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Gayle Bradley Hard Use

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

  1. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013

    Well... The GayleBradley KoolAid is pretty tasty that I am going from sip to a gulp :D.

    The PM2 hype was Meh.. Yup I said that.. It was Meh... Sold it... Manix2 is still my preferred.

    But this ""GB2"" is entirely different. The Blade grind and size is enchanting.. I am really liking it.



    Ill report later after BF does the Site software change.
     
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  2. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Love my GB, and it loves abuse!
    [​IMG]
     
  3. marthinus

    marthinus

    Dec 10, 2006
    Updated pictures of my reground Gayle Bradley. No forced patina, just plenty of use. The reground section is slowly but surely getting its patina going.

    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]
     
  4. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    Nice!!!
     
  5. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    [​IMG]

    I cheated a little and forced patina the blade... Blue, Brown, Green and Grey tones.

    This is my first GB blade and my only complaints about it WAS the Sharp jumping at the liner lock. Flesh cutting jimping was smooth out with 600 grit paper.

    Taichung quality is superb.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
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  6. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017
    What did you use to force the patina? It looks like you rubbed the blade with a scotch bright pad or something after?

    Looks great man. First forced patina I actually like.
     
  7. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    All I did was buff it out with me strop.
     
  8. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole

    239
    Jan 30, 2017
    What did you use to force the patina? Thanks!
     
  9. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/gun-blue-food-safe-or-not.962603/
    Prep is everything.

    I used Casey's super gun blue. Heavily diluted.
    8oz water 20 drops of gun blue. Without the dilution it goes black.
    This is slower but keep an eye on it and it is a lot faster than viniger.
    Dip... watch.. Rinse.

    Get the scum off Re-dip for desired effect.

    Buff off scum and oil.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  10. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Screen door demo
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  11. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

    283
    Oct 17, 2015
    Unfortunately I was bitten by the Spyder to late to get the original Bradley. Instead, a Bradley 2 is on the way, hopefully i will get it next week! First m4, first Taichung, first CF handle! Will test it and report back here when it comes!
     
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  12. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    I ended up removing the forced patina with flitz and made it a shinny blade again.
    Then I proceeded to just use the blade in a natural and true EDC fashion and be PATIENT.

    Now months later of regular EDC use and cutting food.

    here we are today.
    Making Lemonade for the 4th of July.

    M4 has a nice Gun metal grey to it.


    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Cpmd3v

    Cpmd3v

    123
    Jun 28, 2017
    True ,thumbup
     
  14. Cpmd3v

    Cpmd3v

    123
    Jun 28, 2017
    Omg your gonna love it. There ain't much smoother right out the box. I just did a light coat of French's mustard and it came out phenomenal!
     
  15. Cpmd3v

    Cpmd3v

    123
    Jun 28, 2017
    We have the same exact thoughts , my Maxamet manix is neck and neck w my gb2 . They are actually both in pocket right now % :)
     
  16. Pr3inar

    Pr3inar

    283
    Oct 17, 2015
    After some initial trouble and some time on the Edge Pro I am ready to love it:) It's a beautiful knife!
     
  17. ygan

    ygan

    5
    Jul 28, 2009
    Natural patina with caribbean red habanero
    [​IMG], on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  18. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Acidic fruits, Bloody meats and everything in between has given the blade this patina.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. marthinus

    marthinus

    Dec 10, 2006
    Below some thoughts on the Gayle Bradley 1 after 5 years of use.

     
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  20. skwurll

    skwurll

    Oct 12, 2008
    Still GB1's to be had out there @ some of the more known dealers.

    Thanks thread, now I have GB2 on the brain & there's only one cure. GB's do have the ability to kick many other knives out the door.
     

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