Byrd Crossbill: comments please

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It's a great way to experience the goodness of a hawkbill blade for a bargain. The blade steel is good, easy to sharpen and holds the edge for a decent amount of use. It won't be up to the VG-10 or S30V standard, but it's not meant to be. It will take a wickedly sharp edge.

According to the 2010 catalog, the stainless version only comes in PE or PS (or Combo) edge while the G-10 version is PE or SE edge.

Forgot to add, sharpening a hawkbill blade requires the Sharpmaker or something similar.
 
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I liked my G-10 Crossbill well enough to buy a replacement between when I lost it and when it turned up again. It did get more or less retired when the H-1 Spyderhawk came out, but it is an excellent hawkbill for the price, and a great way to experience the cutting power of a fully serrated hawkbill.
 

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Good knife for the price. There are better hawkbills but Crossbill isn't bad at all. I have SS, but like G10 better.
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I have a serrated G10 model and it gets carried regularly. Sharp! Good ergo's, great price and quality for the price.
 
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anybody have any experience with this knife? I'd like your comments please.

The thing is overbuilt, in a good way. Because it's so inexpensive, you can use as a beater with no remorse. It holds up to abuse very well.

I slammed the tip at 50% power into the hard plastic of a computer tower repeatedly and the tip did not break. It was only after I slammed it into the wire mesh on the back of the tower that the very very end of the tip broke off. Not bad for Chinese steel.
 
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I've got the stainless plain edge version, too bad they didn't have the G10 when i bought it
Very good value for the dollar
 
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i ordered a stainless steel handle one not too long ago, its pretty strong/solid. very well built. the blade itself has a wicked shape. i have a stainless steel handle harpy that i love, so i went for the stainless steel handles with the crossbill.
 
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I have SS plain Crossbill (good for apples etc.) and serrated Crossbill in G-10 (just for fun).

But plain edge in G-10 will be better for EDC, IMHO :)
 
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