Seasoned knife maker Duane Dwyer of Strider Knives teamed up with 5.11 Tactical CEO Tom Davin to create the Strider SMF Frame Lock Knife — an aesthetically-pleasing, heirloom quality tactical knife built for utilitarian performance.
The SMF Knife is 100% American made from CTS B75P Particle Metallurgy Grade Steel and features a 4-inch spear point blade with jimping along the spine for improved control during intricate cutting tasks, a thumb hole for blade deployment, and an oversized pivot pin.
Besides the CTS steel, what sets the SMF Folder apart from the rest — and perhaps demands the steep price tag — are the intricate details that went into crafting the knife — Solid glass epoxy laminate scale handles mated to a 3mm thick titanium foundation, a unique flame finish on the blade itself, and the 5.11 logo machined right into the scaled handle. Only 500 of the SMF knives were made, so you’d better act fast. Whether you choose to display it or carry it every day, the SMF Knife will no doubt last a lifetime. – $600