Gerber's Gator Bolo Machete could be the only tool you need in the great outdoors. A traditional jungle tool updated for modern utility, the Gerber Gator Bolo is modeled after a classic shape used for generations in the Philippines to clear vegetation, chop food and cut wood.Read more
Big Blade, Big Power
Small and compact are great for a daily carry knife, but when it comes to clearing a trail, you'll want the heft and reach of the Gator Bolo's 15.5 inch blade. Made of corrosion resistant 1050 Steel, with full tang construction for durability, the Gator Bolo's weight and shape create a powerful combo for any sort of chopping.
The ergonomic Gator Grip handle sits comfortably in your hand, offering a secure, tactile grip for confident cutting. A wrist lanyard offers an extra measure of insurance when you're hard at work swinging.
The rugged nylon sheath keeps the blade from getting banged up when not in use, and features belt loop and D-ring attachments for carrying on your hip or lashing to a pack.
The tang is the part of the knife where the blade stops and the handle starts. There are many different terms used to describe what kind of tang a knife has, because the strength and other characteristics of the knife depend on the tang format. A full tang knife has a tang that goes the length of the handle at full width, and you can see the tang spine itself because the handle slabs are afixed to each side. This is the strongest tang format. To save weight, the maker can taper the tang so it gets thinner as it goes back into the handle; this is appropriately enough called a tapered tang. If the tang disappears into the handle itself, it's called a hidden tang. If the tang thins out considerably once it goes into the handle, it's called a stick tang.