The team at Shooting Illustrated took some time to offer a first look at the Versafix Pro, Gerber’s new fixed blade/machete hybrid.
From the article:
“Each Gerber Versafix Pro Machete is constructed from stainless steel and features full-tang construction complete with an overmolded rubber handle available in both red and gray colors. The blade itself features a weight-forward design that provides added momentum on a forward swing, as well as enhanced chopping abilities for splitting firewood, kindling and other camp fuel. At the top end of the blade, consumers will notice jimping along the forward edge, which provides users with the ability to “baton” the blade on thicker pieces of wood, which involves striking this top edge with a thicker piece of wood to aid in slicing through logs.
Also included with the Gerber Versafix Pro is a molded sheath complete with a paddle-style retention mechanism that can be actuated with a single finger, allowing for one-handed operation. The sheath features attachment points for lashing the blade to a pack, and the handle on the tool features a lanyard-loop hole for added retention. The overall length of the machete is 14.3 inches, and 9 inches of that length is the blade itself. The suggested retail price on the Versafix Pro is $45.”
Learn more about the Versafix Pro on GerberGear.com