Reviewed 04/07/2010 by RevDevil
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months
The Spyderco Gayle Bradley is a production knife that exceeds expectations in almost every arena.
-CPM-M4 blade steel in a double hollow grind. High speed steel that is very wear resistant, stays sharp, and is easy to sharpen and maintain.
-Carbon Fiber scales that have a nice texture without feeling like sandpaper.
-Solid lock up with the liner lock
-Price is exceptional (appx $125-140USD)
-4 way carry pocket clip, Left or right hand friendly.
-Blade shape, modified drop point is very utilitarian and can handle 99% of tasks.
-Smooth, easy,a nd solid blade deployment.
-Weight, full steel liners make this knife a bit on the heavier side. BUT, this can be seen as being a "solid knife".
-CPM-M4 is not a stainles steel, additional care must be taken to prevent rust and lessen patina.
-LIner lock, some have had bad experiences with a liner lock. This particular knife has what appears to be a frame lock covered by the carbon fiber. It locks up solid and there is no chance for disengagement of the knife during hard use.
The knife is heavy, but it feels solid in the hand. Very comfortable ergonimics make this knife feel like a natural extension of the hand. The lock up is very solid, and there is no doubt that the lock is not prone to failure. This is a liner lock done right. The materials for the asking price is one of the best values around. Other companies offer the same materials in a flagship knife for over twice as much.