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Anyone familiar with this knife and, if so, may I know your thoughts about it? Thanks.


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Posts: 5053 | Location: Pottstown, PA | Registered: April 26, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I saw it and was looking for the same info- It looks good and I like the sheath.

I'm trying to be responsible and Not buy more knives- Except for the Dozier Buck Folder I know of.


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Posts: 12461 | Location: Bottom of Lake Washington | Registered: March 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have one and like it. The horizontal sheath is nicely done. The handle is small as you could be expected for this size of knife. I wear a medium glove and can just get my pinky on solid with my index finger in the choil.




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Posts: 7627 | Location: West | Registered: November 26, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bradford is just a couple of miles from here in Kent Wa. It would be a good use of the Stimulus money if I ever get a check. The natural micarta is in stock.

It would make a nice EDC for work and all.

https://bradfordknives.com/gua...olor-natural_micarta


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- The one listed on Bladeforums has been reduced in price $145 now.

I missed Joe Paranees review of the sheepsfoot. He uses the velcro attachment with a Kydex Sheath:

BRADFORD KNIVES G3 SHEEPSFOOT & WHARNCLIFFE EDC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH5eP6jEbqg

I'm thinking of contacting Bradford directly and asking if I can get one with just the Kydex Sheath.


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When I worked in an office and warehouse, I carried a Sheepsfoot/Wharncliffe blade for years. That blade shape is one of the most practical you can use. This looks like a really well thought out knife, Joe's video review is good, as usual.


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I have a couple of them and carry the drop point quite a bit. I got a great deal on these for $90 each with 3D scales. Honestly, I wouldn't buy them at the retail prices. They're nice but you have a lot of options in that price range.

I strongly recommend getting an Armatus sheath for it (red one shown here). They carry much better in that sheath. I also recommend getting 3D scales as shown on mine. I hated them with the flat G10 scales. 3D completely changes the knife for the better but also adds cost.





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you have a lot of options in that price range.

Such as?


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Originally posted by photoman12001:
you have a lot of options in that price range.

Such as?


NOTE: None of mine are for sale

Here are some small fixed blades that I carry often. Several of them are discontinued or a bit expensive. You should join the various Facebook knife groups and BladeForums to keep an eye out for used stuff. There are great deals available on like-new or slightly used items. For example, the Piranha shown below sells for $275 but I got it used, like-new for $100.

I got all these for less than $200 and most for less than $100. Right now I carry the GMF1 daily. It has custom micarta scales. Stock it would just be a skeletonized knife. I carry the Survive 2.7 in uniform. The others get rotated in randomly.

Left top->bottom:
Giant Mouse GMF1 ($135 new, $100 custom scales got for $185 total used like new)
TOPS Tibo ( I think these were about $60 new, got it like new for $85 with custom scales
Survive GSO 2.7 (over $200 new, got for $160 like new)
Bradford G3 (with this steel and 3D scales would be about $175 new, got for $90 like new)
Benchmade 147 (discontinued, bought well used for $75)

Right top->bottom:
TOPS Cockpit Commander (got new for $85)
Wilder Forge custom (used liked new $60)
Guinea Hog Forge Piranha (used liked new $100)
J Garrison custom (lightly used $100)


Hinderer Flashpoints are very nice little fixed blades. I carry one often as a neck knife, especially while hiking. Those are the lower ones with green, orange, and black scales. The FXM (tan scales) is a little larger but not too bad. It's a great EDC fixed blade. All of these retail for over $200 but I got that FXM used for $135 and two of the Flashpoints for $125 each.


The Chris Reeve Professional Solider is a good smaller fixed blade (second down). I carry this one as a neck knife on the motorcycle. It comes stock as a skeletonized knife but mine has custom English walnut scales. In case you can't tell, I prefer scales on my knives. This one is discontinued but you can still find decent deals used. It retailed for about $200 but I got this one with the custom scales for $140.


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Posts: 1524 | Location: Alexandria, VA | Registered: December 09, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I thought the Bradford looked familiar.

Thanks Mitch


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I thought the Bradford looked familiar.

Thanks Mitch


Nice. I was torn on selling it. It will be a good EDC fixed blade.


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I decided to pass on the Bradford for now. Sybo is making me a knife instead.


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I've got the Bradford G3 Wharnie in my pocket now. It makes a really nice EDC that handles bigger than its footprint.

The grip is exceptional for its small size.


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