Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

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Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

Postby Sonorum » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:22 am

I really like my Hawkbill but it would be fun to use one with a bigger blade. So maybe a cara cara sized hawkbill?
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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:00 pm

Sonorum wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:22 am
I really like my Hawkbill but it would be fun to use one with a bigger blade. So maybe a cara cara sized hawkbill?
I agree totally and I ask Spyderco to PLEASE make this.

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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby Enactive » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:48 pm

Yes, interested..but it would be a massive pocket hog. My Byrd rescue 2 and Resilience are about as big as I go with folders. maybe they could sell an optional belt pouch?

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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:30 pm

The Cara Cara is 3.75 inches. In a hawkbill, wouldn't that be like a Matriarch reverse S edge at 3.57 or the Civilian at 4.125 inches?

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If it did not have the reverse edge it would look like an oversized karambit. Folding karambits are short and typically range from 2 to 3.2 inches in blade length.
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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby agony » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:54 pm

Yes! A Cara Cara sized hawkbill would definitely be a great addition to the line.

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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby Donut » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:29 pm

One of my first Byrd knives was a stainless Crossbill. Is that what you're describing?

https://www.amazon.com/Byrd-Crossbill-S ... B001AXFVSM
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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby Mad Mac » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:11 pm

3.5 inch blade. By jove, I think you've got it!
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Re: Cara cara sized hawkbill?

Postby Sonorum » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:57 pm

Donut wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:29 pm
One of my first Byrd knives was a stainless Crossbill. Is that what you're describing?

https://www.amazon.com/Byrd-Crossbill-S ... B001AXFVSM
Yes, but no.

Yes to FRN or G10, no to 5,5 oz of stainless. Also, if I'll allow myself to be picky and subjective I think the CC2 just looks a whole lot better than the crossbill as well. The Crossbill looks Kershaw-y in a bad way and the CC2 like a real and cohesive Spyderco design.

In regards to having a potentially large footprint in the pocket: I usually have my Hawkbill in my backpocket and that doesn't feel bigger than a Delica. The extra blade-protrusion isn't noticable to me in that situation.
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Re: Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

Postby Donut » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:42 pm

Having more complete information helps.
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Re: Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

Postby steelcity16 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:12 am

Would this be bigger or small than the Spyderhawk? I just got my Byrd Hawkbill today and would love one Spyderhawk sized or a bit larger as well.

Also, I think we need some neon orange FRN handles on these Byrd Hawkbills since they are used for yardwork in a lot of cases. My Orange Spyderhawk sprint is a treasured knife and the only model I have a backup of. It is extremely useful in the yard.
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Re: Cara Cara 2 sized hawkbill?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:26 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:12 am
Would this be bigger or small than the Spyderhawk? I just got my Byrd Hawkbill today and would love one Spyderhawk sized or a bit larger as well.

Also, I think we need some neon orange FRN handles on these Byrd Hawkbills since they are used for yardwork in a lot of cases. My Orange Spyderhawk sprint is a treasured knife and the only model I have a backup of. It is extremely useful in the yard.
Why not make a Byrd Spyderhawk?


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