Which Cara Cara???

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Which Cara Cara???

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:46 am

I've got a little extra cash right now and am considering trying out a Cara Cara. I just can't decide which one. I'm debating between the plain edge g10 model and the blacked out stainless combo edge model.

The blacked out stainless model looks legit and I do like stainless knives, thiugh the only one I currently own is a stainless delica. I'm just unsure about the combo edge. Once I got into knives I've not owned one and I'm hesistant. I love my serrated spydies but I just don't know.

The g10 one will be lighter and grippier. It is also full plain edge.

If I could get a full serrated with g10, I would.

What do you all think? There's no appreciable price difference. I've really been wanting to test one of these out. Might gift it to a buddy or buy a couple for my friend's brother who just joined rotc and destroys knives.

And yes, I know about the frn ones. I've held an frn Byrd (don't remember what model) and didn't like how it felt. And this is coming from someone who loves frn/frcp models.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:52 am

I say go with the plain edge satin finish or part serrated satin finish.

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby anagarika » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 pm

Peacent loves his black combo edge.
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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 pm

What about the ti one?
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby anagarika » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:27 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:24 pm
What about the ti one?
You get PE and screw construction, and likely lighter. Some people who gets it likes it, but I rather have upgraded steel than upgraded handle. Can be disassembled for cleaning but an SS can be simply boiled and dried if needed.

Having said that, I believe it’s very nice. If only the blade is upgraded too (or re-HT by bluntcut).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScVIPCYHbLE
(I watched this sometime back)

Review on Robin Ti:
//forum.spyderco.com/viewto ... 14&t=77767
Nick did his review on Meadowlark Ti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIHRGo8HfE
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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby carrot » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 am

It is worth considering the “2” series Byrd’s have much improved FRN handles since the first generation release. Those older handles were patterned like feathers and the second gen with “spots” or scaly.

I think the stainless ones are great, totally overlooked, because they fit real slim in the pocket. However you do give up some grip that might be appreciated for harder cutting.

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby sal » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 am

Hi Carrot,

I would highly recommend the new G-10 Starling in CTS-BD1. Very nice quality and great price.

sal

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby anagarika » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:29 pm

carrot wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 am
It is worth considering the “2” series Byrd’s have much improved FRN handles since the first generation release. Those older handles were patterned like feathers and the second gen with “spots” or scaly.

I think the stainless ones are great, totally overlooked, because they fit real slim in the pocket. However you do give up some grip that might be appreciated for harder cutting.
Agree, the generation 2 FRN is nice, quite similar to bidirectional on Endura. If the edge is more rounded, it’s going to be so much nicer. 👍🏼
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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby araneae » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:04 am

sal wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 am
Hi Carrot,

I would highly recommend the new G-10 Starling in CTS-BD1. Very nice quality and great price.

sal
I would agree as one who stirred the pot for it's release.
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby RobDigi » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Whatever.....The Cara Cara 2 in titanium is a must have...trust me!!

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby carrot » Thu May 30, 2019 2:39 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:00 am
Hi Carrot,

I would highly recommend the new G-10 Starling in CTS-BD1. Very nice quality and great price.

sal
I ended up getting one on your recommendation. It's fantastic and hasn't left my pocket since. Easy to carry and very slicey.

Thanks Sal!

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Re: Which Cara Cara???

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri May 31, 2019 6:42 pm

One of the Byrd Cara Cara 2 with different colored handles. Try the Earthtone brown or Gray or Blue FRN. Very great knife. And then go for the upcoming Cara Cara 2 with Emerson Wave. You would not be disappointed. Right sal?


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