Gerber Gear Doubles Down with Packable Folding Machete
January 20, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 20, 2020) — GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives and multi-tools announced today the introduction of the new Doubledown folding machete. The first look at the Doubledown will come at SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas, January 21st – 24th. Available in June 2020 on www.gerbergear.com, the American-made Doubledown joins a growing category of Gerber tools serving the modern outdoorsman and will retail for $120 [silver/black, silver/green] and $130 [black/black].
“The Doubledown is the result of user-focused problem solving and great engineering.” said Karrson Koivisto, Gerber’s Product Manager for knives and cutting tools. “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 folding and locking mechanisms are designed to provide the utmost in safety and durability.”
Made in Gerber’s Portland factory, the Doubledown is built 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.