An updated Crow 2 has made its way here and the results of the second generation of this pocket-size EDC is nothing short of stellar. Updates to the original model include a full-flat ground, premium Carpenter CTS-BD1 steel blade with a 0.150" thick for added strength. The handle maintains the skeletonized stainless steel liners and LinerLock tab with fine textured black G-10 putting your hand in control of the blade. An open-build on the handle makes it easy to keep your knife clean and the reversible tip-up carry clip makes it easy to keep your byrd Crow in tow all the time.
Thick flat ground blade. Tons of cutting power for its size. no nonsense design. X-mas mail was super slow. Worth the wait. Probably one of the best knives in this price range. Get it while you still can.
If you've wanted a Spyderco for a while, but think they're getting too expensive, this is a great way to get all the features without spending over $60. -BD1 steel is a definite upgrade over 8cr, 440c, and even D2 (IMO) you see in most knives in this price range. -The ergonomics are amazing. -The build quality is amazing. -It's basically a Para 3 at half the price. I own too many pocket knives, lol...And this one still gets the most EDC, even after 3-4 years.
I carried this knife for about 11 months after its release, and I bought it because I had never had a knife with a front choil or a thumb-hole opener and because I was interested in the BD1 steel. I viewed the Crow 2 as sort of a "poor man's Manix 2 LW" in that regard, and I preferred the Crow for its steel liners, G10 scales, and lower price point. It served me extremely well as an EDC for 11 months, and the only reason I quit carrying it every day is because I bought a PM2 in S110V. The BD1 steel is amazing, and my favorite thing about that steel is that (in my experience) the edge tended to roll instead of chip, and I could sharpen the edge by stropping it on my pants leg later. The thick blade and its full-flat grind made short work of everything in its path, but I was particularly impressed at the Crow's ability to open thick plastic clamshell packages that messed up other knives. The only thing that ever made me crazy about this knife is the weird little tufted tail at the butt of the handle. My fingers never really decided where they liked to sit.