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Favorite byrd knife

Postby shahrial » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:44 am

To start off.. which is your favorite byrd knife and why?
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Postby Manix Guy 2 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:51 am

The Wings line up , hands down great design and buy . Regards MG2

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Postby cubsfan1969 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:11 am

I have the Cara Cara2 FRN Handle, and this little thing is incredibly impressive for its cost. I was going to give byrds to my more annoying relatives this Xmas, but after playing with them I've decided they are too nice for them, so socks it is!

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Postby The Deacon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:20 am

This one, the Byrd Harrier. It was the first Byrd and, IMHO, is still the most elegant looking one. Midlock, smooth bolsters, gently contoured handle to show off the layers and weaves of the Micarta scales, all adds up to a very nice looking knife.

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Funny part was, when I first saw it, I thought someone was copying the Spyderco Schempp Persian. Spyderco had not announced the Byrd line and there was nothing in the eBay listings to indicate it was made by a new division of Spyderco. "Reported" it on the BF Spyderco Forum an felt kind of dumb when they revealed that Byrd was a new venture of theirs. :o Naturally, once I knew that, I pulled the trigger on one. :D
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Postby jwingfie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:28 am

I love my wings slip-it, but I rarely ever use it
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Postby shahrial » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:38 am

I like the byrd Crow with the anodized aluminum handle.. that model have been discontinued..

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This picture from Spyderco Photo Contest in facebook.

* superceded with a G-10 model. The G-10 model is easier to maintain perhaps but the alum. handle look prettier. :D
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Postby thog94 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:39 am

I like my Firebyrd, its my only Byrd knife at the moment. If anything it's a conversation starter.

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Postby cubsfan1969 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:47 am

The Deacon wrote:This one, the Byrd Harrier. It was the first Byrd and, IMHO, is still the most elegant looking one. Midlock, smooth bolsters, gently contoured handle to show off the layers and weaves of the Micarta scales, all adds up to a very nice looking knife.

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Funny part was, when I first saw it, I thought someone was copying the Spyderco Schempp Persian. Spyderco had not announced the Byrd line and there was nothing in the eBay listings to indicate it was made by a new division of Spyderco. "Reported" it on the BF Spyderco Forum an felt kind of dumb when they revealed that Byrd was a new venture of theirs. :o Naturally, once I knew that, I pulled the trigger on one. :D


Deacon, that is great looking byrd, and you sir have just given me a reason to drive to Golden today!

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Postby phillipsted » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:58 am

I'm saddened to say that I have a boatload of Spydies and zero Byrds. I need to rectify this soon...

Nice name - "Harrier".

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Postby rodloos » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:24 am

The Deacon wrote:This one, the Byrd Harrier. It was the first Byrd and, IMHO, is still the most elegant looking one. Midlock, smooth bolsters, gently contoured handle to show off the layers and weaves of the Micarta scales, all adds up to a very nice looking knife.

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Funny part was, when I first saw it, I thought someone was copying the Spyderco Schempp Persian. Spyderco had not announced the Byrd line and there was nothing in the eBay listings to indicate it was made by a new division of Spyderco. "Reported" it on the BF Spyderco Forum an felt kind of dumb when they revealed that Byrd was a new venture of theirs. :o Naturally, once I knew that, I pulled the trigger on one. :D
Paul, that is gorgeous! At first I thought maybe you had somebody re-handle it, you're saying it came with those scales?

I haven't held many Byrds. I do have a Byrd Wings, and I really like it, though it is a bit large. The shape of the PE blade is very similar to a stretch, I really like it. I do have a couple of their cheapest smallest Byrds i got on clearance (I thinks it was the Finch?) and was considering giving them as gifts, but wasn't as impressed with them.
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Postby The Deacon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:24 pm

rodloos wrote:Paul, that is gorgeous! At first I thought maybe you had somebody re-handle it, you're saying it came with those scales?

I haven't held many Byrds. I do have a Byrd Wings, and I really like it, though it is a bit large. The shape of the PE blade is very similar to a stretch, I really like it. I do have a couple of their cheapest smallest Byrds i got on clearance (I thinks it was the Finch?) and was considering giving them as gifts, but wasn't as impressed with them.
Yes, the Harrier in those photos has not been modified in any way, it came with those scales.

Here's an excerpt from Sal's post over on BF back in April of 2004 when he first announced the Byrd line and described the Harrier.
The first is the "byrd" model "Harrier" (from the low flying hawk). The model is fairly robust. about 3.5" blade length. The blade is a clip with fair belly. mid-lock-back, stainless bolsters, green micarta scales. The blade steel in this model is Aichi (Japanese) made AUS-6. Catra tests indicate proper AUS-6 edge retention to be consistent with our data. The lock broke well into the heavy duty range (100 inch/lbs per inch). MSRP is $39.95. All in all, not a bad start.
His full post can be found here. For those interested in the history of the Byrd line, it might be worth reading.
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Postby r small » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:35 pm

I like the Robin. Great liitle knife. I like the grip better than the similar dragonfly. A little beefier.

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Postby Blerv » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:41 pm

That's awesome Paul!

My personal fave is the G10 Hawkbill. A great user that filled a nice niche. Shame it was in the product line along with the Superhawk.
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Postby razorsharp » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:09 pm

Nice to see the byrds get a subforum :D when I saw 5sub forum blocks load I knew the new one would be byrd :D

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Postby O,just,O » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Wings.
It's the only Dyad type knife. Otherwise I have none.
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Postby xceptnl » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:30 pm

Cara Cara 2 G-10... Great sized knife and a great price.
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Postby Milkman » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Byrd Pelican. It was my first decent pocket knife. I got it on closeout for 12 dollars if I'm remembering it correctly.

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Postby bdblue » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:01 pm

My only Byrd is a SE Hawkbill, bought to carry as a backup knife to whatever else I'm carrying. I'm thinking about getting a SE Robin to try as well.

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Postby spyderedge » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:04 pm

Mine is the Byrd Starling (now discontinued). My only Byrd knife.
Love it. Just wish it had an adjustable pivot. No up and down play with the lockback, but some sideways play.
The 8cr13mov sharpens great but does not hold an edge nearly as long as VG-10

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Postby timberweasel » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:19 pm

Wow, Deacon! That Harrier is sweet!

My favourite Byrd is the Cara Cara 2. I've owned a few of 'em already but I can't seem to keep one in my stable. I know a couple of fellas who are police officers and I gifted my Cara Cara's to them. They love 'em, and no one is harder on their knives than coppers, I tells ya!


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