What would you like to see next from Byrd?

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby sal » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:14 pm

The question in my design philosophy would be the amount of purchase that you have to control the blade at a particular length. In some of my designs like the Lil' Temperance and the Caribbean designs, I do bring the handle to the edge without a kick ( like the basic Endura family ) or a a finger choil. But they are not lock-backs. I would have to modify the Starling design quite a bit to serve your request. It's possible. I have a new design coming out soon called the "Rock Jumper" that is a lock-back that brings the handle to the edge. I'll watch reaction to that new design.

Lock-backs have the strongest self close and some of our customers find that as a high value.

I'll watch for other comments.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby pantagana23 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:05 pm

Wow, nice to see you have something like that in your plans. Hope it will be in the EDC range 3 +/- 1/2", cause that would be an instant buy for me, and I believe quite a few guys from both here and bladeforums, from the reactions I've seen.
Will be waiting for this one definitely.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby araneae » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:28 pm

I'd actually love a starling 2 in FRN.

How about some Byrd Wharncliffes? Robin would be a good place to start.
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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby ASmitty » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:59 pm

araneae wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:28 pm
How about some Byrd Wharncliffes? Robin would be a good place to start.
I'd be all over this!

I'd love to see the Meadowlark and Cara Cara CQI'd to make the handles a little more like the Harrier 2 lightweight's. I know FRN molds are expensive, but I think it'd be worth it.

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Re: What would you like to see next from Byrd?

Postby stanolszews » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:27 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:05 am
Hi Stanolszews,

Welcome to our forum.

H1 steel is not available in China. I'll watch interest in a Finch with a clip. We're working with a couple of makers to see if hey can manage a Compression Lock.

Hi Conner,

Yes, imported steels.

Hi Born,

We're working on it. we'll see.

sal
Sal,

Thanks for the insight and thanks for taking the time to share. The Byrd line is a fantastic set of products and the Finch 2 is the best small knife that is available; I carry one every day and I have a backup in case I ever lose it.

I chose a Manix 2 LW over a Para 3 LW as my "big knife" with some birthday money a little while back; the Manix 2 LW is great, but the compression lock seems like it would be better for my smallish hands. It's probably next on my list, but I would love a Byrd with a compression lock instead!

Thanks for producing great products!

Stan


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