Manufacturer: Spyderco BY05PS
Specifications and Features:
3-7/16" plain drop point blade
7-7/8" overall length
1/8" blade thickness
3-3/16" cutting edge
8Cr13MoV stainless steel
Ergonomic curves on handle
Wear and abrasion resistant
Stainless steel handle
David Boye designed safety
Tip up and tip down pocket clip
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact 800-525-7770
Byrd Flight Serrated Folding Knife -
The Flight has a hollow ground blade manufactured using 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, which is similar to Aus 8 in its properties, performance and function. 8Cr13MoV steel contains both molybdenum and vanadium. Molybdenum enhances the strength and hardness of the steel, vanadium its wear resistance and toughness. Carbon augments the steel's tensile strength and increases its resistance to wear and abrasion. Resulting from this recipe is blade steel that retains a sharp cutting edge over time and use. Most Byrds are available with a plain or combination plain and serrated cutting edge.
The "comet" shaped opening hole is a trademark of the Byrd line and is synonymous with the stringent quality requirements, high performance materials and manufacturing, which go into every knife. fully stainless handles have a sequence of ergonomic curves that fit into the palm for comfort and fatigue free control while cutting. For additional safety, a portion of the lock release is ground away. This is a design add-on conceived by custom knife maker David Boye and eliminates the chance of gripping the knife tightly enough to unintentionally release the lock. All Byrds feature a pocket clip that clips the knife inside a pocket and it attaches to either end of the folder for tip up or tip down right hand carry.
Drop Point Blade -
This blade has a gentle, sloping convex curve to the point versus the concave curve of the clip blade. Being thicker, this blade point is stronger for heavier tasks. It stands up to abuse well, but isn't as effective for easy penetration.
Chinese stainless steel tempered at the Rc56 to Rc58 range and used in the Tenacious, Persistence, and Byrd lines of knives.
Hollow Ground -
The ground surface of the blade is concave and used to create a fine cutting edge.
David Boye Dent -
Custom knife maker David Boye removed a small arc or dent of metal from the lock bar lever of his knives. This removed piece lessened the possibility of gripping the handle hard enough to depress the lock and accidentally unlock the blade while using the knife.
Tip Up and Tip Down -
Refers to which direction the folded knife if positioned by its pocket clip. When closed and clipped in a pocket, whichever direction (up or down) the blade's tip sits defines if it is termed tip up or tip down.