Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

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Re: Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

Postby chronovore » Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:10 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:45 pm
I'd rather see a secondary pry blade added to some models. Non-locking could work if the design was right.
Yeah, I've got to jump on the whole "not a good use for your primary knife blade" bandwagon.

This is one of the reasons that knives are often part of a larger EDC tool set or carried as part of a multi-tool. Some of us carry a dedicated knife plus a multi-tool. Some of us have a dedicated pry bar as part of our EDC. There are lots of ways to go here.

While the knives on SAKs and multi-tools can leave a lot to be desired, I have seen a few more straightforward knives with just one or two extras in the handle. I think Sanrenmu makes a few budget knives like that, where there might be a bottle opener or can opener that folds off the bottom end of the handle. I'm guessing Spyderco could design a higher quality version of something like that.

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Re: Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

Postby Araignee » Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:30 am

It seems the knives providing the easiest way to integrate a tool within the back of their handle, the most room to play with, are those featuring a liner lock (or compression lock, but I don't think we'll see that anytime soon in a Byrd :grin-sweat).

On the other hand, I personally prefer back locks to liner locks. I find them more ergonomic and also safer to some extent.

Adding a tool to a back lock knife would be challenging due to spatial limitation. Yet at the same time it could provide some additional, commercial differentiation ("Love augmented knives - primary blade + extras - but hate liner locks ? Byrd's got you covered !").

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Re: Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

Postby JRinFL » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:35 am

The secondary blade could rotate into a cut out on the pile side scale of a lock back knife. If done correctly, would not add width. However, there is still the second pivot.
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Re: Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

Postby araneae » Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:30 pm

I use a SAK driver/bottle opener for light prying frequently. Maybe a beefed up secondary blade on a clipitool would do the trick. I have the screwdriver/opener model and I think it could do the trick in a lot of situations, but it might be an easy solution to just make it a more pry specific tool.
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Re: Model request : Pry-Byrd - specialised knife w/ blade for light prying

Postby 99Dirk » Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:32 pm

The ClipiTool Rescue has a short screw driver opposite the belt cutter.

How about an Electrician ClipiTool model similar to the TL-29 knives. I think you could keep the smaller flat head and have a medium length pry / screwdriver (hopefully locking).


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