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.
My name is CPT Jason Rissler, and I am a US Army Infantry Company Commander serving in Alaska. I have used and collected knives my entire adult life. As all soldiers do, I appreciate quality and durability in all the tools I use on a daily basis in my professional life.
During my second deployment to Iraq as I was laying out the kit I was to use on a upcoming mission and I discovered that I was carrying three knives. A Rob Simonich fixed blade, a folding Spyderco and a Benchmade Auto Stryker. Along with my other kit I was carrying about 65 pounds! Too damn much! As any Infantryman knows, ounces make pounds and I decided I needed a large durable folder. The Spyderco wasn't cutting it, and the Simonich was really too big to be practical for everyday carry. ...