Strider knives is a privately owned company. Both owners served in the armed forces & felt there was a need for a "hard core heavy duty work knife" that any soldier could afford. This is the result that you now see. Knives are meant to be used very hard by not only service men & women, but also law enforcement, consumers who have a need for a tough tool with an edge. When you look at each model you can see they did their homework. I could have really used one during my three years while serving overseas! As Strider is such a small company, they do not take special orders and we have no idea what is coming. We get a call or text of what is available and call Josh to order. Sometimes he can tell us what is coming but in general it is wait and see.
Strider knives are meant to be used & are not perfect. Most knives have a few marks, nicks, but that is the way it is. Also the knife has to be broken in possibly if it is a folder. "Each has it's own personality", as some of you have said! If you want a perfect "looking" knife, do not buy a Strider! If you want a tool you can use hard and not worry, buy a Strider. No credit or sympathy will be given because "for $400 it should be perfect looking!" That is not what these knives are meant for. There are other knives that are better for a "safe queen". Strider is not one!
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8/26/12 I had a long talk with Duane on steel today. As many Striders are now coming in CPM154v I wanted some clarification. As Duane said S35v, S30v and CPM154v are all a similar steels and they can be worked to enhance, edge holding, wear or toughness. As Striders are for hard use, Strider heat treats to enhance the toughness of their knives. Duane said "if you were to use all three knives together, you would find no difference". If it was done on the standard test they use for cutting they would all be about the same. Now remember while Strider enhances the toughness in these steels another company can hence the edge holding or wear but that is normally done when used as a ball bearing. So in some case you would say that knife "A" does not hold an edge as well as "B", but it broke much easier. Enhance the different abilities in the steel brought out by different heat treating. So in Strider there is no difference in the 3 steels. If Strider does any S35v with a atmosphere of 6 there will be different abilities but that is not something that is normally done and only a few heat treat facilities in the country can do it. You will also pay dearly for it. Duane said he is always willing to talk steel so if you see him at a show have fun! he knows a lot!
For us Striders will be made from now on in all three steels and they are the same.
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