akapennypincher, while the Cara Cara Rescue I gave to my woman to my eyes is made well, with a rather satisfying action to the lock, the model (as all byrds) is selling for drastically less than the standard Rescue. I would not expect it to be as good as the
model. My experience has been, however, that the byrds I own are reliable effective cutters that may need to be sharpened a bit more often but otherwise seem to carry similar durability/usability to their
counterparts. There are even some things I prefer in the byrd versions of knives, and the price is impressive. Without knowing what you consider inferior or cheap about the Rescue you have, it is difficult to give you a useful answer. If your concern is simply that a $20 knife does not live up to your expectations of a $70 knife, then you may find that the byrd line is not for you.
I drink, and I cut things.
-er, me, by way of Tyrion Lannister