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. ronT2


    Apr 23, 2016
    This I would love to see!

    For some reason the GB2 "fits" my hand better than the GB1 but the GB1 "feels" better in hand. I think the feel has to do with the thicker liners on the GB1. The ergonomics of the GB2 just fit better...for me.
  2. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    GB1 is best Spyderco ever made IMO.
    Micarta scales with stonewashed M390 Sprint would be nice.Cheers.

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  3. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    One of my older GB1 which I sold but still have 2 left :).
    Green contoured G-10 and acid washed M4 blade done by Cuscadi.

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  4. Knifeoholic


    Feb 8, 2016
    ^^^Very nice!
  5. matt009au

    matt009au Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Funny, was just thinking about this the other day. Gb1 is a great knife and the last spyderco release I was actually excited about. The gb2 while good, doesn't have the charm of the original.
    I hope they bring it back as regular production.
  6. AJR576


    Feb 15, 2014
    I would love to have a GB1 with an m390 blade.
  7. hank_612


    Jan 13, 2010
    Elmax would also excite me.
  8. A.P.F.


    Mar 3, 2006
    A GB1 with Elmax? Not just yes, but hell yes!
  9. Cereal_killer


    Apr 4, 2013
    My GB1, without a doubt my favorite knife and if someone came in and said you can only have one folder for the rest of your life there's nothing even in the running!
    She's on her way to Golden for a tune up now...



    Sorry about the clip (a BM), it broke a while ago and my new fixed blade had to prove its self before I would ship the GB1 out for service... Yes you read that right, my ESEE 4 had to prove it was on par with a FOLDING KNIFE, what's thay say about the GB?!
  10. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    Nice Bradley user! We've almost evened the score as well in the voting!
  11. ronT2


    Apr 23, 2016
    Either one of those or 204p would be nice.
  12. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I would have zero interest.
  13. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    The GB2 never worked for me, so I got rid of mine and bought a back-up GB1 to keep in reserve. It's one of the few knives over 5 ounces that sometimes works as an EDC option.

    I'd have no interest in a sprint run. It'd be like the recent sprint run for the Worker; too much money and destined for the safe with the money spent to acquire a middlin mix of materials.
  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Just landed a gb1 to go with my gb2, and I'm jacked to have it arrive! This one has milled liners, and is otherwise new in the box. I'll post pictures when it arrives.
  15. DapperDan


    Aug 3, 2009
    The last time I checked Knifeworks still has GB1 for sale.
  16. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I don't care for carbon fiber and M4 together. Throw in a scale that ages better and you have a winner.
  17. JNewell


    Nov 18, 2005
    Early ones were run a good bit harder than intended. This was confirmed both by Sal and by Mr. Bradley in posts at the Spyderco company forums. It's not clear how long they were produced that way. The only way to be absolutely assured that you've got a very early GB is to find one without the GB Weatherford, TX logo, which was missing from the first few hundred knives shipped.
  18. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Gayle Bradley's signature steel is M4. Any other steel would not be a Gayle Bradley.

    I voted no, however give us an all Ti frame lock and I'm in.
  19. gull wing

    gull wing

    May 4, 2002
    Yes it is one of the best slicers I've used. The M4, the blade grind make it that way. It's a bit heavy and has a large handle for EDC (for me). I do use mine now and then.
    I could do some mods on it.
  20. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I've never understood why people think that they changed the heat treat on these. I recall Sal saying that they tested harder than intended. I think he also said something to the effect of - we'll only adjust the heat treat if we get negative feedback. Then people started assuming that future runs weren't as hard.
    IMO, if they did adjust the heat treat then they improved on it. Harder isn't always better.

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