How about GB 2 sprints?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by rpn, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I still need to try a GB2 even though I don't think I'd end up carrying it much.
     
  2. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    I’m going to be an attention whore and bump this because I see Sal has been around and I hope he sees this and comments.

    My GB 2 continues to get a lot of carry time

    Forgot to add I bought a 2nd one...this knife is too good and I need a back up!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
  3. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    I'm bumping again on the chance Sal is logging some extra computer times these days...

    154cm would be a nice start! :)
     
  4. sndmn11

    sndmn11

    33
    May 1, 2006
    100%, please do not take away the liner lock! GB1, GB2, Air, Mantra, Advocate, all are wonderful liner locks. For me, I wouldn't have gotten into Soydercos without the Bradley and I live 10min from SFO. I'd love to see the platform used to show off other tool steels that were used in the Mule series.
     
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  5. Onies

    Onies

    177
    Apr 29, 2006
    I'd be all over a 52100 GB2!
     
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  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I'd rather have the GB1 brought back with some sprints.

    GB1 > GB2
     
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  7. speedseeker

    speedseeker Gold Member Gold Member

    492
    Nov 3, 2011
    I don't know. M4 is a big part of what makes it a Gayle Bradley. He's sort of famous for his use of the steel. Maybe different handle types/colors?
     
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  8. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Just like @Onies I would be in for 52100, as I'm starting to discover this beautiful carbon steel right now. Some pure cf or micarta scales would perfect this version of a great knife.
     
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  9. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    Are there any other steels that are linked to Mr.Bradley? As someone mentioned, he’s well known for his use of M4 and for using it to great success in competitions.
     
  10. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    303
    Mar 12, 2020
    Carpenter PSF27 is similar to CPM-D2 and has been used on Spyderco/Bradley fixed blades...Bradley Bowie and Junction!

    In use , My Junction has shown good corrosion resistance and edge retention in kitchen /camp task.
     
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  11. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    That’s right! A PSF27 GB2 would actually be cheaper than using M4, it’s a downgrade but is also a semi exotic steel that’s not used in a lot of knives.
     
  12. blame it on god

    blame it on god

    Feb 21, 2013
    GB1 in REX-121. Perfect combo.
     
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  13. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta

    Feb 16, 2012
    I agree- M4 is very good to start with and would be hard to top. Maxamet or 10V would do it. For those that want stainless, there are already a lot of good knives in stainless to choose from. The only stainless that would do the knife justice would be S110V. Elmax was mentioned but that is a step down.

    As for different scales- that's an interesting suggestion. One or two different colors of G10 would probably be popular.
     
  14. sndmn11

    sndmn11

    33
    May 1, 2006
    I think carbon fiber or titanium have to be stuck with. I can't think of a folder of his that falls out of that. I have a junction that rides on my binoculars harness because it is pretty flat and lightweight. It performs really well on deer and elk, but my wife's PMA11 is still a step above. That steel, maxamet, rex121, would be great. I'd be overjoyed to see the pattern continue on as a folder mule. Steel liners like GB1 drilled and tapped for scales, but without them
     
  15. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    The GB2 is one of the “knives that got away” when I let it go. I loved that knife, and I kick 50% of myself for ever letting it leave. The other 50% of me knows better than to have any carbon steel anywhere near me. I look at carbon and it rusts. That said, I’d be in for a couple stainless GB2’s because I’ve been quietly dreaming of them for years now. :thumbsup:
     
  16. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    303
    Mar 12, 2020
    I'd love a regular production GB2! My second Spyderco was a Gayle Bradley 1 and I always passed over the 2 because something else seemed to catch my eye. Haven't been in stock at SFO in a very long time, Or maybe we missed a restock the last few months!?!
     
  17. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    I’ll take a g10 s30v version. It’s a great design even with basic(is s30v basic now?) steel.
     
  18. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Now this steel would be nice in a GB2, holds a great edge and get wicked sharp.
     
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  19. xtremejc

    xtremejc Gold Member Gold Member

    131
    Jun 18, 2008
    Don’t mess with the design. I would take the either a GB1 or GB2 with micarta or real CF scales in 10V, K390, or Maxamet please.
     
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