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I just received the CPSC notices for today and figured that someone around here may have this machete.  The recall is for the machete cutting through the sheath.

Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
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Ummm ..... did you say ... "Gerber"??





And did you say "Gerber" in the same sentence as "machetes"??


When I hear the name "Gerber" uttered in the context of a large manufacturing/distributing company, I think of this:











So ... there's ANOTHER company named Gerber ... but they make machetes???
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Gerber has been in the blade business for a long time. I have some of their kitchen knives that are more than half a century old.

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Same name, different company. They make some good, affordable knives.

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Ha, all this time I thought they were different companies!

I carried their paraframe knife for several years. It was a pretty fast opener.

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Gerber has had a long bad history with it's machetes.  They are known for handle breakage, which leads to hand injury.  They should drop this line until they can produce a quality product.  On the other hand their baby food is outstanding, but can lead to soiled diapers.
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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 02:18:22 PM »
My issue with Gerber and many "American" knife companies, is how manufacture has all moved to China. I think the baby food is still made here but who knows? :(

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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 05:03:09 PM »
Worldwide knife crappiness caused by cheap chinese production is one of the reasons why I make many of my knives and tools myself. I actualy own several knives made in Taiwan that are very good, but they must be from some initial series when they cared yet. Even same knife models from same company bought just year or two apart weren't the same...I have a Cold Steel Ti-Lite, Taiwan made, that is great, holds very good shaving edge and doesn't rust at all. My friend bought one like three years after me and it was terrible, got dull after one use, got easily pocket rust...he was rather happy to lose it. I was happy too, as after that he ordered a nice 9th century knife from me :)
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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2015, 12:53:02 PM »
Knecht, I would love to add custom work to my repertoire but costs will usually make it impossible. Maybe we could barter something?

As to the OP's post I noticed that the blade in question was a Bear Grills endorsed product. I think the combo of China made and celebrity endorsement, just speaks volumes about the quality. When you company already has a name for "Legendary Blades" why would you need the celeb? Just an observation, that might be applicable in a number of cases ;)

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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2015, 07:25:19 AM »
Irony /ˈīrənē/ noun:

When a machete is issued a safety recall because it can injure you.
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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2016, 06:16:29 AM »
Gerber has more recalls than any other knife company out there! Handles breaking off, guards that don't work as guards, sheaths that get cut through with their own blade.

So many better companies out there without even giving Gerber the time of day.

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Re: Gerber Recalls Machetes with Stitched Sheaths Due to Laceration Hazard
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2016, 06:57:39 AM »
So we now know that SHARP THINGS ARE DANGEROUS and should be handled carefully...Good idea. :popcorn: :popcorn: :deadhorse: :sarcasm:
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