Bradford Guardian 4.5??

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  1. LostViking

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    I’m interested in hearing feedback as well. 5 inch handle?? is my first thought. Seems pretty large.

    I have a Guardian 6 in 3v and the blade is terrific. It would be interesting to see a 4.5 handle and Guardian 6 blade.

    Alex
     
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    Looks awesome to me. I like the guard on it. I would prefer a different scale color myself. Wish it told the blade steel but I know it will be good.

    @AlexD the handle design from a distance looks similar to the LT Wright GNS as far as extra handle.
     
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    Dammit, I like it.
    A lot.
    CURSE YOU LOST VIKING!!!
     
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    I'm here for ya!

    I bought a Bradford Guardian 5 a while back off the secondary market.
    Just to try. I like it. It looks a little wonky compared to mainstream Bushcraft knives. But in use it's pretty handy.

    I was going to snatch a 3, then I saw this. So I figure more research is in order.
    The 5 is done very nicely.
     
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    Oh yeah, and you have choices. We like choices!

    Two blade grinds, Saber or Full Flat.
    Three different finishes, Stonewash, Nimbus, DLC,
    Seven different slab options,
    And even two different hardware options.


    You can thank me later.
    I'm off to find something to sell!

    Did I mention it is made in America??
     
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    You're a divorce attorney, aren't you. Drumming up business here, preying on us poor knife addicts.
    Not cool, Counselor.
     
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    Hah!

    I'm not just the Bushcraft USA Divorce Attorney, I'm also a client.
    I keep thinking if/when I find that percect knife. Things will return to normal.

    My clean socks were on the kitchen table this weekend. Apparently someone thought there were too many knives in the sock draw to risk putting them away. I blamed it on the Knife Fairy.

    Did I mention the Guardian 4.5 comes with a Leather Sheath. A sheath man, it comes with a leather sheath.

    Just for S&Gs, I made breakfast with the G5 this morning. It did a nice job on the peppers and onions.

    I think a marriage could be saved by purchasing one each of Guardian 3, 4, 4.5, 5, & a 6.
    Then all you would need is a couple Scandi woods knives, a skinner or two, a few axes and hatchets, a machete,,,,

    Wait, I'll be back. I'm going to look at bigger drawed dressers.

    How many pairs of socks do you really need anyway??
     
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    If you're going to post great deals on the trade blanket the least you could do is not post links to awesome new knives also. Stop tempting the happily married folk!
     
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    Just saw this one for the first time last weekend. This one ticks all the boxes for me. It's exactly my style. On the radar, for sure.
     
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    Any self respecting "Southern Highlander" is going to need this knife.

    I consider it a public service announcement.
     
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    And from a solid and cool dude might I add. I wanted to order a Guardian 3 and left a message because my phone was having trouble with his site. Brad called me thirty minutes later on the way to dinner with his wife and we talked for a bit, shortly after he sent me a paypal invoice likely during dinner, which I paid and got my blade a few days later. Itcwas my first Bradford but I'll never hesitate to do business with him or pwn one of his outstanding blades. They are way less mainstream than they should be for sure!
     
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    Lets post a picture for everyone to drool over shall we?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone have one of these yet? Shot of the spine contour?
     
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    I like the look of that that stonewash finish better than the black coated.
     
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    I've had the black and liked it, but that is nice too. Even the satin looks good. You can pick your scales, pick your screws finish, pick your sheath.
     

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