Best place to purchase the Gayle Bradley folder?

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Best place to purchase the Gayle Bradley folder?

Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:42 pm

I'm ready to pull the trigger on my first non stainless knife. Gayle Bradley it is. I'm looking for suggestions as to the best place to purchase from. Amazon? Or other online sellers? Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:12 pm

That's where I've been leaning. 144 bucks. Just worry about getting someone else's returned knife.

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Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:37 pm

I just ordered from amazon. 156 after tax. Fair price. Swiggert, how can you tell if it's been opened? Every spyderco I've ever bought is in a unsealed box with the knife in bubble wrap.

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Postby Spydersense » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50 pm

Congrats on the purchase. The GB is definitely on my "to buy" list. I would have gotten one already if it weren't for the limited edition stuff that has popped up lately. :)
Time for another :spyder:!

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Postby Holland » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:50 pm

Congrats on the purchase! amazing knife, you wont be disappointed
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Junction | Gayle Bradley 1 & 2 | Mantra 1 | Chaparral 1 | Delica 4 | Dragonfly 2

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Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:53 pm

I've been hemming and hawing over the GB or going a different route and getting a ZT 0801. I've wanted the bradley for so long, I knew I had to get it first. I'm sure within a couple months I'll end up with the ZT also. It's the only model they make I like.

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Postby Holland » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:57 pm

Good choice getting the GB first. The 0801 looks like an awesome knife, but the GB offers a better steel and overall more refined model. You'll love the bank vault feel it gives. The only knives ive had that felt so tight and smooth were the GB, techno, and umnumzaan, with the GB feeling the best
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Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:59 pm

That's great to hear! A ford truck in a Ferrari chassis! Tough and elegant at the same time! Can't WAIT till it's in my grubby little hands!

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Postby Deal4 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:03 pm

Paddy B wrote:I've been hemming and hawing over the GB or going a different route and getting a ZT 0801. I've wanted the bradley for so long, I knew I had to get it first. I'm sure within a couple months I'll end up with the ZT also. It's the only model they make I like.
Hey Paddy, just out of curiosity, which ZT do you actually like? No offense in any way shape or form, but they always seemed like sharpened pry bars to me instead of a specialized cutting tool like Spyderco. At the same time I have wanted to like ZT!

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Postby FCM415 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:21 pm

I have owned a total of three GB's and I got them all from the BF exchange for $105 or less. LNIB condition, all were perfect save for a little patina. If you are patient, the secondary market is an excellent option for the GB....They usually average around $115, but you can get lucky like me!

As far as dealers go, shop around... CS, KW, and National are good places to start.
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Postby Paddy B » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:25 pm

No offense taken. I have a few other brands of knives, and try to find others to my liking to broaden my little collection. I don't have a ZT, never really interested in any till a friend of mine got the 0801 Rexford. It's about as "classy" as you can get in a ZT, in my opinion. Won't out slice most spydercos, but the blade is thinner and more conventially shaped than the fat recurves that are typical of ZT. Its the only model of that brand I like.

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Postby senorsquare » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:17 am

The 801 is the only ZT that I found appealing enough to own and it's a great knife but the GB is far and away a better cutting tool. Excellent choice.

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Postby Paddy B » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:22 am

Can't wait till Tuesday!


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