Guardian 3 - Black G10, Vanadis 4E, Nimbus Blade, False Edge Grind
Product Description for Guardian 3 - Black G10, Vanadis 4E, Nimbus Blade, False Edge Grind
Maker: Bradford Knives (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97888
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Vanadis 4 Extra, false edge grind, Nimbus finish, double tempered, cryo heat treatment
Handle: Black G10
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 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 false edge 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.
Black G10 scales are diamond textured to offer a secure grip without being abrasive. The handle fills out the hand comfortably. A tapped hole at the end of the handle makes it easy to add a lanyard.
The knife is accompanied by a premium pouch style leather sheath with belt loop and plastic blade insert.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days