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The XM-18 3.5", designed by Rick Hinderer, is renowned the world over as one of the best folding knives money can buy. Top-quality materials can only take a knife so far—the XM-18 combines the best material in a way that bolsters their virtues beyond what's standard. A prime example of this is how the thumb stud doubles as a stop pin, achieving unparalleled lock-up and exceptional pivot strength against side-to-side motion.
The XM-18 3.5" was made to accommodate you. Its contoured handle is held together with accessible hardware, using common Allen screws for the scale and even more common Phillips screws for the pocket clip, which can be oriented for tip-up or tip-down carry. Additional features include Hinderer's tri-way pivot system (which allows for Teflon washers, phosphor bronze washers, or ball bearings) and the Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer (which prevents the lockbar from hyperextending). The piece is finished off with a lanyard hole so you can tie on your favorite bead or knot.
The XM line is among the most prolific grail knife series out there. Each knife is made in a small batch using high-end materials with a fit and finish that demonstrates immense attention to detail and masterful craftsmanship. The distinctive designs lend themselves to efficient cutting and ergonomics. The XM line is a classic in the knife world, and no knife collection is complete without one.
If you're into knife modification, rejoice! Hinderer Knives provides a wide variety of accessories and replacement parts to make your knife unique without voiding its warranty!
Hinderer Knives makes cutters that fold, cutters that don't, and tactical pens and other accessories. Everything with the Hinderer name is top-quality and American-made.