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Spyderco Byrd BY08GP2 Raven 2 Folding Knife 3.5" CTS-BD1 Plain Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: SPBY08GP2
Manufacturer: Byrd Knives
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Description
SPBY08GP2: Byrd Raven 2 G10
Spyderco
 
Byrd Knives focus on providing value, variety and high quality. The BY08GP2 Raven 2 and BY09GP2 Crow 2 offer two-sizes of high-performance G10 handled folder at a reasonable cost. These feel like Tenacious line knives with their quality, fit and finish and they add a little something extra in terms of aesthetics.

As handle materials go, G10 laminate is grip-grabbing and lightweight while it shakes off temperature extremes, chemicals and hard-use without discoloring, warping or peeling. This makes it highly prized for knife handles.

The Raven and Crow modified clip-point shaped blades are made with CTS-BD1 stainless steel. They have a centerline grind and jimping (crosshatching) where the handle and blade connect. Jimping gives the thumb and forefinger traction and cutting manageability over the sharpened edge. Running the handle's full length, tucked inside, are skeletonized steel liners for additional strength and a Michael Walker style LinerLock. The comet shaped (bird's eye) opening hole is a trademark of the byrd knife line and is synonymous with the stringent quality requirements, high performance materials and manufacturing put into each byrd Knife.
Specifications
  • Overall Length: 7.875" (200 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.375" (111 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3.5" (89 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.875" (73 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CTS-BD1 Stainless
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (113 g)
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Paul G
Hazlet nj
Mar 13, 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
Love my spyderco
I love this knife it has become my every day carry her use it for everything looking forward to buying my next spyderco
4 out of 5
Trace
Cal
Sep 06, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Raven 2
Very nice EDC. Fit and finish is good. Solid lock-up and release. Sharp out of the box with nice edge grind. Blade is centered and no play in any direction. First knife with this blade steel, CTS-BD1, but sounds like it should hold up pretty well to everyday use. Feel is a lot like the Spyderco Tenacious however the blade is thicker all the way to the tip and the liners also seem a little stouter on the Raven 2. The only thing I wish is that Spyderco would have used bronze pivot washers instead of nylon/Teflon (?). Everything else seems very sturdy and well put together. A good buy. Thanks KnifeCenter for great service.
1 out of 5
Kaia C
ca
Aug 07, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
awfule
it broke as soon as I got it
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