Hinderer Knives XM-18 3.5" FDE DLC Bowie Flipper FDE Working Finish Frame
The Hinderer Knives XM-18 3.5" Gen IV Bowie Flat Dark Earth DLC Blade with Flat Dark Earth brown 3D textured G10 is a precision-crafted hard-use tactical folder. It features a true bowie style blade with integral flipper for easy opening when it matters most. As the medium sized model in the Hinderer family, the XM-18 3.5 was designed to fit most hands comfortably and has a reasonable blade size to handle most any task. Ease of opening and closing one-handed combined with a reliable lock system were targets that have been achieved with the XM-18. Brand new directly from the Hinderer Ranch.
The Blade: The three and a half inch blade is DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coated and can be opened via the integral flipper or dual thumb studs/blade stops. Rick's own 17-4PH state-of-the-art pivot system creates silky smooth operation; however, a bit of wrist action may be needed for flipping as Hinderers often have a light detent.
The Handle: Full titanium frame lock and liner have a dark bead-blast/tumbled Working Finish. Hardware and standoffs create one tough package while 3D texturing on the G-10 scale coupled with jimping all around create a solid grip. There is a bit of a choil to choke up on the blade for more detailed cutting tasks as well. This Hinderer XM-18 includes the famous Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer and two-position titanium clip for tip up or down right hand carry.
As with all Hinderer Knives, the XM-18 is completely customizable from clip and screws to the lockbar stabilizer and pivot.
|Blade Rockwell||60-61 HRC|
|Handle Material||G10, Titanium|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|