In the latest installment of the Designer's Insight Series, renowned custom knifemaker, designer, and former competitive cutting champion Gayle Bradley provides the inside story of his popular Air pocketknife.
Thank you Mike. I really enjoyed the video and you gotta love the bandaid on Mr. Bradley's left index finger. A truly legit knife maker! I also love the quote, "Contracts just make lawyers rich".
I handled the Bradley Air for the first time last week at the local knife store and I definitely have it on my list.
You can't display a toad in a fine restaurant like this! Why, the good folks here would go right off the feed!
These are always great. I learn a lot every time you post one. Thank you for continuing this series.
"Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer."
Sir Humphry Davy
Our reason is quite satisfied, in 999 cases out of every 1000 of us, if we can find a few arguments that will do to recite in case our credulity is criticized by someone else. Our faith is faith in someone else's faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.
- William James, from The Will to Believe, a guest lecture at Yale University in 1897
Thanks for the video. I just received my Air 6 days ago. I would prefer a clip on this knife but it is so small and has such a low profile that it does not bother me to carry it in my pocket. I actually use the first cut out to close the liner lock. I have not carried a small liner lock for a long time. When I first tried closing the knife using the opening hole cut out I was putting too much pressure on the spine of the blade and almost closing it on my thumb. If the lock cut out is used the tang stops on your thumb much like a finger catches in the choil of a lock back knife. I am really pleased with the fit and finish of this knife. Great job Spyderco and Mr. Bradley! Joe.
GoodEyeSniper wrote:he wasn't unsure why the cutout is there. the small one is for the lock access, the large one is the opening hole access.
Right. Unsure of the usefulness of it I guess I should've said.
It's been a while since I've used my Air, but I've been carrying it in my watch pocket today. I almost forgot how feathery light it is. It's nice to look at too. I'm really considering trying to add a clip to it myself.