XM Generation 6 with Tri-Way pivot system. System includes three different interchangeable pivots: teflon, phosphor-bronze and bearing.
The XM-18 is known the world over as one of the toughest folders available. 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.
The oversized choil permits choking up on the blade for more precise work. The blade locks up on a solid ¼ in diameter Thumb stud which is press fitted into the blade. This makes for a very strong lockup as there is no loosening of the thumb stud which can happen with two piece designs. The fact that the thumb stud locks up against the frame adds an incredible amount of strength to the sideways torque of the blade as the sideways stresses are being stopped by the whole handle side, thus relieving the stress that would normally be put on the pivot.
Speaking of the pivot, Hinderer Knives makes their own 17-4PH Stainless steel pivots on a new state of the art CNC turning center thus guarantying precise accuracy. The pivot is a ¼” in barrel diameter with a 3/8″ head. The pivot is drilled and tapped completely through and is mated with an In house designed screw. This system makes for an incredibly strong pivot that is easy to adjust in the field.
Made in the USA
Blade Length: 3.5“
Handle Length: 4.75“
Overall Length: 8.25“
Blade Thickness: .165“
Lockside Thickness: .165“
Liner Thickness: .050“
Overall Handle Thickness: .540“
Lock Mechanism: Frame Lock
Blade Finish: Stonewashed
Clip: Reversible for tip-up or tip-down carry
Handle Materials: Black G10/Bronze Anodized Stonewashed Titanium
Blade Grind: Spear Point
Blade Steels: CPM-20CV
Hardness: 59-60 HRC
CPM 20CV: CPM 20CV is a highly wear-resistant, powder metallurgy stainless tool steel, an analog to Bohler's M390, and offers some of the best corrosion resistance and wear resistance in combination with a relative ease of sharpening. These properties along with a working hardness in the low 60s HRC make 20CV a prime choice among custom and production makers.