This Robin 2 model features a gray FRN handle and a satin finished blade.
The Byrd Robin 2 from Spyderco is a mid-sized knife, which makes it ideal for both the office and weekend activities. Spyderco has a Constant Quality Improvement (CQI) process that is performed on all their knives and Byrd knives benefit from this product evolution too!
The second generation FRN version of the Robin knife includes a modified bi-directional texture for a more comfortable slip-free grip. The handle features stainless steel liners and a back lock mechanism for solid lockup. The bushings offer smooth opening and closing action. Jimping, or notching at the choil and spine keep the folder firmly in your grip. The 8Cr13MoV blade is satin finished with a full flat grind and a plain edge. Includes a 4-way reversible pocket clip for left or right-handed, tip-up or down carry.
This isn't a Spyderco, but for a fraction of the price it's worth having on hand. Small non-aggressive blade with a nice full flat grind. Solid lockup. The choil and jimping make the knife feel solid in the hand despite the size. My only real complaint is that the clip makes it ride very high.
It is a shame that Spyderco's reaction to overpriced Japanese knives are poorly made Chinese knives. The Byrd Robin is not a value Dragonfly. The scales are much thicker, uncomfortable, and poorly made. The handle is a brick compared to the Dragonfly and does not fit the hand well. It curves back into the middle of the ring finger uncomfortably. The plastic has discoloration where it was broken from a mold. The action is terrible. No matter how much I adjust the screws, the Robin feels like it has a half stop like a SLIPIT. But that's just poor fit and finish. The only positive is the blade was sharp from the factory. I just don't want to use it. I would not buy again.