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…

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 2017 Production Sample – Para 3 Camo

March 13, 2017

Not a huge surprise I guess, but I thought it was still nice to see the Para 3 with a G-10 digital camo handle. This was the first ‘production sample’ Para 3 I got to handle, and I appreciate the great ergos. Since I’m personally not a fan of ‘basic black’ G-10, I think I’ll hold out for this version of the Para 3 instead.

Overall Length:  18,5 cm / 7.27  inches
Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 3 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,8 mm / 0.15 inches
Weight: 85 grams / 3 ounces

Spyderco 2017 Production Sample – Jess Horn Gray G-10 Sprint

March 10, 2017

The Jess Horn Sprint with a full flat ground blade and gray G-10 handle wasn’t exactly a surprise, since it was listed in the Spyderco Catalog. Still, it was nice to see this knife in person and to spend a few minutes with it. I’m only familiar with the FRN ZDP-189 version of the Jess Horn design. Compared to that older sprint run, this gray G10 version seemed a bit ‘blocky’. The fit and finish were very nice on this sample though. And the full flat grind is always a nice touch in a small folder like this.

Overall Length:  15,2 cm / 6.00  inches
Blade Length: 6,6 cm / 2.60 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,3 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 60 grams / 2.10 ounces