New byrd model?

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Postby ASmitty » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:20 pm

RJNC wrote:Can't wait for a new Finch pic.

Me too. I can't wait to see what they've got for us in the new version.
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Postby nevermas » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:47 am

I think it is unlikely that Spyderco would use Eagle, Hawk, or Falcon as Al Mar already use them in their ultralight range.

But, there are plenty of bird names to go around. I too am excited for the new Byrd designs, they make great gifts for knife beginners and serve as beater knives whenever I go fishing. You can always find someone with butter fingers who is in need of a knife.

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Postby scotchleaf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:38 pm

sal wrote:We've been refining and imnproving byrds since the first model. (Harrier) and we've come a long way. I'd like to introduce a new Harrier in the future.

In addition, we're thinking about adding another byrd model. We have a number of ideas, but no directions yet. At this time we're open to all suggestions.

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do a catbyrd with nice wood or stag replacing the black material in the handle. Or a full wood handle

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Postby scotchleaf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:42 pm

What about a parabyrd?

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Postby defenestrate » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:15 pm

I've been thinking about waving a couple of byrds. I would dig one waved by the factory.
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Postby Harpreet » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:19 am

Hey this is great effort!

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Postby sal » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi Scotchleaf,

Welcome to our forum.

I don't think we'll do much with the Catbyrd at this time. Response wan't very good. Not sure why? On the
Parabyrd, the lock is difficult to make right. We'd have to work with them. Maybe in the future.
defenestrate wrote:I've been thinking about waving a couple of byrds. I would dig one waved by the factory.
To which model would you add an "Emerson Opener"?

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Postby sal » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:00 pm

nevermas wrote:I think it is unlikely that Spyderco would use Eagle, Hawk, or Falcon as Al Mar already use them in their ultralight range.

But, there are plenty of bird names to go around. I too am excited for the new Byrd designs, they make great gifts for knife beginners and serve as beater knives whenever I go fishing. You can always find someone with butter fingers who is in need of a knife.
Hi Nevermas,

You are correct on those names and that's why we avoided them. Any special bird names you prefer?

sal

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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:55 pm

A nice serrated all black hawkbill Byrd would be awesome named either Crow or Raven (If those names haven't already been used on a Spyderco or Byrd product before...I'm pretty green around here). Or a large and extra robust Byrd model called Ostrich.
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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:51 pm

Heh...I get to put my foot in my mouth already...Raven and Crow down. Ostrich is still up for grabs though I think...and I still think a nice extra robust Byrd for a super solid work knife would be awesome.
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Postby Alnamvet68 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:07 am

RJNC wrote:Can't wait for a new Finch pic.
Only problem here is the web site says it's clipless....

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http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/list.php?filter=new

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Postby GreatSyxsuke » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:51 pm

Sal, I would love to see an Emerson Opener Cara Cara 2 or Meadowlark 2. Not sure how feasible it would be on budget folders but how about a red handled model called the Cardinal or a deep green called the Mallard? I would also suggest one that's a small slipit like the Squeak? (Sparrow, maybe)
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Postby Donut » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:59 pm

Going down a list, I like: Loon, Wren, Twite

Razorbill seems like a good name. :)

Pewee could be a good name for a small knife.

I like how one's Latin name is Mergus Serrator.

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Postby eric m. » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:49 pm

Mockingbird? :D

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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:11 am

My suggestion: A BYRD Spear-Point shaped blade, or drop-point, with Spyder-Edge serrations along either the entire edge, or a combo-edge, made of the usual Byrd materials to keep the cost down. Sortof like a Byrd-version of the Spyderco fixed blade Salt knives that were out some time ago.

Blade Length would be 4 inches to five or six inches, or something like that.

Any one agree?


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Postby Donut » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:14 am

sal wrote: To which model would you add an "Emerson Opener"?

sal
I was thinking about this. An easy model to think it would work good with would be the Cara Cara Rescue.

I'd have to look through the byrd section of the catalog to come up with other ideas.


I'd really like to see Byrd explore some other options.

A small Byrd with a thick blade, strong lock, and an Emerson opener.
What are our Byrd LBK's? IMO, Byrd should have a variety of LBK options.
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Postby defenestrate » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:01 pm

Sal,
I think my top 3 choices for the Emerson opener would be the Cara Cara, the Cara Cara Rescue, and the Crossbill. I like the above idea of a heavily built shorter blade as well but I think those 3 existing models would be great to try it with.
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Postby paladin » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:26 pm

sal wrote:Hi Nevermas,

You are correct on those names and that's why we avoided them. Any special bird names you prefer?

sal
An "overbuilt" model could be called the Moa...
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Postby Officer Gigglez » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:47 pm

Karambit of some type? Maybe call it a Talon? It would be the answer for people like me (I'm likely the only one) who want a budget Kbit that carries Spyderco's awesome quality.
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Postby EvanB. » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:14 pm

Still hoping for a Byrd version of the Caly 3.5...


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