Strider SnG Double Gunner Grip Folder Knife

Reviewed by corwin99 on August 1st, 2011

I’ve reviewed a couple of older SnG’s – the Generation 1 SnG and the Generation 2 SnG, and now I’ve got one of the newer double gunner grip models with Hinderer Lock Stabilizer. Much improvements offered in these newer models, even if they aren’t numbered!

The SnG DGG (Double Gunner Grip) is a leaner, streamlined SnG, with scales that are actually similarly shaped to the CC (Concealed Carry) version, but with the dimpled gunner grips. Many people out there really dig the Gunner Grips because they look pretty awesome and have great grip, and also make the knife very lightweight. I personally like them a lot, and they’re possibly my favourite grip style from Strider.

Blade
This SnG DGG features the typical stonewashed CPM-S30V steel blade that we see on many SnG’s. There are several available with digicam and other fancy finished, but this one is old school. The blade is sharp as heck, and can shave hair off my arm without any difficulty. The full flat grind makes it a great slicer and a much finer knife than its Strider pedigree would suggest.

Handle
The Gunner Grip handle is obviously one of the highlights of this piece, with double super dimpled handles – one G-10 and one Titanium. The handle feels very thin, especially compared with the regular SnG. The GG feels thinner than even the concealed carry versions, but still has a decent solidity to it. I don’t think this is as solid as the regular models, but it will hold up to fairly hard use. The Hinderer lock stabilizer is great too. The dimples are sort of rough polished on the peaks, and bead blasted in the valleys so it has a nice varied look that is quite appealing.

Fit and Finish
The F&F is typical Strider. Not the best, but intentionally roughed up in a way that they’re like destroyed denim. They look the way they’re supposed to and feel the way they are supposed to, and in my opinion, it works. They’re not meant to be high-polished or hand-rubbed blades. They’re bead blasted and stone washed – high speed tools for hardcore individuals.

Overall
The GG SnG is a great knife for lighter use than what one would normally expect from an SnG, and gives the user a great Concealed Carry sized blade with extra purchase on the handle. Overall, a nice little bit of extra for a little extra money. Not to mention, they are pretty darn cool looking with the Gunner Grip. I’d recommended this knife, even though its not quite as tough as the regular SnG. Still has the Strider Warranty.

Specs:
Blade Length: 3 1/2″
Overall Length: 8 1/4″
Closed Length: 4 3/4″
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V
Handle Material: G-10 and Titanium

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