Gerber's well-known Gator knife. The knife got its name from the patented design, which resembles alligator skin and is the reason for the knifes unmatched grip. The Gerber folding knife works in all weather. When the Gerber Gator knife was introduced in 1991, it was voted "The Most Innovative Knife of the Year" by Gerber's competitors. This is also one of the reasons why the knife is still produced and remains so popular today.