Byrd Hawkbill

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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:23 pm

^Nice! I like that flat finish especially on the clip!
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:36 pm

Thanks! I think it turned out pretty good, but I'd like it even darker -- I'm not sure that sulfuric acid can get it much darker, though.
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:26 pm

PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Thanks! I think it turned out pretty good, but I'd like it even darker -- I'm not sure that sulfuric acid can get it much darker, though.
What if you roughed it up with some 220 grit sandpaper first?
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:57 pm

Another photo from this afternoon.

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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby PeaceInOurTime » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:43 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:26 pm
PeaceInOurTime wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Thanks! I think it turned out pretty good, but I'd like it even darker -- I'm not sure that sulfuric acid can get it much darker, though.
What if you roughed it up with some 220 grit sandpaper first?

That may have worked better. I'm planning to give the same treatment to another knife and will give that a try. Thanks!
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby G_shark » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 am

Glad to see some more pictures here of the Byrd hawkbill. It still is my favourite yard workhorse. Lot sof fibrous materials so no plain edge knife comes close.

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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:58 am

Click here for my review and comparison between the byrd Hawkbill and the Tasman Salt 2:

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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:05 am

Still carrying this knife every day. It's still sharp enough to slice paper without trouble but last night I spent about 30 seconds stropping it with chromium oxide on leather. Slicing phonebook paper now. :)

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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby justjohn » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:32 pm

Just gotta say that as a result of all the positive hype (which I know to be true) I have one inbound at this time with an ETA of March 16. It is being escorted by a Native FRN Maxamet, and a Salt 2 FRN Wharncliffe. I plan on unboxing the Byrd first, that's how much I am looking forward to getting this great knife. BTW, THANK YOU Mr. Glesser for the OPFOCUS Program, without which I could not have afforded all 3 knives. :D
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby The Meat man » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:29 am

justjohn wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Just gotta say that as a result of all the positive hype (which I know to be true) I have one inbound at this time with an ETA of March 9. It is being escorted by a Native FRN Maxamet, and a Salt 2 FRN Wharncliffe. I plan on unboxing the Byrd first, that's how much I am looking forward to getting this great knife. BTW, THANK YOU Mr. Glesser for the OPFOCUS Program, without which I could not have afforded all 3 knives. :D
It's great, you will not be disappointed! The Byrd serrations are hands-down the best IME and the 8Cr13MoV steel strikes a great balance. Plus the fit and finish on mine is better than the F&F on my Seki-made Tasman Salt.

Let us know what you think of it!
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby justjohn » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:25 pm

Received my Hawkbill Byrd today and just as expected, extremely pleased! Looked it over, opened and closed it several times, wiped it down, clipped it on and assumed the ready to cut something posture. Like others have said, whole lotta knife for an extremely reasonable cost. No buyer's remorse here. This will not be my last Byrd..... :D
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby prndltech » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:12 pm

I also just got a Byrd Hawkbill and I must say I’m very impressed. I got a more to use as gifts and I’ll be buying a cara cara and meadowlark because I actually like the handles better than the Endura and delica.
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Re: Byrd Hawkbill

Postby Ldg » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:41 am

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had some free time so turned mine into a key chain, Works pretty good
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