Byrd Robin 2 FRN vs G10 width

Discuss Spyderco's byrd knives.
Sam78
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Byrd Robin 2 FRN vs G10 width

Postby Sam78 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:22 am

hi folks, i recently bought a Cara Cara 2 in frn and i like it a lot! i now would like to buy a smaller Byrd to keep in my back jean pocket. my question is, is the Robin 2 g10 thicker than the frn version of it, and since i sit in a chair at work, will my weight on it be a factor as to which to buy? meaning will the frn version be strong enough under my weight (~220 lbs)? i plan on taking the clip off of it so it wont get bent when i sit down. anyways, i hope that it isn't too dumb of a question. thank you all in advance for any help.

User avatar
araneae
Member
Posts: 4700
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Location: A lil more south of the Erie shore, Ohio

Postby araneae » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:03 pm

They are about the same thickness. And no you will not crush either knife with your butt. They are much stronger than you seem to think. Your butt won't bend the clip either, (unless you have buns of steel or you are an unusually forceful sitter) but it won't be as comfortable to sit on.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
-Nick

Just got: Wharncliffe & Waved D'flies

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

Sam78
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Postby Sam78 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:54 pm

araneae wrote:They are about the same thickness. And no you will not crush either knife with your butt. They are much stronger than you seem to think. Your butt won't bend the clip either, (unless you have buns of steel or you are an unusually forceful sitter) but it won't be as comfortable to sit on.
thank you for the help. the price of the frn is only about a dollar less than the g10 version on amazon, where i usually shop. would you recommend the g10 over the frn or vise versa?

User avatar
araneae
Member
Posts: 4700
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Location: A lil more south of the Erie shore, Ohio

Postby araneae » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:09 pm

I like frn personally. Its light and tough as all get out. The G-10 version is heavier and a little classier if thats a concern for you.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
-Nick

Just got: Wharncliffe & Waved D'flies

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

Commendatore
Member
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:39 pm
Location: Austria

Postby Commendatore » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:52 am

I prefer Robin G10 or, if you look for an extremely durable and slim handle: there are also stainless steel handled ones-also in the price range of G10s.

opusxpn
Member
Posts: 600
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:59 am
Location: South Texas

Postby opusxpn » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:49 am

I got the G10 that I like a lot. For butt purposes I think the stainless would work better and with the jimping it has grip wont be a problem.
Keep'em sharp :spyder: 9 Enduras, 4 Manix, Manix XL DLC, 3 Delicas, 5 Ladybug, 2 Manbug, 4 Dragonfly, Pingo, Cat, 3 Salt1, Pacific salt, Tasman, 3 stretch, 2 Tenacious, Resiliance, Robyn2 G10, 2byrd hawkbill, 4Para2, 2Military, native5 frn, Bradley folder, SpyDK, Kiwi, MT19, salt saver, Street bowie, Roadie,Squeak, 5 UKPK, k05 SE, k04 SE & PE

Sam78
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Postby Sam78 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:00 pm

I bought the g10 version since it was only a dollar more than the frn. It feels like a $50 or $60 knife. Heavier than my frn cara cara 2. Love it. If I had more money I would buy a second. Go Spyderco!

User avatar
araneae
Member
Posts: 4700
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Location: A lil more south of the Erie shore, Ohio

Postby araneae » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:48 am

Glad you like it, its one of those rare occasions that you feel like you got more than you paid for.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
-Nick

Just got: Wharncliffe & Waved D'flies

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

Sam78
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Postby Sam78 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:05 am

araneae wrote:Glad you like it, its one of those rare occasions that you feel like you got more than you paid for.
a good company :)


Return to “byrd Knife General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests