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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Shockwave » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:08 pm

HarleyXJGuy wrote:
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Liquid Cobra wrote:So is anyone else having problems with a weak detent? I'm sad to say that my Bradley 2 doesn't hold the blade in the closed position very well. It's on par with my Starmate.

Any recommendations on how I can fix it? Take it apart and bend the lock bar? Send it in?
I had the same problem. I'm just such a noob I didn't want to come on here bitchin'. It worried me that it would open in my pocket though. I could shake it a little upside down and it would open. After I put my Sketchen scales on, I tightened the pivot a bit more than how it came. It seemed to really help and it's not a problem anymore.
Did you say Sketchen scales and not post a picture? Must be an issue with my phone because nobody would be so mean.
lol. No I posted pictures a few pages back. I will post some more below. I still haven't gotten good outside pics that really show off the scales. I am very happy with them though. The knife feels so much better in hand with the liners and scales flush.

I was reading the thread about your Military and I think I'm going to do something similar to my GB1. I find myself browsing over his custom scale thread over and over again. Great customer service and very easy to deal with.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby glbpro » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:26 pm

This knife really reminds me of my Benchmade 710 - they are very similar in size and also in feel:

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The most striking similarity to me is their closed dimensions:

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They're both knives that pack a relatively long blade into a relatively short handle and take up much less space in the pocket that other knives with the same blade length. I'm looking forward to carrying mine!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ImageX » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:30 pm

Here's my GB2! Any minute now! :)

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... and it's beautiful. I love it!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby hoimin » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:49 pm

I think it resembles a larger 940-1. Similar S-curve spine, butt curve, finger guard, and edge shape.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby swigert » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:32 pm

hoimin wrote:I think it resembles a larger 940-1. Similar S-curve spine, butt curve, finger guard, and edge shape.

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But soooooo much better looking!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby hoimin » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:38 pm

swigert wrote: But soooooo much better looking!
Oh yeah!

The 940-1 has the GB2 beat in weight, pocketability, and length ratios, but when you need a heavier cutter, the GB2's weight and heft is reassuring. The GB2 absolutely crushes the 940-1 in fit/finish and value though (and many other high end knives, I would imagine).

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:18 pm

I always think of the Griptilian blade when I look at the Bradley 2.
On my radar: 110V Military, Police 4 and some sweet Rex 45 Military action.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ejames13 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:23 am

HarleyXJGuy wrote:I always think of the Griptilian blade when I look at the Bradley 2.
Ha, I've never noticed that. But you're right!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:14 pm

ejames13 wrote:
HarleyXJGuy wrote:I always think of the Griptilian blade when I look at the Bradley 2.
Ha, I've never noticed that. But you're right!
Must be new here.

It is generally accepted that I am always right.
On my radar: 110V Military, Police 4 and some sweet Rex 45 Military action.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ejames13 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:28 am

HarleyXJGuy wrote:
ejames13 wrote:
HarleyXJGuy wrote:I always think of the Griptilian blade when I look at the Bradley 2.
Ha, I've never noticed that. But you're right!
Must be new here.

It is generally accepted that I am always right.
I see. Is that generally accepted by your wife as well?

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby HarleyXJGuy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:58 pm

ejames13 wrote:
HarleyXJGuy wrote:
ejames13 wrote:
HarleyXJGuy wrote:I always think of the Griptilian blade when I look at the Bradley 2.
Ha, I've never noticed that. But you're right!
Must be new here.

It is generally accepted that I am always right.
I see. Is that generally accepted by your wife as well?
Oh no, somehow she did not get the memo.
On my radar: 110V Military, Police 4 and some sweet Rex 45 Military action.

Newest Spydies: S90v Ti Military, Pacific Salt and a special Kiwi.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby hoimin » Sun May 22, 2016 7:40 am

This isn't me, but I would say a lot of the same things. Slightly different conclusion personally, but a good look at both the PM2 and GB2 if you're on the fence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj_nGv7UTgc

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby kobold » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:09 am

YT link removed. sorry for the alarm
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby TazKristi » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:43 am

kobold wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:09 am
Spydeco Gayle Bradley 2 - LAST CHANCE!
Hey, kobold:
I just wanted to offer some clarity. I'm not sure what Slicey Dicey means by "But once they're gone... They're GONE!" but the Gayle Bradley 2 is not going anywhere. It's a standard inventory item.

