The Gerber Gator Premium Drop Point Fixed Blade excels at what a knife's supposed to do.
When you model a knife after an alligator, you have no lack of inspiration. That's what makes the Gerber Gator a best-seller, and what sparked the creation of the latest installment of the knife line, the Gator Premium Drop Point Fixed Blade.
The glass-filled nylon wrapped in a highly rubberized grip gives the Gator its trademark reptile skin appearance, and doubles as a chafe resistant barrier.
If the knife's handle represents the alligator's exterior, the blade stands for its teeth. The CPM-S30V steel adds an unprecedented performance, and the full tang construction gives the American-made knife as much sturdiness as you'd expect from a Gerber.
The Gator Premium could serve well as a go-to hunting knife, a sidekick in a backcountry situation, and even deliver in the survival category, with its wide-ranging applications and uses. There isn't really any beyond-basic task we could think of that it wouldn't excel in.
Coming in a 9 inches, with a 4-inch blade, the Gator Premium includes a leather sheath and Gerber's lifetime warranty. They're clearly standing behind the products they churn out of their Portland, Oregon headquarters, and the highly-anticipated recreation of the Gator line stands up.
The Gerber Gator Premium will set you back $146. Is it worth it?