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3"Gayle Bradley

Postby gull wing » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:31 pm

Anything on This?
Sal said he would ask Gayle if he was interested, but it's been a while.
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby abbazaba » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:18 pm

+1 for another GB folder in any size, but a 3" successor to the Air seems overdue.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Mako109 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:30 pm

I'd rather see Spyder continue the evolution of the GB line while keeping the same general lines and blade length. I'd also like to see the Advocate evolve. It's a great design that got off to a rocky start. I think a little makeover could really help this model take off.

Hope Spyderco doesn't walk away from the GB2 or Advocate.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Cambertree » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:39 am

I've been intrigued by this modded GB1 ever since I saw it:

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(Apologies: I didn't record the name of the person who did this and whose photo this is, when I copied the pic from a forum post a few years ago.)

Apparently the guy who did the mod wanted a discreet, high quality steak knife and eating utensil, he could use in public places, without having to rely on the dull knives often provided in restaurants, diners and cafes.

The back of the handle has also been ground down, so it's more comfortable when sitting down.

I've been on the lookout for a GB with a broken tip, so I can make a similar 'steak knife'.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby standy99 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am

Cambertree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:39 am
I've been intrigued by this modded GB1 ever since I saw it:

I've been on the lookout for a GB with a broken tip, so I can make a similar 'steak knife'.
You would have to abuse the hell out of a GB1 to break the tip. Beast of a knife in my book ;)
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Cambertree » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:09 am

standy99 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am
Cambertree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:39 am
I've been intrigued by this modded GB1 ever since I saw it:

I've been on the lookout for a GB with a broken tip, so I can make a similar 'steak knife'.
You would have to abuse the hell out of a GB1 to break the tip. Beast of a knife in my book ;)
(My all time favourite folder of all brands)
Ha ha, yeah true that, Standy. Probably explains why I haven’t been able to score one yet.

I did see a wanted ad on Australian Blade Forums a couple of weeks ago from someone looking for a new one, because they’d snapped the tip on their GB1 workhorse.

I got in touch, but he’d already passed it onto a mate with a grinder to have a go at fixing.

I thought the same thing as you, so I couldn’t resist asking how he did it.

Apparently it was through torquing and prying, trying to get a knot out of some wood, ‘not being careful’.

I agree, it’s a great knife, an all time classic. It’s what I grab when I know there’s a tough job, that I should probably use a fixed blade for.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby gull wing » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:56 am

Cambertree, the top knife on your picture looks great.
I did one,but it's not as nice as yours. If only Spyderco would build one. :)

See my attempt

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby dj moonbat » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:54 am

abbazaba wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:18 pm
+1 for another GB folder in any size, but a 3" successor to the Air seems overdue.
I love my Air, and now that the edge has receded more than halfway up to the Spyder hole, I probably want a replacement Air even more than I want the Swayback. And that's sayin' somethin'.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby jdw » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:00 am

standy99 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am
Cambertree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:39 am
I've been intrigued by this modded GB1 ever since I saw it:

I've been on the lookout for a GB with a broken tip, so I can make a similar 'steak knife'.
You would have to abuse the hell out of a GB1 to break the tip. Beast of a knife in my book ;)
(My all time favourite folder of all brands)
We can't have a GB thread without me completely agreeing with you. And I can't imagine what you would be doing with the tip of one to break it, unless you were just trying to break it.
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby sal » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:59 pm

Gayle said he was working on one.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby gull wing » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:42 pm

:) :eek: :D Yeeeee.
Thanks sal.
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Marulaghost » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:24 pm

Can they call it the mini bradley?

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Notsurewhy » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 pm

Sweet! Here's hoping the blade is similar to the gb2. That thing cuts like crazy

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Cambertree » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:02 pm

gull wing wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:56 am
Cambertree, the top knife on your picture looks great.
I did one,but it's not as nice as yours. If only Spyderco would build one. :)

See my attempt

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Sorry, I should have explained it better Gullwing - I pinched that pic from a post I saw a few years ago of someone else's GB1 mod.

Yeah that top knife looks great - I think it's a stock GB1 for reference purposes, though.

The guy's modded 'Bradley Steak Knife' is the second knife.

Nice job on your reground blade, I like it.
jdw wrote: We can't have a GB thread without me completely agreeing with you. And I can't imagine what you would be doing with the tip of one to break it, unless you were just trying to break it.
Yeah, I agree. I enjoy the needle tips on a lot of Spydie knives, but the GB1 always gives such a solid feeling of confidence with that great reinforced tip design - the way that cool swedge acts like the top of an I-beam. I never worry about mine breaking - but I don't pry with knives anyway.
(Well except for using the Pac Salt to prise shellfish off rocks, but that's another story.)

Good to hear Gayle's working on another.

Hey, I'm keen to see what all your GB1s look like with a few years of use on them. How about dropping some pics in the 'Show your Patina' thread in the Spyderco Pics subforum, if you have time? Thanks!

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Mick » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:11 pm

As long as we're wishing for Gayle Bradley's... A 3.25-3.5" Air would be an amazing knife. With a wire clip, of course. :D

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby standy99 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:17 am

Cambertree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:09 am
standy99 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am
Cambertree wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:39 am
I've been intrigued by this modded GB1 ever since I saw it:

I've been on the lookout for a GB with a broken tip, so I can make a similar 'steak knife'.
You would have to abuse the hell out of a GB1 to break the tip. Beast of a knife in my book ;)
(My all time favourite folder of all brands)
Ha ha, yeah true that, Standy. Probably explains why I haven’t been able to score one yet.

I did see a wanted ad on Australian Blade Forums a couple of weeks ago from someone looking for a new one, because they’d snapped the tip on their GB1 workhorse.

I got in touch, but he’d already passed it onto a mate with a grinder to have a go at fixing.

I thought the same thing as you, so I couldn’t resist asking how he did it.

Apparently it was through torquing and prying, trying to get a knot out of some wood, ‘not being careful’.

I agree, it’s a great knife, an all time classic. It’s what I grab when I know there’s a tough job, that I should probably use a fixed blade for.
Probably the one knife I wish I had of carried when things get tough. :D

Been carrying the Junction in the 4x4 lately ( no issues in the NT with that ;) ) so have tough stuff covered.
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby cwoods » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:16 am

Oh yes please!
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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby jpm2 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Here's mine on top of my favorite bench stone/plate. The blade length is 3.1 inch.

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It's been modified in a lot more ways than you can see from this image.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:10 pm

After reading this thread I went and looked at the Gail Bradley 1 and it struck me funny how much the blade reminded me of the stretch but with a hollow grind.

Thinking of getting a Gayle Bradley 2 on the secondary market unless a retailer has one ( a little helpnhere guys) but as I recall there were some issues but do not recall them.

Hope the one he is working on is longer rather than shorter. Thanks for the update Sal will keep an eye out for this one.

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Re: 3"Gayle Bradley

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:59 am

dj moonbat wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:54 am
I love my Air, and now that the edge has receded more than halfway up to the Spyder hole...
:eek: I’m having trouble imagining what this looks like (got a pic?). Whatever, that’s some kind of use!
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