vintage gerber knives

Guardian Series

The Guardian began its manufacture in 1981 and was designed by R.W. Loveless. This knife was originally designed for Enforcement and Military Operations. The blade is comprised of 440C and the handle is high-tensile cast aluminum, electro statically coated with an epoxy finish.

guardian knives

1981 - 1987
Model# 5801- Guardian - 3 3/8" Double-Edged blade, 7.25" Overall length, .172" Blade thickness and weight of 3.5oz. Included with the knife was a top-grain leather scabbard backed with a special boot/belt clip.

1982 - 1990
Model# 5676 - Guardian I - 4.75" Double-Edged blade, 9" Overall length, .172" Blade thickness and weight of 4oz.

Model# 5776 - Guardian II - 6.75" Double-Edged blade, 11.75" Overall length, .250" Blade thickness and weight of 8oz.

1982 - 1985
Model# 5898 - Complete Guardian Kit included Wood Box, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II, Sharpening Steel and Harness Assemblies. See above for knife specifications.

Model# 5899 - Complete Guardian Kit with Loveless Signature, included Wood Box, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II, Sharpening Steel and Harness Assemblies. See above for knife specifications.

1983 - 1987
Model# 5816 - Guardian Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5801 for specifications.) This product was actually discontinued in 1991.

Model# 5804 - Guardian with blackened blade. (See Model# 5801 for specifications.)

Model# 5765 - Guardian I Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5676 for specifications.)

Model# 5679 - Guardian I with blackened blade. (See Model# 5676 for specifications.)

Model# 5772 - Guardian II Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5776 for specifications.) This product was actually discontinued in 1990.

Model# 5779 - Guardian II with blackened blade. (See Model# 5776 for specifications.)

Model# 5811 - Presentation Guardian - 3 3/8" Blade, 7.25" Overall length, .172 Blade thickness, 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel, 55-57Rc. Handle comprised of Tropical Hardwood and solid brass guards and butt caps. Included leather scabbard.

1984 - 1987
Model# 5897 - Camouflage Guardian Kit - Hardwood storage chest, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II all with camouflage handles and matching camouflage scabbards, Sharpening Steel and black harness assemblies. (See models# 5801, 5676 and 5776 for specifications.)

1988 - 1991

Model# 5800 - Guardian with Cordura Sheath (See model# 5801 for specifications.)

1992 - 2005 (current)
Model# 5803 - Guardian Backup - 3.31" black oxidized 400 Series Stainless Steel Double Edged Fine with 3/4" tang blade. 7.25" Overall length, .156" Blade thickness, weight of 3.2oz. Handle is comprised of Santoprene covered nylon. Includes a reversible clip sheath.