What would you like to see next from Byrd?

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby Araignee » Sun Oct 03, 2021 1:19 pm

Jim Malone wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Byrds don't seem to work for me. I rather spend a little bit more and buy Spyderco. I know they are a great bang for the buck but the comet shape opening hole and the fact that they are not a Spyderco just doesn't work for me.
They don't just have a great quality/price ratio, they're sometimes even better than the Spyderco-branded knifes, ergonomically speaking. Case in point : the Robin's handle which fits better in my hand than that of the Dragonfly.

Also, technically they're Spydercos... just not branded as such :zany
:bug-red Let's get a new accessory : the SpyderRing ! :bug-red

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby z1r » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:21 am

I just picked up a Finch 2 at my Ace Hardware. Ridiculously amazing knife for the price. Steel liners, perfectly centered blade, no unwanted blade movement. All for under $25! Amazing!

If I had one wish for the Byrd lineup, it might be that they move to either 9cr18mov or 14c28n steels.

I really like the Byrds for use in seat bags on my bikes, in spare backpacks, etc., as stash knives due to their cost. If they get lost or stolen, I'm not out much $$$ but they perform exceptionally well for what they cost and bets of all, I am doing business with Spyderco.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby rwk » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:17 am

I'd like to see:

- FRN handled knives with a black blade. The stainless handled knives are super cool, but just too heavy for me.

- More wire clips! Spyderco's wire clips are fantastic, especially the ones that are deep pocket carry. And this seems to be a very desirable feature, with people spending $20+ to add a deep pocket carry clip. I know wire clips aren't for everyone, but I really like them, and especially appreciate that they are a little bit less scratchy when I accidentally bump into something.

Cara Cara 2 FRN black blade/wire clip would be super awesome, and I bet it would sell.

I'm 100% ok with 8Cr13Mov for this price point. Spyderco squeezed a lot of performance out of it and I don't think it's really comparable to a lot of knives from competitors with this steel. If there is a way to upgrade somewhat without a price increase, that would be great. But I really think it is ok for most people as-is.

One additional thing, and this is probably just me: It sure would be nice if the printing on the blade was a little bit cooler. If it's at all possible, maybe the text could just be moved down a little and curved around the pivot. Or maybe something more like what's on the Tenacious. Is a tiny detail, but just sort of detracts from perceived quality for me.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby sal » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:29 pm

Hi Rwk,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby z1r » Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:43 pm

RWK, I agree with you on the wire clips. I have no complaints about the non0wire clips, mine have all been great. But I do like my deep carry wire clips the best. And yes, for the value, I don't have a legit complaint about the 8Cr13Mov but I can wish.

My Hawkbill is such a great knife, especially if compared side by side to my Tasman Salt. Clearly the Tasman Salt being the hands down winner with regards to corrosion resistance. But the Hawkbill always makes me smile when I handle it, cuz I think of what a great value it is and how well it performs. Must be the accountant in me, lol.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby rwk » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:31 pm

z1r - I have a hawkbill too. What a great knife and truly a fantastic value. I don't know how they do it - this seems like pretty complicated knife to grind and you would think it would be much more expensive.

I haven't tried any of the salt series yet - I'm not sure why, but I rarely seem to have any troubles with corrosion or rust even on hot sweaty days. I know it's really important for a lot of people though, especially those that work outside a lot, so am glad it is available.

After all this talk about how I like 8Cr13Mov, now I'm thinking I may need to try a Raven 2. Gets some great reviews, and I really like BD1.

Sal - thanks for the warm welcome.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby bjz » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:38 pm

Teeth! I know the wharncliffe options are somewhere in the queue, but it would be rad to see the standard (thin and slicey) blade shapes in full SE as well. Yep, there is the hawkbill and rescue options, which are both great (I have ‘em), but boy would the standard offerings be great with full teeth! 8cr is even a fine and price conscious offering!

Every time I pick up my harrier 2, I consider getting an endela and then remember how much more I like the handle/choil of the harrier! “But Daddy, I want it now!!!”

Seriously though, I think all the byrds and mainline value options would be fantastic in full SE! I love my SE tenacious and have been wanting either a harrier or efficient with teeth.

…end of spoiled selfish wishing.


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