My awsome girlfriend totally surprised me today with a Benchmade Stryker 910! I thought she wanted to have nothing to do with knives and she surprises me with this beauty, can't wait to get pictures up. The Stryker has a 154CM tanto blade, G10 handles with titanium liners and a disc opener (I like the disc opener MUCH more than a thumbstud, but not more than the Spydie hole)
Spyderco is my favorite knife company. Having said that, every Benchmade I have handled has had better fit and finish, and smoother action out of the box. The Stryker has ZERO blade play, and locks up super smooth and solid. The tanto blade has a straigt cutting edge giving it all the benefits of a wharncliff, but with the added bonus of a tip. The tanto has two points, one on the tip, and another at the meeting of the two edges. This is awsome bacause you have two sharp points to bite into things, like opening boxes and such.
The handle is the exact same length has my Para, but the blade is over half an inch longer. The full titanium liners make it feel SOLID, but I do prefer Spyderco's G10. I am really impressed with the fit and finish on this thing, much better than my Para. It is a real toss up of which knife I will prefer, Para Vs. Stryker. Only time and EDCing will tell.
Fit and finish: Stryker
G10 feel: Para
Blade play (lack of): Styker
smoothness: It's a tie, but the Para is broken in and the Stryker will only get smoother.
Blade shape: Para