Gayle Bradley Hard Use

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Andrew Colglazier, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Cow51


    May 6, 2016
    Got my GB2 a couple days back. Really like it as a hard use knife.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
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  2. texmex03


    Nov 17, 2014
    Are there any dealers that have these available sub 150? I sold mine a while back and regret it.

    Maybe someone has a used one for an even better price.
  3. Cow51


    May 6, 2016
    best thing to do is watch the exchange, maybe put out a WTB, that's how I found mine. Actually, it found me:D.
  4. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    I used it so hard that I broke the detent and sent it in for warranty.
    Now I have a new one to work hard at getting patina again.

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  5. vilePossum


    Jan 14, 2015
    Sorry to revive this thread (well not really, cause it is awesome) but today another GB1 arrived... because in a move of ultimate stupidity I sold mine.

    So after some time and an intermezzo with an advocate (which is a great knife, but different) I finally managed to grab another GB1 cause I just couldn't do without one.

    Just curious, can you guys shake open the blade? Takes quite some force and doesn't open all the way, but the blade does come out... never tried this with the first one... just something I was wondering about when I admired how absolutely smoothly the blade deploys.
  6. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    I checked my GB1 and yes I can shake it open.
    So I checked all ten of my rotation and I can shake all of them open. :eek:
    I never new that.
    Guess it's not that big of a deal for me.
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  7. vilePossum


    Jan 14, 2015
    True, not a big deal, just curious... so glad to have one of these back.
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  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Spent a bit of time carving on some very hard oak with the GB1. Love this knife, and the steel is simply amazing.

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  9. emjay4248

    emjay4248 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 8, 2016
    GB 1 or 2 and the Domino. When I got my Domino I sold all three of my Sages. I carry the Domino as a daily and the GB2 if I need a harder use knife. Both are great knives.
  10. rswanson

    rswanson Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    New to me GB1 this past weekend in the woods:


    Handled every task I threw it's way while camping- food prep to wood work and still came home shaving sharp.
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  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Beauty; now throw that silly "safety" chain away and getcha' a Stihl RS full chisel chain so that saw can show you what it can do.




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  12. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Going on 2 months with my new GB2 and it has developed a nice patina.
    I polished the blade grind to give the blade a two tone look.

  13. ygan


    Jul 28, 2009
    After 1 year EDC, hard use (etc.).
    , on Flickr
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
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  14. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Carving up some foam matting.

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  15. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    What's the verdict boys? Gb1 or GB2?
    I've only ever tried the GB1
  16. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    1 - all the way for a working knife. Very different knives though. 2 if you like a lighter, slimmer EDC.
  17. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    But I prefer a GB2.
  18. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    The GB1 is a workhorse & has a pretty dedicated following but the GB2 is a blade with broader appeal that is a pleasure to EDC.

    It’s bigger, the action is OUTSTANDING and I love the hollow grind, swedge, and gentle recurve of the blade. It’s size and geometry makes it a budget friendly alternative to the CRK Umnumzaan. It’s a better EDC than the CRK IMO. It beautiful, well made EDC with two slabs of carbon fiber and proud liners

    I think it’s the best value in Spyderco’s lineup, I would recommend you pick one up and break it in to find out for yourself :thumbsup:
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  19. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    GB1 is more robust. Unfortunately because of that, anyone having compared both will feel the GB2 flimsy (because of the comparison). Same smoothness but lighter and doesn’t feel like a workhorse as a result. If on it’s own, GB2 is not lesser than any liner lock at it’s price range, IMO.

    I have GB1, solid liner, so I am biased:D.
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  20. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013

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