What is the Hinderer XM 18 Knife?

The Hinderer XM-18 is a high-end folding knife designed by custom knife maker Rick Hinderer. It has become known for its rugged build quality, reliability, and versatility, making it a popular choice among knife enthusiasts and collectors.

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The Hinderer XM 18 series is well known as one of the toughest tactical knives all around the world. The XM 18 features a flat ground Spanto blade which is considered the best blade for maximum cutting potential. The XM-18 also has a very sharp and durable tip for the prying jobs you might encounter. The Hinderer XM-18 blade has a thickness of 3.5″ and is a full .165″ which means it retains its thickness all the way out to the tip.

The handle of the XM-18 is made from either titanium or G-10, depending on the model, and is available in a range of colors and finishes. The knife features a frame lock mechanism for secure blade lockup, and comes with a variety of deployment options, including a flipper tab or thumb stud.

All XM folding knives feature a handle shape designed to be very ergonomic and comfortable. In all varieties of user positions. Since not all hands are the same, the handle is a great fit for all hands. For the lock – it is a precision CNC made from 6AL4V titanium and is known for their Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer. You can set up the Hinderer XM-18 for either tip down or tip up carry. The carbon fiber handles can also be changed if you want another color at some point in time.

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The XM-18 features a variety of blade options, including tanto, spear point, and drop point, and comes in a range of sizes, from small to extra-large. The blade is made from premium steel, such as CPM-S35VN or CPM-20CV, and is available with a variety of finishes, such as stonewash, satin, or DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon).


Overall, the Hinderer XM-18 is a high-quality, well-built knife that is designed to handle a variety of tasks and conditions. Its popularity among knife enthusiasts is a testament to its quality and performance.


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