The Gerber Gator Machete Jr features a 10.75 saw back blade made of high carbon steel. It might look big and scary but it is an excellent bit of kit for police search teams as it can be carried on the belt and used for clearing undergrowth. The blade is sharp and the saw is excellent. Like all Gerber products, it has a solid feel to it.The proprietary Gator rubber grip of this Gerber machete offers ergonomic control while using either side of the blade. This is a health and safety feature to ensure a good grip, even in wet conditions. It comes with a hanging hole that can be used for a lanyard. A riveted smart black nylon sheath is included with this Gerber machete to ensure the machete is securely stowed and the blade is safely covered. The machete is compact small enough to fit inside a backpack the Gerber Gator Machete Jr, has an overall length of 18.75, and weighs only 14.3 ounces.