Bradley folder 2

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ZL1 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:12 pm

Just got mine!
Seems pretty good so far.
Only nitpicks I have is that the heel is a bit overground and the grind is asymmetric near the spydie hole.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby toomzz » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:44 pm

Happy newyear, finally ordered one at reputable dealer in the US. Hoping German customs wont slow down shipping. Looking forward to this knife for long time. Thanks Sal and crew and of course Gayle for realizing this piece! See you at the Amsterdam meet end of february.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby this_is_nascar » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:30 pm

Anyone still have any if these in stock?

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:54 pm

I bought one this morning from National Knives. Not sure if they still have some.
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Shockwave » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:55 pm

this_is_nascar wrote:Anyone still have any if these in stock?
Oso still has em. I gotta plug them. They shipped my GB 2 on xmas eve after a mix up with the address I left them the day before.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Belasarius Jnr » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:52 pm

Notice from KW, my pre-ordered (6/18/15) GB2 is now a confirmed order, expected to ship tomorrow :)

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby jmh58 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:18 pm

this_is_nascar wrote:Anyone still have any if these in stock?
Just sent one back to CS this am.. John :)
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Cameron » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:20 pm

Just to tease those waiting a little, or perhaps a gentle nudge to place an order. The GB2 is excellent... I've bought 3 of them so far...

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Bradley Folder 2 CPM M4
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Para Military 2CTS​ XHP - CTS 204P
Manix 2 CTS XHP - CPM​ ​Cru​-​wear​ - CPM​ M4

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby palonej » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:23 am

What a gorgeous blade profile Cameron!! Dam!!
Enjoy and let us know how she behaves!
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby abbazaba » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:49 am

I'm thinking about jumping ship on my KW pre-order, but it was back in October before the MAP.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby gunmike1 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:27 pm

Can anyone measure the thickness behind the edge bevel? My original Bradley was about .016" behind the bevel, which is pretty thin for a production knife in my experience. Hopefully the Bradley 2 is similarly thin behind the edge. The original Bradley does appear to have a bit of a higher hollow grind then the new one, so the actual blade geometry seems a bit thinner for the original. I love how nicely my original Bradley cuts with its nice geometry, hopefully the Bradley 2 is similar in that regard.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Mako109 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:51 pm

gunmike1 wrote:Can anyone measure the thickness behind the edge bevel? My original Bradley was about .016" behind the bevel, which is pretty thin for a production knife in my experience.
Using digital calipers, both my GB and GB2 measure 0.0210 behind the bevel. My GB has a slightly wider bevel than the GB2, but I wonder if that's due to sample variation. Judging by appearance and running my calipers along the length of the blade and measuring the middle, the slope of the hollow grind from edge to spine of each knife appear to be the same. Otherwise I have no other way of being precise in this measure and perhaps someone more qualified can provide a more precise answer.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby gunmike1 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Mako109 wrote:
gunmike1 wrote:Can anyone measure the thickness behind the edge bevel? My original Bradley was about .016" behind the bevel, which is pretty thin for a production knife in my experience.
Using digital calipers, both my GB and GB2 measure 0.0210 behind the bevel. My GB has a slightly wider bevel than the GB2, but I wonder if that's due to sample variation. Judging by appearance and running my calipers along the length of the blade and measuring the middle, the slope of the hollow grind from edge to spine of each knife appear to be the same. Otherwise I have no other way of being precise in this measure and perhaps someone more qualified can provide a more precise answer.
That's plenty precise enough, thanks. I guess my Bradley 1 is on the thinner side, which I personally like. Being production blades I'm sure there will be a decent amount of variation on these measurements.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ZL1 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:02 pm

Anybody's detent feel a little weak? Mine would feel perfect if it was stronger.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Mako109 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:00 am

A perfect pair. These are the only two Spydercos I've acquired in 2015 and hopefully both will see a lot of use in 2016. Along with a Silky folding saw, a trusty thirty-eight year old SAK Camper and sometimes a Pacific Salt, what more could a guy need :)

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby toomzz » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:30 am

inbound.....just got a call from the fedexman that he dropped the parcel with the knife at my home....
5 days from the Fredericksburg US to me in Germany...

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby hoimin » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:55 am

Mako109 wrote:A perfect pair.
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What a beautiful pairing.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby toomzz » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:20 pm

Got it. Wonderful knife. Good looks, solid 'thwack' when opening and smooth disengaging of the lock. The detent feels ok. I like the thinner handle. The GB2 is slightly larger than the original first version: I like that. Provided the blade with a custom deep carry Ti clip. I don't (generally) like those high ride clips. I live in fear-for-weapons Europe so I like my knives more concealed. The jimping on the linerlock looks a little cheap. The GB 1 has nicer jimping IMHO. The access of the lockbar is not easy, but that is the same with the GB 1 and the Air.
My 2 cents: wonderful knife, more appealing than the first version and because of the lighter weight and thinner handle more pocketfriendly. Definetely and user, keeper and good update of the GB1. Both Sal and Gayle, thank you realizing this knife, I wanted this one for long.I will carry and use it proudly and with joy, love the M4!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby palonej » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:58 am

Great write up Toomzz!!
Now I need one!
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby toomzz » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:42 pm

Haha, provided mine with a 34 degrees incl. angle on my wicked edge (sorry Sal). Ouch, that knife is darn sharp.....M4 is goooooood.....happy happy happy.
I cut a hard, dried french sausage with it.....paperthin slices of dried pork meat!


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