Video: Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Byrd Harrier

April 3, 2019

See this post for more photos and information on the Spyderco Byrd Harrier Production Sample.


Spyderco 2019 Production Sample – Byrd Harrier

March 27, 2019

The Byrd Harrier in G10 is another great way to catch the Spyderco Bug on a budget. Knife snobs might scoff at its ‘made in China’ label and its ‘lesser blade steel’. However, back in the mid- to late 1990s, this would have probably been considered a premium factory knife.

The quality is impressive. And I can tell from handling that the Byrd Harrier will make a great working knife. One you wouldn’t mind scuffing up. I’m the first to admit that I do think about what I’m doing with my more expensive Spyderco knives. So keeping a budget option around makes sense. Who knows, perhaps the Byrd knives see more actual ‘hard use’ cutting than more expensive knives?

This is the last knife I can show you from this year’s meet, and I’m done for today. However, my report on the Spyderco Amsterdam Meet isn’t finished yet…








Specifications
Overall Length: 19,1 cm / 7.51 inches
Blade Length: 8,6 cm / 3.38 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight:  96 grams / 3.4 ounces

I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.


Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – Meadowlark 2 Titanium

March 14, 2016

If you like the Spyderco Delica but you prefer a 50/50 choil, then the Byrd Meadowlark would be a good candidate. You’re not sure of this ‘budget-line’ of Spyderco designed knives? Well, this one sports some groovy titanium scales and the fit and finish is very –very- good. I was honestly impressed with the build-quality of these Byrd knives.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 17,6 cm / 6.93 inches
Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 2.98 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,5 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 79 grams / 2.8 ounces


Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – Robin 2 Titanium

March 11, 2016

Another cool Byrd to get a nice upgrade to full titanium handle scales. It might not come off in these pictures, but the production quality is very impressive. If you like Byrds, this is a very nice compact EDC option.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 14,5 cm / 5.70 inches
Blade Length: 6,1 cm / 2.40 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,5 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 65 grams / 2.3 ounces


Spyderco 2016 Production Prototype – Cara Cara 2 Titanium

March 9, 2016

The Byrds have proven to be reliable and affordable working knives. Since, they’ve been received well, I guess Spyderco decided to add some panache to the Byrd line with a nice titanium handle for the Cara Cara 2. The knife was very slim, and the smooth titanium handle felt good in my average XL sized hands.

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Specifications
Overall Length: 21,7 cm / 8.35 inches
Blade Length: 12,1 cm / 4.76 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,8 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 108 grams / 3.80 ounces