Manufacturer: Spyderco BY03PSBK2
Specifications and features:
Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara folding knife
3.75" partially serrated drop point blade
8Cr13Mov stainless steel
Black FRN handle
8.5" overall length
4.75" closed length
Weighs 3.4 ounces
Byrd Cara Cara Partially Serrated Drop Point Blade Folding Knife
With the addition of the black Cara Cara, there’s now an all-black, non-reflective folder option to value attentive byrd line of knives. Designed for peak performance at a value price, the knife is coated with black electric plating. The plating eliminates the steel’s reflective quality subduing the knife’s flash and making it less noticeable. The hollow-ground 8Cr13MoV blade is available with a plain or a combination plain/serrated cutting edge. Shaped like a comet, the blade’s hole indicates it’s a byrd model, and represents the quality standards and tight tolerances found throughout the byrd line. Capping the blade’s spine is a series of crosshatching the knife industry calls jimping. Jimping reassuringly grips the thumb keeping it from slipping while cutting. The Cara Cara’s right hand configuration has predrilled holes for attaching the clip to carry tip-up or tip down. Finger choils along the handle’s underside create the sensation that the knife is an extension of the hand. 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.
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.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
Chinese stainless steel tempered at the Rc56 to Rc58 range and used in the Tenacious, Persistence, and Byrd lines of knives.
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.