I am stoked - I love my (missing) waved Matriarch2 and have been carrying a Kershaw Emerson lately. Stoked to be able to get a byrd Emerson and will likely get another waved M2 so I can carry a waved SE and PE from my favorite maker.
If you like waved blades and haven't tried a byrd yet, this is the time! The Cara Cara series, blade steel notwithstanding, are every bit as good as Enduras, IMO. I prefer the choil on the Cara Cara and don't think it suffers with slightly less cutting edge. Also, at something like 30ish percent of the street price, you can afford to work them hard and while the steel will need sharpening more, I find the 8cr13mov steel to take a nice sharp edge with little work.