Please note there is a small blemish on the aluminum scale. Im not sure what else to call it as it does not appear to be a scratch.It is just a slight bit darker in color than the rest of the matte finish, maybe more of a smudge than anything. I tried to capture this in the photos, not visible at certain angles. This knife was designed and built to be used so I did not return it. I have a SNG with the same scale I carry almost daily and they wear really well.
The Strider SMF is a full-sized tactical folder. The SMF has visual appeal while still retaining the battle tested design that defines the SMF platform.
This version comes equipped with a Tiger Stripe CPM 20CV blade, a Grooved, black hard anodized Aluminum handle scale and integral backspacer with flame anodized titanium frame lock. Blade: The nearly full flat ground CPM-20CV blade is two-tone finished in a Tiger Stripe pattern. The nearly full flat grind paired with a long top swedge delivers a great combination of strength and performance both in piercing and slicing tasks. The blade opens smooth on phosphor bronze washers via the oval blade hole.The iconic Strider choil pairs with thumb jimping at the spine offers exceptional control. Handle: The front of the handle is made from strong, lightweight aircraft grade aluminum with an integral backspacer for added strength. Grooved milling on the scale adds texture and the whole piece is hard anodized black for a hard wearing and discreet finish. The reverse side is a flat titanium frame lock that delivers rock solid lock up with a stylish bead blasted and flame anodized finish. This SMF is finished out with a matching titanium pocket clip, black over travel stop and oversize Torx hardware.
CPM 20CV: CPM 20CV is a highly wear resistant, powder metallurgy stainless tool steel, an analog to Bohler's M390, and offers some of the best corrosion resistance and wear resistance in combination with a relative ease of sharpening. These properties along with a working hardness in the low 60s HRC make 20CV a prime choice among custom and production makers.
Handle Material: Aluminum & Titanium. Country of Manufacture: United States. The item "Strider Knives SMF Dagger Grind Tiger Stripe CPM 20CV Blade" is in sale since Saturday, September 15, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "shamusx1" and is located in Frisco, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.