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.
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- 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
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?