Gerber’s Gator Machete also doubles as a saw — you can use the machete for normal bushwacking, or if you run into some downed wood blocking your way, flip the knife over and use the saw blade.
Gerber makes the head and handle out of high carbon steel and then wraps some rubber around the handle to give it a tactile* grip. The 25.7″ long knife has a 18″ blade and weighs 18oz. They include a nylon sheath either to protect the blade or to protect you from the blade — take your pick. Gerber’s Gator Machete retails for $30, but you can find it for under $20 before shipping.
Looking at some of the reviews on Amazon, it looks like people either love the Gator Machete or hate it. The biggest criticism is that the tang doesn’t extend far enough into the handle, so it’s easy to break the handle. The takeaway is that the machete is probably not designed for heavy use, but for the occasional camper. This might not be the knife you want to carry with you into the Amazon rain forest.
Also, Gerber recalled some earlier version of this knife; the older design did not have a guard to stop your hand from slipping into the blade if the saw stuck. More information can be found here.
*Edited from previous error “tactical”