Fantastic Folder Showdown 4

The Meadowlark 2 in stainless steel features the same razorsharp 8Cr13mov blade.

We chose the combo blade for this EDC blade to give us the best range of cutting tasks.

Unlike the FRN model with its exceptional grippiness, this model’s stainless steel handle is very slippery in sweaty hands or in the rain.

The stainless steel handle, though highly resistant to chipping, does show scratches fairly easily. At $25 it is still a fairly good price, to not worry about damaging.

Like its FRN sibling it features a full-flat grind, and the same “Byrd Hole”, a modification of the “Spyder Hole”.

It is a full ounce heavier than any other knife in this challenge. And nearly two ounces heavier than the Coast LX237.

Like the Delica 4 and the Meadowlark 2 in FRN it has a four-position clip that supports all possible carry positions.

Rating 1 being the best and 5 being the worst

Edge Retention 3
Best corrosion Resistance 3
One-handed Closing 2
Handle purchase 2
Feel in the Hand (Comfort) 4
Ease of operation 2
Fit and Finish 2
Weight 4

Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark2 SS PlainEdge Knife