Brand: Spyderco BY03PBK2
Specifications and features:
Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara folding knife
3.875" plain drop point blade
8Cr13MoV stainless steel
8.5" overall length
4.75" length closed
Weighs 5.6 ounces
Byrd Cara Cara Plain Drop Point Folding Knife -
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 mid-sized Cara Cara folder 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 Cara Cara is ambidextrous with pre drilled holes in the handle so the pocket clip can be positioned to carry tip up right or left handed. 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 runs 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.
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.