Small Byrd

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Small Byrd

Postby Eastwood » Sat May 02, 2015 4:23 pm

I recently started buying the Spyderco Dragonfly and I'm wondering if Byrd makes one about that same size?

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Re: Small Byrd

Postby paladin » Sat May 02, 2015 6:30 pm

the Robin would be the closest, I think

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Re: Small Byrd

Postby danospydermano » Wed May 06, 2015 2:36 am

I have a Robin 2 & like the size. It's my house knife that I keep in my lounging pants. It's probably really close in size to the D-fly. The FRN has a decent grip and I removed the pocket clip because it just don't need it IMO.
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby araneae » Thu May 28, 2015 6:11 pm

Yep, you want a Robin, very close to the D'fly, but a tad heavier with the liners.
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby sal » Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 pm

Hi Eastwood,

Welcome to our forums.

The "Robin" was designed within the parameters that I used to design the "Dragonfly". Also similar to the "Cat". The models serve a size requirement which is challenged by creating enough handle purchase to adequately control the blade. All three models received a great deal of design time and development.

The Dragonfly was originally designed to fit the requests for a knife design between the Endura and the Delica. Probably in the '92 or '93. It was the first design that I did with a finger choil. I got the finger choil idea from Hiroyuki Sakarai who designed for Moki knives at the time. We just upgraded the Dragonfly design recently.

The Robin was also designed with a finger choil in mind and the need to create a design in that size that worked well and could be made by the makers in China. Though I must admit that the new maker that is making the Robin is quite exceptional and they are coming off the line very nice and at a very affordable price (low Yuan). It works well, it's ergonomic, has good control over the blade and the steel has an acceptable .8 carbon with a good heat treat. We're working on a Titanium version. It's a real knife.

The Spyderco Cat is an evolution of the Salsa.

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Re: Small Byrd

Postby Nasgul » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:10 pm

I love those kind of explanations !! It's always interesting !
Thanks Sal ! Even If i was not the one who made the request.

I already had look to the Bird's, may be I'll look again at the Robin and friends.
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby Donut » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:44 pm

The current Robin is a little larger than the Dragonfly, but it is sort of similar.

I think it has a 4mm thick blade on it, so it's quite a bit wider, the rest might be slightly larger than the Dragonfly.

It's a great model and feels quite a bit heftier than the Dragonfly.
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby Nasgul » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:07 am

Look like the weight is the "same" if we compare the G10 Robin 2 to the G10 Dragonfly. :)
But if we compare FRN D'Fly to FRN Robin, the Robin nearly weight twice more. :confused:
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby araneae » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:21 pm

Nasgul wrote:Look like the weight is the "same" if we compare the G10 Robin 2 to the G10 Dragonfly. :)
But if we compare FRN D'Fly to FRN Robin, the Robin nearly weight twice more. :confused:
Robin has steel liners, D'fly has none.
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Re: Small Byrd

Postby Nasgul » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:50 am

No ;)
G10 Dragonfly has steel liners.
It's why I made 2 lines to compare.
G10 Dragonfly vs G10 Robin 2
&
FRN Dragonfly vs FRN Robin


So if I had to choose I'll take the G10 Robin 2 !
No interest of getting the FRN Robin if you have FRN Dragonfly. Too much weight on the FRN Robin.
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