I own more Striders than anyone on the planet, and a few of the knives in the AH article are mine. I have been using Striders as my primary tactical tools since 1993. I have extensive experience with a lot of blades, but when it comes to pure, brute force, never let you down, TOOL, the the Strider is it. They are not pretty, but they do work. I have pried and broken more things with them, and they just take it. My partner even stuck a WB through a master lock, kept twisting, and broke the lock. Keep in mind these things were the special operations community secret until just recently. They have performed flawlessly in the hands of the best warriors we have to offer, and the guys at Strider are the real deal as well, so they know what a field knife is expected to do. Get one now before the list gets too long, I guarantee it will outlast you and your kin.
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