Spyderco Byrd BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue Folding Knife 3.93" Serrated Blade, Orange FRN Handles


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Part #: SPBY17SOR2 | Byrd Knives
SPBY17SOR2: BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue
byrd Knife Designed by Spyderco
Emergency responders, EMTs, ranchers and river guides by and large favor and purchase round tipped blades because they can’t poke or puncture inflatable watercraft, livestock or people. The nature of these professions, place their workers in unpredictable places and situations where cutting without worry about puncturing or poking provides peace of mind. The Cara Cara 2 Rescue features a high-visibility orange injected molded FRN handle and a Sheepfoot, safety shaped 8Cr13Mov stainless steel blade. Its hollow-ground, fully serrated for sliding safely under rope, seatbelts or clothing and offer the highest level cutting performance. Ergonomic comfort is equally important as cutting ability in a rescue knife so the fiberglass reinforced nylon handles are Bi-Directionally Textured and have jimping above the Comet Shaped Hole and along the finger choil. It has a four-way clip that carries: right/left-hand, tip-up/tip-down. A half-moon of steel removed from the locking lever (called a David Boye Dent) lessens the chance of gripping the knife tightly enough during use to inadvertently unlock the blade. Safe and smart.
  • Ambidextrous tip-up/tip-down clip
  • Spine and choil jimping
  • Skeletonized nested handle liners
  • Screw construction
  • Phosphor bronze bushings for smooth open/close action
  • David Boye Dent
  • Full flat-ground blade
  • Blade Length: 3.93" (100 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.35" (85 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.68" (220 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.75" (121 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
  • Handle Material: Deep Textured FRN, Orange
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 716104402199

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
Lockback The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Spyderco Byrd BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue Folding Knife 3.93" Serrated Blade, Orange FRN Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Spyderco Byrd BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue Folding Knife 3.93" Serrated Blade, Orange FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Aaron P.
Auburn, WA
Aug 09, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Good value
I’m a longtime Spyderco user, partial to their Japanese models. I work in QC at a factory & often need to cut open thick poly bags, through thick layers of tape and sometimes plastic components.. It’s nice to have a tip that won’t pierce product inside containers. I don’t want to carry higher end knives as shady people tend to walk off with things that belong to others. The higher-vis orange handle catches my eye if I set it down. This knife came even sharper than most of my serrated Seki Spyderco Enduras. I know from experience the edge retention will be decent for a cheaper steel.. It’s a large folder with minimal weight & the sheepsfoot tip and color make it clear it’s not a weapon, it doesn’t look overtly tactical. More like a tool. The quality & fit/finish on this piece exceeds a couple of other Byrd knives I bought about 10 years ago. The FRN handle is nicely detailed & grips every bit as well as the ‘volcano grip’ pattern on Japanese Spydercos. It’s geared toward fire & EMT and SAR folks but it’s not limited to its suggested role. This is a great choice for warehouse or manufacturing environments if your employer permits personal knives. It feels and performs like a spyderco at a fraction of the cost and isn’t a weeping tragedy if it walks off, or gets misplaced. As long as your expectations are realistic at this budget price, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised with the performance of the CaraCara Rescue 2.
Spyderco Byrd BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue Folding Knife 3.93" Serrated Blade, Orange FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Melbourne AU
Nov 01, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Amazing value
I bought this knife mainly for fishing. Getting your lure hung up in a tree or reeds as a result of a bad cast can be a tricky thing. To maneuver the boat up to the bank is a bit touch-and-go so I find it easier to quickly saw the branch off than to try to unhook the lure with finesse.
Spyderco Byrd BY17SOR2 Cara Cara 2 Rescue Folding Knife 3.93" Serrated Blade, Orange FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
May 23, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Knife Buy of the Year!
This is the best knife for the buck that I’ve purchased this year (or, perhaps any other year). Great quality. Serrated blade is sharper than velociraptor teeth. Little stiff out of box, but with a little break-in I was able to open it one handed. I especially like the spine lock. Nice long, strong pocket clip, if you're a pocket clip guy. This is going right in my bright orange medic kit in the truck. Everyone should have a few of these in your vehicle, camp kit, first aid kit, bug-out bag for emergencies where you have to cut seat belts, or remove clothing (No, I’m not talking about back seat maneuvers at Submarine Point); and at this price you can afford several.


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