The Byrd Meadowlark with G-10 handle combines one of the best tactical knife handle materials with a popular pocket folder design. G-10’s good insulating qualities and resistance to all types of chemicals add to the Meadowlark’s already practical features.
Crosshatched jimping on the G-10 handle slabs makes the grip of this well-shaped knife even more secure. A finger choil formed from the base of the open blade and the forward part of the handle gives better index finger control and prevents slipping. The handle material is still the thing you’ll notice least about the Meadowlark. What attracts attention is the blade with the trademark eye-shaped thumb hole used for one-handed opening.
Large enough to snag easily with a thumb tip and open without slipping across the cutting edge — an occasional issue with thumb stud opening systems — the thumb loop also provides a safe pressure point for hard cutting jobs. A three-inch blade of 8Cr13MoV high carbon stainless steel locks firmly into place with a strong liner lock mechanism. Released by a locking lever, the blade folds easily back into the 3-15/16-inch-long handle. The recess or dent in the release lever prevents accidental folding when gripping the handle tightly.
The Byrd Meadowlark is pre-assembled for right-handed users but does convert to left-handed carry. Pre-drilled holes for the stainless steel pocket clip allow shifting the clip to either side of the handle, in either tip-up or tip-down position. Filework on the spine of the Meadowlark handle adds more traction than decoration.
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