Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby defenestrate » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:37 am

I've been carrying the Cara Cara 2 with Emerson opener as a PE companion to my Matriarch 2, also with Emerson opener. 2 great knives and I enjoy that "wave" function. also never need a bottle opener while they're on me.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby Jurphaas » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:09 am

Yes, frequently there is. I truely like my Ti Robin 2. Fantastic build quality and Titanium !!!!!! Who else is crazy enough to build something like this for such an amazing price.... Only Spyderco and all others are left in the dust...... ha,ha,ha....

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby jousmit19 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:34 am

there is always in my pocket a Meadowlark 2 all stainless steel, combined edge

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby justjohn » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:49 pm

BYRD Hawkbill.....Awesome knife by all standards. :D
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby ChrisinHove » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:57 am

justjohn wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:49 pm
BYRD Hawkbill.....Awesome knife by all standards. :D
I’ve just come in from opening wet bags of fertiliser in the rain, with my CE snagging, and thinking “I must get a user hawkbill....”

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby prndltech » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am

The Byrd hawkbill makes me question why I have other pocket knives.
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:45 pm

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:47 pm

prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
The Byrd hawkbill makes me question why I have other pocket knives.
It really is a great knife :). I've been carrying mine alot lately.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby prndltech » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:50 pm

PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:47 pm
prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
The Byrd hawkbill makes me question why I have other pocket knives.
It really is a great knife :). I've been carrying mine alot lately.
I sold the Tasman 2 because I prefer the byrd :o
- Shannon

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:44 pm

prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:50 pm
I sold the Tasman 2 because I prefer the byrd :o
:eek: Wow! That's saying something!

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby prndltech » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:55 pm

PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:44 pm
prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:50 pm
I sold the Tasman 2 because I prefer the byrd :o
:eek: Wow! That's saying something!
True story.
I gave one to my buddy whose got a Delica, dragonfly and a sage 1 to name a few and he’s carried it every single day for over 6 months. It’s his favorite edc knife.
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby The Meat man » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:04 pm

prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:50 pm
PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:47 pm
prndltech wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 am
The Byrd hawkbill makes me question why I have other pocket knives.
It really is a great knife :). I've been carrying mine alot lately.
I sold the Tasman 2 because I prefer the byrd :o
You and me both, brother.
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"What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:52 pm

The "Starling 2" is being discod's.. Sorry to heat that because it was a really nice piece, in my opinion, if you'll pardon the plug? The maker also did an exceptional job so it's really a lot of value to the dollar, thanx to the low Yuan. We probably won't make them again,at least anytime soon, so this would be a good time to grab one, in my opinion. I grabbed a dozen to use as gifts.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby araneae » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:18 am

sal wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:52 pm
The "Starling 2" is being discod's.. Sorry to heat that because it was a really nice piece, in my opinion, if you'll pardon the plug? The maker also did an exceptional job so it's really a lot of value to the dollar, thanx to the low Yuan. We probably won't make them again,at least anytime soon, so this would be a good time to grab one, in my opinion. I grabbed a dozen to use as gifts.

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As the person who requested that you look into a Starling 2, I was also sad to hear it. I'll have to snag some before they are gone. People who love the Ladybug will also love the Starling 2.
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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby skeeg11 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:44 pm

sal wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:52 pm
The "Starling 2" is being discod's.. Sorry to heat that because it was a really nice piece, in my opinion, if you'll pardon the plug? The maker also did an exceptional job so it's really a lot of value to the dollar, thanx to the low Yuan. We probably won't make them again,at least anytime soon, so this would be a good time to grab one, in my opinion. I grabbed a dozen to use as gifts.

sal
Hi Sal---

Is this the same maker as the Byrd Hawkbill and/or Cara Cara Rescue 2 cuz I have nothing but good things to say of them. In 50 years of collecting various lock backs nothing locks up tighter than these two. On top of that the Cara Cara Rescue is Spydie flickable and drop shutty, too. The Byrd Hawkbill is not quite there yet, but part of that may be due to the thin and light 2.5mm blade stock. This maker does things the correct way and hence gets Sal's stamp of approval. Therefore I'm the proud owner of a couple of Chinese made knives. Something that is not said very often on these forums. No snob appeal I guess. Heck, even the much maligned Chinese steel 8CrMoV13 works very well with teeth. It's actually noticeably better performing steel on all accounts than the steel in the knives my Mama used to prep meals to feed my fugly face as a child. If this maker is gonna make the future proposed Byrd Wharnies, then knife afi's should start lining up for them.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:58 pm

Hi Skeeg,

We've actually gone through a number of makers in China to come up with what we now have. We've been working with some of them for 20 years. Maker #3 makes the Starling, Polestar, Alcyone, etc.. Maker #2 makes the Cara Cara, Meadowlark, Robin, etc. Maker #1 makes the Tenacious family, etc. There are a few others we are working with to see if they can meet our demands.

While the Government is not to my liking, we do work with the makers. It's challenging because I have mixed emotions about China at this time.

sal

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby skeeg11 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:25 am

I ain't too fond of their government, either, but didn't want to get political. The point is that I trust your standards and judgement when it comes to knives no matter the country of origin. Nice of you to do the sorting for us. So much bang for the buck, too. So are the upcoming Wharnies being made by company #2 or #3? :)

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby sal » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:10 am

Hi Skeeg,

Company #2. I think you'll like them. The samples were very nice.

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby skeeg11 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:50 am

I'll drink to that!!! :) :p :D

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Re: Is there a BYRD in your pocket??

Postby bjz » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:01 pm

Long time occasional lurker checking in for the first time!

I carried a tern for over 10 years while working in an office for a fed agency. I’ve yet to find a knife that feels more at home in my hand, but the harrier 2 lw has all but kicked the tern out of my pocket now that I would in the field full time!

Excited for the wharncliffes.


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