Specifications and features:
Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara folding knife
3-7/8" partially serrated blade
8-5/8" overall length open
8Cr13MoV satin finished stainless steel blade, hollow ground
Black FRN handle
Jimping thumb grips
15/32" hole diameter
3-1/4" cutting edge
1/8" blade thickness
David Boye dent for safety
Tip up or tip down carry
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770
Byrd Cara Cara Partially Serrated Folding Knife -
The FRN Cara Cara 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 four 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.
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.
Stainless Steel -
group of corrosion resisting steels containing a minimum of 10% chromium and in which varying amounts of nickel, molybdenum, titanium, niobium as well as other elements may be present.
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.
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) -
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.
Round Hole -
Round hole located in the knife blade used for one hand opening and closing of a knife blade.
Finger Choil -
A purposeful and specific area or curve cut out between the blade and handle. It creates a grip position point closer to the cutting edge for better control while cutting.