Not enough love for the Gayle Bradley 2

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by timbo813, May 3, 2017.

  1. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    316
    Mar 12, 2020
    Tough to beat a Bradley designed blade....
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  2. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Mine has some pretty serious lock stick also. In my experience it tends to go away with use.
     
  3. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I guess I got lucky because I had very little if any as I’ve mentioned upon taking it out of the box. But like you said it’s pretty much smooth as butter now with not even a hint of lock stick and that’s only after a day or so of carry and couch entertainment :D
    This GB2 is one clean machine and can see now why DLT sold out so fast. It’s a really well made and designed knife that puts a smile on my face and that’s a good thing :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    Yeah, that’s my hope, because it is really hard to close. I am approaching 50 years old and have had many frame and liner locks over the years and this one is by far the stickiest. Man, I love the knife...hopefully it goes away. Make this a compression lock and I would buy 10 of them. I understand that GB didn’t intend for this to be a fidgety knife but the action of it is soooo good, it begs to be fidgeted with. Then I go to close it...
     
  5. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    C'mon Spyderco...give us some sprint version on this! It's a great folder!
     
  6. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    I wish they would bring back the gb1 .
     
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    My folder collection has run the gamut from CRKT to CRK to Shiro's. I am down to 3 folders at the moment, and the GB2 is one of them. A few weeks ago I would have said it was my favorite folder. (Then I put some Aramis scales on my K390 PM2 and it is now in the running... we will see). But the GB2 is just so right.

    I did relieve the Lock bar access and that mod changed my view form probably pass to all time favorite.

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  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Try the two handed method until it breaks in. Should help in the fidget department to making it more enjoyable for you. Hold the knife with your left hand and with your right pointer finger pull the lockbar to release it with the tip of your finger/nail .
    Hope that helps :)
     
  9. DA170

    DA170 Gold Member Gold Member

    316
    Mar 12, 2020
    Mine has moderate lock stick that's definitely eased over the last day and a weak detent that allowed the blade to be gravity flipped. I spent 15 minutes and pulled the GB2 apart to slightly enlarge the hole to allow the ball to sit a tad lower....perfect action now with great blade retention while closed. :)
     
  10. Rusty_shackelford

    Rusty_shackelford Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2013
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    A couple of old pics. IMO probably spydercos best looking knife.
    I’d love to see spyderco give the gb2 the same treatment as the 40th anniversary native. Fluted carbon fiber and damascus ( minus the extra text on the blade).
     
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  11. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    221
    Jan 17, 2016
    I sucked it up and opened and closed it few hundred times over the last couple days. The lock stick has subsided mostly but my thumb is not happy about it.
     
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  12. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 17, 2016
  13. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    The GB2 has always appealed to me aesthetically. I've been wanting to get an M4 Spyderco so a combination of DLT Points and the email saying they were back in stock lead to a purchase.

    Also, within 30 minutes I got a shipping notification. Some of the fastest shipping in the game!
     
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  14. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    DLT rocks the house in all areas !
    The GB2 does also in my book and I love everything about it right out of the box.
    What a great knife :thumbsup:
     
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  15. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s a favorite of mine too. It’s got a relatively neutral handle, and the Spydie-hump is not that pronounced.

    I have had the pleasure of really putting this knife through it’s paces, and have been pleased with the results.

    The CPM-M4 performs great and is nice and thinly ground. I’ve chipped it in a few places, but they sharpened right out. I was actually very impressed on how little damage it received considering I was stabbing into one ton totes of rock lime, then drag cutting the totes open from the bottom while suspended.

    This is incredibly brutal on edges, but the GB2 shrugged it off, had two tiny, tiny chips, and was still sharp afterwards.

    Impressive.
     
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  16. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    That’s what I’m talking about :thumbsup:
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  17. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

    753
    Dec 1, 2015
    I like the blade shape and M4 steel a lot. Glad I bought some micarta scales for mine too.

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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
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    That’s nice!
     
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  19. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Nothin but love here !
    What a knife :thumbsup:
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  20. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
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