I was going off past experience and the name. I’ve always had great luck with Gerber. I’ve had my multi tool for 25 years and it’s still going strong. We’ll see what happens.I've owned several Gerber products over the years with no issues but I've always been sceptical of that machete. Seems like I always see it near the registers near the trinket gauntlet. I hope they take care of it for you.