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    Which Byrds really stand out?

    New member here. The only Byrd knife I own is a meadowlark hawkbill. I love it. The performance to price level is amazing. When I bought it, I didn't want to shell out the money for a Tasman when I didn't know how I'd even like a hawkbill.

    Anyways, I know I want to pick up a Cara Cara 2 with both a rescue blade and probably the G10 model as well.

    Nothing else I have seen REALLY stands out as something I must have. Does anyone have additional recommendations?
    My Spyders : Endura wave PE, Pacific Salt SE, Tenacious PE, Persistence PE(gifted), byrd Hawkbill SE, Cricket(lost)
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    My first Byrd model was their Wings model and, like you, was surprised at the build quality! Very stout knife but probably should buy a belt sheath for it! Take care over there and I would get out now if possible!!!

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    Hey Taco,

    Wecome to our forum.

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    The byrd Harrier always stuck out to me. I've alwYs really really wanted one for a gentlemens knife but I always get outbid on eBay it's frustrating. Maybe Santa can find me the harrier it's truly a beautiful knife thanks sal for making it.
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    Spyderco Forum Registered User M80's Avatar
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    The only byrds that caught my attention were the FlatByrd FireByrd and ByrdRench.

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    Hello.

    I have a Hawkbill now and two of my favorites are Cara Cara Rescue and PE G-10. So we have same preferences.

    Regards.

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    I think the Robin stands out. Mainly for being small and somewhat cute.
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    I think the Wings Slipit is the finest Byrd made. The F & F on this knife is amazing for the price point. I also like the Tern. I have gifted several Meadowlarks and Caras and the G-10 models are well appreciated.
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    Already thinked about cheat EDC (actually Cara Cara 2 G10), but taken chinese Enlan 04 MCT with axis lock and macarta from ebay under 20 bucks with shiping.
    Because already own Tenacious and Persistence and not sure or I can accept a lower quality than these two.

    and build quality and sharp out of box, better than Spydie.
    In future blades and liners will be stonewashed and drilled Spydie Hole.

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    The Wings SlipIt is more beautiful than anything in its price range should be. I want to replace the inserts on mine with CF or a nice hardwood eventually. It is about the closest thing to a nice Case folder but with hole openers and one
    blade serrated. Totally nonthreatening, a hard worker and the stubby tips laugh at concrete (dropped one point down and didn't see anything but a little concrete dust to brush off). The regular Wings is a steal as well but a bit bulky (it comes with a pouch and a clip so you can decide how to carry it).

    The G10 Cara Cara, Meadowlark and Robin are great looking (milled backspacer is a beautiful touch) and some folks prefer them to their spydie counterparts. I've owned G10 Cara Caras and Robins and a stainless Cara Cara and while the steel is inferior and the super steel options aren't there, I'd trust them to be just as reliable and similarly durable.

    The Firebyrd is a great camping tool that has a modest blade but is possibly the best bottle opener I own. also a perfect roll of nickles if need be in self defense.

    The ByrdWrench is very cool and one of the more techy looking multitools. Codesigned by a rocket scientist.
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    Bronis,

    I think Spyderco / Byrd 8Cr are run better than Enlan. I have them too and my use doesn't go that heavy, checkout Youtube by Ruslan Kiyasov. He compared Tenacious with EL02.

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    The only Byrd I have is a Flatbyrd and it is an amazing lightweight knife. I slip it in my pocket and then will forget it's there. I didn't like the shallow hollow grind so I reground it to flat grind and it is much better. The 8Cr13MoV is amazing as well. Takes a super keen edge and the FlatByrd is light enough that I wouldn't use it for anything too demanding.

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    Oh you already have some Spyderco knives, well the only Byrd that got my attention was the Robyn2 G10 great little knife heavy duty for its size, great ergonomics. Can't go wrong with that one IMO.
    Keep 'em sharp 9 Enduras, 4 Manix, 3 Delicas, 5 Ladybug, 2 Manbug, 3 Dragonfly, Pingo, Cat, 3 Salt1, Pacific salt, Tasman, 2 stretch, 2 Tenacious, Resiliance, Robyn2 G10, 3 Paramilitary2, Military, Kiwi, MT19, k04 SE & PE

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