Byrd Pelican

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Byrd Pelican

Postby v8r » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:15 pm

I own two currently. Both are plain edge. Anyone think a slightly tweaked second version would be awesome like me?

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby sal » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:40 pm

Hi V8r,

What tweaks would you suggest?

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby DutchBlades » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:21 am

I like the design as it is, but there's always room for improvement.
I'd say adding some jimping, slighty deeper finger grooves and backing up the ricasso a bit might spark up more interest in this model. If it's possible to move the clip up a little for a deeper carry it would be more pocket-friendly when reaching for other things than the knife. And allot of people, including myself, like a deep carry.
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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby v8r » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:44 am

Hey Sal,
Just a few, make the tip a little pointer ( I guess leaning more to a wharnecliff style), a blade stop that prevents the very tip ( edge from contacting the backspacer), swedge towards the tip would be cool (think Crossbill) but not as extreme, and lose the holes in the handle.

A G10 version would probably appeal to a wider audience, but me personally if it has to be G10 I would prefer texture that is cut in to the G10 rather than peel ply. All my favorite G10 handled knives that have peel ply scales have been worn so that the texture it provided has now gone mostly.
I have a few knives that I have put Allen Putnam scales on that have the texture cut in to them, and They seem to be holding up better. Maybe some simple angled cuts would do the trick.

The Pelican is my favorite Byrd model, just would like to see a updated version.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby sal » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:44 am

Thanx for the input.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby v8r » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:15 pm

Yes sir, any time.
I really like the stainless handled models,but I think G10 is what most people prefer.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby bernard02 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:36 pm

I am so proud of having such kind of knife which is G10, so far it so great as what has been observed.
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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby sal » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:05 am

Hi Bernard02,

Welcome to our forum.

Did you want to post this on the Spyderco general forum? This subforum is mostly for byrd brand.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby araneae » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:37 am

Things I would do to the Pelican?
This:
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and this:
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And G-10 handles. :) This was one of the first mods I ever did and the first or many wharbyrds I made. I loved the PE rescue blades for that.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby v8r » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:42 pm

The tip mod is pretty much the same as what I did.

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Re: Byrd Pelican

Postby Rho66 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:39 pm

+1 for G-10, and I'm always partial to a full flat grind. :D
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