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If Spyderco brought back the GB1 as a sprint, would you buy one?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by kidcongo, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Yes I would buy a GB1 sprint run

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  2. No, I would not be interested

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  1. kidcongo

    kidcongo Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    I just would like to make this idea "official". I wonder if I am the only one who would drool over a sprint re-issue of the Gayle Bradley, in it's original design, maybe with a different colour scale, or a steel upgrade (if that's even possible). Not to disrespect the GB2, which I am sure is a great design, but there is just something special about the original. It came out of Gayle's mind as a fantastic and fully-formed design that is not really comparable to much else out there. Vote "Yes" if you would be excited to pick up a re-issue sprint Gayle Bradley 1. Maybe you missed your chance when they were everywhere, maybe you want a back-up?
  2. Bogie


    Dec 14, 2005
    I still edc mine

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  3. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I would not get a second one. I like my GB2 as much as my GB1. Should I want a second, the GB2 would be fine.
  4. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 17, 2014
    Yes, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
  5. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    The only thing they can improve GB1 is by using lockback or power lock. That would be a total redesign though, no longer a sprint run. :eek:
    As is (liner, material, built, etc), nothing else to improve. Perhaps the sprint run in older HT and full liner for those missing the boat. ;)

    GB2 should really be called something else, it's totally a different knife. Nothing similar to progression of Endura (1-4) or Stretch (1, 1.5 and 2).
  6. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    The GB1 already has one ofnthe most secure and seemingly trustworthy liner locks I have ever seen. M4 steel is part of what makes this and GBs other knives, his knives. I suppose they could use even higher steels of the M Rex type.
  7. AwayFromMySpydieHole


    Jan 30, 2017

    What do you mean older heat treat? Did they used to be run harder?
  8. kidcongo

    kidcongo Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    So far, I am surprised there is not as much love for the GB1 as I thought there was. Interesting. Maybe it's only legendary in my mind, and those other 5 pollsters who know where it's at :thumbup: :)
  9. Armadew

    Armadew Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    No sprint. Bring it back to production!
  10. AwayFromMySpydieHole


    Jan 30, 2017

    No sprint. Just run the GB1 in regular production please.
  11. AF

    AF Hobbyist Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 14, 2000
    Yes I'd buy a sprint with G-10 scales in something other than black. I don't like the stock scales. Especially because there's not much of a guard, grippier scales would be an improvement.
  12. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Defeats the purpose of upgrading
  13. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    rather have a 2 with the thicker liners and liner lock of the 1...so i guess a 3 version. best of both knives in one.
  14. onionfan


    Nov 29, 2008
    I still carry my original all the time. Maybe one with either solid carbon fiber scales(not the g10 laminate) or red or blue carbon fiber like the domino or dice. Can't mess with the m4 or its not a Gayle Bradley.:cool:
  15. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    It was said during earlier days somewhere that initial release have higher HRC. Can't find the link anymore though, but solid liners make cleaning easier, less place for water to hide, in any case it's already heavy.

    PS: it's an opinion from one who never hold the GB1 skeletonized liner and shocked with how light GB2 is.
  16. blanex1


    Feb 11, 2015
    i'm not so big on sprint-runs! but still EDC mine,also i really don't think thy can improve on the #1 as its bullet prof as is,and vary easy to add or customize with other scales!i like the GB 1 so much i own three just to have.
  17. kidcongo

    kidcongo Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Well, with more against it than for it, I suppose the chances are slim. Since it's just a dream anyways.....a black DLC Bradley in CPM M4, with dark grey G10 scales would work for me.

    Fans......hang on to those GB1s......they might be the last of their kind.
  18. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I've got a couple but I would sell one and replace it with a non-black textured G10 version if they offered it.
    I much prefer the GB1 to the GB2. That's a comparison video I need to do.

  19. AwayFromMySpydieHole


    Jan 30, 2017

    Interesting. I have a circa 2008 GB1 that I feel like doesn't hold an edge as well as the one I got in 2011, or the GB2 I got recently.

    I'm always game for a harder blade though. I much prefer edge retention over toughness.
  20. AwayFromMySpydieHole


    Jan 30, 2017
    Damn a DLC GB1 with grey scales sounds amazing!!!

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