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Gerber Guardian Back-Up Tanto Boot Knife 3.4" Combo Blade, TacHide Handle - 31-000559

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Part Number: GB000559
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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GB000559: Guardian Back-Up Tanto

The Guardian Back-Up Tanto is the perfect option for those seeking a tactical boot knife with a single edge blade.
  • TacHide Handle – For secure grip in all conditions
  • All Black – For discreet use
  • Partially Serrated Tanto Point Tactical Blade
  • Adjustable Sheath Retention
  • Blade Length: 3.4 in.
  • Overall Length: 7.5 in.
  • Weight: 3.3 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 013658117952

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.
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3 out of 5
Dan O'
Kent, CT
Mar 28, 2014
Pros: Weight, Finish, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Not as good as I had hoped...
The size is good for conceilability -- small, lightweight -- and the draw from the sheath is quick but with a firm, seemingly reliable hold so it doesn't drop out by mistake. BUT!! I expected more -- better quality handle that would reduce teh risk of slippage, a very think sheath that takes up a fair amount of room if worn inside the boot. A little too lightweight so it doesn't seem like it would be a formidable wapon in one's hands. Also -- the guard seems a bit too small to prevent forward slips. I also wonder how reliable the lock on the sheath will be over time; will it wear out?? It will do as a secondary or tertiary weapon, but not as a primary in defensive needs. Still, beats having nothing.
3 out of 5
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 21, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Material, Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
OK knife
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.
4 out of 5
Mike Dunn
Jul 13, 2011
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Materials
Cons: None
Not a boot knife
I carry this knife handle down on a BELT. The sheath holds very well and is very user friendly and damn quick. A owner should set the sheath tension so that the knife has to be yanked from the sheath, you'll get used to it. I've never thrown a knife away, if I don't like it I give it away. I've lost some great ones. I've owned this model with a double edge for years using it as a work knife.
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