Gayle Bradley Hard Use

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

  1. SpeedHoles


    Jan 18, 2015
    This looks like you dipped it in paint.
  2. Raz94


    Jan 3, 2016
    Pretty similar actually.

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  3. nlewman


    Dec 26, 2015
    I'll bet there was some waxy residue left on the blade that you didn't *quite* get

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  4. ejames13


    Mar 30, 2015
    Yea, it doesn't look like any patina I've seen. Looks almost like black cerakote.
  5. Raz94


    Jan 3, 2016
    Well I left it in apple cider vinegar for about 5 hours and I would microwave it every half hour. Then I cleaned it off will rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush, and these were the finally results.

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  6. Raz94


    Jan 3, 2016
    That could be true, but I cleaned it with alcohol pretty thoroughly, but I guess that's the only real explanation.

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  7. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Did you microwave the blade too...?
  8. Raz94


    Jan 3, 2016
    Yeah i did, would that explain the lack of patina towards the edge?

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  9. Raz94


    Jan 3, 2016
    Ahaha no, that sounds very dangerous.
    I read microbevel, not microwave, my bad.

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  10. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    LOL I was going to say...
  11. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    My friend just got his GB2, so I had chance to handle it. So light & thin liner, not as confidence inspiring as GB1.The stop pin is also smaller. Definitely not feeling robust at all. It felt a normal liner lock, not a workhorse liner lock. I was shocked at how different it is ... :eek:

    One must really hold both to compare, reading how light it is won't do.

    Has any of GB2 owner used it as hard as Andrew (OP)?
  12. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    I love everything about my GB1. I like the heft and the thick steel liner.

    I would say, that if Spyderco were to do a sprint run of the GB1, say still in CPM M4, but maybe with a different colour scale, it would be one of the most eagerly anticipated and sought-after sprint runs ever. The legend of the GB1 just keeps growing. In my opinion, it was a design where everthing came together, right from the start, and needed no improvement. It is not the perfect knife for everything, but what it does well, it excels at.

    Fingers crossed we have not seen the end of this great design!
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  13. bodog

    bodog Banned BANNED

    Dec 15, 2013
    That blade looks pretty cool, IMO
  14. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    Totally agree that it needs no improvement. Scale can be changed, there're so many good makers here ;)
  15. Zagorov


    Jan 2, 2015
    The same thick smoked-like patina can be easily done with ferric chloride.
  16. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Because of this thread, I bought into the GB Koolaide.
    My new GB2 will be in this afternoon.

    Hopefully it will live up to the hype.
  17. Knifeoholic


    Feb 8, 2016
    Don't worry, it tastes great!:)
  18. jjm1976


    Nov 26, 2015
    Have had my gb2 for about a week and a half. I now need the gb1. Kicked my pm2 out of my pocket after a good solid year and a half at least.

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