By calling and asking specifically, it would be the beet way by far. But then you run the risk of talking with someone that really is not well versed in kninves at all.
Does anyone know if this strider has the new new Lock Geometry please let me know thanks
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Last edited by Esav Benyamin; 08-15-2012 at 03:55 AM.
All new strider from authorized dealers will have the new lock face.
If it is on the secondary market then it may have the old one, but I know all the new production ones have been updated.
fyi- I never had any trouble with the old lock face??
I've had SEVEN strider folders with the old lockup... never had a problem. HOWEVER, I did feel like they were on their way to "lock rock." I did have one that I took apart and bent the lockbar in to keep her tight. Understanding the physics behind new vs. old is pretty simple... there's TONS of info about it on the interwebs... check out YouTube. The old style should theoretically be more fail safe from a failure=closing on your fingers standpoint. The new style should be less prone to lock rock. Strider folders are a different animal than others. The other Midtech companies have tighter tolerances for sure. The Striders seem mo' bettah from a functional standpoint though. The tough standing ground is that most (like me) folks willing to shell out $400+ for a knife are a bit snobbish. Thing is I dont think that Striders are really that comparable to, say, CRK, HTM (Darrel Ralph), Hinderer, Shirogorov, ect... Those knives are pretty comparable to eachother, but Strider is in their own league. The BUMMER (for a seller) is that a Strider with lock rock will sell for at least $100 than NIB with no lock rock. What's AWESOME is that a buyer should be able to get a GREAT knife with lock rock THAT DOES NOT EFFECT ITS STABILITY for a steal!
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The strider I am looking at has s35vn and Aluminum slab with the ti if that helps
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