FB38 Junction

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The FB38 Junction is a compact fixed blade for all-round use, designed by custom knife maker Gayle Bradley.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB38 Junction appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Gayle Bradley

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB38 Junction

Inspired by one of Gayle Bradley’s popular custom designs, the Junction is a versatile, do-all fixed-blade knife that is ideal for hunters, backpackers, and outdoorsmen on the go. Like many of Bradley’s coveted handmade knives, the Junction’s blade is precision ground from PSF27—an incredibly tough spray-formed tool steel. Spray forming is similar to the particle metallurgy process in that it quickly solidifies the molten steel into small particles so its component alloys cannot “segregate” or settle. This produces steel with an ultra-fine, extremely homogenous grain structure and maximizes the benefits of all its alloy components.

The Junction’s PlainEdge™ blade features a broad profile, a full-flat grind, and a gracefully curved belly. The synergy of these elements creates incredible edge geometry that reduces cutting friction and allows the blade to tackle both delicate tasks and extreme cutting chores with equal ease.

For maximum control and strength, it also features a wide, ergonomic handle and an understated integral guard that helps prevent the user’s hand from sliding forward onto the edge. The knife’s stout full tang is capped by slim, smooth G-10 scales permanently attached with sturdy tubular rivets that reduce weight and allow the knife to be easily lashed to a pole as an improvised survival spear.

The Junction comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath and a versatile G-Clip™ attachment that makes it configurable for vertical, horizontal, or diagonally canted carry. The G-Clip can also be attached to either face of the symmetrical sheath, allowing a full range of both belt carry and clip-style inside-the-waistband carry positions.[1]

Variations

The FB38 is made in Taiwan and features:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB38G Black G-10 PE PSF27 2016 - 2018 $309.95 (2018) Full Flat grind Boltaron G-Clip Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB38 Junction, complete with original box and papers in mint condition, is likely to be the most collectible version.

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB38 Junction:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB38G 215mm 105mm 93mm 2.6mm 116g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB38 Junction:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB38G 8.45" 4.15" 3.68" 0.102" 4.1oz

References

  1. The FB38 Junction in Spyderco's online catalog

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The FB38 Junction

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