Starling2 - PlainEdge
The second-generation Starling 2 is of the most anticipated additions to Spyderco’s economical byrd line of knives. Specifically designed as a carry-anywhere pocketknife, it offers serious cutting performance in an extremely compact 1.1-ounce package. The business end of the Starling 2 is a full-flat-ground PlainEdge blade crafted from CTS BD1 stainless steel. Unlike the often troublesome nail nick of traditional pocketknives, its signature “comet-shaped” hole allows fingernail-free two-handed opening and proudly proclaims the knife’s membership in the byrd family.
The Starling 2’s handle is constructed with full stainless steel liners covered with textured G-10 scales that ensure a secure, non-slip grip. A sturdy back lock mechanism locks the blade firmly in the open position and a lanyard hole in the handle allows easy attachment of lanyards and even key chains. A true pocketknife, the Starling 2 does not include a clip.
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.
Discontinued by the manufacturer, this product is no longer available. Please see related products below.