Monkey Edge has announced the immediate availability of the Trident Concepts (TRICON) fixed blade knife designed and manufactured in the USA by Strider Knives.

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The TRICON model fixed blade was conceived with the goal of producing a simple and streamlined design to facilitate a wide variety of carry options. Whether mounted to a plate carrier, or concealed carried carry in plain clothes, the TRICON fixed blade provides the user with a simple, easy to deploy, defense option.

The genesis of the project:

“While attending a Trident Concepts course, Jeff Gonzales (TRICON founder) and I had a conversation about edged weapons and it turned out nothing out there completely met his needs. I figured I could leverage our excellent relationship with Strider Knives to produce a new model that fit the profile Jeff was looking for,” explained Monkey Edge principal Brady Miller. Eventually, those cocktail napkin sketches turned into prototypes that were then further refined based on Jeff’s feedback. “I was well aware of Strider’s ability to put out top shelf hard use gear so working with them on this project was a natural fit. I am thrilled at how it turned out. The Strider team did an amazing job,” said Jeff.

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Why the TRICON is a fixed blade:

Jeff Gonzales explains the effectiveness of the fixed blade: “Folding knives are great and I carry one every day. However, when speed is critical and most times it is, you won’t beat a fixed blade for deployment and access to the vitals”. The concept of the TRICON was to produce a fixed blade that the user could carry literally everywhere. It can go from being mounted to your plate carrier or chest rig to plainclothes concealed carry.

Built in the USA for hard use:

Like all Strider knives, the TRICON fixed blade is made in the USA at Strider’s Escondido, CA facility and comes with Strider’s lifetime warranty. Crafted from premium Crucible CPM S30V stainless steel. The full tang grip is flanked with textured G10 scales that provide a sure grip and are virtually indestructible. The TRICON fixed blade is shipped with a kydex sheath and Bawidamann Blades PUP mounting system. The PUP mount ships with hardware that allows it to be adapted to PALS/MOLLE platforms or belt carry. Additional sheath and mounting options are in development and will be offered at a later date.

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The first run of the Strider Knives TRICON fixed blade is available now exclusively in several blade finishes at Monkey Edge ( beginning today at the price of $250.00.

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About Trident Concepts

US Navy SEAL and modern warfare expert, Jeff Gonzales serves as President of Trident Concepts, LLC. Jeff was a decorated and respected US Navy SEAL serving as an operator and instructor who participated in numerous combat operations throughout the world. Comprising a staff of diverse and professional Naval Special Warfare instructors, this battle proven company specializes in tactics, techniques and procedures to meet the evolving threat head on. Bringing the same high-intensity mindset, operational success and lessons learned from NSW to our training programs, TRICON™ has been recognized as an industry leader by various federal, state and local units. Organizations interested in training with TRICON™ can call 928-925-7038 or visit for more information.

About Monkey Edge

Located in Mesa, AZ Monkey Edge is the leading purveyor of high end cutlery and gear. Monkey Edge carries a diverse mix of the highest quality production knives as well as spotlighting individual knife makers and craftsmen. Serving the worldwide market both through an online store ( and through their showroom in Mesa, AZ. Monkey Edge caters to the ‘hard use’ military and law enforcement market as well as to the enthusiast collector.