Strider MSC RC Framelock Folder
Theres nothing like a custom Mick Strider RC folder to fill your palms when you need a no nonsense knife to peel potatoes, shave wood for kindling, dig a hole or protect yourself. This Mick Strider Custom (MSC) RC folder is a fanastic all-purpose tactical utility folder that does it all.
The RC folder is 4″ in length, which is longer than the RCC at 3.5″. The RC balances extremely well, even though it is probably one of the heaviest folders that Strider makes. The integral bolsters give the folder a nice mid-point balance, and it balances just behind the finger choil.
Finish is typical Strider, with bead-blasted, heat colored Titanium scales and pocket clip, with bead blasted G-10 scales and grid-patterned nightmare-ground blade, which is also.. bead blasted. Tritium thumbstuds which makes the knife a bit easier to spot at night, though the tritium vials are pretty small. The knife is very large, however, so if you do not want a big folder taking up your pocket space, this is not for you.
The Nightmare grind on this guy is sweet. It is a nightmare recurve, so it lacks the dramatic hook that some of the NMG’s have, but the thinner deep hollow ground center makes the knife great for shaving wood or even peeling potatoes, while leaving a slightly shallower hollow grind on the tip to give it a bit more strength.
This MSC RC features a full heat-colored titanium backspacer which also contributes to the weight of the peice, as most of Striders folders use standoffs or have integrated G-10 backspacers like the SnG and SmF. Also, since this design has the integral bolsters, the handle slabs inherently act as lock bar stabilizer for the framelock mechanism.
Overall this is one amazing knife, and I don’t think there is a knife out there that I would rather carry with me if I could only have one. Aside from it’s obviously large size, there are no drawbacks to carrying this knife that I can tell for me. I really appreciate the build quality of this knife also, as it is definately a step above the standard edition Striders.