You can own some genuine Walking Dead zombie killin' gear.
I recently picked up a small Gerber Gator Machete Junior. I remembered hearing something about it being used on The Walking Dead but I really didn't pay much attention. Then I recalled the boy finding that roll of Gerber tools in last week's episode and I noticed that the show had a promotional credit for Gerbergear at the end of tonight's episode.
I checked on line and discovered that Gerber actually has a line of "Apocalypse Survival" tools "as seen on The Walking Dead"! My small machete is one of the items:
Many years ago, Gerber was a top of the line knife supplier. They supplied a favorite series of knives used in Vietnam. In recent years, their quality has become very uneven. They make some great stuff and they make some crap. They make two camp axes that are virtually identical to the naked eye. One is made in Finland by Fiskars (the parent company of Gerber) and one is made in China at half the price.
The Machete jr. featured above is made in China but it gets very good reviews. And the nice thing is that it's really cheap. It's a nice tool and sells for less than $20.00 in the U.S. and Canada. That's a pretty good price for an item that is used as a prop on the show. Most prop replicas are overpriced knock-offs...but, in this case, you can own one of the real things.
Last edited by Dex Robinson (2011-10-23 22:10:19)