The Gerber Gator Clip Point folding knife with serrations was my first real field knife. I purchased it at the PX on base at Camp Lejeune when I needed a folding knife for the field. We were getting ready to leave on a training deployment to Northern California for Mountain Warfare Training for a month. Once there and immersed in the course we would be spending most of our time outdoors learning everything from wilderness survival to warfare tactics in a mountainous environment. The Gerber Gator proved itself as a dependable field knife time and time again through several training deployments and field training exercises.
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.
- 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