Gayle Bradley Bladesport Cleaver
Horse-mat Handle. Made by Gayle Bradley who use a similar knife to win the 2007 and 2008 BladeSports International Championship.
From Mr. Bradley’s website:
I set a new world record on
April 5, 2008 – 19 bottles.
I set a new world record on April 5, 2008:
14 – 1″ bundled ropes.
I have been involved in the BladeSports and Knifemakers Guild cutting competition during the last two years.
As a result of designing and making the cutters, I have gained extensive knowledge in testing of blade steels, developing heat-treating processes and edge geometry for various uses.
After competing and winning the BladeSports International championship in 2007 and 2008, I have retired from the cutting competitions.
I would like to give Spyderco a special thank you for their sponsorship of me during my last two years of competition and for their support of BladeSports International, Inc.
I started making custom knives in 1988 and became a full–time knifemaker in April 2002. I endeavor to create high quality knives using the finest materials and time-proven construction techniques. Each process is handcrafted by me, and I do my own heat treating. The blades are ground from bar stock from a variety of steels. Currently, I am focusing on wedge locks (my own design) and lock backs with high-end materials such lapidary and black lip pearl handle inlays.
“I am a voting member of The Knifemakers Guild, and a former member of the Board of Directors of The Texas Knifemakers & Collectors Association.”
If you are not completely satisfied with a knife you have purchased from me, please return the undamaged knife to me (post-paid and insured) within 30 days for a complete refund. I will repair any defects in workmanship for the original purchaser, as long as I am able to work. Because of the nature of natural handle materials, I can guarantee these materials only at time of delivery.