Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Material, Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
Let me start by saying that I own a "real Guardian" from the early 80s and this knife is no where close to it. The materials are cheap, the blade is thin and the factory edge was badly done. The sheath is wacky, with it's tension adjustment clips. Were this knife 20 bucks, I'd say it was fantastic. Essentially, it's a little throw-away knife that can be easily carried and used in a self-defense situation. The blade is very thin and should easily penetrate. Over-all, it's a lady's knife. Big hands will have problems holding it comfortably, unlike the older Guardians. If you can get one for cheap, go for it. Give it to your wife to stick in her purse. Sadly, this is the quality Gerber puts out now.