View Full Version : It's Strider time AGAIN.
06-11-2005, 05:18 PM
Only one week past the Blade Show and here it feels like the Blade Show all over again! Just received two knives today, one is a MT UT-II that is talked about over at the auto section and the second one is the topic of this here discussion! We aretalking Strider AGAIN. Got a "used" AR w/black G-10 grips. Got it off the forums and as far as I can tell it is only used in the respect that someone bought it and put it up without ever using it. Very COOL! It has the old clip with three screws but it was match for me and my Dremel as it is now mounted to the rear most frame screw for deep carry. Mounted to the same screw as my other one is which you can see a picture of, THAT I MADE, in the other thread!!
All in all another excellent AR as far as action, lockup, blade centered, and fit and finish go!
Someone said these things are addictive, and I said "No their not!" WHO KNEW........................
06-11-2005, 08:32 PM
Striders are very addictive! I got a PT at Blade to cary, love the knife but it was just to plain for me. I polished, satined and heat colored everything! Now it suites me just fine!
06-11-2005, 09:01 PM
If I might say so, a very fine job you did! That thang is lookin' GOOD!
06-12-2005, 12:55 AM
I agree, that is the best looking PT I have ever seen! :) :)
06-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Bart-1 meet Art!
oh you already did!
:welcome: to the forums!
UltraReef is in Texas, too Bobby!
06-12-2005, 11:31 AM
06-13-2005, 04:58 PM
One more AR as I'm trying to make a deal for a "Toxic Embryo" Strider AR. Has a wharncliffe type blade and is bad to the bone!!
06-13-2005, 07:17 PM
I liked my AR but traded 'her' for a Mayonized Sebenza..I thought there was too little blade for such a BIG handle
06-13-2005, 07:33 PM
I thought there was too little blade for such a BIG handle
That is my feelings on most of the Striders as well. I would really like to get one in my hands though to try it out. The SnG is more along the route I will likely take though.
I like the looks of the handles on the modified ARs and GBs, but I don't know about making the blade even shorter.
On a side note, way to go Artsig on getting some pics going here!! http://jerzeedevil.com/forums/images/smilies/welcome.gif
06-13-2005, 07:45 PM
Very nice Art! Got this large classic Sebbie today, kinda cool graphics, and I finished my PT last night, got some good scratches in it, it is truly a great EDC knife!
06-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Lookin' GOOD brother bart!
The wharnie I'm after has a 3.5" blade and it is a bit odd looking I agree. The AR/GB handles are such a great fit in my hand that the shorter blade will be a bit easier to work with.....even though it be lookin' STRANGE!!
And on the subject of looking, I just placed my pre-order for the Strider FNG. This is the folder that the Strider folks had at Blade. I got to play with it a bit and it is one good feeling and good looking knife...............a little departure from what you normally see!
06-14-2005, 06:22 AM
FNG looks awesome!
06-14-2005, 08:08 AM
That FNG has some Pizaz! Sweet Art!http://www.jerzeedevil.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif
06-16-2005, 11:14 PM
Well, here it is almost two weeks into the Strider hunt and I had to sell the black AR that I got last week. Man oh man, does this mean I'll end up selling my coyote brown AR??? Not a chance in HELL!!! I sold the black AR in order to buy a black AR, whoa, whoa, misprint..misprint..misprint, nope. Sell a black AR in order to buy a black AR??? Has artsig1 finally lost it?, between you and me I think he lost it a l--o--n--g time ago. But anyway, back to this black AR thing. You see I bought an older AR, one with the three screw clip. When I got to comparing the two AR's together I realized that the newer version seems to have thicker liners, not by much, but a little. Even though I moved the clip on the black AR it was still the older clip and as such was almost twice as long as the newer clip. Finally the three screw clip is steel while the newer clip is titanium, and titanium just flames a lot better! I really like the newer clip because it is shorter.
I sold the AR for the same price as I paid then turned around and purchased the newer AR for $30.00 above that price...................but the new one comes with a kydex sheath which would cost me over $30.00 to buy seperately! So I figure I came out better with the newer model. Will have it on Saturday, and will immediately begin the "CHANGE" , making it into a deep carry AR!!
Just want to mention that after a couple hundred openings the lock bar has not moved one bit from where it started with the first opening, a feat I couldn't get from any of the Buck/Striders I've had. Also, this is one of the sharpest knives I've ever had directly from the maker.
Hey, I'm still in the STRIDER hunt!!!
06-17-2005, 07:19 AM
Yea man, You lost it!!! A long time ago:D:
06-23-2005, 08:51 PM
Yep it is Strider time ONCE AGAIN! Just made a deal over at USN for a 2nd generation TAD AR. It has the slotted G-10 handle and a swedged, hollow ground blade. This makes my third AR, 4th if you count the one I recently sold!!.
06-23-2005, 09:05 PM
I need a SMF Trisula or Nightmare grind!
06-26-2005, 12:19 PM
I need a SMF Trisula or Nightmare grind!
06-26-2005, 02:44 PM
Been doing some pimpin' on the black AR. Nothing major, just some little things. I'll try to get a picture up soon. I've satin finished the edges of the titanium liners, and the top flat on the blade. All those notches have been satined on the top butI left the dips as they were to get a nice contrast. I have also flamed anodized the standoffs to a purple/blue color to add a bit more contrast. Looks good as it sorta gives the knife a more finished appearance. Got some other mods in mind but I'm not going to get in a hurry and do something I can't undo!!
One other trick I picked up from someone over at USN, John Wiley maybe, was to use the smallest O-rings available, and I don't know what the size is, and slip one onto the thumbstud. There isa gap at the top of the stud and the O-ring was a perfect fit giving you a "softer" stud to thumb on.
Thats all for now.
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