Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:48 pm

Hi Bjz,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby Joshcrutchley1 » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:39 pm

Not yet but when my Byrd hawkbill gets here there will be.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby vivi » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:22 pm

blade swap?
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:01 pm

vivi wrote:
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blade swap?

Yes :) when the titanium Byrds were discontinued I knew I had to grab one. The titanium hawkbill swap just had to be done.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby AWOODILL » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:03 pm

I purchased my Byrd Meadowlark 2 about two months ago. Being new to the knife hobby/obsession/addiction, I wanted to see if I actually liked the "weird-looking knives with the hole in the blade". :) I LOVED it. Absolutely bulletproof - the lock engages so hard I could not believe this was a "bargain/budget brand" knife. It only took about 2 weeks for me to get online and order my Efficient from the online store. :) I am now saving my pennies to get my dream knife: the Para 3.

So no, there is not a Byrd in my pocket, but it is in my EDC bag as my #1 backup.
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby Salty Dog » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 am

AWOODILL wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:03 pm
I purchased my Byrd Meadowlark 2 about two months ago. Being new to the knife hobby/obsession/addiction, I wanted to see if I actually liked the "weird-looking knives with the hole in the blade". :) I LOVED it. Absolutely bulletproof - the lock engages so hard I could not believe this was a "bargain/budget brand" knife. It only took about 2 weeks for me to get online and order my Efficient from the online store. :) I am now saving my pennies to get my dream knife: the Para 3.

So no, there is not a Byrd in my pocket, but it is in my EDC bag as my #1 backup.
Great looking little knife mate, ive got my first Byrd on the way, the hawkbill.
Looking forward to getting it in hand.
I got a para 3 satin blade, Camo scales, absolutely outstanding knife, perfect size too.
You will love it bro, very good choice, my fav Spyderco Knife.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Hi Awoodill,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby AWOODILL » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:51 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:15 pm
Hi Awoodill,

Welcome to our forum.

sal
Thank you, sal! Just FYI: I had a terrific experience with my first purchase from the online store - even received a wonderful reply email from Joyce Laituri after I dropped a quick note of thanks. You've got a great team. :)
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:29 am

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:13 pm

Hi Awoodill,

Thanx much for the kind words. Joyce is the best. One of our many 20+ year veterans at Spyderco. We are fortunate to have such great crew.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby defenestrate » Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:39 am

PeaceInOurTime,
I bought a Meadowlark in Ti hoping to swap a hawkbill blade into it (also a Ti Cara Cara looking to swap the waved Cara Cara blade if successful), but found that reassembling the FRN Meadowlark was difficult - there was a kind of plastic pin toward the middle of the body that tended to twist - I put it back together for fear of messing up two knives and while it works okay the action isn't very good. Any suggestions for the swap? Is the Ti one easier to insert a blade into? Any tutorials/videos you recommend? I suspect I simply missed a good way to do it right but I'd rather leave them alone than have two knives that didn't seem quite right.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:57 am

defenestrate wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:39 am
PeaceInOurTime,
I bought a Meadowlark in Ti hoping to swap a hawkbill blade into it (also a Ti Cara Cara looking to swap the waved Cara Cara blade if successful), but found that reassembling the FRN Meadowlark was difficult - there was a kind of plastic pin toward the middle of the body that tended to twist - I put it back together for fear of messing up two knives and while it works okay the action isn't very good. Any suggestions for the swap? Is the Ti one easier to insert a blade into? Any tutorials/videos you recommend? I suspect I simply missed a good way to do it right but I'd rather leave them alone than have two knives that didn't seem quite right.

Well, when I blade swap a back lock knife, I don't completely disassemble it. When I blade swapped my Meadowlark and Hawkbill, I only removed the blade pivot and the lock pivot. It's been a while since I've disassembled my old Cara Cara 2s, but I think I remember the plastic pin you're referring to and it can be a bit tricky. I'd recommend trying to reassemble the handle without the spring and lockbar, adding those and the blade last. Hope that helps a little :o

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby defenestrate » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:07 am

PeaceInOurTime,
Thanks. I was considering doing that but the fitment on the spring didn't feel right, or perhaps I had trouble getting the washers back into place. Will try it with teh already slightly off FRN Hawkbill and see how it goes sometime.


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