Guardian Back-Up, Tanto, Serrated Edge
The Guardian Back-Up Tanto is the perfect option for those seeking a tactical boot knife with a single edge blade.
- Made in the USA
- TacHide Handle - For secure grip in all conditions
- All Black - For discreet use
- Partially Serrated Tanto Point Tactical Blade
- Adjustable Sheath Retention
Good knife, nice and small feels good in hand but while the sheath is adjustably it could use some work. If the blade isn't just right it could fall out but as long as you double check you're all good.
Found this, by accident, when looking for an inexpensive, fixed blade with a ~ 4" blade, made in USA, for EDC.
Why 3 stars then?
I'd rather have a 'better' sheath meaning one without the "gripper" function this has. Maybe something with a ramp/lip like some dive knives have to secure the blade. I love how slim it is. I hate the retention method.
The other thing I would like to see is a way to horizontally mount the knife/sheath for more discreet carry along the belt line.
this knife is a little pricey
What a nice blade. Came pretty sharp but I gave it a nice once over with my DMT Diafold. I could shave with it. Holds an edge beautifully. Nice job Gerber. It's in my boot every tour.
Very useful knife great for everyday belt knife of boot wish you had the partial serration on front half of top side if the knife and just one long blade on the other
A little pricey but besides that great light weight knife. Excellent for everyday carry.
This is a great knife. Holds a good edge and is very good for it's price. I would say though that because the blade is so short it should come without the teeth. I find the teeth to be annoying then useful on a knife this short. Otherwise it's a great knife.
I think this knife is great it holds an edge very well, the handle has a lot of grip to it. I bought this knife to fit in my boot unfortunately the clip in the sheath does not provide enough of gap, in other words my boot is to thick. I still wear it on my belt though because it sits high enough to be mostly concealed by a T-shirt and is a good all around knife.
I've owned several of these over the years each model year is just as good as the last, and lasts for years of use.
I have many Gerber knives. Was looking for a small back-up to fit in my boot or vest. Sharp aint the word. This is an excellent back-up. Keep it up Gerber, give us more!