Hinderer Skinnys

KVT

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Received my skinny today. I love it. I saw they made a titanium lock side also from TAD. I want that next thinking putting on some black stonewashed scales on this one View attachment 1357622

I've been off the forum for a bit - I noticed your 3" Skinny has a nice big thumbhole cut out - did Hinderer finally fix the scales that ship with the 3" Skinny's. Great news if so!

I've got 4 of 'em that need those new scales if that's what's he's done.
 

91bravo

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So do the skinny models take the same screws as the regular xm18 3.5 ones? Just kinda overwhelmed trying to piece together some aftermarket hardware for the skinny 3.5.
 

abbazaba

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Same handle screws, different nuts and standoffs. Some have filed down the nuts to fit, same for the pivot screw (which I believe is the same as the 3")
 

sharp_edge

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This is just for people who are interested in putting regular g10 scales on skinnies.

I replaced the scale of a 3.5" XM-18 skinny slicer with the scale of regular 3.5" XM-18. The pivot screw is long enough to still stick out a bit from the other side, so that part should work just fine. I was able to tighten all three body screws, though I don't know if they got into the nuts deep enough due to the increased thickness of the scale. These screws do have the same length as the regular 3.5" XM-18 screws. So far everything appears to hold tight and there is no difference in terms of the flipping action. Also the knife still feels more like a skinny than a regular despite the increased scale thickness.

The orange scale in the pics below is a regular XM-18's. Both knives are 3.5" skinny slicers.

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91bravo

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This is just for people who are interested in putting regular g10 scales on skinnies.

I replaced the scale of a 3.5" XM-18 skinny slicer with the scale of regular 3.5" XM-18. The pivot screw is long enough to still stick out a bit from the other side, so that part should work just fine. I was able to tighten all three body screws, though I don't know if they got into the nuts deep enough due to the increased thickness of the scale. These screws do have the same length as the regular 3.5" XM-18 screws. So far everything appears to hold tight and there is no difference in terms of the flipping action. Also the knife still feels more like a skinny than a regular despite the increased scale thickness.

The orange scale in the pics below is a regular XM-18's. Both knives are 3.5" skinny slicers.

mFaeEmV.jpg

iGCO4bk.jpg

3Zy4vco.jpg

6XeybbC.jpg

Thank you!
 

K.O.D.

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I would have considered a 3.5" skinny if they ever made a no choil wharncliffe.

However, I have reallocated funds for the time being for a SIG Juliet 4.
 

ferider

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I have grown to appreciate the skinnier blades in general. Thin and slicy trumps thick and chunky imo.


Chunky and slicey are not mutually exclusive. :)

Here is my contribution, Flipper Delete mod and Regrind. XM18 Skinny 3.5 Harpoon with Battle Green Ti scale 🤙


Beautiful knife, Havoc. I'm a fan of Tom's work.

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Roland.
 

"Havoc"

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Chunky and slicey are not mutually exclusive. :)



Beautiful knife, Havoc. I'm a fan of Tom's work.

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Roland.

Roland,
Those are damn nice! I like REK’s work too. I see you have both 👍 lucky. I don’t know about REK but Tom puts the Best hair popping edge I’ve had in awhile that I didn’t have to do myself.
 
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