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Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark Hawkbill Folding Knife 2-7/8" Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles - BY22SBK

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Part Number: SPBY22SBK
Manufacturer: Byrd Knives
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SPBY22SBK: Meadowlark Hawkbill FRN
byrd Knife Designed by Spyderco

The knife industry loves acronyms and one frequently seen is the term FRN. It means “fiberglass reinforced nylon” which is a plastic material used in manufacturing knife handles because it’s lightweight, longwearing and not prohibitively expensive. One of the byrd line’s cornerstone models, the Meadowlark is available with FRN handles.

The FRN Meadowlark Hawkbill 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 hawkbill blade is 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 4-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.

  • Blade Length: 2-7/8" (73 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2-3/8" (61 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6-13/16" (173 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4-1/32" (102 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (67 g)
  • Handle Material: FRN
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 716104401635

The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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4 out of 5
May 29, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
my first byrd knife
I realized I need to add a hawkbill blade to my collection. I've chosen this knive over Civilian, (lil)Matriarch, Tasman Salt, or Harpy because of the combination of size, clip, and handle material. The tip seems a bit brittle for a utility knife. But for the price, hey, I'll just get a new one if it breaks. The clip screw touched the blade when I changed the clip to tip down carry. And the tip of the blade started to touch the scales. Shortened the clip screws a bit with a diamond file, and the problem was solved. Overall, very happy with my first Byrd line knife.
5 out of 5
Dana G
Boise, Idaho
Mar 04, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Spyderco Byrd Meadlowlark Hawkbil is a Keeper
This was my first in Spyderco's Byrd line. Fit and finish of this product are excellent, particularly for the price paid. Will be used as a lightweight every-day-carry folder. Fast delivery exceed my expectations.
1 out of 5
Nam Marine
Solon, Ohio
Dec 10, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: Blade Material
Made in China?
I am greatly disappointed in Spyderco for lowering their standards and using China products. The very best steel and knives are from Japan.
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