The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10
The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10

Walker Knife Co.

The Guardian River Knife – Blunt Tip, Serrated Edge, Dayglow Yellow G10

Sale price$265.00
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Kydex Sheath 2.0:Atari Kydex

A handcrafted utility and rescue tool for guides and river runners.

Specs

Overall Length: 7"
Blade Length: 3"
Overall Width: .30"
Blade Steel: 440-C Stainless Steel / .156" Thickness
Hardness: 60 hrc
Handle Scales: G10
Pins: G10
Knife + Sheath Combined Weight: ~4oz
Sheath: Kydex


The Guardian river knife is purpose built for whitewater raft guides, whitewater kayakers, swiftwater rescue technicians, canoe trippers, sea kayakers and anyone else participating in moving water scenarios. If there's rope and current involved you should always have a knife!

 

THE BUILD

The Guardian features a blunt safety tip for high stress environments and reduced puncture risk. This safety enhancement is also favorable when on moving watercraft. The edge consists of 1.5" of hand filed wide serrations for smooth rope cutting action. The remaining 1.5" of straight edge is ready to serve typical camp and guide chores. The blade is 3" overall which meets Maine IF&W regulations for whitewater guides.

The knife is constructed with indestructible G10 handle scales, rough finished for superior grip even when wet. The handle is ergonomic and indexes easily. A single finger groove increases retention in the hand during high stress situations. Most importantly, the handle scales are ultra thin reducing bulk when worn on a PFD. Each knife handle has a lanyard hole.

The blade steel is high quality and professionally heat treated 440-C stainless steel. It requires little maintenance though (as with anything) the more you care for it the longer it will last you. The steel is .156” thick making this an extremely rugged knife while the flat grind on the blade creates an excellent profile behind the cutting edge allowing it to perform any task. 

 

MOUNTING YOUR KNIFE

Our versatile sheath system can be mounted in a variety of ways. Fasten the sheath to any standard 1" PFD lash tab using the accessory lash tab clip (sold separately). Or, using paracord (supplied with every knife), zip ties or any other preferred method, you can easily fasten the sheath to a shoulder strap or safe location on your PFD in a variety of configurations by making use of the many attachment points.

 

Built to last.

 

NO-NONSENSE LIFETIME WARRANTY

Our no-nonsense, transferable Lifetime Warranty covers every knife. Whether you're the original owner or it's passed onto you, the warranty stays put. For more information please see our warranty page - here.

 

HANDCRAFTED FROM EXPERIENCE

Every knife and sheath is hand made in a small shop in Maine with care. Many hours have been poured into each blade along with a decade of experience guiding and paddling Maine rivers. Your support is greatly appreciated. This is your do-all multi day adventure tool. River runner by day, camp chef by night. You’re going to love it.

 

This knife meets Maine IF&W requirements for Registered Whitewater Guides.

 

You are purchasing the knife / sheath color combination pictured here. All of my knives are hand made and may vary slightly from one to the other. The photos of the knife only are generic product photos.

Customer Reviews

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Niccole D.
Awesome Knife

My husband was thrilled with this knife and the owner even exchanged the wrong knife for the right one. I ordered the wrong knife at first and with a phone call he was happy to help. I am so happy with this whole experience and would definitely order again.

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Guy F.
Recommended purchase

This is a real knife. Not a mass produced “river knife”. Once I handled it I realized this is a life-long type knife. I like that it is very low profile while still feeling robust. It’s very sharp and feels secure in its sheath. When my rafting days are over, I could see still using this for camping and hunting.

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GM
Bling bling

Love my new knife! WAY more than I'd usually spend on such a thing, but the craftsmanship and customer service ultimately made it well worth the expense.

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Jacob K.
I bought both!

These knives are excellent, high quality. I purchased both because I loved my first one and didn't want to miss out. If you have an NRS pilot knife this is the ideal upgrade. The only critique I have is a personal preference, I wish the handle had a slightly rougher surface for grip.

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Anthony M.
Superior Quality

I've seen a lot of river knives over the years. The quality and design on these puppies surpasses all that have come. The attachment configuration works well. I can't wait for the river season to get here to slice my sammich tomatoes with this knife and hopefully never use it for what it is intended.