In the world of pocketknives G-10 has super-hero status as a handle material. Itís a woven epoxy filled laminate thatís grippy in the hand, is nearly indestructible, repels moisture and chemicals and wonít retain heat or cold. The mid-sized Cara Cara folder is one of two of the byrd lineís first laminate handle offering. Featuring a flat-ground blade made from high-carbon 8Cr13MoV stainless steel thatís available with a plain edge or combination plain edge/serrated cutting edge. The comet shaped hole in the blade is found on all byrd knives and symbolizes quality and tight manufacturing tolerances and allows the knife to be opened one handedly. Keeping the knife slip-free in the hand while cutting is a section of crosshatched texturing on the bladeís spine called jimping. The G-10 Cara Cara is ambidextrous with pre-drilled holes in the handle so the pocket clip can be positioned to carry tip-up right or left handed. Further augmenting the folderís rigidity and strength are full-length stainless steel liners set inside the handle. Offering a tasteful touch of embellishing, filework runs the length of the handleís spine. A David Boye Dent in the lockís release lever lets you muscle down on the lock without the worry of disengaging the blade unintentionally.
Just as Spyderco is associated with a spider, byrd Knives resemble various species in the avian world. The Cara Cara is byrd line's newest offering, presenting a cost effective alternative to Spyderco's main CLIPIT-line of high-performance knives that stand independently on their own design, performance merits and high-level of manufacturing.