Donut wrote:I'm surprised on so many of the high end knives, use a lock that relies on the thumb stud for support. IMO, that is a failure on the design board. Does Strider make any knives that don't do this?
How is that a failure on the design board?
The "thumbstud" on a Strider is a stop pin first,not a thumb stud (which is why Striders have holes for opening) although because of its placement it can be used as a thumbstud. Hinderer XM models use stop pins that double as thumb studs and Chris Reeve folders do the same Does this mean some of the most respected makers didn't design their knives correctly?
Strider has one folder that comes to mind that doesn't utilize a stop pin. Look up the "SJ75" I personally think it is a fugly folder but hey different strokes for different folks
I think a Striderco or Spider would be a great idea, although I have seen threads with this idea brought up before and it usually turns into a pissing match about the Maker and not the knives
Think to the Buck/Strider collabs... They used the same handle shapes and blade profiles and utilized different materials and blade steels... If Spyderco and Strider teamed up to make a knife something that would be a dream come true for me would be the utilization of Spydercos H1 bladesteel in a Strider style handle and blade profile, but with a Spyderhole not a Striderhole. It could be a ti framelock with a g10 front side, or it could be G10 with a pinned or screw construction so that it could be rust proof.
Not stopping there though they could make one with VG10 or CTS.
Something else I would reallly like to see would using Spydercos Digital Camo G10 handles and their DLC coating on the blade and hardware with a Strider handle and blade profile. Using a CTS XHP steel or something other than S30V would be a really awesome knife IMHO.
Both companies make OUTSTANDING knives and regardless of what people think of Mick I think you should leave that out of this thread because we all know where it will go if we start debating around here... I have had good ownership experiences with both knife companies.