If Spyderco brought back the GB1 as a sprint, would you buy one?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by kidcongo, Mar 14, 2017.

Would you purchase a Gayle Bradley (GB1) Sprint Run

  1. Yes I would buy a GB1 sprint run

    2 vote(s)
  2. No, I would not be interested

    0 vote(s)
  1. ToxicBot11


    Apr 28, 2013
    Not interested in a sprint and they went out of production so leave em that way..keeps the ones out there kinda cool and special.

    They made a lot of the GB's over their 5 or 6 year lifespan so they are relatively easy to find if you really want one.

    The GB2 is also a good knife but IMO very different than the GB...
  2. P2P

    P2P Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Sign me up for a GB made in Colorado. I'd be all over that one. With some Blue micarta handles. M4 of coarse.

    I can dream, can't I?
  3. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    Microchipping maybe? I don't know. I have two of full liners version, one active duty, the other isn't yet used or anything.

    Cody (OP),

    Perhaps we will see the rare sprint run: exactly same as old production (because there's no improvement needed) ;)
    About your poll, probably those who love GB1 likely have had backups so not needing another runs.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  4. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Yes I would def buy one
  5. soundshaman


    Jan 29, 2013
    I still edc mine too, but would love another. The only thing that could change is the color. Other then that it's such a perfect knife.

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  6. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    It's actually one of the only knives I have a NIB back up of because I love the GB1. It's one of the best project/weekend warrior knives I've ever had.

    I guess I'd be more interested in a GB3... bring back the choil!

  7. skwurll


    Oct 12, 2008
    Early solid liners where supposedly 64 RC. GB1 is unique & should be in the line up, maybe sales were dropping & the market was saturated w/GB1's.

    I would buy one!
  8. Bigfitz


    May 29, 2013
    I just ordered one from knifeworks. After all the good things I've heard about the GB1 in this forum, I can't wait to put this knife to work and see what it can do.

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  9. ncrockclimb


    Nov 20, 2014
    GB1 is one of my all time favorite EDCs. The GB2, while a nice knife, is not in the same league. I had a 2 and sold it. I carry a 1 and bought a spare. If they do a sprint run, I will buy one.
  10. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    "The only knife I ever designed from
    A purely utilitarian viewpoint". Gayle Bradley

    Nice to see the "yes" votes are gaining a little ground on the "no" votes. The GB1 is not a knife that sells itself in pictures. Frankly, if I didn't love it, I'd call it butt-ugly. Why do I love it? Because I use it......and as they say, "to know her is to love her".

    These videos have been shared before, but always worth another glance:

    Bradley on the Bradley:

    "When you cut with it....that's when this knife is coming out to play...that is the glory of this knife": X4CTO:
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  11. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Gb1 rules. It is just perfect the way it is. I like the thick liner lock alot. I have his Spyderco Air which is another neat little knife and is like the Gayle Bradley version of the Kiwi. I always liked the knife, never thought it was ugly.
  12. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    That's awesome. I'm sure your only negative thought will be "why didn't I do this years ago?"
  13. DapperDan


    Aug 3, 2009
    Although the original Gayle Bradley was a nice knife, I didn't like it because it was too thick and heavy. I sold it. I now own the Gayle Bradley 2 and like it much better.
  14. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    The Upgrade wasn't an upgrade.........
  15. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    Yes. Absolutely. Dark green G10 and 10V would be my flavor of choice.
  16. jonnieb27


    Sep 13, 2008
    I have both. To me, the GB2 is a dress version of the GB1. Lighter, thinner, a little more delicate, but still a user.

    Hard to improve on the GB1 for an all around tough work knife. Not sure it needs a sprint. Better idea is a GB3 of some sort.
  17. RLDubbya

    RLDubbya HMFIC

    Dec 21, 2016
    Why not start by Cerakoting a stock GB1?
  18. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nothing wrong with my GB1. I have a NIB non-skeletonized one. I've used the skeletonized one extensively and it's been great. Holds a sharp edge for a long time. Isn't terrible to sharpen after an initial reprofile. Still waiting to get a GB2.
  19. adamrockcrawler

    adamrockcrawler Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Heck yes!
  20. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Gb1 with dlc blade and green micarta scales

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