Spyderco FB33GP Bradley Bowie G-10 PlainEdge Fixed Blade Knife (5.13 Inch Blade)

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Spyderco FB33GP Bradley Bowie G-10 PlainEdge Fixed Blade Knife (5.13 Inch Blade)

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.

 

Specifications:

  • Length Overall: 9.93" (252 mm)
  • Length Closed: -
  • Blade Thickness: 0.156" (4.0 mm)
  • Blade Length: 5.13" (130 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 4.57" (116 mm)
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Blade Steel: PSF27
  • Weight: 7.7 oz (218 g)
MODEL
FB33GP
SKU
SPY-FB33GP
MANUFACTURER
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