Meadowlark 2 - FRN / CombinationEdge
The knife industry loves acronyms and one frequently seen is the term FRN. It means “fiberglass reinforced nylon” which is a plastic material used in manufacturing knife handles because it’s lightweight, longwearing and not prohibitively expensive. One of the byrd line’s cornerstone models, the Meadowlark is available for the first time with FRN handles. The FRN Meadowlark has slip-free texture, deeply molded into the plastic so it won’t slide or move around in the hand. Nested inside the handle are full-length steel liners adding rigidity and strength without unnecessary weight and phosphor bronze bushing for smooth open/close. The 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade is hollow-ground with a comet shaped hole so the folder opens and closes one-handedly. On top of the blade’s spine is a series of crosshatching the knife industry calls jimping. Jimping creates tactile resistance, gripping the thumb and keeping it in contact with the top of the blade while cutting. Features a 4-way pocket clip for left or right-handed, tip-up or tip-down carry. Cut out of the lock’s release is a safety feature called a David Boye Dent allowing you to tightly grip the handle without fear of accidentally releasing the lock.
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.