Having started this thread before I learned about the Bow River, it was cool seeing that request happen. It's one of the best executed fixed blade designs I've seen under $50.Vivi wrote: ↑Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:53 am1. I'd like to see more CTSBD1 used. I'd really like to see this steel offered in the Cara Cara....at least the Ti version. 8Cr works for me, but I appreciate the extra corrosion resistance of BD1.
2. Fixed blades. One of my most frequently EDC'd knives these days is a $25 fixed blade from another company. It's simple, lightweight, and came with a great sheath. I'd like to see some Byrd fixed blades under $50 that offer simple, work horse designs for a low price. I wonder how much an 8Cr Mule with FRN scales and a simple sheath would run?
3. Cara Cara XL. I've been asking for a Pacific Salt XL, but a Byrd Cara Cara XL would be fun too. Something with a blade around 5"...bigger than the Police, but not so big it seems more like a novelty than a knife to be used.
What would you like to see from Byrd?
sal wrote: ↑Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:27 pmHi Knivesandbooks,
The testing that we've done, which is minimal, but showed that the market doesn't seem to be interested in the better steels and higher costs. We'll continue to try to find what will work. A second maker in China has agreed to try the better steels.
Sal has said the compression lock is difficult to make properly in mass production. They already tried making a budget compression lock with the Spyderco Rhino. From what I recall, it was initially being made in either the Taiwan or China facility and was supposed to have a street price of $50, but they failed quality checks. So production was moved to the Taichung facility and the price went up substantially. I don't think we'll be seeing a China comp lock any time soon after losing that investment in the Rhino.
Thanks Sal!sal wrote: ↑Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:05 amHi Stanolszews,
Welcome to our forum.
H1 steel is not available Japan. 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.
Yes, imported steels.
We're working on it. we'll see.
I remember doing a little research, because I was curious why I was seeing so much D2 on knives from China, and I guess they have their own version of that steel. I can't remember the composition, but I think it was just a bit different than the US version.
Would something like CPM M4 fall into that category? I would love to see a Byrd Hawkbill in Full Flat Ground Plain Edge CPM M4 or some other higher wear resistant steel! The design and execution of the Byrd Hawkbill is spot on - it'd be super cool to have a PE option with steels like CPM 4V, HAP40, K390, CPM M4, Cru-Wear, etc.
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