Benchmade 909SBK Stryker II Knife Review

Benchmade 909SBK Stryker II
Benchmade 909SBK Stryker II — folder knife built for heavy use.

The Benchmade Stryker series just got a new member–and the 909 is definitely a knife to be reckoned with.  A tactical folder built for the real world, the Stryker II features a tanto blade that locks up with the AXIS locking mechanism.  Textured G-10 handle scales provide a comfortable and secure grip.  The reversible (right/left) tip up pocket clip allows for flexible carry options.  And most of all, it performs.

The 154CM stainless steel blade has a black tactical finish on this model.  You can pick it up with a satin finish if you prefer.  Also available with a standard edge instead of the part serrated if that is the direction you lean.  The blade is just over 3 1/2″ which makes it perfect for heavy, every day use applications.  Whether you have some serious work to be done on deployment or just have a couple boxes that need to be opened, this blade will get the job done.  The 154CM stainless steel will give you a great edge that lasts.  It will also be relatively easy to maintain.  You open the knife with the thumb studs.  It locks open with the extremely dependable AXIS locking mechanism.  If you have never used a knife with the AXIS system–you are in for a treat.  Very secure, very simple, and truly ambidextrous.

The handle is built with textured black G10 scales on skeletonized stainless steel liners.  The handle is open construction with just the blade pivot screw, the AXIS lock and two barrel spacers between the two liners.  This reduces weight and has the extra advantage of making the 909 extremely easy to keep clean.  The liners have jimping while the G10 scales do not–which gives a unique jimping pattern that offers texture in the right places while at the same time being low key about it.  The G10 scales are beveled in all the right places for a very comfortable grip.  A lanyard hole offers alternate carry.

This instant classic folder knife is perfect for heavy use whether you operate in a tactical world or a world of glass and steel.  Check out the new Benchmade 909 Stryker II knives on our website here.  Let me know what you think down in the comment section.


  • Blade Length: 3.57″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.124″
  • Handle Thickness: 0.470″
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Weight: 4.38oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible, Black, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 8.29″
  • Closed Length: 4.72″
  • Sheath Material: Sold Separately
  • Class: Black