Strider Knives is a privately owned and operated company devoted solely to the development and construction of edged tools designed to survive use in the harshest of conditions.
The company was founded and is currently operated by former military personnel. The initial goal was to provide a field service knife constructed with the finest components available, yet affordable to the average enlisted man and within his maintenance abilities.
The initial goal having been met, Strider Knives found a ready market for custom-edged weapons and tools with the same component quality requirements as the first highly successful field knives. Many of Striders available edged tools are drawn from customer's specific design requirements. Others are simply the company's ability to look at a potential work environment and design a prototype to be tested and assessed by the workers of that environment.
The background of Strider Knives founders enables the company to assess requirements in diverse fields ranging from the average line soldier/marine through special operations, law enforcement and hunting to commercial diving. Various Strider designs have met and exceeded the requirements in each of these fields.
I am a HUGE fan of Strider Knives. Mick, Duane, Josh and the rest of the Strider krew make badass knives for hardcore individuals. Their main marketing direction is towards the US Military who have in fact carried these knives into combat. Several of their models are available through the NSN stock system. They keep up to date with the coolest grinds, latest metals and different handle materials. But most importantly is that all of their knives are meant to be carried, not babied or kept as safe queens.
My favorite model is their SnG model. I have several examples of this as you can see in my pictures and in fact this is my EDC (EveryDay Carry) knife. I've had no issues with these tools and they have completely every job that I have required of them. My favorite as of right now is my DDC (Duane Dwyer Custom) ...