I'm curious to hear from you Stryker carriers what exactly it is that you like about this knife. So far I just can't bring myself to consider it a replacement for my 970SBT. How does the tanto cut for slashing with the double ground?
If you have access to back issues of Knives Illustrated magazine, check out my review of the 910S and 910SBT in the April 1998 issue.
Overall, what appeals to me about the Stryker is the blade shape and relative compactness. Excellent blade-to-handle size ratio. I found the drop point tanto blade shape is well suited for utility tasks and those that require precise cutting. Discreet carry - carries relatively low clipped to the pocket. Verdict - a very good production rendition of a custom design, and the quality of this knife is typical Benchmade: superb quality.
BUCK, I agree with Dexterin the fact that the Stryker is an excellent production knife of great quality. Do I like it? Not really. It has a fantastic handle shape (better than the 97X) and the blade to handle ratio is nice. I just don't like the tanto, but since that is what you already carry, I would suggest that you give the Stryker a shot, I don't think you'll be dissappointed.
I agree with most that has been said. My 910SBT is the primary tool with an AFCK backup.
It has been sturdy and reliable for the past 10 months. I really like the disk. Just recently had to reseat the disk with a little Locktite, but no hassels other than that. Mine is smooth and fast to open. Handle shape is superb. Sharpens quickly on the Sharpmaker. My wife stole my 910BT... That says alot right there!
Get one and retire the 970SBT. You will be glad you did...IMHO...