Latest pickup is a Byrd Robin 2 with G-10 handles. I've been carrying a Raven 2 for about two months now and can't say enough about it. The Raven was perfect out of the box. My first Byrd was a Cara Cara 2, and it was a little on the stiff side until I opened it about a hundred times. Hoping the same will be true for the Robin. It was super stiff out of the box, I dowsed it with some machine oil and worked it a dozen times and it seemed to improve somewhat, but still way tighter than it should be. It almost feels like the piviot washers are made out of something different than my other three Byrds (I have a hawkbill too). I can one-hand it, but just before it clicks into locked, there is a "rough patch" I've never felt in any of my other Spydercos
The ergonomics are spot on for an "office knife," and it was scalpel sharp straight out of the box, so no complaints there. I just hope it will loosen up with use.
I have a sort of ADD issue when it comes to folders, so I commit to use any new folder exclusivly for thirty days before I judge it, so I hope this bird straightens up and flies right. I REALLY want to like it.
Tenacious Black Blade---Resilience---Persistence---Ambitious---Cara Cara 2---Hawkbill ---Manbug ---Tenacious Full SpyderEdge---Raven 2---Robin2---Matriarch 2
I'm only using black until Spyderco comes out with something darker.