Defense The TRICON Fixed Blade Recoil Staff December 24, 2014 Join the Conversation Monkey Edge and Trident Concepts teamed up with Strider Knives to make this fantastic looking fixed blade (and we're betting it works just as good as it looks). Straight-forward and aesthetically appealing, the TRICON (named for Trident Concepts) can be carried overtly on a plate carrier or covertly in plainclothes. Here's what they have to say about it: “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. 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. The TRICON, like all Strider Knives, are made in the USA and carry a lifetime warranty. You can order a TRICON here. Explore RECOILweb:Handgun Open Carry: Open Carriers RespondPropper decides to do boots, and they do it bigSandrin Tungsten Carbine Knives Available SoonBergara Launches New Rifles and Comes in Clutch for Southpaws NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.