A Tern for the Road

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A Tern for the Road

Postby MichaelScott » Sat May 26, 2018 10:35 pm

A few days ago I flew to New York City to join our son for his car trip to San Francisco to take up his new position at the VA. Obviously I had to leave my Spyderco at home. So, preparing for a drive across country and having no folding knife it was obvious that I needed to do something fast. Now, being in NYC Amazon will deliver stuff, most stuff I guess, in about two hours. So the obvious move was to order an inexpensive knife for the trip. I settled on the Byrd Tern. Small, light, sharp, G10 and a wire clip. I will order it Monday. Reports to follow.
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby The Meat man » Mon May 28, 2018 7:52 pm

I'll be looking forward to hearing how it works out! Sounds like a great way to test run a new knife. :)
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby MichaelScott » Tue May 29, 2018 9:35 pm

Foiled! Amazon Prime Now, two hour delivery in NYC, has no Spydercos in stock. I remain knifeless.
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby sal » Wed May 30, 2018 9:22 am

Hi Michael,

You could probably get one from the SFO, but it will cost more to have it over night to NY.

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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby MichaelScott » Wed May 30, 2018 9:47 am

Sal,
We left Tuesday morning and are on the way to St. Louis tonight. I can have one sent by Amazon to my home in Colorado where we will stay a few days before going on to San Francisco. There I will give it to my son who will be starting his internship at the VA there. Should be a good knife for San Francisco.

I’m looking forward to trying one. Nice G10 Slipit, small. Might have to get another for myself.
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:22 pm

My factory edge was merely ok, but I love the thing as a loaner/rough use knife

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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 pm

As it turned out I gave my son a different knife and bought a UKPK, which arrived today.
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby Sjucaveman » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:28 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 pm
As it turned out I gave my son a different knife and bought a UKPK, which arrived today.
Which steel did you end up with?
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:12 pm

BD1N
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby Sjucaveman » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:19 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:12 pm
BD1N
Awesome, I sure like mine in bd1n as well.
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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby Joseph08 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 am

Do share your experience with the new pickup. I would like to hear about it.

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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:41 pm

The handle is nice, the blade is a little roughly cut and finshed - I liked mine, but then it got stolen...

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Re: A Tern for the Road

Postby Ookami » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:34 pm

It's been my daily EDC for quite some time now. I like it a lot.

Spring tension against closing is stronger than your usual SAK, but it still opens smoothly with one hand. Never had the slightest worry about it closing on me. For those who are worried, it has a half stop to keep it from closing on your fingers unexpectedly. Ergonomics work as is to be expected from a Spyderco design.

I reprofiled the edge to a more acute angle and it has never let me down since; cuts what I want it to cut and edge retention is fair. A couple of licks on a ceramic rod will bring the edge back when it gets dull. It is now at a point where I need to tighten the pivot, but it has taken quite some use before it developed a slight blade play. Should be fixed in no time flat when I find my second torx 9 bit. :rolleyes:

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