Nicolas Lenze 10.19.21
Having a specific tool for a task can be very helpful. However, when hiking or working in the backcountry, having a tool for each and every task could become a huge weight burden. Tools that combine functions, when done correctly, are extremely helpful. Enter the Gerber DoubleDown (not to be confused with the KFC Double Down). Made for bushcraft, the DoubleDown serves as a machete, knife, and hatchet, all in a foldable package.
The American-made DoubleDown Folding Machete is an outdoor tool that delivers never-before-seen function with an innovative design. Folding up to half its size, the DoubleDown can easily stow in a pack, on a belt, or attached to MOLLE. The unique design allows the user 3 distinct functions in one compact package: chop, cut, and baton. A patent-pending 4 lock system engages in 3 positions to ensure safe operation under varying levels of stress.
The DoubleDown Folding Machete From Gerber
The DoubleDown is built to fill three roles. It can be used for chopping, cutting, and splitting. It uses a butterfly opening to reveal the 420HC recurve blade. The length of the grip gives you more force while chopping. Baton jimping on the back of the blade aids users when batoning to split wood. To save your pretty little fingers, Gerber has included a safety stop. When closing the DoubleDown, a lock automatically engages. It requires you to release all four parts of the quad lock, which forces you to remove your fingers from harm’s way. It also comes with a sheath that can be worn vertically on your belt, or integrated with MOLLE webbing.
- Overall Length: 15.1″
- Weight: 18 Oz
- Available Colors: Black with black blade, Green, and Black
- MSRP: $150
To get your hands on one of these folding machetes, head to Gerber’s website. If you want to see more content from Gerber, hit them with a like or follow on their social media pages. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Stay safe!