Strider SnG Tanto Gen 1 Knife
This is the first strider I ever owned, and I love it! I purchased this one second hand from a guy named LaBella… he’s pretty famous on the forums, and jerzeedevil.com specifically. This one arrived in mint Striderfied condition, with the usual scuffs, and it has started a bit of a Strider addiction.
Blade is Paul Bos heat treated S30V, and numbered. These early generation SnG’s were all numbered, now you don’t see this anymore I don’t think. This tanto SnG cuts really well for such a thick knife. I was able to strop this one to hair popping sharpness. I wouldn’t say that blade geometry was optimal, but it did make short work of nylon rope.
Quality and fit and finish aren’t what I’d call top notch. There was some blade wobble when the knife was closed, but when locked up the knife is like a bank vault. Something about the way this knife feels and sounds instills trust, and that goes a long way. The Strider warranty is also second to none, which is great.
Overall the SnG Tanto Gen 1 is a really great knife, but without some of the bells and whistles of current models such as the bull pivot and the Hinderer LBS. It is still an excellent knife, and worthy of EDC.
Blade Steel = S30V
Blade Length = 3.5″
Blade Thickness = 0.1875″
Overall Length = 8″