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Strider SMF/NSN

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by mikepapa1, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. mikepapa1

    mikepapa1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Hey BF, Please excuse my stupidly but I am curious as to the origin of these knives (Strider SMF/NSN) I know that they are knives produced by Strider for the Government, but you see them all over the place for sale. e-bay, the Gun auctions and here on the BF. Are these knives available to the general public? or are they being sold by personnel that were issued the knives? And the pricing is all over the place.. from $300.00 to close to $500.00 what's up!! Thanks again for any information. :)
  2. mikepapa1

    mikepapa1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Come on guys and gals, someone must have a little background on these Beautiful knives!
  3. RiverRat84

    RiverRat84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    The Strider SMF was initially developed for a military unit that required a tough as nails knife in a folding package. The SMF has a full titanium frame lock that provides a stronger lock up than some fixed blades. The 'standard' SMF is the profile Strider provides to the military. This NSN version is a rarely offered to the public as this variation is the one that Strider supplies to the US military. NSN stands for National Stock Number and is a standard numbering system attached to items supplied to the military.

    There are runs for military and runs for civilians from my understanding. I've owned one. Great as expected. I'd say $375-$475 is a good deal as new they went for around $550.

    Hope that helps.
  4. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    Having a national stock number on the knife does not mean that knife was a government purchase. It's just a number that is used by the military to order a particular piece of equipment. The number is what the military/government knows the item as. A box of pens or pack of scotch brand tape will have a NSN.

    I'm not saying the story about it being designed for a unit is false. It's just that having a NSN really isn't much of an accomplishment
  5. BladeScout


    May 16, 2010
    Some will be reluctant to engage in yet another verbal abuse contest between the die-hard Striderettes who refuse to acknowledge the POV of those who dont see Ray Burger as the next best thing to sliced bread.

    As there are forum heavy hitters on both sides, its best to just let it go. The result is predictable.
  6. C_Becker


    Oct 7, 2012
    Typing Strider into the search function should give you reading material for days
  7. mikepapa1

    mikepapa1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Very cool stuff, I only asked because I see these kinves on e-bay, GB, ect. and wanted to aquire one. There's one listed here on BF looks really nice. I have done some reading since I started this post including the posts about Ray Burger's shall we say somewhat shady past... ummm. But anyway thanks to all for the information!! I'm a thanking ya! :)
  8. BladeScout


    May 16, 2010
    :thumbup: No problem. Thanks for taking it in your 'strider.':D
  9. mikepapa1

    mikepapa1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    So I was able to aquire one of these Strider SMF's BNB (BAGGIE) at a very reasonable price. It is a beautiful example of this model. I can get another for the same price and I am thinking of doing it and then having it Stone Washed. Just not in love with the B-Blast finish and would think it would look nice Stone Washed. I know it sounds silly but does not seem any dummer than taking a Nice CRK and turning it blue!! ;)
    opinions are welcome!

    "Life is tough, But its tougher if you're Stupid" The Duke!
  10. ThievesLikeUs


    Aug 2, 2009
    I'm pretty sure the N.S.N refers to":Nato Stock Number"

    From Wiki:


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