I just got my Meadowlark the other day. While I was playing around with it I noticed some major rust spots on one of the liners. Seeing as it's a $16 knife I really didn't mind voiding the warranty by taking it apart so I quickly removed the rust on the liner with my dremel at lowest setting. The knife reassembled easily and the only hard part was tensioning the screws for smooth opening.
The rust was thick rust that didn't scratch off with a fingernail. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing with the byrds? Is the steel used for the liners particularly prone to rust? I'd think the blade steel would be more likely to rust than the lower grade steels normally used for liners. I did however notice the liners were much more roughly finished than the liners of my Seki knives and more dull looking. Maybe that's a reason for the rust?