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Byrd Tern

18+ UK Friendly carry
£39.95
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The BY23 Byrd Tern is a non-locking folding balde knife. As more counties enact strict knife laws, the concept of non-locking knives continues gaining momentum.


The Tern has a black G-10 handle resistant to warping and fading. The blade is held in the open position during cutting by a notched-joint at the knife’s pivot. When closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknife. To enhance control and comfort there’s a deep finger choil which jogs the index finger into position on the bottom of the blade directly under the thumb.


Placing the index finger in the choil, the finger acts as a stop, inhibiting the blade from closing when cutting and allows the user to choke-up closer to the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. A wire clip positions the folder to carry deep in a pocket, tip-up and ready for use left or right-handed. The Tern has an 8Cr13Mov leaf-shape full flat-ground blade available in a PlainEdge. The handle is assembled with screw-together construction..

Should you wish the pocket clip to be moved, please let us know at the time of purchase. These clips are notoriously tricky to re-fit.

SKU
BY23GP
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
7.0
Overall Length (cm)
16.2
Blade Material:
8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.3
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Handle Material:
G10
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
39.9500
GTIN:
00716104401680

Description


The BY23 Byrd Tern is a non-locking folding balde knife. As more counties enact strict knife laws, the concept of non-locking knives continues gaining momentum.


The Tern has a black G-10 handle resistant to warping and fading. The blade is held in the open position during cutting by a notched-joint at the knife’s pivot. When closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to traditional slip-joint penknife. To enhance control and comfort there’s a deep finger choil which jogs the index finger into position on the bottom of the blade directly under the thumb.


Placing the index finger in the choil, the finger acts as a stop, inhibiting the blade from closing when cutting and allows the user to choke-up closer to the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity. A wire clip positions the folder to carry deep in a pocket, tip-up and ready for use left or right-handed. The Tern has an 8Cr13Mov leaf-shape full flat-ground blade available in a PlainEdge. The handle is assembled with screw-together construction..

Should you wish the pocket clip to be moved, please let us know at the time of purchase. These clips are notoriously tricky to re-fit.

Specification


SKU
BY23GP
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
7.0
Overall Length (cm)
16.2
Blade Material:
8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness (cm)
0.3
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Handle Material:
G10
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Special Label:
Bestseller
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
39.9500
GTIN:
00716104401680

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  • 5
    The Byrd Tern - Slip Joint

    Posted by Kev Bell on 6th Oct 2020

    A top quality UK legal pocket knife. An excellently designed knife that feels great in the hand. Very safe due to the perfect size and position of the lower choil, making it virtually impossible for the blade edge to cut your finger if closed accidentally. The position and size of the choil at the back of the blade is perfect for choking up on the blade. Easily my favorite EDC.

  • 5
    Perfect

    Posted by Lewis cush on 12th Jul 2020

    I own about 10 legal carry knives kizer spiderco benchmark ect this is the one I use every day. Cheep enough to warrant putting it threw serious work and expensive enough to be good quality

  • 5
    great knife

    Posted by yarg trebor on 29th May 2020

    bought one for my wife, liked it so much i got myself one .had them for about 5 years used for a lot of things its no meant for .still going strong and easy to sharpen .

  • 5
    Light and very sharp

    Posted by Phili on 26th May 2020

    A very light knife but feels solid in the hand, I moved the clip to the other side purely because I prefer it under my fingers rather my palm as it comes. The grip makes it feel that your fingers are safe and there's no chance of the blade closing on you, the closing spring is firm with an audible click when the knife is open. The blade was of a sharpness that I've only previously found on my Bucks and Moras, the big difference being that I can actually take this one out of the house. Thoroughly recommend it for a UK EDC

  • 4
    Lefties beware!

