Bradford Guardian 3 is one of the best EDC knives in the market today. From hunting to bushcraft and survival, it makes outdoor tasks not just satisfying but also easier.
Made by Bradford Knives, a small company based in Kent, Washington, Guardian 3 is a high-quality everyday carry fixed blade and outdoor-style knife with affordable pricing. It features a robust design capable of massive leverage while yet being nimble enough to do lesser jobs.
Below, let’s take a look at why Guardian 3 may be the only knife you’ll ever need.
The Guardian range of blades from Bradford Knives provides excellent performance and Guardian 3 does not disappoint.
The Guardian 3’s blade is fantastic. Its razor-sharp blade cuts well and will stay that way even after a lot of misuses. It has a smooth finish which makes it easy to clean.
It boasts of Böhler M390 stainless steel construction with tiger-stripe G-10 slabs and the company’s “Nimbus” finish.
The Böhler M390 stainless steel is a Super Steel with a Rockwell Hardness of 60-62. When it comes to sharpness retention and corrosion resistance, M390 is considered to be unrivaled and is the greatest high-end option today.
With a stainless steel blade, the knife takes a long time to dull and doesn’t chip easily, which is what you can expect from the high-grade steel and edge geometry that Bradford Knives are known for.
Canvas Micarta in black and gray color is used for the handle. Canvas Micarta is a linen-and-synthetic-resin composite material, which, despite the girth of the Guardian 3, makes the knife comfortable to hold.
The scales also provide a wonderful wide grasp and are satisfying to tighten. There’s also a surprising amount of versatility in terms of grips.
The reverse grip can be a little unpleasant due to the curve of the handle, but the texture and the swell of the scales make it bearable.
The Guardian 3 comes with a leather sheath that can be worn horizontally on the belt. The standard sheath is for right-handed but Bradford Knives also sells a left-handed version as well as Kydex sheath options.
Complete Technical Specifications:
●Blade: Bohler M390 Chromium Stainless Steel
●Blade Length: 89 mm
●Blade Type: Drop-Point, Straight Edge,
●Overall Length: 172 mm
●Grind: Saber Grind
●Handle: Linen Micarta, Black/Gray, Lanyard Hole
●Blade Finish: Stone Wash Finish
●Blade Hardness: 60-62 HRC
●Blade Thickness: 4 mm
●Sheath: Genuine Leather, Brown, Horizontal Carry
●Weight: 95 grams
●Warranty: Lifetime Warranty
Perfect as Everyday Carry Knife
The Guardian 3 is a great EDC knife because the majority of outdoor work requiring knives typically only involves cutting and carving. Tasks that do not need a long blade.
The Guardian 3, being a horizontal carry, also allows users quick access to it.
The Guardian 3’s sharp edge, combined with its smaller size, makes it an excellent choice for tasks that require precision control and mobility. The Guardian 3 is also ideal for finer tasks like wood sculpting, for example.
The strongest features of the Guardian 3 are the comfortable handle, almost feather-light weight, first-rate steel and finish of the blade, and its superior fine-carving quality.
Where to Buy Bradford Guardian 3?
Visit The Knife Connection to score a Guardian 3. Apart from Bradford Knives, The Knife Connection has a large selection of knives for a variety of purposes.
Additionally, TKC offers a variety of excellent tools that you can custom design to fit your unique needs and preferences. You design it and TKC takes care of manufacturing and delivering it right at your doorstep. Contact them for pricing and for any questions you might have.