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Rick Hinderer Knives Tri-Way XM-18 3" Skinny Flipper Knife, CPM-20CV Stonewashed Sheepsfoot Blade, Flat Dark Earth G10 Handles - K1101SSG00


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RHKK1101SSG00FDE: XM-18 3" Skinny Flipper, Sheepsfoot Blade, Flat Dark Earth G10
Rick Hinderer Knives

The XM-18 is known the world over as one of the toughest tactical folders regardless of your mission. Rick's focus when designing the XM-18 was a no-nonsense tactical tool ready for the simplest cutting tasks to high-speed low drag operations. After the success of the XM-18 Slipjoint, Rick came to the realization that a slender EDC was what the people wanted and that some sacrifices would need to be made in order to get there. That's why this 3" Skinny Flipper is the first locking XM-18 model that does not include a titanium frame lock. However, it does have the Tri-Way pivot that incorporates ball bearings for supremely smooth flipping action and also includes a set of regular washers that can be installed if you so choose. It is the perfect EDC knife...combining a hard use lineage with new age technology and undeniable aesthetic prowess to become the first knife to truly rival the Chris Reeve Small Sebenza.
  • Blade Length: 3.0" 
  • Cutting Edge: 2.75"
  • Closed Length: 4.125"
  • Overall Length: 7.0"
  • Blade Material: CPM-20CV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Flat Dark Earth G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46"
  • Liner Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 3.2 oz.
  • Designer: Rick Hinderer
  • Made in the USA
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Rick Hinderer Knives Tri-Way XM-18 3" Skinny Flipper Knife, CPM-20CV Stonewashed Sheepsfoot Blade, Flat Dark Earth G10 Handles5.000 (1 review)
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Rick Hinderer Knives Tri-Way XM-18 3" Skinny Flipper Knife, CPM-20CV Stonewashed Sheepsfoot Blade, Flat Dark Earth G10 Handles
5 out of 5
Appleton, Wi
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
My ideal EDC
This is almost the perfect EDC knife for me. Only a couple things I'd change for this model, or offer as an option in future versions. The jimping is excessively aggressive for an EDC tool of this size. On the 3.5" version makes sense, as it is designed for harder use, but for the 3" skinny model I find it unnecessary and it tears up the finger when flipping. It could be toned down or eliminated on the flipper tab, and on the liner below the flipper tab. The liner is titanium, but I've had no lock stick issues on mine. It is cumbersome to disengage the lock due to the G10 not being recessed enough for easy access. This may be by design to prevent accidental disengagement, but it is a minor annoyance if you fidget with the flipper. One last suggestion is milling of the non lock side of the liner would be nice. Not necessary of course, but shaving a little extra weight is always appreciated for a small, lighter duty (for a Hinderer) EDC knife.
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