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Gerber Gator Folders

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Gerber Gator Folders
on: March 30, 2008, 10:39:08 PM
 A friend recently gave me a Gerber Gator folding knife (I don't know if the manufacture has changed, but it's American made). Have any of you any experience with these? I just wondered how robust these knives are. Thanks for your observations.

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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 10:41:31 PM
What size one was it mate, if it's the bigger one, then the quick answer is bloody tough :)
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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:20:39 AM
Sorry about that, MD. I forgot that there were different sized Gators. It's the large model  with a very wide blade and rubberized handle. I haven't measured it, but the blade's probably 3 to 4 inches. It's a large folding knife. I just haven't had any experience with Gerber knives, just my Legend and to be honest, I'm not crazy about that tool.

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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 12:45:34 AM
I have three Gerber Gators. One is a straight edge gut hook fixed blade, another is a combo edge folder, and the final one is a folder with OHO and a guthook.. They are pretty decent knives!
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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 05:25:04 AM
I've always had good luck with Gerber's knives. I can't say the same about their multi-tools though.  ;)
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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 06:47:10 AM
if it's drop point you just scored, because it's made of 154cm, but otherwise just 420hc.


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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 08:51:57 AM
if it's drop point you just scored, because it's made of 154cm, but otherwise just 420hc.
My old one was 440c.
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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 07:49:26 PM
How old is it? Probably it's before gerber cheaped out and made everything in 420. Come to think of it, it's not even 420HC, just regular 420.


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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 07:58:19 PM
Thinking about it, I think I got mine when I was about 18 - 19, and I got an EZ out too ::), so 12 - 13 years ago :o
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Re: Gerber Gator Folders
Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 02:16:08 AM
Mine's not the newest model-at least I think it's not, I need to check. It's got a clip point blade, non-serrated and the blade is a dullish bronze-green patina. I'm not crazy for folders, but the fellow was thinking of me and the knife is very comfortable to hold. I understand the knife is a glass epoxy composite or some sort of thing so that's why I was wondering if it's very durable. I may carry it on trips for convenience.

Thanks again, Bill.


 

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