A Look At: Spyderco Byrd Robin 2 – Plain Edge, G10 Handle

Spyderco Byrd Robin2 Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife

Specs via Amazon Product Page:

  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested for quality and durability
  • The most trusted name in you cutlery needs
  • Folding knife with full flat-ground blade made of high-carbon 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, with comet-shaped hole for fast and easy one-handed opening
  • Cross-hatched jimping along spine creates nonslip grip where your thumb rests, for tactile resistance that ensures safe, accurate cutting
  • Handle is made of G-10, an epoxy-filled laminate with weave-texture similar to cloth, which provides secure and steady grip when cutting, and resists chemicals, oil and temperature extremes
  • 5.7-inch open length and 3.3-inch closed length; 2.4-inch 8Cr13MoV steel blade with 1.875-inch cutting edge, 0.4-inch hole, and 0.09-inch thickness; 2.4-ounce weight; G-10 handle material
  • Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase

Front of the box

Side of the box.  Reads: byrd knife, Designed & Produced by Spyderco, Inc. Golden, CO, Made in China.  Branding wise, here’s how I describe this knife, this is a Byrd knife by Spyderco or a Spyderco Byrd.  This is a separate product lineup compared to straight up Spyderco Knives.

Back of the box. Reads: Ambidextrous one hand opening, Lanyard hole, Pocket clip, Designed by Spyderco Inc, 8Cr13MoV blade is high-tech Chrome/Moly/Vanadium stainless steel.

End of the box: Displays model number and name – BY10GP2 “Robin 2 G-10 P” as well as UPC – 716104401659.  This is a second generation design.

Unboxing

Knife point left.  5.7″ stated open length.

Knife point right.  Pocket clip.

Blade point left.  Reads: byrd 8Cr13MoV.  2.4″ stated blade length, 1.875″ cutting edge.

Blade point right.  Reads: China

Closed.  Stated 3.3″ closed length & 2.4 ounce weight.

Closed, belt clip up. Lock back visible on bottom.  Note that the belt clip is reconfigurable and can be moved into any orientation – right or left handed and tip up or tip down.

Close up of knife end

A top down look into the liner

Close up the G10 handle

 

Description from Spyderco (link below)

“Much of the byrd Knife Line is being upgraded through a process called C.Q.I. or constant quality improvement. As the line broadens, existing models are receiving upgraded enhancements such as improved ergonomics, four-way pocket clips and high performance full-flat ground blades.

The Robin 2 G-10 is refreshed with these new features. Its mid-size makes the Robin2 an easy knife to carry everyday in an office our outdoor environment. Its full-flat ground blade is high-carbon 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a comet-shaped hole for one hand opening/closing. Jimping (crosshatching) dots the spine, making a textured section where the thumb rests, creating tactile resistance that restrains the folder from sliding and slipping when cutting.

The handle is made of a front and back G-10 scale set over a stainless liner. G-10 is an epoxy-filled laminate with a weave-texture similar to cloth. It provides secure and steady grip when cutting, resists chemicals, oil and temperature extremes. The welcome addition of a four-way clip offers the option of carrying the folder tip-up/tip-down or left-right-handed and a lanyard hole located at the back of the handle accommodates a secondary-retentive thong or cord.

Custom knifemaker David Boye’s dent feature is a half-moon-shaped snip of steel removed from the lock’s release lever as an added safety feature to the back-lock.”

 

Impressions: Compact, well built, economical knife.  Suitable size for EDC.

Spyderco Byrd Robin2 Black G-10 PlainEdge Knife – via Amazon

byrd Robin 2 G-10 Handle – direct from Spyderco

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