Posted January 26, 2008 by Howard
Spyderco Byrd Wings
Spyderco introduces a double blade folder with double liner locks! This is a great, medium size folder. Each blade is over 3″ long and so most people will feel this is a full size knife. Each blade has its own liner lock. As is the entire Byrd line, these are made in China and their price reflects this – the quality is still great. Spyderco wouldn’t ship out any sub-par products.
Here’s some more information and specifications:
The Byrd BY20 Wings is a multi-bladed pocketknife and that is where any similarity ends. It’s a medium sized folder offering the best of both worlds with two full-sized blades made of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The Sheepfoot-shaped blade is hollow-ground with 3- 3/8 inches (86mm) of serrated cutting edge. The Sheepfoot’s rounded tip has no point, suiting it well for puncture-free cutting. The second blade is a clip-point shape, also hollow-ground with 3-3/8 inches (86mm) of plain edge cutting surface for intricate and precise cutting. Combined together the blades pack over 6 inches of cutting power in a 5.4 ounce (152g) pocketknife. Each blade locks open independently with its own side-by-side LinerLock that is jimped (textured) along the locking lever for slip resistant lock engagement and disengagement.
G-10 laminate handle stays grippy in the hand and its’ pocket clip carries 4-ways: tip-up/tip-down and left- or right-handed. The clip’s end is rounded, lessening wear and tear on a pocket. Includes a nylon belt-carry sheath with snap closure.
length overall 8″ (203mm) blade length 3 3/8″ (86mm) blade steel 8CR13MOV
length closed 4 3/4″ (121mm) cutting edge 3″ (76mm) weight 5.4oz (152g)
hole diameter 1/2″ (13mm) blade thickness 1/8″ (3mm) handle material G-10