BY22 Hawkbill

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The BY22 Hawkbill is a folding knife that features two non-locking blades.

Appearance in catalogs

The BY22 Hawkbill appeared in the following catalogs:


Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web


The BY22 byrd folder has a Hawkbill-shaped blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool's claw-like tip overwhelms material in its cutting path. As the hook pulls what is being cut against and in contact with the sharpened edge, the hook winds around material stopping it from sliding off the tip. The Hawkbill blade's shape is rooted in the commercial fishing industry, its profile ideal for downward, sweeping cutting performed at arm's length directed away from the body.

Full serrations across the blade's length measurably increase its cutting capacity for separating webbing, cardboard and coarse or fibrous material. The hollow-ground blade features jimping at both spine and choil for additional tactile dexterity and control over the cutting edge. Its black fiberglass handle is Bi-Directionally Textured™ for slip-resistance in any hand position with an ambidextrous tip/up, tip/down steel pocket clip. Nested inside the handle are full length skeletonized steel liners, increasing rigidity and strength without adding bulk or weight. Screw-together handle construction allows for adjustment and a lanyard hole located at the handle's edge accommodates secondary retention through attachment of a lanyard or thong.[1]


The a deep finger choil is made in China and features:

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
BY22 FRN SE 8Cr13Mov 2013 - $47.50 (2022) N/A hollow grind Modified Chrome 4-way Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the BY22 Hawkbill:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
BY22BK 173mm 102mm 73mm 62mm 2.5mm 75g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the BY22 Hawkbill:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
BY22BK 6.812" 4.031" 2.875" 2.031" 0.093" 2.6oz


  1. The BY22 Hawkbill in Spyderco's online catalog


The BY22 Hawkbill.