It's been a while since I've bought any gator blades. When I did, I usually got them online, but the site I used to get them from is gone. I love gator blades. I've had a set for every mower my business and I have ever had. I bought a new mower and now I'm looking to buy another set. After looking around for them all I have to say is what the h#ll happened? Maybe it's just me but since when were there so many options? And what do they all mean? I thought gator blades were made by a private company. Then I see Oregon sells them (same manufacturer all along????) Then I hear something about silver streak? There used to be 2 options: Gator mulchers OR Gator Magnum mulchers (thinner/thicker respectively) Now I see Gator 3-in-1 blades which I can only assume means BAG, MULCH, DISCHARGE. Call me crazy but isn't that what they were all along?!?! I mean they are called a "mulcher" blade but they are not a muching blade in the sense that they are used for a true mulch kit (baffles, wavy blades). I mean you can use them in a mulching kit, well I'm not getting into that! That was a huge misconception that I bet many still have to this day. They were only called that because they "mulch" clippings finer than a standard blade used for discharging/bagging not because they are a TRUE mulching blade in their movement of clippings, air flow, etc. Then I see a T4 and a G6 gator. What is that? Who makes these? I see they are cheaper, but are these a gator knockoff or made by the same company as true gators. Then I see Gator Magnum Mulcher Fusion, which I guess a fusion version of a gator blade. Fusion meaning heat treated cutting edge that I think Oregon makes. I also see Mamba blades which I remember as being a Gator knockoff blade. I know there were a few out there before (don't recall any names or know any of the new ones) Basically I want to know what are the true Gator blades out there? What are the knockoffs? I did a search and couldn't find any threads about the actual blades. Just a bunch of threads about people who love or hate them, what mowers do they fit, etc etc etc. Nothing about who actually made them, who makes them now, and what if any are the differences between them other than the names. The part numbers alone are enough to blow one's mind. They are all different even though the specs look the same. Some are different, some are no longer available or "replaced". From my experience knockoff versions of the original gators are NOT the same as the old true gators I've used in the past in terms of cut quality, which is what I want to buy. I don't know if it's the angle of the blade wings, the tooth design, whatever, but there IS a difference between gator blades and "gator" blades. So hopefully anyone who knows anything about the history and the actual differences in the blades can chime in an make this a useful thread for everyone to reference from, not just another "what blades r gud" thread.