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Benchmade brings back the Stryker!


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#1 redsol1

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

This is the first time I actually got excited about a "new" knife release. I bought a first gen Stryker probably 17ish years ago at a (now defunct) Chesapeake Knife and Tool. It was a great knife with a nice thick blade that took years of use and abuse. It fell out of my pocket somewhere a couple of years ago and i've been looking for a decent replacement since. The only thing I'm dissapointed with is they used a dual sided thumb stud rather than the top mounted "Disk" that the original had. I'm picking this up as soon as the funds break free.

 

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New BM Stryker with Axis Lock

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

I am a big fan of the Griptilian 550HG, may have to pick one of these up too. 



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

I like the looks of this. I may be going to Benchmade for knives now on. Got a few of them and a few Spydercos, but the clips on the Spydercos keep coming loose.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

Benchmade for the win, every time.

 

They're pricey, but worth it. I have knives of many brands, but Benchmade is the one I trust as my EDC. I went to war with a Benchmade auto. I still carry it daily.


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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:58 AM

Benchmade for the win, every time.

 

They're pricey, but worth it. I have knives of many brands, but Benchmade is the one I trust as my EDC. I went to war with a Benchmade auto. I still carry it daily.

 

+1. I carry my Mini Grip 555HG in blue pretty much everywhere I go (unless otherwise prohibited, of course). As for price, sometimes you can get lucky; I got mine for a grand total of $16 because the Victorinox store I went to had a 50% off going-out-of-business sale, which should have made the price about $40, but the cashier accidentally typed in one wrong digit for the item code so it rang up as half off a $30 item. I bought some other stuff at the same time that was rung up correctly so I didn't notice the mistake until after I got home, and when I contacted them to see if they wanted me to come back and pay the correct price they said not to worry about it since they had made the mistake.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:47 AM

I like the looks of this. I may be going to Benchmade for knives now on. Got a few of them and a few Spydercos, but the clips on the Spydercos keep coming loose.

take out the screws and locktite them. I do this to all my pocket clips works like a charm

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:38 AM

take out the screws and locktite them. I do this to all my pocket clips works like a charm


I put blue locktite on them but still worked themselves loose. I'm tempted to JB Weld the things in. I'm just really rough on knives, especially with my line of work.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

I've always had to loctite my belt clips. Doesn't matter the brand, unless it's permanently mounted, the screws will work themselves loose overtime.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:46 PM

Yeah I hear ya on being rough on work knives. I only cut with them no prying or whatnot but I probably cut a couple miles of cardboard cardboard and wrap daily plus heavy strapping and webbing. I generally sharpen every 3 days and strop daily. I refuse to use box cutter or utility knives I hate them all lol

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

Hear that. I do not pry with mine. Only cut. But I cut a lot of rope, plastic and cardboard on a daily basis. Not to mention the clip likes to snag on stuff which doesn't help. Thinking I may need to go to a fixed blade for work.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:24 AM

Man if only I could use a fixed blade at work. I'd probably bring in my brkt micro Canadian. My supervisor understands and tolerates my using a knife instead of a cutter as long as I keep a official cutter on me incase a manager is around or if there is an accident. He's a cool guy but with all the sheeple at my job a fixed blade would go over like a fat at church and I wouldn't want to put him in that position.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:27 AM

Lol...that's supposed to be that would go over like at fart at church.. Damn auto-correct.




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