The Crossbill from Byrd knives features a hawkbill blade shape, excellent for controlled pulling cuts. The blade is 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a plain edge. The Crossbill is built on the same great handle platform as the Flight. The stainless steel handle has a lockback on the spine with a David Boye Dent that is ground away from the lock release to inhibit the chance of gripping the knife tightly enough to unintentionally release the lock during use. Includes a tip-up/down pocket clip.
Nice, sharp blade that holds an edge. The lock is the easiest Lockback to use one-handed. the handle is a little sharp around the edges, but rub your sharpening stone, some sandpaper, or just rock along the edges and it'll be fine. carried this knife off and on for about a year and it served me well so far, it hasn't broken at all, nothing has come loose. even with heavy use, that fine tip is persistent.
I love this knife it is big and heavy very well built. Solid lockup. I was not expecting a knife of this quality for around $25 totally would recommend.
A well-made specialty knife, solid with a decently-sharp edge...with a little work, cheaper steels can be just as sharp as exotic ones, they just don't stay that way as long. There's some opening resistance and the hole just isn't as useful as a genuine Spydie hole due to the modified shape. There are no screws so you can't tune the action. I have difficulty getting it open with one hand but it's well worth $30.
The blade is sharp ,the knife is built like a tank ,but it hurts to grab the knife ,very uncomfortable , lots of sharp edges all over. Finish isn’t that good. Look at a different knife!!!