Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

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Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Notsurewhy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:49 am

Seemed to be derailing the bombshell thread, so I thought I'd make a thread for discussion of the evidently in the works new 3in Bradley folder.

What are folks hoping to see? Hollow ground drop point like the 1 and 2? Flat ground Wharnie like the air? I'm assuming M4 but maybe something different. Handle materials, lock type?

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby phaust » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:01 pm

Chunky liners like the original GB!

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:09 pm

Gotta be CPM-M4 because they all were.
Should be liner or frame lock because they all were. I'd prefer liner to keep cost down.
I prefer a hollow grind. 2 out of 4 were hollow ground.
I'd like to see something in the spirit of the Air in terms of being lightweight. Doesn't have to be a wharny. Wire clip would be nice.
Please no laminate carbon fiber. Burlap micarta?

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:02 pm

GB Air, silk micarta, same Ti liners, ffg, Vancron Superclean!

The blade is so small, we might be able to afford the ridiculous cost of the steel!

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Dazen » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:59 pm

I’ve got my fingers crossed for an Air 2 (slip joint, no clip, LS carbon fiber)!

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Albatross » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:15 pm

phaust wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Chunky liners like the original GB!
100% agree. With some knives losing theirs, I'm wanting more with liners.

As for the steel, I'm sure it will be M4, because it's a Gale Bradley favorite.
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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby AwayFromMySpydieHole » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:13 pm

I hope the GB2 gets restocked before these come out. I want another. :(

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Bytey sharp » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:06 pm

Interested in what he's got in mind. GB Air is one of my faves.

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby wrdwrght » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:22 am

I’d hope for a much more pronounced detent than what my GB1 and Air each offers. I’ve had several pocket-openings, mostly with the Air, which can’t be tucked into a pocket-seam like the GB1.

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby T_MAC686 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:09 pm

Bradley Air 2: same shape and size with:

Back lock
Linerless CF
Wire clip

I doubt any of that will ever happen, but a guy can dream right?!

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby blendergasket » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:18 pm

I'd love to see a GB3 with scales that are the same width as the liners (or nested liners) and K390 steel. Maybe make it with a more lefty friendly lock!

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Sonorum » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:40 pm

I'm very happy with my gb2 but I really would like an air in some way...
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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby gull wing » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:44 pm

I think Sal said a while back, Gayle was working on a 3" Bradley.

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:05 am

I *love* the shapes of the GB 1, 2, and Air. I don’t care for the appearance of the handles, but I’ve never held or used one. I much prefer fully nested liners, like the PM2 & Para 3. I also would like a more positive stop for the index finger.

So... 3” Air, satin CPM-M4 wharnie; forest green canvas micarta scales; mid lock or comp lock; wire clip.
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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby dj moonbat » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:10 am

I want a tab lock like on some of Gayle’s custom gent’s folders.

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby jdw » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:39 am

I wonder if another run of the Air would be possible with the same scales but with a different color? I have an original version and I love the silver and it looks very sharp but it would be cool to be able to get one with a different color of glass scales.
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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:54 am

I am hoping it has a clip. The detent on the air was way too soft

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby toxophilus » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:02 am

Ceramic ball detent.

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Re: Bradley 3/Bradley Air 2?

Postby jlw » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:28 pm

If I only got to choose one (a Bradley 3 or an Air 2) I would choose an Air 2. How I'd like it changed is (in order of importance to me):

- Addition of a clip.
- Increase in size (but not in blade thickness). Between 2.8" and 3" for the blade would be nice.
- Different scale material. Maybe a nice CF. Maybe with a metal bolster.

Other changes could be fun, but those are the main ones on my mind. Bradley 3, Air 2, Advocate 2, whatever... I've been saving my Spydie-bucks up for the next Bradley-designed folder, so I hope they pull out all the stops on it. And I hope it comes SOON! :)


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