Follow along with the video below to see how to install our site as a web app on your home screen.
Note: This feature currently requires accessing the site using the built-in Safari browser.
The Wait Is Over. From this thread, orders for the 2023 BladeForums Traditional Knife are open & here's your handy order button. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS WITH GOLD OR HIGHER PAID SUBSCRIPTIONS OR have 25+ posts in the Traditional Forum Preorder price is $160 shipped CONUS, price increase on 9/25 11:59PM when ordering opens to anyone on the forums
The Stryker has gotten even better since then. Benchmade fixed the hokey closed-position blade stop setup they were using at first by adding a closed stop pin, and that also allowed them to move the thumb disk into the middle of the finger cutout so that it opens easier, and is pretty ambidextrous. It also now comes in M-2 steel. Great knife, especially for a chisel-tipped liner-lock.
[This message has been edited by Steve Harvey (edited 22 September 1999).]
I've been carrying a stryker daily for almost a year now and I have no complaints what so ever. The handle ergonomics are unparalleled, the blade is easy to sharpen and holds a good edge. This is the Hi-Geo tanto for the guy who doesn't like Hi-Geo Tanto's. The blade is much more functional than the chisel grinds popularize by Emersons CQC-6 and 7 but still offers a high degree of strength and penetration ability. My only warning would be to actually look and handle the knife that you will buy...I have seen Benchmade pieces come out of the factory w/ rough actions and handles. My girlfriend got stuck w/ a Bum stryker by not looking at the knife she bought ( She should have taken me w/ her!). Never the less mine is slicker than greased snot and a pure joy to carry!