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Gerber Guardian Back Up Fixed 3.41" Double Edge Plain Blade, Nylon Handles - 05803

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Part Number: GB5803
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
Retail Price: $78.28
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GB5803: Guardian Back Up - Double Edge, Plain Edge
Remember the very first time you saw an image of the Stealth Bomber? With its aggressive lines and matte black paint job? Well the Guardian Back-Up probably belongs on board that bird. Because the overall look and attitude is much the same. This is a professional fixed blade knife that takes a mighty serious cut at self defense. It features blackened and therefore non-reflective stainless steel in a 3/4 tang blade. It's lightweight. It's compact. It's effortless to carry, and agile to use. Importantly, the Santoprene-covered nylon handle is very much at home in the hand of those who take on life's nastier tasks. Don't overlook the patented sheath. It lets you adjust the withdraw tension to suit your individual style. Clip it to your boot or belt or your strap, and you'll never be without a reliable back-up.
  • Double-edge blade
  • Non-reflective black blade coating
  • Adjustable withdraw tension sheath
  • NSN 1095-01-431-3393
  • Overall Length: 7.28"
  • Blade Length: 3.41"
  • Weight: 3 oz.
  • Blade Style: Spear
  • Blade Material: High Carbon Stainless
  • Blade Type: Fine
  • Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon with Softgrip Inserts
  • Sheath Material: Molded Plastic
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 013658058033

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
3.833 (24 reviews)
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Carl R
Las Vegas NV
May 13, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Gerber Back-Up
Had a original Gerber Guardian Back-Up and loved it, it had a leather sheath and blade was not finished in black but a nice polished stainless steel finish. Don't understand why companies try to fix something that isn't broke, sheath on new back-up sucks and while I can live with the blade being black would prefer my original.
4 out of 5
Andrew D
May 12, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
The blade is 3.41" but the sharpened edge is 2.5". I stuffed a cotton ball down the sheath and the rattling completely stopped. I'm not sure why adjusting the sheath is an advantage over simply having one decent tension for it so it won't fall out and you don't have to yank it out. That ain't worth whatever it added to the price. Also, it passed the paper test right out of the box.
1 out of 5
Barboursville, Va.
Apr 03, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Not worth the money at any price
I had a Mark 1 boot knife with black serrated blade that was stolen from me and wanted another. Since these are long gone as new I looked for a new replacement and bought the Guardian knife. It is no where near a replacement and is not a good knife. When compared to a Mark 1 it is apples and oranges. I bought a used Mark 1 right after see the Guardian, what a POS!
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