New crow/raven

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New crow/raven

Postby araneae » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:53 pm

I'm just curious if the new Crow and Raven are close to release. They were always my favorite Byrds. I hope the swedge stays.
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Postby ASmitty » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:10 am

araneae wrote:I'm just curious if the new Crow and Raven are close to release. They were always my favorite Byrds. I hope the swedge stays.
I'm interested in this as well. The Crow and Raven are just phenomenal hard use knives.
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Postby araneae » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:11 am

I think Sal has been away from the Byrd thread for a while.
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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sal » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:37 am

Prototypes looked good. We're waiting for production.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby endgame » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:53 pm

any pics of the protos or what materials and steel?

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sal » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:53 am

Hi Cameron,

We're still waiting for info.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby ASmitty » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks for chiming in on this Sal. I'm really looking forward to taking a look at the new versions. Will these continue to use 8Cr13 or are they making the switch to BD1?

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:30 pm

We're switching to BD1 for both the Raven and Crow. Thicker blade, full flat, thicker liner, larger lock releae well. We don't have a delivery date yet.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby Donut » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:10 pm

Wow, that sounds great. I'll be jumping on a BD1 version!
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Re: New crow/raven

Postby defenestrate » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:15 pm

Sounds great! I liked the 1st gen Crow.. Will keep my eyes peeled for this. a thicker liner will make this version feel more stout, I think. While mine never showed any signs of failure, it didn't feel as stout as other :spyder: and byrd folders.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby ASmitty » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:58 pm

sal wrote:We're switching to BD1 for both the Raven and Crow. Thicker blade, full flat, thicker liner, larger lock releae well. We don't have a delivery date yet.

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This sounds amazing. Can't wait to put the new Raven through its paces on some hiking and camping trips.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby araneae » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:05 pm

Keeping the swedges Sal? Please say yes...

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sal » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:13 pm

No swedges on the first run. Sorry. There are so many changes as is and first time using BD-1.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby araneae » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:32 pm

Thanks Sal, it seems swedges are endangered these days. Still looking forward to these- handle material? G-10, Al? Blade finish? I'm not sure why, but I feel like these need to be black.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sal » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:49 pm

Black G-10, satin.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby araneae » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:18 am

Thx again Sal.

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Re: New crow/raven

Postby daven59 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Ok I'll have to look up swedges :confused:
Also am interested in buying the old Raven or if I must a Crow.
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Re: New crow/raven

Postby sdedalus83 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:40 am

daven59 wrote:Ok I'll have to look up swedges :confused:
The ground taper on the spine starting at or near the tip.
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Re: New crow/raven

Postby Chinook3 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:34 am

Raven 2 on order should be here at any time...New steel,,,coool. :spyder:
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Re: New crow/raven

Postby araneae » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:09 pm

Found a box from Sal and Co on the doorstep tonight. All I can say is forget what you know/think about Byrds. They are really impressive. Pics and a full review to come...
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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