Thanks for the opportunity to everyone at Spyderco! If the Spyderco designed and made byrd knives are allowed, then here's my entry. If not, then of course you guys can just dismiss it.
Here, mother bird is looking out over her two little chicks that just hatched.
- Byrd Raven 2 – BY08G2
- Byrd Finch 2 – BY11G2
- Byrd Starling 2 - BY12G2
I've always liked a good deal and most of the Byrd line are definitely that.
Not so long after the Raven 2 was released I just had to get it and what a blast this knife has been for me.
Since I'm not really able to carry larger folding knives openly around too much, I've mostly been carrying it in or around the house as well as on longer forest hikes and the like. When I moved last year, this Raven did everything I asked from it and more. I dulled it hard, chipped it, but the CTS-BD1 took a great edge really quickly and the knife just kept on going. It made rebuilding a lot easier and in my mind will forever be connected to the house me and my girlfriend bought together.
I already stated I can't really carry large knives around. Having an office job doesn't really help a lot either. That's where the Finch and Starling come into play. Since I got them (and made a thread about them in the byrd forums here), they have rarely left my vest pocket.
They're small, but really sturdy and reliable, yet also thin enough to get everything you need in or around the office done.
It's like carrying a small traditional knife, but with more confidence.
A sidenote, the eggs used in this picture are goose eggs. My father's cousin owns large geese and often hands out eggs to the family. I vastly prefer them over any other egg I've ever eaten. They do make the Finch and Starling look even tinier!
Thanks again everyone.