    Posted by Simon on 29th Apr 2020

    I can see why this little slipjoint folder is popular as a UK-friendly EDC – it feels great in the hand, the lockup is very reassuringly secure, and the finger choil and thumb ramp are intelligently designed to make it just about as impossible to close the blade accidentally on your fingers as you’re ever going to get with a slipjoint. It’s a similar setup to the slightly larger Böker Plus XS, but I’ve never been able to retain a decent edge on my XS for some reason. However… you see that bit where HH say ‘Should you wish the pocket clip to be moved, please let us know at the time of purchase. These clips are notoriously tricky to re-fit.’? They ain’t kidding! As a left-handed knife enthusiast, I’ve swapped over and removed dozens of pocket clips, I have a well-equipped workshop and considerable mechanical skills, but the Tern is an absolute nightmare to swap the pocket clip on. It took me 45 minutes, involved a complete disassembly of the knife, and a lot of nervous moments in reassembly, contending with a super-strong back spring, a razor-sharp blade, and thin, linerless G10 scales which seemed liable to crack at any second. I succeeded in the end, but it was no fun at all. I bought this knife elsewhere, but if HH are offering to swap the pocket clip over for you, then absolutely, let them deal with it and take the risks. To think that some people call lefties ‘cack-handed’ – I’m telling you, you need to be a bloody Swiss watchmaker to work on this knife!

  • 5
    Nice EDC good value for £

    Posted by Liam on 14th Jan 2020

    Arrived nice and sharp and has done everything asked of it so far. Not razor sharp out of the box but that suits me fine, anything with a too fine edge tends not to stand up to being used as my EDC for very long anyway. The finger choil gives a strong reassuring grip which is always a point of consideration with a slip joint. Clip is fine. Scales are ok- not overly refined but more than adequate for what I need from it. Opening was very stiff at first on mine but with a bit of use, drop of oil and general familiarisation, one hand open and close is easy enough. It's never gonna open like my CS Ti-lite but being legal carry this a good option to have with me at all times and makes a nice change rotating between things like Swiss Army knife, Heinnie Tech Tool 1 etc.

  • 5
    Great, robust EDC

    Posted by Tommy on 3rd Jan 2020

    For the money, or even substantially more money, I can't fault this. The slip joint is nice and tight and the blade opens really positively. The same at the halfway point which is a great touch. Nice and sharp straight from the box too.

  • 4
    For the price, very good.

    Posted by Doddy on 4th Aug 2019

    I already have a few Spyderco slip joints, and wanted to try a better value equivalent for use at work. Pros: Ergonomically perfect for my quite large hands. So comfortable! G10 scales grippy and feel pleasant. Decent enough steel, razor sharp out if the box. I love the design and useful pocket clip for deep carry in pocket. Very light yet feels robust. Pleasant slip joint mechanism that is strong and feels very safe for most tasks. Size is not threatening, and design is slightly playful with unusual hole in the blade. Better choice of colours would help this even further. For the price, extremely good really. Cons: Grease used from factory makes operation feel sticky and reluctant, little blast with a decent lube improves this hugely. Finish on underside edge of the G10 was a bit sloppy, but a light sanding with some 320 grit paper transformed it to perfect. A screw was missing in scale, but I just put another one from another multi tool I don't use, and looks better than standard! Get this knife, it's great!

  • 5
    For UK EDC is great knife

    Posted by Daniel. I on 9th Jun 2019

    I own this little thing for almost year, using for light jobs and daily tasks around house. Great quality, keep sharp edge I was sharpen this few times, but mainly to keep it razor sharp. Slipjoint works great, I opened and closed this knife around tousand times during this year and still working superb. I have quite big hands size 10, and it fits to my hand very well.Easy one hand opening. I was considering buying spyderco Ukpk, but this was much cheaper, besides this is my first slipjoint folder ever, so I wasnt sure if will work for me, but I will recommend for everyone. Next on my list is Ukpk Hennie edition, but cost much more than byrd so I must wait a while untill get one. So for those who is not sure about is it enough for EDC, just get one and enjoy.

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