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New byrds

Postby sal » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:18 am

We had four new byrds at the A'Dam meet Sunday. (showed 3).

One was the new byrd Raven 2 made with Carpenter's CTS-BD 1. #2 was the new Crow 2 also with BD 1. Both have been highly refined. It's taken a while but the maker (a knife afi himself), has made significant improvements to the quality of the pieces and we also made a large number of refinements to the design. The best Raven and Crow yet.

#3 and 4 were Titanium Cara Cara and Meadowlark models. Very impressive. We're sure they will be appreciated.

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Re: New byrds

Postby TomAiello » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:23 am

Wow. That's a lot of upgrading to the Byrd line. Fantastic!

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Re: New byrds

Postby LuxN » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:29 am

This may definitely lead to me buying my first Byrd knife..

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Re: New byrds

Postby Blerv » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:19 am

Very cool Sal. Looking forward to checking these out :).

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Re: New byrds

Postby Donut » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:44 pm

That sounds pretty sweet. I'll be watching for them.

Will we get to see any of these in Wouter's pictures?
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Re: New byrds

Postby v8r » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:28 pm

Titanium Cara Cara sounds good, now if we can get a Titanium Pelican.........

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Re: New byrds

Postby remnar » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:47 pm

Those all sound good. I can't wait to see them.

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Re: New byrds

Postby Titomake » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:29 am

Interesting additions to the Byrd line up. I'm expecting to see some photograps.
Thanks for the news.

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Re: New byrds

Postby araneae » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:02 pm

Sounds good Sal, I'm anxious to see the Raven and Crow. Are we getting close?

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Re: New byrds

Postby sal » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:19 am

We made one last mod to the clip, it was too stiff. Now they're in production. I would hope to see them by summer.

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Re: New byrds

Postby v8r » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:46 am

Hey Sal, are the new clips more of the typical Spyderco style, as in solid without the slit down the center?

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Re: New byrds

Postby CyberKlown28 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:46 am

So exciting!

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Re: New byrds

Postby ASmitty » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:41 am

I just saw the new Raven on Wouter's webpage. It looks amazing. Can't wait to see the others.

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Re: New byrds

Postby danielc » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:20 pm

I saw the bird raven 2 at amsterdam can't wait till its realeased I live in ireland and getting spydercos is hard getting byrds is near impossible I get most of my knives at expo's and shows I have spoke to your sales staff at factory outlet store and they said they will contact me when its available ill be getting this knife direct from spyderco as with the upgrade of steel I think it will sell out for a while in europe when released.just a great knife for the price range I don't know how you do it Dan

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Re: New byrds

Postby danielc » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:40 pm

Will the byrds in cts bd1 be available with g10 and frn? the one i saw from amsterdam meet pics on twitter was g10 scales

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Re: New byrds

Postby The Mastiff » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:13 am

This sounds like some nice upgrades. The Ti./CTS BD1 is one that I'd be interested in. I already have 4 or 5 Cara Cara's and have gifted several more. I use them around the house quite a bit and keep them in several locations including what was the dog walking jacket.

I really like large, tough lockbacks and feel comfortable with the design.

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Re: New byrds

Postby DutchBlades » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:33 am

Love the choil on the Cara Cara's, Endura with some extra ergo's IMO.
I'll definately take a look into the Ti version :D
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Re: New byrds

Postby JAfromMN » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:15 am

I'm going to try get a new byrd. I hate the steel used in the current byrds.

I'm a working man and I use my knives hard.

Hopefully these new byrds will hold a nice edge like the bd1 manix 2 lwt I've been using.

Awesome.

I'm in need of a new work knife.

Something smaller than my normal blades.

This might be just what I need.

I'm excited.

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Re: New byrds

Postby araneae » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:17 am

The steels are very similar. So similar that you shouldn't be able to notice much/any real difference in use or sharpening. The difference is American steel vs Chinese. I actually like 8Cr as a working steel. Holds a fair edge and sharpens easily.
JAfromMN wrote:I'm going to try get a new byrd. I hate the steel used in the current byrds.

I'm a working man and I use my knives hard.

Hopefully these new byrds will hold a nice edge like the bd1 manix 2 lwt I've been using.

Awesome.

I'm in need of a new work knife.

Something smaller than my normal blades.

This might be just what I need.

I'm excited.

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Re: New byrds

Postby JAfromMN » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:24 pm

araneae wrote:The steels are very similar. So similar that you shouldn't be able to notice much/any real difference in use or sharpening. The difference is American steel vs Chinese. I actually like 8Cr as a working steel. Holds a fair edge and sharpens easily.
JAfromMN wrote:I'm going to try get a new byrd. I hate the steel used in the current byrds.

I'm a working man and I use my knives hard.

Hopefully these new byrds will hold a nice edge like the bd1 manix 2 lwt I've been using.

Awesome.

I'm in need of a new work knife.

Something smaller than my normal blades.

This might be just what I need.

I'm excited.
Yeah I don't know why but I just can't seem to get a edge on 8cr.


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