Like the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, our latest Badass Knife of the Week proves it’s possible to stay consistently awesome for more than 20 years.

When Gerber introduced its line of Gator knives to the world in the early ’90s, it was named the “Most Innovative Knife of the Year” at the 1991 BLADE Show. Now, more than 25 years later, the Gerber Gator remains as popular and badass as ever.

Proudly made up in Portland, Oregon, the Gerber Gator is an everyday carry that’s become synonymous with craftsmanship and durability.

The 3.76-inch blade on this version features a partially serrated clip point (vs. the plain edge clip point) that allows for maximum versatility. Made from 420HC stainless steel, the blade is resistant to corrosion, easy to sharpen, and durable. The knife stays engaged via a classic backlock mechanism.

But what gives the Gator its name is the handle made from glass-filled nylon. Rubberized alligator skin texture gives a comfortable and secure grip, whether you’re gliding through the swamps of Louisiana or hiking the Rocky Mountains.

The Gator comes with a ballistic nylon sheath for easy carry.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Gerber Gator. You can also check out the non-serrated Gerber Gator if you prefer.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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