If you’re the woodsy, manual weed whacker or bush trimmer sort, the Gerber Versafix Pro might be the kukri for you. Why? It’s a thin, light weight machete with a comfortable grip you can pick up for $40 or less.
The Versafix Pro has a 9” stainless steel skeletonized blade with a Sabre grind. These cutouts not only give it a forward balance, it keeps the weight down to just over 11 ounces. It also has blade thickness of 0.18”, which allows your chops to easily slice through material. Both the blade thickness and weight of this knife significantly reduce fatigue during use.
The high Durometer overmold handles are seriously comfortable even after extended use. They’re not only comfortable, there are tons of traction points throughout the handles which increase slip resistance. It has an exposed tang in the pommel with a lanyard hole.
Another high point of this machete is the sheath. It comes with a polymer multi-mount sheath that has what Gerber calls a “paddle release.” What it means is you can easily get your machete out of the sheath with the push of a tab and without fumbling around.
- Stainless Steel, Chizl’d Blade Finish
- 9” Kukri
- 0.18” Blade Thickness
- Full Tang
- Durometer Overmold Handles
- Lanyard Hole
- Polymer Multi-Mount Sheath with Quick Release Paddle
- 11 Ounces, Knife
- 16 Ounces, Knife and Sheath
- 14.3” Overall
For a compact, budget friendly kukri the Gerber Versafix Pro is well worth checking out. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smwk.com.