The 18 X-Ray is a stylish Darrel Ralph design. This is a very solid knife that makes a great user. This is not a white glove knife, it is made to be used! This 18 X-Ray automatic features a black DLC coated 154-CM spear point style blade with a plain edge. The handle is brown anodized aluminum and is contoured to provide a good fit in the hand. The pocket clip is reversible for tip-up or down carry. The X-Ray features the Slide Auto Safety; the firing button can't be pushed down without first sliding it, thus providing an integrated safety so it can't fire by accident.
This knife would be great except the spring is wimpy. Much of the time the blade fails to open. I'm working with some synthetic lube to overcome this issue with some success. Ya just don't know if the blade will open as the tolerances are tight as hell but the spring is under powered.In a tight spot a failure could be a big problem. Everything else about the knife is superb.