PORTLAND, Ore. (February 23, 2021) — GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives and multi-tools introduced the American-Made Doubledown folding machete, at SHOT Show 2020. This uniquely designed, folding machete will be available for purchase in March 2021 on www.gerbergear.com. The Doubledown joins a growing category of Gerber tools serving the modern outdoorsman and will have a starting MSRP of $129.
“The Doubledown is the result of user-focused problem solving and great engineering.” said Seth Jaramus, Industrial Design Manager at Gerber. “Gerber has successfully combined the functionality of a knife, machete and hatchet into a chassis that folds down to something the size of a standard flashlight. The compact size of the Doubledown makes it ideal for storing in a vehicle or overnight bushcraft bag. The folding and locking mechanisms are designed to provide the utmost in safety and durability.”
The American-Made Doubledown is built in Gerber’s Portland factory for an array of tough, demanding tasks in the backcountry. The weight-forward blueprint, notched grip with forward jimping, and ergonomic handle is up for any chopping or batoning task that you can marshal. The slight recurve towards the base of the blade allows for typical knife-like handling when choked up on the grip. The full 6.75” blade, made with 420HC steel, can be quickly resharpened in the field. To keep operators safe in the wilderness, the QuadLock system engages in three positions and ensures a secure blade. Lastly, the MOLLE-compatible sheath allows for easy and readily-available transport whether on a backpack or a belt for use at a moment’s notice.
About Gerber: Gerber is a leading global supplier of activity specific knives, multi-tools and problem-solving gear. Built on the pillars of craftsmanship, innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to quality and service to others, the trusted brand features a diverse portfolio of equipment for recreational and professional end users. For more information, please visit www.gerbergear.com.