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Spyderco Gayle Bradley Nightstick Boot Knife

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by V-1, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. V-1

    V-1

    Apr 14, 1999
    Talk about a pleasant surprise!
    Just saw this on Knifecenter and it was an instant preorder. A 4" blade under 4 oz with a sheath/G-Clip set up. This just screams easy, discrete carry. Not to mention the beautiful grind lines and general symmetry of the design. A beautifully efficient design.
    I'm curious to see if this has that wicked Gayle Bradley grind. My Advocate gen 2 is by far the sharpest Spyderco I've seen come out of Taiwan.
    All around stoked for this piece. Thank you Spyderco team and Mr. Bradley.
     
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  2. tulsamal

    tulsamal

    503
    May 14, 1999
    Interesting that it looks like a double edged dagger... but is only sharpened on one side to make it "more legally friendly."
     
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  3. V-1

    V-1

    Apr 14, 1999
    Yeah, it looks like it would take short work to put a finished edge on it.
     
  4. rpn

    rpn

    Mar 17, 2008
    Pretty cool looking! :thumbsup:
     
  5. StuntDouble

    StuntDouble

    Apr 26, 2004
    Neat design, but it really bugs me that the "hole" is located on one of the "edges", rather than in the middle of the tang.
     
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  6. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    It is a great looking knife, but after I saw the handle was/is just as thin as the Junction, and the smooth buffed G10 it’s a no go. Yes it’s a small boot knife and I get it, but I prefer a larger and fatter handle, that’s not slippery. Don’t need it slipping out of your hand in actual usage, or a life or death scenario.
     
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  7. ucfgrad93

    ucfgrad93

    407
    Dec 13, 2017
    I like it. I think it will be very popular.
     
  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    They do that so in the dark, low light, cant look at hand, you can tell which edge to cut with. On a symmetrical handled knife it is a functional feature, not just for looks.

    The combat smatchets with symmetrical handles often did this, even when both edges were sharpened because you could use a different angle on each side, and tell them apart, even in the dark. Keener more delicate edge for one task, steeper more robust edge for hard chopping chores.
     
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  9. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul

    433
    Dec 17, 2014
    Agree, I don't understand why he designs his handles so thin (unless it is to save money). I own the Bradley Bowie and the handle scales are way too thin (almost like a kitchen knife).
     
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  10. V-1

    V-1

    Apr 14, 1999
    I've used a Junction and I think the handle design will work well for this knife. The thinner polished handle will carry and draw easily.
     
  11. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    All my boot knives have very thin handles.
     
  12. StuntDouble

    StuntDouble

    Apr 26, 2004
    Ah..I did not know that. It makes sense.

    I guess you really do learn something new every day.
     

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