- Feb 4, 2016
So to start off I will honestly say that I always found tanto blade styles to be a bit too much, perhaps too over the top tactical looking, and not so pleasing to my eye. I avoided them at all costs and said that I would never own a knife with this style of blade. Well a couple weeks ago I sold off a few knives here on the exchange that I wasn't completely in love with and had some money in the "knife fund" PayPal account. So I started looking around at some different knives I was interested in. While doing this I stumbled upon a sales thread here that included a new 550-1 G10 Griptilian, which I have been interested in trying for quite some time, and a pair of Benchmade Stryker 2s, one full sized and one mini. Well, the Strykers both have the Tanto style blades on them. I wasn't extremely excited about this but a good deal for both myself and the seller was agreed upon and I bought the package not being "in love" with the Strykers but figured I could sell them off over time and recoupe some of the money I had invested in the package. Now I sit here completely admiring the blade shape and have grown quite fond of these knives. The grind lines are really quite beautiful in comparison to your basic drop point or FFG blade style. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not going to go out of my way to buy Tanto style blades in the future, but I've definitely opened my eyes to this blade option and am much more excited about them than I was before. I would say that maybe it's just that this blade style goes well with the design of the Stryker, being a tactical looking knife anyway, and with most knives I am interested in I don't think that style would look as good, but I've definitely changed my mind on these as of now and I'm wondering how you guys feel about the Tanto style blade on knives. Let's talk about it boys and girls. Seems like a decent Sunday evening thread topic.