Strider Knives is a privately owned and operated company devoted solely to the development and construction of edged tools designed to survive use in the harshest of conditions.
The company was founded and is currently operated by former military personnel. The initial goal was to provide a field service knife constructed with the finest components available, yet affordable to the average enlisted man and within his maintenance abilities.
The initial goal having been met, Strider Knives found a ready market for custom-edged weapons and tools with the same component quality requirements as the first highly successful field knives. Many of Striders available edged tools are drawn from customer's specific design requirements. Others are simply the company's ability to look at a potential work environment and design a prototype to be tested and assessed by the workers of that environment.
The background of Strider Knives founders enables the company to assess requirements in diverse fields ranging from the average line soldier/marine through special operations, law enforcement and hunting to commercial diving. Various Strider designs have met and exceeded the requirements in each of these fields.
I have been a firefighter for 10 years. On 7 Feb 2007 I was involved in a warehouse fire in Knoxville, Tennessee as a member of the Knoxville FD. During the massive fire I sustained second and third-degree burns and fell four stories onto a concrete sidewalk, breaking my back and sustaining other injuries.
When my fellow firefighters rushed to my aid, one of them grabbed my Strider AR, which I always carry in my bunker gear, using it to cut my hot, melted and still-melting gear off me. Other firefighters were using their knives, but they just weren’t getting the job done. As soon as that Strider came open, my gear began coming off. My AR cut through everything - leather, bunker-gear material, wire-reinforced canvas straps - in no time flat. ...