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SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete 985

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,402 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« on: January 23, 2020, 02:39:43 AM »
Megan is having a GREAT time at SHOT this year, and the manufacturers are going out of their way to show her all the coolest new gear- like the new Double Down!

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 04:14:59 AM »
That is kinda neat...at least Gerber seems to be exploring the market and coming out with nice tools. This is like the 3rd item they have come out with that is useful.  :popcorn:
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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 04:21:46 AM »
Pretty clever.  :tu:

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 01:46:03 PM »
Oooh, I want to see someone testing that :popcorn:
Would be an awesome balisong if not for the safety mechanism!

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2020, 02:39:22 PM »
Oooh, I want to see someone testing that :popcorn:
Would be an awesome balisong if not for the safety mechanism!

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As do I...might even be me  :rofl:
 :popcorn:
No Life Club Posts: 4,093
Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 02:52:45 PM »
As do I...might even be me  :rofl:
 :popcorn:
I would definitively see that :popcorn:
Hell, if the price is right it might be me :rofl:

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 03:27:57 PM »
Bravo Gerber.  We can be critical but I am always glad to see new things hit the market. 

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 03:58:12 PM »
I'm a little curious about the balisong style of opening versus the "big pocketknife" used during WWII as the style of folding machete.
Just Bananas Posts: 73,319
Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 04:52:56 PM »
Now that is what you call a knife  :like: :tu:

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 11:38:46 PM »
That is awesome !    :like:
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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 12:27:54 AM »
Hm, great idea, but I'll wait for some real world testing first. Not a fan of the balisong style mechanism of closing for something you would use for chopping, i think the latch would soon become too loose to keep the knife open and would flop around. And the stop pin will eventually wear and depress the space where it comes in contact with the handles. I hope they used strong enough materials for those contact points.

Also, machettes are usually top heavy with a lot more blade than handle. Not sure how well it will perform as a machette, I'd sooner just call it a big ass knife :P
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,402 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 12:30:49 AM »
As you are holding both handles together, I am not sure that the latch is that important when you are chopping.  I see it more of a necessity for when it is folded and tucked away.  Getting past the fanboyism of butterflies, the reality is that it is generally (at least) twice as strong as a folder as it has two pins instead of one.

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Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 60,429
Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 12:00:41 PM »
Very cool idea to carry a larger blade like that when out and about :like: I hope that the way it opens is a non issue and that these things work out like Gerber hopes they do :tu: I have a set of folding loppers that Gerber use to sell and they are ever so handy when doing yard work to carry in the back pocket and help trim trees and stubborn bushes :tu: :like:
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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 03:35:21 PM »
Would be an awesome balisong if not for the safety mechanism!

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 09:04:31 PM »
Everything about this one, feels like quality. The safety mechanism is actually quite neat. The multiple stages are designed to force you to get your fingers out of the way of the blade!  :gimme:

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2020, 09:10:05 PM »
Is that a Mod challenge??  :pok: :o
It might be :rofl:

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No Life Club Posts: 1,350
Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2020, 09:47:22 PM »
I think this would be a good companion to the double down! Haha :ahhh
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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2020, 07:03:29 PM »
are these on the Market yet or Behind due to the Covid?

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Re: SHOT 2020- Gerber Double Down Folding Machete
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2020, 03:26:13 PM »
Just saw this. I think I want one two.  :facepalm:

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