Comprehensive Buck/Strider List

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Hey Folks,
This forum has been a great help to me many times in the past so I thought a little introduction might be in order.

I've had Coyote Brown SBMF for over a year and it is a great hard use knife. I was initially pleased with the spartan construction and tough look of the knife as well as the price. Mine centers well, opens smoothly, & locks up tite. I field-dressed two deer with it last November and it has held a remarkably great edge through that and more. I was expecting less and I got good deal more than that.
This is not an EDC for me as I am more of a Spyderco person but when it comes to hard use I have been leaving the Spydies at home and the SBMF, which is inexpensive enough to damage or lose, goes with me. As such, I have come to respect this knife a little more than the others and I wanted to get another one or two more in this collaboration line before they get more difficult to find. I really like Strider's designs and I feel like this is a way to get some of the Strider experience without the price tag.

I am interested in gathering a comprehensive model list which includes variations and I hope that you can help modify, correct and make additions to this list for the use of future newbies interested in the Buck/Strider collaborations.

This should be an easy list as there are not many models but exact information on initial run variations, alternative blade steels, and stampings is harder to come by.

I am sure that many of you have had this knowledge for a long time but the following questions are not easy to find answers for so please comment and help make this list a great collectors list.

How many pieces of which models used BG42 in short or initial runs?
Which pieces are now marked and using 154CM?
Which models come marked with the BOS Flame Stamp and have those which do carry the stamp, use it through the complete production or have the latest models discontinued use of it?
Other than 882SBTG, do any other models use screw contruction.
Is there a "Holy Grail" knife in this collaboration?

880T “Strider” Tanto ATS34* G10 Bos Stamped *1st 500 BG42/ now w/ 154CM??
880TX “Strider” Tanto + Serration ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped
880SP “Strider” Spear Pt. ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped
880SPX “Strider” Spear Pt. + Serration ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped

881T “Mini-Strider” Tanto ATS34* G10 Bos Stamped *1st 500 BG42??
881TX “Mini-Strider” Tanto + Serration ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped
881SP “Mini-Strider” Spear Pt. ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped
881SPX “Mini-Strider” Spear Pt. + Serration ATS34 G10 Bos Stamped

882BKX “Police Knife” Drop Pt. ATS34 TACCOM
882SBTG CMT “Police Knife” Drop Pt. ATS34 G10* Bos Stamped *w/screw construction?

884BL “Police Trainer” Drop Pt. 420HC TACCOM

887SBT “SBT Police Advocate” Drop Pt. 420HC TACCOM Bos Stamped

888 “Strider Solution” Drop Pt. Fixed ATS34* G10 Bos Stamped *initial run BG42

889BK “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC Black TACCOM
889CB “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC Coyote Brown TACCOM
889OD “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC Olive Drab TACCOM
889LE “Limited Edition” Drop Pt. Polished 420HC Desert Ironwood

890SPX “Strider ML” SpearPt. Part Serrated 420HC G10 Bos Stamped
890TX “Strider FB” Tanto Part Serrated 420HC G10 Bos Stamped

Thank you for your help and input.
lima-charlie
 
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Cool list Lima Bean...
My 881SP and 881T both have Torx screws along the frame.
And yes, the 882 also uses Torx screws (you have a "?" mark next to that in your list).
 
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Nice work Lima. Thanks for sharing. It might be helpful to add the model designation that's on the blade. For instance the 881's are stamped SB.2 and 889's SB.4.
 
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Messersmith & Buckaholic,
Thanks for the info and input Guys! It took me about five minutes to find that SB.4 on my blade! I have updated the list to include the items you told me about and that info is appreciated.

Updated list as follows.

880T “Strider” Tanto ATS34*, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck *1st 500 BG42/ now w/ 154CM??
880TX “Strider” Tanto + Serration ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck
880SP “Strider” Spear Pt. ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck
880SPX “Strider” Spear Pt. + Serration ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck

881T “Mini-Strider” Tanto ATS34*, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, SB.2, *1st 500 BG42??
881TX “Mini-Strider” Tanto + Serration ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, SB.2,
881SP “Mini-Strider” Spear Pt. ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, SB.2,
881SPX “Mini-Strider” Spear Pt. + Serration ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, SB.2,

882BKX “Police Knife” Drop Pt. ATS34, TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck,
882SBTG CMT “Police Knife” Drop Pt. ATS34, G10 Torx Screws, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, Tarani

884BL “Police Trainer” Drop Pt. 420HC, TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck, Tarani(?)

887SBT “SBT Police Advocate” Drop Pt. 420HC, TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, Tarani,

888 “Strider Solution” Drop Pt. Fixed ATS34*, G10, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck, *initial run BG42

889BK “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC, Black TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck, SB.4
889CB “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC, Coyote Brown TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck, SB.4
889OD “SBMF” Drop Pt. 420HC, Olive Drab TACCOM, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck, SB.4
889LE “Limited Edition” Drop Pt. Polished 420HC, Desert Ironwood, Blade Stamped: Strider+icon, Buck, SB.4

890SPX “Strider ML” SpearPt. Part Serrated 420HC, G10, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck,
890TX “Strider FB” Tanto Part Serrated 420HC, G10, Blade Stamped: Bos+flame, Strider+icon, Buck,

Also...Prototype models marked "XM"


This updated list is still incomplete. I need anyone's input on proper blade stamps, blade model designations (SB.2, SB.4, etc.), BG42 runs and anything else that would make this list more exact and complete. Your input is much appreciated.

Thank you,
lima-charlie
 
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Two other model designations Lima:

SB.1 = 880
SB.3 = 890

I don't know how the 882, 887 and 888 are stamped.
 

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I know this is an old thread but I just acquired a couple of these that I've been trying to get information about.
I ran across these at a local gun shop and bought the lot of four for $370.

  • The smaller knife with the tanto blade is a model 881 with ATS-34 blade steel.
  • The knife with the black blade and green scales is a model 889. The blade steel is not indicated on the blade but it's likely 420HC.
  • The knife with the satin, partially serrated blade is a model 882 with ATS-34 blade steel.
  • The 882/889 are a little different than most of the others I've seen on the Internet. Most Buck Striders seem to have FRN (fiber reinforced nylon) scales and riveted construction where these have G10 scales and screwed construction. Apparently these G10 versions are a little more scarce. Another difference noted is that the few images I've found of examples with screw construction have torx fasteners where these have phillips except for the pivot which is torx. I sent an email to Buck asking for specifics on these particular knives but never heard anything back.
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Here are some shots to better show the blade markings on each side.
I also found out the "FB" means "Factory Blemish" :grumpy:
It's still a nice little knife though. Very solid. An email to Buck customer service confirmed that "FB" knives are covered by the Forever Warranty as well.
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