Great model, I waited a couple years to be able to snag one last year when they sent a batch out.
Seriously?... You had to wait 2 years before they made a batch?!....if this knife truly is a masterpiece and constantly OOS, wouldn't you ramp up production to feed the demand?...just sayin
I had a GB1 years back. Ended up selling it as the choil seemed like a risk for a finger to slide up on the blade. I meant to eventually grab a GB2, but have yet to do so.
You can't guarantee there is no risk of someone cutting themselves.You're entitled to your own reasons for preferring the GB2.
However, there is no risk of cutting yourself using the handle indentation in the GB1 which facilitates holding the knife w/a sabre grip for greater control and is one of the reasons I prefer the GB1 based on ergos.
The GB2 lacks this feature which IMO is a design deficiency.
If you are really worried about cutting yourself, take a look at the Smock. The leading edge of the choil of the blade, that's only there so that the blade can clear the release button in the handle, presents a real risk of getting cut and is the main reason that I sold mine.
I received a GB1 a few days ago that I purchased here on the exchange. You are correct, it is a very special knife. I didn’t expect that considering I like the look of the GB2 significantly better from photographs.But like many spydies, once in hand it is just like “WOW”.IMHO the GB1>almost all other folders (GB2 included). It was/is a masterpiece.