New Cara Cara 2 G10

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New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby bmoe » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:12 pm

]What a nice blade. I have had a couple cara cara's in the past, including a Gen 1 both in stainless and was impressed with them. The quality of this knife is outstanding, just as sharp as my tenacious out of the box. The G10 is well done and only slightly less eye catching than the tenacious.

It was dirty and gritty out of the box but 2 drops of Froglube had it working VERY smooth, almost Endura smooth. Fit and finish is fantastic, locks up solid and since the lube I have zero complaints. 33 dollars shipped on amazon. I still think the 40 dollar Tenacious is the best deal going but this is a close second. If you like the Endura style better than the Tenacious, this would be a great knife to put in your rotation.
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Postby fd1747 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:11 pm

The Cara Cara looks good. I have just gotten into knifes and the Byrd line was really responsible for this. I first brought a byrd hawkbill and that was all she wrote. I have 2 Cara Cara's and love them both. Great knifes an d great price.

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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby pasban1243 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:41 am

the box but 2 drops of Froglube had it working????
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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby Titomake » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:37 am

G-10 Cara Cara 2 is a very well made knife. The only minor drawback is the comet shaped hole. I personally prefer the round one of Spydercos.
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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby Ecchi-Spud » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:39 pm

For a while I was trying to decide between the Tenacious and this; I eventually picked the Cara Cara 2 G-10 (and technically I still haven't ruled out the Tenacious for a future purchase). FINALLY got it today, and I have to say that I am REALLY IMPRESSED!! Definitely large (I choke up at the finger choil, and my full 4-finger grip comes to across that fourth pin -- then again, I have small-to-medium hands) and heavy (at 4.25 ounces it weighs more than my other two Spydies -- a Cat and a Squeak -- put together), but I'm very much surprised at how THIN the knife is (need to take the calipers to it, but I'll be surprised if it's more than 11mm, or .44 inches) (EDIT: Took the calipers to it -- turned out to be about .425 inches thick at the scales.). Clip works very well (and I'm not moving it from "right-hand tip-up"). Blade came out of the box hair-popping sharp, and AFAIK no blade play (up/down or side/side) when open. Blade isn't perfectly centered, but that doesn't seem to affect deployment (EDIT: Just a little bit of tightening at the pivot, and now the centering is perfect!). And I love how the spring tension in the lockback keeps this blade closed -- no worries that it might accidentally pop loose and give me a nasty surprise when I try to get it (for future reference, my type is A-positive).

My first byrd knife. CERTAINLY NOT my last. And, if anything, it's just whetting my appetite for even MORE Spydies AND BYRDS!

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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:49 pm

1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby ScottieG59 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:49 pm

I know.. it is an old thread. I have a Byrd Cara Cara 2 G10 and it is a very well made knife. My only complaint is that it had grit and crime in the pivot area and the washers were not in great shape. I also found some minor rust on the back spacer that holds the lock spring.

With some cleaning, polishing and new washers, it works like a champ and will hopefully resist rust in those hidden areas. I probable did more than was needed, but it really made the knife very smooth without the break-in period.

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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby ThePeacent » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:33 am

Yeah, reviving an old thread again, but I've been carrying my Cara Cara 2 recently and I just remembered how nice of a blade is for the price.

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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby Jsd » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:33 pm

I have a Cara Cara 2, but in frn, which I prefer due to the weight savings. It takes a great edge and the design is excellent.
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Re: New Cara Cara 2 G10

Postby Donut » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:18 pm

Man, I was freaking out, over a year ago and I was posting pictures that I never took! lol
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