Welcome to our forum!

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:13 am

Nice, but if only we could get an exclusive in Peel Ply G10 or Micarta with a DLC blade (M4, 4V, Cruwear, 3V whatever) and I'd be all over one.

Did the recent batch adjust the "weak detent" that everyone complains about? Hopefully that is improved before we see any cool exclusives.
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby kobold » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:58 am

TazKristi wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:43 am
kobold wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:09 am
Spydeco Gayle Bradley 2 - LAST CHANCE!

Hey, kobold:
I just wanted to offer some clarity. I'm not sure what Slicey Dicey means by "But once they're gone... They're GONE!" but the Gayle Bradley 2 is not going anywhere. It's a standard inventory item.

Welcome to our forum!


Kristi

Thank you Kristi!

I think it's better if i remove the video link
SpydieChef, Swayback,
Manix S110V G10, Gayle Bradley 2,
PM2 Digicam DLC, Para 3 Maxamet,
Sage 5 CF, Chaparral Raffir Noble & FRN,
Tasman Salt 2 SE, Caribbean Sheepfoot SE,
Native 5 Rex45 G10 & LC200N SE FRN & S35VN SE DLC FRN.
Incoming: Military S30V Digicam & S110V, Shaman Z-Wear.

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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby soc_monki » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:19 am

My detent is the standard Taichung detent. Soft. But it doesn't bother me, the knife is amazing.
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:08 am

soc_monki wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:19 am
My detent is the standard Taichung detent. Soft. But it doesn't bother me, the knife is amazing.
I've had a few light detents on Taichung models so I know what you mean. Not sure I'd call soft their standard though. I have some Taichung models (Sage 1, Sage 2, Sage 5, Sage 5 LW, GB1 (x 2), Kapara, Advocate, McBee) where I consider the detent to be perfect. Not too strong and not too weak. That said, the detent on my GB2 is a little on the soft side but nothing I feel needs to be fixed immediately. It takes a couple really hard shakes to make the blade come out. I'll probably take it apart and fix at some point but it's fine for now.
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby soc_monki » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:57 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:08 am
soc_monki wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:19 am
My detent is the standard Taichung detent. Soft. But it doesn't bother me, the knife is amazing.
I've had a few light detents on Taichung models so I know what you mean. Not sure I'd call soft their standard though. I have some Taichung models (Sage 1, Sage 2, Sage 5, Sage 5 LW, GB1 (x 2), Kapara, Advocate, McBee) where I consider the detent to be perfect. Not too strong and not too weak. That said, the detent on my GB2 is a little on the soft side but nothing I feel needs to be fixed immediately. It takes a couple really hard shakes to make the blade come out. I'll probably take it apart and fix at some point but it's fine for now.
I see. Every Taichung I've had has been on the softer side (sage 5, Amalgam, this Bradley). All about the same so I figured that's what they shot for! Doesn't bother me, I traded the Sage (prefer the para 3), the amalgam works fine, although could probably be a tad heavier for better flipping, and the Bradley is hard to fling out, so it's just fine.
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman
Kershaw : Tone, Thermite, Atmos, Natrix 7007cf, Natrix 7008cf, Bareknuckle 7777, Bareknuckle 20cv, Concierge, 7777CFM390 Bareknuckle
Zero Tolerance : 0566CF, 0770CF, 0770GRYBW, 0562CF, 0470, 0456CF, 0095BW, 0801TI
Ontario : Rat 1
CRKT : Caligo
Civivi : Plethiros, Baklash, Incite, Vexer
Cold Steel : AD10, 4Max Scout, SR1 Lite
Benchmade : 810-1401 Contego, 15080-2 Crooked River, 15080-Custom Crooked River, 560BK-1 Super Freek, 15085 Mini Crooked River, 15085-Custom Mini Crooked River, 940-2, 550-1 Griptilian, 950bk Rift, 940-1, Custom Sheepsfoot Griptilian
Buck : 110, Bucklite 422, 110 LT, 110 Slim Select, 112 Slim Pro, Custom 110, 1978-79 110
Artisan : Tradition
Hogue : Ritter RSK MK1-G2
Kabar : Becker BK2 Campanion
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Re: Bradley folder 2

Postby ekastanis » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:42 pm

Pretty soft detent, I think I may mess with it:

https://imgur.com/fiTccpV.mp4


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