Meadowlark 2 - G-10 / PlainEdge
In the world of pocketknives G-10 has super-hero status as a handle material. It’s a woven epoxy filled laminate that’s grippy in the hand, is nearly indestructible, repels moisture and chemicals and won’t retain heat or cold. The smaller Meadowlark model is one of two of the byrd line’s first laminate handle offering. Featuring a hollow-ground blade made from high-carbon 8Cr13MoV stainless steel that’s available with a plain edge or combination plain edge/serrated cutting edge. The comet shaped hole in the blade is found on all byrd knives and symbolizes quality and tight manufacturing tolerances and allows the knife to be opened one handedly. Keeping the knife slip-free in the hand while cutting is a section of crosshatched texturing on the blade’s spine called jimping. The G-10 Meadowlark is right-handed with pre-drilled holes in the handle so the pocket clip can be positioned to carry either tip-up or tip-down. Further augmenting the folder’s rigidity and strength are full-length stainless steel liners set inside the handle. Offering a tasteful touch of embellishing, filework running the length of the handle’s spine. A David Boye Dent in the lock’s release lever lets you muscle down on the lock without the worry of disengaging the blade unintentionally.
Spyderco’s byrd line of knives offers all the functionality and convenience of their core product line at prices that make them hands down the best value in the cutlery industry. Manufactured in China under Spyderco’s close supervision, byrd knives offer a remarkable synthesis of manufacturing quality, performance, reliability, and affordability.
byrd blades are ground from 8Cr13MoV and CTS BD1 stainless steels, both are durable alloys that include vanadium for enhanced toughness and edge retention. This popular material provides an excellent balance of cutting performance, edge retention, and ease of sharpening, making it the ideal platform for affordable working knives.
All byrd knives feature the trademarked “comet” hole that provides decisive one-handed opening with either hand. They also feature a choice of handle materials that includes textured G-10, Bi-Directional Textured fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN), and satin-finished stainless steel and titanium. Other premium features like phosphor bronze washers, screw-together construction, and four-position clips complete the byrd package and enable these knives to provide the same functionality and versatility as Spyderco best-selling products.
byrd knives are an ideal option for cost-conscious knife users and also make an affordable gift for friends who are new to knives.