Spyderco Bradley Bowie Plain Edge Knife

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Gayle Bradley's experiences a custom knifemaker and competitive cutting champion give him an exceptional insight into high-performance knife design-an insight that is directly reflected in his first fixed-blade collaboration with Spyderco, the Bradley Bowie.

The Bradley Bowie's blade is precision ground from PSF27-an incredibly tough spray-formed tool steel. Like the particle metallurgy process, spray forming rapidly solidifies molten steel into small particles so its component alloys cannot "segregate" or settle. This creates an ultra-fine, extremely homogenous grain structure that is ideal for knife blades. PSF27's alloy composition includes molybdenum, vanadium and a generous 1.55% carbon, but because its chromium content is 12%-just below the official threshold for stainless steel-care should be taken to maintain it properly.

The full-flat-ground blade has a pronounced "belly" for precise cutting control and a long straight swedge (unsharpened bevel) that helps defines its "Bowie" character. It is complemented by full-tang handle construction and a prominent integral lower guard to protect the user's hand. The handle's gracefully contoured G-10 scales are 3-D machined and polished to an attractive finish that still ensures a secure grip during use. They are secured to the tang with stout tubular rivets that help reduce weight, allow easy attachment of a lanyard, and in a survival situation, allow the knife to be lashed to a pole to create an improvised spear.

A unique blend of expert design and state-of-the-art metallurgy, the Bradley Bowie comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath with a versatile G-Clip™ attachment.

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Specifications for Spyderco Bradley Bowie Knife:

length overall: 9.93" (252 mm)
blade length: 5.13" (130 mm)
blade steel: PSF27
cutting edge: 4.57" (116 mm)
weight: 7.7 oz (218 g)
blade thickness: 0.156" (4.0 mm)
handle material: G-10

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Zakary - Add Reply

Yes it is a Bowie knife but it handles like a scalpel I have owned and used Spyderco folders for as long as I can remember as my every day carry/utility knife and I have not been gentle with them ie band cutter, hammer, chisel you name it. If it says Spyderco it will last so that I knew already but for fixed blades I have always used a quality Buck and not a large knife. The Bradley is larger than your normal deer skinner but it is not a crocodile dundee it is well balanced quality build and actually handles more like that 4” deer skinner you love. Can’t go wrong buy one you will be happy.

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