Spyderco designs and produces knives under the Byrd brand. These knives use are manufactured in China, allowing much lower prices while retaining Spyderco's quality. To differentiate the brands, Byrd knives have a "comet" shaped opening hole in the blade, rather than the trademark round hole found on Spyderco models. The first Byrd models, the Cara Cara, Meadowlark, Flight, Pelican and Crossbill, initially featured stainless steel handles. Newer Byrds have featured aluminum and G10 handles. Check out one of our popular byrd knife products.