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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Weasipoint, Jul 4, 2020.
I believe Strider only makes a few Custom knives nowadays.
Bah, the question was all good. That avatar on the other hand...
Lol the avatar was at my last competition, ill switch to something a little more mild
to be fair, you need quite the intellect to apprecitate R&M....
I just changed to that avatar, had one before of me at my last bodybuilding competition, dont think he was a fan of that one lol
no sweat buddy, I enjoyed the first season of RM before it turned in to... what it is now.
Yeah just some good-natured ribbing on his previous avatar.
Strider is a fine knife. I've had about twenty Striders in past years in four different models. The knives were fine; the heat-treat fine; the customer service is OUTSTANDING, and I've used it twice over the years with complete happiness.
The problem with Strider is that quite a few folks "here" have accused Mick Strider of falsifying his military service records...or something of that sort. They may or may not be correct in their assessment of his honesty (whatever)...but the knives are excellent.
Are you joking? He did fake his military service.
I say again. Are you joking?
Got a question guys. How are the Chinese-made Kershaws in terms of overall build quality, fit and finish, quality control, etc. Yay or nay?
The owner of this site laid it out very clearly in no uncertain terms...I suggest you read it.
In my experience, solid for the price point. I feel like CIVIVI is giving them a real run for their money, though.
Good to go. A Clash for 24 bucks is a solid pocket knife.
I found one a Volt (I think) that was buried under farm ground for almost two years. Cleaned it up and it still works.
Very little mention of Bark River in this thread. The quickest search on them or Mike Stewart will yield days and days of lovely reading material.
Read this back when I was still a lurker lmao. The evidence is pretty convincing.
I suppose some folks don’t really care about the controversy and just appreciate the Strider knives for their build quality. I don’t judge them for it as it’s their hard-earned cash. Me personally, I’ll never pick up a Strider knife. For upper tier knives, I’d rather spend on a CRK or a Demko knife.
It was proven. If people don't care that strider is a stolen valor scumbag and just like his knives, fine, say it. But to not accept that he is a stolen valor scumbag is ignorant denial. Read the link posted any time strider comes up. Some people might get upset that we always repost that link every time the topic is discussed but this post above is exactly why it needs to keep being posted.
While I had no major issues with the ones I had (some fit and finish was way off), the track record of issues and how the company has handled them led to me selling off all the BRKTs I had. The company is not worth supporting in my view.
Brands to stay away from:
Kershaw made in China
90% of Made in China knives
@Addicted_to_Knives why Boker I can understand if it is their China made products but their German made I hear good things about as well some of their stuff made in Spain.
They are okay. I've carried a bunch of them over the years. Mostly, it's been assisted knives in 8Cr13Mov. I've moved past both of those things as the market has evolved. Now, at least when ordering online, decent manual actions can be had for a song. Better steels have also been creeping down into the same price ranges as Kershaw's 8Cr13Mov knives. The main selling point for Kershaw in this range is excellent customer service and a company that really stands behind their products.
The last Chinese-made Kershaw I bought was a Fraxion. It's a well-built, fairly minimalist liner lock. The manual action is okay but made great by a really strong detent. Some people say it's too strong but it does break in nicely. It actually works out perfectly for me. I didn't like the clip so I removed it. The flipper design and strong detent make it very safe to carry loose in a pocket. It's light enough for a pajama pocket around the house. My main complaint is one that I've had with a few of the Chinese-made Kershaws. The grind isn't totally even and it smiles up at the base of the blade. I'll eventually fix that if I ever get around to using it enough that I need to take it to the stones.