“You sharpen the human appetite to the point where it can split atoms with its desire…” I feel like in the “Honest Trailers”: “Please review the Advocate…” OK here we go: Oh yes, the Advocate is a looker and really catches the light. Knowing Gayle Bradley since his first hard chores folder, I really wanted … Continue reading Spyderco C214TIP: The Devil’s Advocate by Gayle Bradley.
This is Gayle Bradley first Fixed Blade collaboration with Spyderco. A “unique blend of expert design and state-of-the-art metallurgy”… But is it a real Bowie ? A true Bowie is “the most effective fighting and survival knife ever made.” Just to quote Bill Bagwell as he was attending the Paris Knife Show, where one of … Continue reading Spyderco FB33GP Gayle Bradley Pocket Bowie !
It has all started when I wanted to review the Spyderco Gayle Bradley Junction. It’s a great design for an EDC fixed blade which can be used for everything. Easy to carry in its pancake constructed bolteron sheath. But the edge was just too thick for my own use. To my knowledge, SPF27 is some … Continue reading Tuscan Raiders #4 – Geometries, Gayle Spyderco Gayle Bradley Junction and whittling.
Two years ago in March 2012 I have ordered and received overseas within 5 working days my Spyderco Gayle Bradley. I knew at first glance this knife was going to be a hit. You feel it in your hand and in the way it’s operate. Back then, some people were “blocked” by the fact it … Continue reading Gayle Bradley 2 years after – The Workhorse of outstanding performances.
You know my “bottle butt test”: cutting though the center “south pole” of a plastic bottle where the injection of plastic has been made and where the plastic is thicker. This is not an easy test for any blades. It’s tricky. Today, my idea was to test the incredibly sharp edge of my new BushcraftUK … Continue reading Nemo’s Bottle Butt Test on the Bushcrafter, the Sage II and the Gayle Bradley
The Beauty: “The “hump” in the blade is there to house the opening hole. If Gayle submerged the hole, you couldn’t access it without a large cut-out and Gayle designed it with no cut-out.” (Sal Glesser) I have ordered last week to a Canadian seller on Ebay (great service from The Great Knife Shop BTW, … Continue reading Spyderco C134 Gayle Bradley: the Beauty + the Beast
This is a bud of an article about the BladeHQ exclusive Yojimbo2. At least there is picture. Story will come later in multiple update. I have reviewed the Michael Janich’s Yojimbo2 many time here. And I have been waiting for a tougher alloy for a long time: CPM-M4 is one of my favorite steel. Why … Continue reading Spyderco Yojimbo2 C85GM4P2 CPM-M4 The Jade Warrior.
I have been dreaming about that kind of folder for quite a long time. Something heavy, strong with a rounded handle to take in the forest and built some shelter. RealSteel Knives, a Chinese company, may have heard my prayer as they are producing a Bushcraft Folder in two versions: with and without the one … Continue reading RealSteel Knives Bushcraft Folder – Beefy Folding Tool.
Bird & Trout knives are small thin fixed blades, lightweight sharp knives able to process a bird or a trout. Those knives got of course no chopping purposes and no bushcrafting purposes but we have found the Sprig by Phil Wilson to be a reliable wood companion. I already knew Phil Wilson as a knifemaker … Continue reading SPYDERCO SPRIG FB37GGR — Phil Wilson Bird & Trout Companion.
I’m not a fan of thick hollow blades for quite long time now. The Gil Hibben Rambo III knife is not in my dreamlist anymore and the last hollow ground knife I have reviewed has been the Recon 1. But one of my favorite knife, which has not been reviewed is my 1994 Sebenza. Anyway, … Continue reading A first glimpse at the Spyderco C187CFP2 Peter Carey Rubicon 2