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Not enough love for the Gayle Bradley 2

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by timbo813, May 3, 2017.

  1. Djulbert

    Djulbert

    68
    Aug 2, 2016
    I just got a GB2 last week. Haven't got to carry it much yet. I removed just a little bit of material from the scale to be able to release the lock easier, made a huge difference. It has more of an old time traditional feel to it compared to the PM2, Manix and Griptilian that I normally carry. I'm going to carry it for a while and see how I like using it. I use my knives pretty hard at work, some would probably call it abuse. I love the blade shape. If I could have this blade in a Manix handle I would be in love
     
  2. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Love to know how and what you removed to make the lock easier on the old thumb ?
     
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @sfrigon1 Search for Gayle Bradley mods. Lots of info available. Or send me an email at [email protected]
    I have a short writeup and pictures of how I did it if you want.
     
  4. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Thx T u the man
     
  5. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Hey so I took a Dremel to the side of the scale w the lock . And it looks great and functions even better . I was really bothered by how hard it was to close so this was much needed thx for the tips everyone !
     
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  6. Djulbert

    Djulbert

    68
    Aug 2, 2016
    I think it really makes a huge difference in enjoying this knife. Not that it's bad the way it comes, I just like it better with a little better lock access.
     
  7. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Yup , I'm a person who is constantly flipping and fondling my knives so it made a huge difference. The lock was really good how it was but not if you open and close it 100 times a day
     
  8. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Glad you got it just right
     
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  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I'm sure Sal and Gayle are rubbing their foreheads over this mod, but doggone it... I think it makes all the difference on this knife from me selling it and passing it along, to keeping it for the long haul!
     
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  10. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    For the record, I'm in favor of the original design but I like to see everyone happy. If you want the mod, this knife is well worth the effort.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2017
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  11. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    This knife is God dam amazing. So smooth and soo solid ! The slight mod made a huge difference. I would love to see some sprints. Maybe maxamet with a compression lock ? It could potentially rival my all-time favourite manix2
     
  12. Blade1LE

    Blade1LE

    37
    Jun 21, 2017
    I don't own a Gayle Bradley but i have a Sage 1 and Sage 3. Something about spyderco's with carbon fiber just looks too good to me. It's a perfect match the spydey hole and the carbon fiber just pops!
     
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  13. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    I was holding out for the Shaman but then I clicked on this thread. D'oh! GB2 in bound.
     
  14. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Hopefully this will help until you get it
    [​IMG]

    I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on the Slysz Bowie and GB2 when you've had a chance to carry it for a bit. I ended up passing on the Bowie because of the semi hooked rear of the handle. Both are Tai Chung sweet.
     
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  15. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Seems like the liner lock debate is about the only real hurdle this knife has.

    When I was a boy I was using a fairly small traditional with a fairly thin liner lock (which I thought was the bee's knees, my first locking folder) and was digging a small hole in a piece of wood when I twisted the knife a little, releasing the lock and folding the blade onto my fingers. Ouch. I think it was the first time I realized how dangerous a knife could be to the user.

    This is why I appreciate the design of GB locks. Best liner lock I've personally encountered. Gayle Bradley knows how to design a working liner lock.
     
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  16. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    I'll be sure to share them with ya! I've had the GB1 on multiple occasions and liked it, hopefully the 2 is even better! My Bowie is down and out... me being dumb and getting too comfortable with her :oops:... We will see how this fares as a replacement ;)
     
  17. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    You'll probably find the GB2 to be a little better as an EDC over the GB1.

    No disrespect to the GB1, you wood carvin' mutha:cool:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. kniferbro

    kniferbro

    Jan 22, 2011
    That's good to hear! She's waiting at the house now... just gotta get through the afternoon :eek:
     
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  19. sfrigon1

    sfrigon1

    927
    Oct 2, 2016
    Anyone tried a forced patina w the m4 ? I'm definitely interested in doing it but just wanted to make sure it was possible
     
  20. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Definitely possible. Run a search and you should find two or three threads on the subject.
     

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