels in my hand, and I can sharpen it easily. Very solid design!

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 11, 2013
  • |BY: , Body Shop Manager

I think the gator is best of all this form of knife's. I own a gator 650 and can not find it on your web site..

ANY info would be appreciated

  • 3 5
  • |JAN 11, 2013
  • |BY: , Poor Metal

I LOVE this knife, but after only two months of owning it, it developed rust spots. It could be a fluke, because my dad has had the non- serrated model since the late 80's and it still looks like he got it yesterday, but mine isn't doing as well.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 1, 2013
  • |BY: , One of the greatest knives ever made!

I love the Gerber Gator. I have the half-serrated combo-edge model and it is superb, excellent, and great in every way. I use it for everyday chores and it holds up well, and it can be used for everything from processing wild game meats and fish to cutting string, opening mail, and trimming fingernails with ease. PLEASE, keep this item in stock, Gerber Knives. THANK YOU!

  • 5 5
  • |DEC 12, 2012
  • |BY: , hunter

I have had a Gator since the late 90's. Phenomenal knife! Although my model does not have the serrated blade like this one, I use mine for everything from chopping veggies at camp to skinning bear to field dressing & quartering a moose. In fact I just field dressed and quartered a moose without needing to re-sharpen it once and it maintained it's edge like you wouldn't believe. I measure the quality of a knife by how it maintains an edge and this is the top of the line if you ask me!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 27, 2012
  • |BY: , As good as it gets!!!

I have had mine for over a decade! I use it as my everyday carry work in the aircraft home for projects...even in the woods for hunting and fishing. I fell in love with it when I first held it and still love it as much today! Best money I ever spent!

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 19, 2012
  • |BY: , #1 best knife

This is the best knife I've owned to date (used ~10 years) & I bought a back up when it was on sale (I'm 55). Sticks to your hand in the worst slippery conditions, stays sharp, tip hasn't deformed cutting broad heads out of wood, very sharp point for removing slivers & thorns & serrated edge is great for clearing shooting lanes. I rate this as close to perfection for a general purpose hunting, fishing & backwoods knife. The newer sheath seems a bit stiffer & thicker which is also great & has never accidentally opened.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 7, 2012
  • |BY: , die hard fan

I bought my knife in 1992. It has traveled with me all over the world. I took it with me on all my Army travels and other over seas work travels. I love and never leave my knife at home. I would love to find a new sheath to protect it and keep it with me.

  • 5 5
  • |OCT 6, 2012
  • |BY: , Love it!

I have had my Gator for quite a few years. I never leave home with out it when I go camping. Great knife!

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 28, 2012
  • |BY: , Excellent knife.

I bought this knife for while I was in Afghanistan, and was amazed by its quality. Damn good knife. I arced it on a 24vdc terminal working on a generator, and it melted a small divet into the blade, which would have happened to any blade, and does not detract from the quality of the knife itself. I still use it to this day.

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 25, 2012
  • |BY: , best knife ever

my father has owned this knife for as long as i can remember and he loved it and recently he gave it to me and i love it. it is by far my favorite knife in my collection i will be getting a new one soon

  • 5 5
  • |SEP 4, 2012
  • |BY: , One Bad Dude

i bought this knife in 1993 and it has yet to let me down. I also have the Mark II that I have had since 1994.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 22, 2012
  • |BY: , hardcore american

i got this knife from my dad. love the rubber grip and razor sharp blade. the velcro on the sheath seems to be wearing down though. other than that, no complaints from me

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 14, 2012
  • |BY: , Third generation Gerber customer

I keep this in my emergency kit in my car. I know I can count on it when I need it. The handle is very comfortable and I love the material. I know that I can have a sure grip.

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 10, 2012
  • |BY: , truck driver

i bought my first gator 10 years ago it was an awsome knife but after all these years it was finaly time to buy a gator serrated i love these knives !

  • 5 5
  • |AUG 7, 2012
  • |BY: , Ex paratrooper

This was my favorite knife I could jump with. I was looking for a fixed blade knife I could jump with and wanted the Gater handle with a metal or hard plastic sheath so this was my choice as for it did not exist at the time. It lasted me 4 years. Then it was stolen now I have the Second version of this with the cutting hook with it!

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 31, 2012
  • |BY: , Your Title

Had one for years and lost it during a move. I immediately replaced it with the same model. Great knife!

  • 5 5
  • |JUL 18, 2012
  • |BY: , hunter

I like the rubarized grip for wet weather. I also like how sharp the knife is and the edge it holds. I highly recomend this knife!

  • 5 5
  • |JUN 21, 2012
  • |BY: , Superb!

I highly recommend this knife for anyone who either camps or uses a knife for working purposes. very reliable, fits in your hand very comfortably even with work gloves on. Also I have had mine for 7 years and have only had to sharpen it twice. great workmanship and quality.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 12, 2012
  • |BY: , Vinny

The overall design is very practical for most applications. The rubberized handle allows for a secure and comfortable grip. The blade is very sharp right from the factory. No problems cutting through a seat belt. The carrying pouch with both vertical loops and a horizontal loop allow options for securing. I keep the included cleaning hook in a separate pouch on my vest just in case I can't get to my gator and need to cut a seat belt or some cord. I had one of these in the 90's and bought another. They were great then and they are just as good now. To sum it up, this knife is practical and efficient.

  • 5 5
  • |MAY 6, 2012
  • |BY: , amazing

Got my gerber 3 years ago and still using it every day

  • 5 5
  • |APR 10, 2012
  • |BY: , Great knife

Had this for a while, love it, can't live without it.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 31, 2012
  • |BY: , Awsome

Had it for years and it still good as new, great buy for a great price:)

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 26, 2012
  • |BY: , Sgt

I was issued my Gerber Knife in 2005 by the U.S. Army, it is the last knife I will ever own. Since 2005 I have stock piled 3 more model # 06069. I hope Gerber realizes how awesome this knife really is, Good Job Gerber!!

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 18, 2012
  • |BY: , Great Knife.

I've had my Gator since 1998. Still my favorite all around camp / hunting knife.

  • 5 5
  • |MAR 17, 2012
  • |BY: , Enthusiast

I've had my Gator since 1994. Still in excellent condition! One of the best blades I've ever owned!!!

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 20, 2012
  • |BY: , Gator User

I've had my Gator Serrated since 1998. 14 years and still holds an edge like new.

  • 5 5
  • |FEB 17, 2012
  • |BY: , Ordinary guy

Great folder. In saw it in the hardware store and had to have it. Now it's my every day carry. A bit big for that, but not too big. Perfect handle, perfect amount of steel.

  • 5 5
  • |JAN 12, 2012
  • |BY: , Trick

best knife i have ever owned!! period got one in military someone stole it thank god i got another one, the grip is ergonomically the most comfortable hold. it also is extremely sturdy i beat the crap out of my first one i mean used it as a hammer used it as prying bar used it as screw driver and it never broke was so upset when it got jacked.. i think it is very versatile as well. highly highly suggest this knife

  • 5 5
  • |NOV 18, 2011
  • |BY: , Army EN

I bought this knife four years ago. Whether it's a hiking through New Zealand, running around Afghanistan or a field training exercise this knife has always been on my hip and always dependable. Best knife I own.

  • 4 5
  • |NOV 6, 2011
  • |BY: , Royal Marines Commando

A great knife. I bought this knife back in 1999 and have always considered it to be one of the best knives I own, as sterdy as the day i bought it, used regularly, it is light, strong and will grip when wet and dirty. It is always on my belt. Recomended.