The Gayle Bradley is one of my favorite Spyderco knives. I used to carry it all the time but rarely do now. Since I got the Sage4 that knife is the one I carry. One reason I feel good about but is not that important to me is FL has a 3" blade length law. Where I live though the 3.5" blade knives are not a problem with LE (unless you poke people with it
). The Sage4 just fits my hand like a glove. I have to say I like the Sage4 better only because that is the one I use. The actual reasons I like it better are hard to put a finger on.
I don't carry the Chaparral all that often because at the moment it is my "dress" knife. I don't "dress" very often any more. When I was working that would have been my EDC work knife. I do carry the Chaparral though even when I don't "dress" as long as I know I won't be getting dirty or doing work I'd need a stronger knife for.
What keeps the GB and Chap out of my pockets are also little mods I've made to the Sage4 and Manbug that I like. These two knives are my true EDC knives.
Sage4: Stonewash blade, bolsters and liners. G-10 scales (which will be replaced by dymondwood soon).
Manbug G-10: I put the ZDP-189 blade in the G-10 handle.