Gayle Bradley has been making a hand-made custom folder and fixed blade knives since 1988, and have now chosen to impress us with the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife. After becoming very successful selling his knives, he partnered with Spyderco. Spyderco has put the finishing touches on the knives that its owners love.
- 1 The Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife Assessment
- 2 Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife Specifications
- 3 Our Thoughts
- 4 What Customers Say About the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife
- 5 Info on the Updated Spyderco Bradley Folder 2 Specialty Folding Knife
- 6 Final Thoughts
The Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife Assessment
Manufactured in the USA, the Spyderco Gayle Bradley knife has received high ratings as a knife that is a strong, rigid, medium framed folding knife. One customer stated in his Spyderco Gayle Bradley knife review, “I may lose it before I break it.”
The crucible steel quality hollow ground CPM-M4 blade measures 3.438″ with an overall length 8.078″. It weighs 4.8 oz. Perfect for camping, cutting rope, branches and even for cutting meat and paper, this knife received a 9.6 out of 10 for quality and a 9.8 for value for the money.
With 2 full length internal twill carbon fiber liners in the handle, it is rigid and will not break easily so it will last many years. The Michael Walker liner locking mechanism may make it a little hard to open because it is recessed behind the scales as per a Spyderco Gayle Bradley knife review.
Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife Specifications
- Made in Taiwan
- Full-Flat Grind
- Round Hole
- 3.66″ Blade
- 8.48″ Overall Length
- Carbon Fiber/G-10 Laminate
The M4 blade is not as rust resistant as many blades that are made of stainless steel, so owners recommend using mineral oil on the blade when cleaning. The Spyderco Gayle Bradley folder knife has a screw together adjustment that makes it easy to clean and maintain.
It has flawless markings on the blade and a Spyderco logo on the 4-way hourglass clip that is manufactured from steel. The clip gives owners the option to attach it to the belt or it can be folded and carried in your pocket. The clip can easily be attached and removed by those who are either right or left handed.
Able to handle over 90% of its tasks, the Spyderco Gayle Bradley folder is very utilitarian, cutting most anything. With the strength of a fixed blade knife and the convenience of a folding knife, it is easy to sharpen and easy to clean and maintain.
Because of the 2 full length carbon fiber liners in the handle, its overall quality is top-notch making it strong and sturdy. For camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting, the knife has a strong resistance to impact. It can be relied on for a wide variety of tasks.
What Customers Say About the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife
Most customers rave about the price/quality ratio, feeling as though they have purchased a high quality knife for their money. For value, this knife received a 9.8 out of 10 rating. Even though owners feel that it may be a little heavy, weighing 4.8 oz., they still believe it is one of the better knives on the market.
For the avid hiker, camper, hunter or fisherman, for woodworking projects, construction projects and for home remodeling, the Spyderco Gayle Bradley folder is great. It can handle many tough projects. The CPM-M4 steel blade has a high grind that gives it a sharper edge than many knives. It’s easy to sharpen, easy to maintain.
With 2 full length carbon fiber liners in the handle, it remains durable and is rigid on impact. It won’t break easily. Overall, it’s is exactly what owners say in the Spyderco Gayle Bradley knife review. “It has the strength of a fixed blade with the convenience of a folder.”
Info on the Updated Spyderco Bradley Folder 2 Specialty Folding Knife
The sequel to the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife improves on just about anything you’d want to make better on the first model.
What makes this type of knife special is that it is completely safe, compact, and easy to carry. The handle is made out of carbon fiber, woven into graphic fibers fused with epoxy resin.
Furthermore, the blade has a hollow grind ground with a concave radius. This knife has a sharpened blade with no serrations or teeth sometimes referred to as a smooth blade. And the metal pocket clip comes in handy when you want to transport it easily.
It faithfully retains all the core qualities that made Gayle Bradley’s first-generation design so popular, but in a form that is slimmer, lighter, and more ergonomically refined than the original Bradley Folder.
What Users Say About the Spyderco Bradley Folder 2 Specialty Folding Knife
People are extremely pleased for the most part. At the time of writing, the knife had 69% 5-star reviews, which is a significant portion considering that there have been more than 60 reviews from verified purchases.
What many users seem to like is the Spyderco Bradley Folder 2 Specialty Folding Knife’s balance between the weight and the cutting power. It’s also easier to sharpen the blade than it is with a non-hollow grind. People love the fit and finish, which are great and provide super smooth action.
Overall, the Spyderco Bradley Folder 2, as well as the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Folder Knife are both excellent tools for survival.
You will love both of these models and you might also find that the price is surprisingly low given the top-notch quality you’re receiving with this purchase.
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