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.
Back in 1999, while attending a gun show in Las Vegas, NV, I happened upon this maniacal madman hacking a folding chair to pieces with one of the knives he was selling. Having seen the demonstration in person, I was floored by the performance of these tools. I had to have one. I picked up my first of many Strider Knives. This knife served me well, until tragically, it decided to leave my boot sheath, in flight, up on the Iraqi/Kuwaiti border. Severely depressed I had lost such a great tool, I emailed Mick, from the AOR about acquiring a replacement. As an E-4 at the time, I was not in the financial position to spend full price on another knife. However, Mick, knowing this, offered me another knife at half price, completely disregarding the fact that I had lost the knife through my own stupidity. Since then, I have carried over a dozen different types of knives made by Strider. Each one has been of the highest quality. ...