I'm amazed that there isn't more love for the Spyderco Gayle Bradley 2. I purchased one about a month ago and it is rapidly becoming my favorite knife. I know some people think it was a step backward from the Gayle Bradley 1 but it's an amazing knife. The fit and finish on my knife (and most others I've read about) is fantastic. The Blade is a GREAT design with a tip that's pointy enough to be usable but still thick enough to be tough. It's thin behind the edge for great slicing but in M4 it's still tough. The pocket clip is the classic spyderco design but with a much tougher coating (Why isn't this on all of them???) The handle is thin enough to fit well in my pocket but big enough to get a good grip and prevent hot-spots. It's a great looking knife IMO. (Blows my PM2 out of the water in looks and beats it noticeably in slicing.) There are two negatives in my opinion. The liner lock is a little hard on my thumb. Not a big deal for actual use but it limits the amount of playing with the knife I want to do. The M4 steel is not stainless. It's darkening up slightly with some patina over the course of a month. WAY less than 1095 would have with the same use but still not stainless. A co-worker of mine has a GB1 so we compared them one day. Both of us were impressed with both knives. Some features of the 1 were better (more belly, hand closer to the cutting edge, beefier) but the 2 had some advantages as well (more edge length, protection from sliding onto the edge, slimmer in pocket). I'm just really surprised more people don't love the GB2. When picking up a GB2 the last thing I would expect anyone to say is "this knife is flimsy". But, this seems to be a complaint when compared to the 1. I just don't buy that. If you gave me a bunch of material to cut and told me to pick a knife it would be my GB2. It's a great balance between size, strength and cutting ability.