It means 'Fibreglass Reinforced Nylon', which is a plastic material used in manufacturing knife handles, because it’s lightweight, long wearing and not prohibitively expensive.
One of the Byrd line’s cornerstone models, the Meadowlark is available for the first time with FRN handles.
The FRN Meadowlark has slip-free texture, deeply moulded into the plastic so it won’t slide or move around in the hand.
Nested inside the handle are full-length steel liners, adding rigidity and strength without unnecessary weight, and also phosphor bronze bushing for smooth open/close action.
The 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade is hollow-ground with a comet shaped hole, so the folder opens and closes one-handedly.
On top of the blade’s spine is a series of crosshatchings the knife industry calls jimping.
Jimping creates tactile resistance, gripping the thumb and keeping it in contact with the top of the blade while cutting.
Features a 4-way pocket clip for left or right-handed, tip-up or tip-down carry.
The cut-out of the lock’s release is a safety feature called a David Boye Dent, allowing you to tightly grip the handle without fear of accidentally releasing the lock.
Version 2 has an improved handle and the blade moves more smoothly.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018
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