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New DLT Exclusive Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Spearpoint with a Swedge

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JJ_Colt45, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I just opened my package from DLT ... had two of DLT's new Hinderer Exclusive that was released Wed. at 11:00 AM CST ...

    they are Gen 6 and come with the bearings installed and have nylon and phosphor bronze washers if you want to switch them out ...

    they have a great flipping action ... IMHO the best of any Hinderer I've tried yet ...

    I had to snap a few quick pictures ... I'll get better pictures next week ... but here's the new grind ...

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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Those look nice! Mine's scheduled to be here tomorrow!
     
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  3. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I think you'll like it ... I wasn't sure about the tri way pivot but they have great action and I took one apart and it is so simple to switch out to washers if you prefer.

    I'm looking forward to seeing some other variations as people get them.
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I sandblasted some factory hardware to put on this knife! So my parts are laid out on my work table waiting on the knife to get here tomorrow.
     
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  5. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    Damn you showing me something I want after I already spent $460
     
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I understand that ... I was waiting for the release and as you can see 2 made it my way instead of the one I was planning on. But I am not complaining these are really nice.
     
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  7. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I can't sandblast but I have some extra hardware on the way some should be here tomorrow the rest I think Monday ... I'm looking forward to trying some different combinations ... and to see your bronze one when you get it.

    I have a set of working finish hardware on the way it should be close to what you sandblasted.
     
  8. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    Because you needed two presents instead of 1 :D and so do I was planning on getting another knife under $200 for myself too but another couple hundred couldn’t hurt.
     
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  9. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Without even counting buying Christmas presents for kids, grandkids & wife, this is proving to be a really expensive December. I have the Laconico/Keen on the way, the Forum traditional Buck knife on the way & the ZT 0562Ti preordered. I can't even believe that I'm looking at another Hinderer.
     
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  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    There's the Christmas spirit ... lol
     
  11. razor-edge-knives

    razor-edge-knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2011
    That is an interesting grind... I can't help but wonder what it would like like with a double hollow :D
     
  12. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Well I had pretty much decided one more Hinderer and then I had two fixed blades on my radar for next year sometime ... but it's the disease I tell ya !!!

    I hope I made the nice list ... for once ... or I won't get a present until 2030.
     
  13. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    It is a nice grind I'll take a spine shot next week ... it tapers thin to almost the width of a Spanto grind towards the tip and tapers back down ...

    but I bet it would be nice with a slight modification and a double hollow

    and by the way ... there will be a couple Hinderers on their way to you soon for flipper tab removal ... lol ... just fair warning.
     
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  14. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    You are gonna' LOVE the Keen.
     
  15. Silent H

    Silent H

    352
    Feb 1, 2018
    I got mine yesterday, I went with the battle green one. I love that DLT shortened Swedged Spear Point to the "Swear" Point.

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  16. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I considered the Battle Green ... I'm glad you posted a picture it looks better than the pictures on the website.

    I really like the grinds on this one ... it's a keeper.
     
  17. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I said I would try to post a picture of the spine ... not very good lighting here but hope it shows up ok ... next week I hope to get more pictures ...

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  18. jstn

    jstn

    Jun 27, 2012
    Those look great!
     
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  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Got mine in today. Straight out of the box, this thing is one of the best flipping Hinderers I've ever had!

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    I'm debating whether to throw on the blacked out hardware or the sandblasted ones?
     
  20. Silent H

    Silent H

    352
    Feb 1, 2018
    It definitely looks better in person than it does in the pictures on the website. Green is my favorite color, but it's so hard to get right on anodized Ti. I think Hinderer nailed it on this.
     
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