Massdrop x Bradford Guardian 3.5 Fixed Blade Knives
Massdrop x Bradford Guardian 3.5 Fixed Blade Knives
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Many people prefer fixed blades to folders. For one thing, they don't have any moving parts, which makes them far stronger Read More

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JaleesaG
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Marketing Team
Jun 18, 2020
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UPDATE FOR MARCH 13-JUNE PURCHASERS Hi everyone, We’re reaching out to let you know we’re tracking about a week and a half behind on the Bradford Guardian 3.5 Fixed Blade Knives and we now expect to ship in the second week of July. Our apologies for the delay. If you’d prefer not to wait the additional time, you can cancel your order on your transactions page: https://drop.com/transactions. Thank you so much for your patience. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Community Support team at drop.com/support.
Jun 18, 2020
UncleMusket
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May 18, 2020
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That sheath is not going to effectively retain that blade in a sideways orientation over time. Leather is organic, it continues to stretch and move and change with time and use and water and sweat. Good luck when you go to get in a car and the knife falls out and you put it through your car seat or butt. Or if you actually do anything outdoors, you will lose the knife. (What is it with all of these people designing products in CAD and sending them off to a 3rd party manufacturer while none of them having real world knowledge or sense of how things actually work? ) Look at the positive retention of the Esee Izula II (which is eerily similar, yet superior in every way with a lifetime warranty from a solid company at a much cheaper price) for a way to do this correctly. Also, leather holsters unless very well designed will keep moisture on the blade for a long time when they get wet, leading to corrosion and affecting the edge.
May 18, 2020
Notsurewhyibother
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Jun 24, 2020
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I'm fairly sure Bradford makes all of their knives in shop. The sheath isn't only leather, it has an insert to increase retention and help keep it's shape and reduce/eliminate some of the problems you mention while not looking like a plastic taco. The sheath doesn't have any drainage, so I wouldn't use it for kayaking or anything (get a waterway for that)but nitro-v is extremely stain resistant like most nitrogen steels. Even in a leather sheath, you'll probably have less corrosion issues than the 1095 in the esee you mentioned. You give up some toughness for that corrosion resistance, but nitro-v is very tough for a stainless steel and should be tough enough for a blade this small. It will also hold an edge longer than 1095.
Jun 24, 2020
AJAugust
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May 8, 2020
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How about a Drop for a ‘longer’ blade version, a big brother if you will for the one I already have?? Say, 4” or 4.25” ? The steel is fine, I think, even for the longer size, otherwise M390 with the proper HRC would be really good :)
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May 8, 2020
jww66
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May 8, 2020
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I would buy this immediately if it were a different steel, I'm not sure why this isn't being offered in M390.
May 8, 2020
14themoney
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Mar 20, 2020
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Jonas- I have asked this before and have yet to receive an answer. I could not find the data on the Bradford site. I really like this knife and would get one....or two...if it has an appropriately high HRc. I do not own and Nitro-V blades, but virtually everything that I read says that for this steel to behave in a special fashion. It need a high HRc. Oh. Have they addressed the issue of the hole in the blade peeking thru the scales. Damn. I just posted a rant about this. I hope the demented folks are OK to carry knives.
Mar 20, 2020
Tom_W
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Mar 23, 2020
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These are good points. I’ve read great reviews about Bradford knives, but the mass drop version seems a little spotty with qa/qc based on mild reading and observation. More importantly, I’m also not sold on nitro-v. And if neither massdrop nor Bradford are going to commit to the the specs of the steel, then I’ll pass.
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Mar 23, 2020
14themoney
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Mar 17, 2020
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If this has the correct heat trestment, I'm in. how about an HRC, MD?
Mar 17, 2020
Tom_W
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Mar 16, 2020
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No DLC option.
Mar 16, 2020
LukasM
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Mar 16, 2020
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The Nimbus variations have the coated blade.
Mar 16, 2020
Tom_W
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Mar 17, 2020
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Understood. Website offers DLC as well as nimbus. Not sure why the drop doesn’t.
Mar 17, 2020
fuckassdrop
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Dec 10, 2019
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@Drop WHY IS MY WHOLE EDC FEED KNIVES NOW?? WHERE DID EDC GO?
Dec 10, 2019
fuckassdrop2
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Dec 10, 2019
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testing if I can still comment
Dec 10, 2019
JDM_GT
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Dec 20, 2019
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Yes you still can comment. It's mostly knives because of the Drop collaborations being mostly knives and always in stock and promoted to the top because why wouldn't they. Edc in my eyes is pretty limited anyway. Knives/pens/wallets/bags/watches/torches/flashlights/fidget trinkets. Drop in my experience is a positive place to be. I for one love spending my hard earned when able to, Im going to have an guess that your comment didn't get you banned but rather the user name you chose? Maybe check this out. https://drop.com/talk/51/community-announcement
Dec 20, 2019
Narq
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Nov 15, 2019
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Linen Micarta... Those 2 wrote some of the best songs ever!
Nov 15, 2019
14themoney
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Mar 16, 2020
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Hello. And just when did they do this? Yesterday? Did they have help? Did it take them eight days a week? Maybe we could get together. I'll bet that we can work it out. And if we can't, I'll bet that I could with a little help from my friends. Goodbye.
Mar 16, 2020
Narq
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Mar 16, 2020
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I think Walk Off The Earth sums it up nicely.
Mar 16, 2020
nameless
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Nov 3, 2019
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Why no international shipping? If this were sold internationally, I would have probably bought one on the spot. It is completely legal in many (actually, in most) countries but nonetheless it is not shipped there. It really is (and should be) only the buyer's responsibility to know what he is allowed to order. Many knives are sold internationally through ebay and e-merchants anyways, and there is a huuuge international market for Massdrop knives. Let's see how long it will take Drop to decide to tap into this potential...
Nov 3, 2019
JDM_GT
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Dec 20, 2019
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It does mate. Drop ships to about a dozen countries. If you think they should ship to your country then send them a message. https://helpdesk.drop.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021590773-Shipping-Knives-Internationally
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Dec 20, 2019
nameless
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Dec 21, 2019
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Point taken. Thank you for the link! The list of countries is still very short, I will send them a message
Dec 21, 2019
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