I grabbed a “Made in Oregon USA” Gator back in the early 90’s for a hiking trip and it was my old faithful for many years to follow. In fact it is just as useful today as it was then, just needs a quick visit to the ol’ sharpening stone and good as new. Ever notice how alligators are completely indifferent to the weather? Well these prized knives are kinda the same, because they perform to their fullest whether the conditions are wet or dry. If there’s a job to be done, Gator Folders are more than up to it. But that’s not just Gerber talking. Heck, when they debuted the Gator Folders back in 1991, the insightful attendees at Blade Show named the reptilian creation as the “Most Innovative Knife of the Year.” And their competitors did the voting…
Acclaimed all those years ago and as popular as ever today, the Gator Folder employs advanced thermoplastics with an alligator skin texture to deliver a stunningly reliable, ultimately comfortable grip. Who could have guessed that the feel of reptile scales would be so satisfying?
Anyway, there are seven models to choose from. Each with a lock-back mechanism. And each with a blade made of stainless steel that’s as rugged as they come.