Reviewed 06/02/2011 by Ed
-Price Paid: $29.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
What an outstanding knife! I own an Endura 4 and I truly favor the Cara Cara 2 G10 over it. Its ergo's feel great! With the CC2 (unlike the Endura), you have an additional handling option to choke up on the extra provided index finger groove, on the base of the blade. This groove allows finer handling for more detailed cutting & some safety for your fingers, when closing. The handle's ergonomics are awesome. However you hold it (fwd, reverse or choked up on the extra groove), all fingers are provided a comfortable place on the handle. The G10 handle provides a comfortable grip, similar to Byrd's Tenacious. The Tenacious is great, but the CC2 is more slender in grip width, giving it a tighter grasp & takes up less space in your pocket. The extra bottom groove by the blade and the thumb rest on top have decent jimping, offering a great feel for grip. The blade cuts like a laser, comes razor sharp. Nice polish and the edge is beautiful. Don't under estimate 8Cr13MoV! This steel is unbelievably sharp & much easier to sharpen, than other higher quality steels. For the size of this knife (overall: 8.5", closed: 4.75", blade: 3.75", edge: 3.19", weight: 4.25 oz) I've found the weight to be adequate. Thumbhole, lock-back indent and pocket clip(positional 4 way)were all greatly considered for ease of use and comfort. An excellent EDC (every day carry) & Defensive knife!
Comment by Byman T 11/20/2013
I love the Cara Cara 2, but the two things I don't like is one, the clip sucks, it is too tall and gets caught easily, and two, made in China. Overall, I think it is a great knife. Keep up the good work Spyderco, for making the Byrd Cara Cara 2!!!
Comment by Shad 12/08/2011
I just wanted to say thanks for your review of the Cara Cara 2! I like the Spyderco line, but this Cara Cara is so much cheaper, and I actually like the design better than the Endura.I wouldn't have looked at this knife very close without your review.Thanks for having an objective review!Shad