If you’re on the fence about throwing down the dough for a Spyderco, try carrying a Byrd for a bit and see how you like it. A good start is the Byrd Meadowlark Lightweight 2. This ambidextrous folder has an excellent grip and a variety of options available starting at just $24. Byrd knives are produced by Spydero and are offered as a quality, budget-friendly knife.
The completely ambidextrous Meadowlark has an 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade with a plain or partially serrated edge. It features Byrd’s Comet hole opener. It has bronze pivot washers so it functions just like a Spyderco Round Hole, it just has a more Byrd-like shape. The blade locks up with a back lock and it easy to use even with just one hand. Spine and choil jimping on the blade adds even more control when using the Meadowlark.
Stability and control are a big draw with this knife. It has bi-directional textured FRN scales that provide outstanding grip in pretty much any environment. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying it’s a great grip. Lastly, it has an awesome four-position pocket clip gives you the option of left/right side or tip up/tip down carry. The choice is all yours.
Measuring just under 7″ when open, the Meadowlark is sized just right for every day carry. It also weighs just 2.4 oz. Just like the name says, this knife is a lightweight…it just happens to carry a big bang for the bucks.
Byrd Meadowlark Lightweight 2 Details
- 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel, Satin Finish
- 2.875” Drop Point Blade
- Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon Handles
- Comet Shaped Hole Opener
- Back Lock
- Ambidextrous Reversible Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 2.4 oz.
- 4.031” Closed
- 6.812” Overall
The Byrd Meadowlark Lightweight 2 is a fantastic budget-friendly, fully ambidextrous knife. It’s a great place to start if you’d like to see if a Spyderco knife is right for you. See more by clicking any link in the article or the button below.
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