what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

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what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:15 pm

Here is a fun little "fantasy thought": Let's say you were to somehow transport a crate full of assorted Spyderco Byrd knives (Cara Cara's, Rescues, etc) back in time to some people in an ancient culture, like Medieval Europe, or ancient China, or ancient Polynesian islands. How would people back then consider them compared to the knives they had? Would they be in awe as if it is magic?

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Screwdriver » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:38 pm

A new religion.......

people are simple.....

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Ookami » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:03 am

The Polynesians would be amazed as they didn't have steel or much in the way of mechanics.

As for the others... Medieval Europe and ancient China were already pretty good at steel and knife production. Europeans and Chinese might have valued the stainless properties, and maybe the folding mechanism. But other than that? Byrds certainly wouldn't have appealed to their sense of aesthetics.


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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby steven963 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:34 am

They were intelligent and capable... Our presence is the firm evidence

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Freman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:03 pm

As said, Polynesians would think as highly of them as they did of steel tools and weapons when they were first exposed to them. They would certainly be amazed. Any other culture familiar with metal working would be impressed with the technology, but they wouldn't be likely to make a new cult over them.

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Postby Parddy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:12 pm

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby ToneGrail » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:41 am

I would think that any folding knife in dark age Europe would have been seen as a stealth weapon for assassins since they're much more easily concealable than daggers or fixed blades.

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Bill1170 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:59 pm

Byrd folders have so many modern attributes that were unattainable in medieval times, that smart people from then would have been blown away. Precision metallurgy, miracle lightweight yet strong plastic handles, steel that resists rust, and those impossible tiny screws with stars in the heads. Besides, how was that odd hole made in the blade?? A bushel of Byrds dropped on medieval Europe would have altered history.

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Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 06, 2015 10:19 pm

Magic. Including the boxes.
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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Kitsich » Thu May 07, 2015 11:14 am

With knives it's nothing. Here your mobile phone - this will be a shock to ancient people :cool:
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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby mikeh99 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:01 pm

Kitsich wrote:With knives it's nothing. Here your mobile phone - this will be a shock to ancient people :cool:
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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Dr. Snubnose » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:20 pm

Forget about Ancient People and what they think.....It wasn't that long ago....knives did not have pocket clips, knives did not have spyderholes, Knives did not have FRN, or Serrations (unless you had the original Ginzu Knife or a good made bread knife.......) They did not have uber steel or even good ways to keep them sharp....and there was only one kind of lock for a folder for some time.....So in my short life....I'm still in awe as to where knives have gone in the last 100 years....Medieval Europe, wouldn't be popular and the armor and shields wouldn't have been kind to the Spyderedge.... Ancient China, naw they would never buy it, specially since it was made there.... Ancient Polynesians might have liked them, just as tools or necklaces maybe? ......Doc :p

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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Donut » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:38 am

You know the funny thing? If you google for "FRN knife", there aren't many, if any companies using FRN as a handle material. FRN is some amazing stuff, I love it.

Maybe they're just calling it something else.
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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby anagarika » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:34 am

Zytel might be a more popular name :)
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Re: what would ancient people think of Byrd knives?

Postby Dr. Snubnose » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:57 pm

Donut wrote:You know the funny thing? If you google for "FRN knife", there aren't many, if any companies using FRN as a handle material. FRN is some amazing stuff, I love it.

Maybe they're just calling it something else.
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