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Lets see some Hinderer action

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by marcus52AR, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Not great pics, but I just reprofiled a 3.5" Skinny to 16.5 dps, if anyone is wondering what that angle looks like on this new model:

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  2. JBoone

    JBoone

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Thanks! My dentent is strong as well. I will let everything break in.
     
  3. knoagreen

    knoagreen Gold Member Gold Member

    93
    Apr 24, 2016
    About how long would you say it took your gen 6 detent to break in? I just got a 3” slicer and the detent is very strong, I’m wondering if it’s going to lighten some. Right now it’s quit a bit stronger than I would like, some what painful to flip, and almost out of the question to thumb stud flip.
     
  4. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I almost returned mine because it was borderline painful as well. The detent ball felt "very grabby" coming out of the hole, which I assumed was the ball going a little further than usual into the hole... But now I think it may have been the hole having a very sharp/crisp edge.

    However, with both Gen6 XMs, I successfully "softened" the detent by working the blade action continuously while watching TV. Rather than flipping it fully open, I simply worked the area of the detent by opening and closing the blade just enough for the ball to go out of the detent hole. They both feel perfect to me now, and have some of the best detents and action I have ever felt on a Hinderer.

    This probably sounds stupid, and I think it is. I'm not sure why it would change so easily, or why you might feel the need to do this to a brand new knife. Regardless, I look forward to others feedback on this, or if it was isolated to my experience. I've had similar feeling detents with other knives, and most did not change over time they way these did.

    Hinderer detents (and action) are a much storied situation for sure, but I'm hoping to hear feedback that the Gen6 resolved most of those concerns for most people. I'm still sitting on a couple of excellent Gen4s that are "just right" :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  5. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

    350
    Feb 1, 2018
    After a week and a half, my Gen 6 is pretty well broken in. The detent has softened up a little, there's no more lock stick, and the action is great. The lockbar tension is much greater on my Gen 6 than on my Gen 4, I think that's the main reason why the detent is so strong.

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  6. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Looks great! Still deciding how far I want to lay mine back. So slim for a Hinderer. Might have to go 16 dps...
     
  7. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Ya it didn't end up looking as wide as I thought it might. I was hesitant to go straight for 15 dps, but I may try it on my 3" slicer now.
     
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  8. JBoone

    JBoone

    677
    Dec 30, 2012
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  9. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    This is just my personal opinion but a strong detent is always preferred to a light detent.
     
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  10. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    My Gen 6 came perfect out of the box. The detent was strong, which I prefer in a Hinderer, and the blade rockets out once the detent breaks. I just pull back on the tab til the detent breaks and it's open! No half flicks at all with this knife. Quick and snappy!

    I do own a Gen4 full Ti skinner, that's smooth as butter, but has a lighter detent. You kinda have to load up on the flipper tab before you roll it back. This also rockets the blade out quickly! The heavier skinner blade and smooth buttery action, make it a joy to flip.
     
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  11. lzeplin

    lzeplin Gold Member Gold Member

    734
    Apr 18, 2012
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  12. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
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  13. vanadium

    vanadium Gold Member Gold Member

    774
    Apr 5, 2003
    Did someone say…Hinderer…action? :D
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  14. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Looks like a ton of pressure up high on the lock to me.
     
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  15. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Is it me or does the battle bronze on the newer models seem darker to you guys?

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  16. plue

    plue

    706
    Oct 3, 2012
    Still waiting for the Maximus with the tri-way pivot to come out!
     
  17. Biochemdawg

    Biochemdawg Gold Member Gold Member

    156
    Aug 11, 2018
    Does anyone file the flipped tab down a bit to make it flat (not come to a point?) I just did it and i cant tell you how much of a pleasure it is to use. This was on a 3" with solid detent. I don't know if this is the place for such discourse but seems as good here as anywhere!
     
  18. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I've very lightly sanded a few that were borderline sharp, but not enough to change the profile.

    Can you share a pic?
     
  19. Biochemdawg

    Biochemdawg Gold Member Gold Member

    156
    Aug 11, 2018
    Yeah no problem. I am carrying my Halftrack from USAmadeblade right now. I’ll take some good pics
     
  20. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Exactly. Got learn the right technique first.:D
     

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