Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

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Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby mondieu » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:03 am

Hi,

i recently bought a Meadowlark 2 FRN plain here from Amazon Germany.
Though the opening was very scratchy and far from smooth (tried to fix it with oil/teflon spray, dissasembled the knife, cleaned it etc., didn't help. seemed to me that the material of the lockback hook was to soft so the amterial of the blade grinded it).
So i requested a new knife for replacement from Amazon, what they sent me.
Now I have both here in comparison and there are some obvious differents between these two knives. (The new one opens fine and smooth) First the axis screw is a T7 on the old vs T8 on the new. Then the spring for the lockback on the new one is shiny vs black/unpolished on the old one. Also the labeling on the blade is different in font and different darkness.

So Im asking myself if there are differnt versions of the Meadowlark 2 and/or differnt qualities of the used material?

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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby sal » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:00 pm

Hi Mondieu,

Welcome to our forum and thanx for posting.

I'm guessing that you have an older version as well as the newer version. We are always refining and improving our models. In the case of the Meadowlark, we acutally changed makers. While the China made knives offer good pricing, we are still working with them to improve quality.

sal

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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby mondieu » Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:44 pm

Alright, thx for the answer, Sal.

I'm really satisfied with the replacement knife and I already ordered a Cara Cara (and in the near future I think a original Spyderco will arrive here as well).

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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby tntnfree » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:22 am

Then the spring for the lockback on the new one is shiny vs black/unpolished on the old one. Also the labeling on the blade is different in font and different darkness.
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby tntnfree » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:22 am

Then the spring for the lockback on the new one is shiny vs black/unpolished on the old one. Also the labeling on the blade is different in font and different darkness.
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby jmh58 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:59 pm

Got a G-10 coming!! Could not pass thiun!! John :)
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby valenciamanu » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:33 am

Well, I have one and comes with T6 on the shaft. Good knife.
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby spyderwolf » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:10 am

I had a frn Meadowlark and i was prety disappointed.It was an ok knife,but it felt cheap-light years away from my beloved Delica.It got lost (or stolen in the gym locker room) and i never felt the need to buy a new one.Until now,when the titanium version came up.Any of guys had that one already?
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby defenestrate » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:45 pm

I am interested in trying titanium models, but if you haven't tried the G-10 Meadowlark, Cara Cara or Robin you are doing yourself a disservice. Solid, attractive and good performers. Only thing I would change is to add the G-10 option to the Hawkbill which is basically the Meadowlark platform.

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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby anagarika » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:37 am

I have Endura & Cara Cara 2 FRN.
IMO, the cheap feeling is caused more by the handle being more squarish and the bidirectional texture is sharper.
Some sandpaper rubbing solves that.

I check the rigidity of the construction by holding one open by thumb & one finger at the center of gravity, swing / rotate the knife. I find it's as solid as the feeling from doing the same with an Endura.
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Re: Meadowlark 2 - different Versions?

Postby spyderwolf » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:07 am

Not only the bidi texture was sharper,but the border around the handle bites into your hand.
I should try one G10,just for good measure.
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