The BY23 byrd Tern is a non-locking folder. Folding knives with blades that don't lock open are, in many cases, the only legal-carry pocketknife option in countries and cities where restrictions have been implemented forbidding carrying folding knives with locking blades.
As more counties enact strict knife laws, the concept of non-locking knives continues gaining momentum.
The Tern has a black G-10 handle resistant to warping and fading. The blade is held in the open position during cutting by a notched-joint at the knife's pivot. When closing the blade, the notch produces resistance functionally similar to a traditional slip-joint penknife.
There's a deep finger choil that jogs the index finger into position on the blade's bottom directly under the thumb to enhance control and comfort.
Placing the index finger in the choil, the finger acts as a stop, inhibiting the blade from closing when cutting and allows the user to choke-up closer to the cutting edge with comfort and dexterity.
The Tern has an 8Cr13Mov leaf-shape full flat-ground blade available in a PlainEdge. The handle is assembled with screw-together construction.
Overall Length - 6.40" (163mm)
Blade Length - 2.75" (70mm)
Steel - 8Cr13MoV
Closed Length - 3.65" (93mm)
Edge Length - 2.17" (55mm)
Weight - 2.1oz (60g)
Blade Thickness - .118" (3.0mm)
Handle - G-10
Clip Position - Ambi
Tip Carry Position - Tip-Up
Lock Type - SlipIt
Grind - Full-Flat
Sheath - N/A
Origin - China