The Byrd Hawkbill blades curve to a tapered tip overwhelming and cutting material in their path. Adding serrations measurably increases cutting potential, breezing through coarse objects such as rope, webbing, cloth and cardboard. Its curved tip draws-in the material being cut, holding it connected to the sharpened edge and stopping material from slipping away from the tip.
This appropriately-named folding knife, from innovative cutlery company Spyderco, has a hawkbill-shaped blade with a distinctive, claw-like tip. Based on knives used in commercial fishing, the blade’s unique shape is ideal for downward, sweeping cutting performed at arm’s length, and directed away from the body. Serrations across the entire cutting surface improve the blade’s ability to slice through webbing and other fibrous material, and the hollow-ground blade offers jimping along the spine and choil for improved control.
A black fiberglass is handle has a proprietary Bi-Directional Textured finish for nonslip precision, and nested inside are full-length, skeletonized steel liners, which increase rigidity and strength while keeping weight to a minimum. Screw-together construction is both durable and easy to clean and maintain. A four-way steel pocket clip and lanyard hole offer any number of carrying configurations.
- 6.8-inch open length
- Four-inch closed length
- 2.875-inch 8Cr13MoV steel blade
- Two-inch cutting edge
- 0.47-inch blade hole
- 0.09-inch blade thickness
- 2.6-ounce weight
- FRN handle material
Sypderco knives include a limited manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.
Thinking beyond established knife industry practices has allowed Spyderco to introduce new innovations, including one-hand opening, serrations on a folder, and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. Spyderco remains dedicated to researching and developing improved, better-performing materials with function and reliability, and its unique cutlery line is a result of designing ergonomic, functional tools. The company puts its new products through rigorous testing prior to release, examining edge retention with a CATRA machine, looking for rust development with Q-FOG, checking the force needed to open and close a knife, and analyzing numerous other technical details.
Back lock locking mechanism with David Boye Dent
Fiberglass reinforced nylon handles
Blade Length (Inches): 2.88, Length Open: 6.7, Length Closed:4.03 , Thickness: 0.093
Material: Blade – 8Cr13MoV, Handle – FRN(Fully Serrated Edge)
Folding knife has hawkbill-shaped blade with distinctive, claw-like tip; based on knives used in commercial fishing, blade’s unique shape is ideal for downward, sweeping cutting
Serrations across entire cutting surface improve ability to slice through webbing and other fibrous material; hollow-ground blade offers jimping along spine and choil for improved control
Black fiberglass is handle has proprietary Bi-Directional Textured finish; full-length, skeletonized steel liners increase rigidity and strength while keeping weight to a minimum
6.8-inch open length and four-inch closed length; 2.875-inch 8Cr13MoV steel blade with two-inch cutting edge, 0.47-inch hole, and 0.09-inch thickness; 2.6-ounce weight
Includes limited manufacturer’s warranty; details included with purchase