Guardian 3 - 3D Camo Micarta, Vanadis 4E, Nimbus Blade, Sabre Grind
Product Description for Guardian 3 - 3D Camo Micarta, Vanadis 4E, Nimbus Blade, Sabre Grind
Maker: Bradford Knives (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97816
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.04 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Vanadis 4 Extra, sabre grind, Nimbus finish, double tempered, cryo heat treatment
Handle: 3D machined camo Micarta
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Bradford Knives are made in the Pacific Northwest. His background working in an aerospace machine shop is clearly evident in these high performance knives.
The Bradford Knives Guardian3 is a compact fixed blade that is designed to handle the work load that might typically fall upon a heavy duty everyday folder. This sprint run of the Guardian 3 uses Uddeholm Vanadis 4 Extra SuperClean tool steel. Vanadis 4E is a powder metallurgical cold work tool steel produced by Bohler in Austria. This steel is known for providing a combination of high wear and chipping resistance. This makes it particularly useful for heavier tasks where chipping is likely to be the failing point, but high wear resistance is still needed. The blade has a Nimbus finish with a sabre grind. To create the Nimbus finish, Brad coated the blade with a DLC coating then tumbled the blade the same way the stonewash finish is created.
The scales are formed from camouflage Micarta, one of the most durable materials used in knives. The handle has been 3D machined for a perfect contoured grip.
Each knife includes a premium pouch style leather sheath with belt loop and plastic blade insert.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days