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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. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    More with the sandblasted hardware installed. This thing flips like a dream!
    Thanks again @[email protected]!
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  2. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    That looks awesome. Now, grind off the flipper and it will be purrrfect!

    The only other knife I enjoy as much as my 21. A well tuned non flipper XM 3.5 :)
     
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  3. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    It looks great ! And I agree they are by far the best flippers of any Hinderers I've handled.

    I love the bronze and the green ... I'm afraid to look at DLT anymore or I'll end up with another lol.

    I hope I can get some pictures tomorrow ... group shots of everything .. for the before and after shots ... I've changed a few things but have alot I want to try ...

    and a couple will be headed to Josh at REK to remove the flipper tabs ... but as nice as these flip I may have to keep one with the tab ...

    Thanks DLT :thumbsup: ... a great exclusive.
     
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  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    The flipper is what makes it a Hinderer to me! Sure, I can flick them open with the blade stops, but flipping it is funner!
     
  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I want a smooth battle bronze scale for mine. I'm sitting here watching Bama vs Georgia and I haven't put this knife down yet!
     
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I like a good flipper ... but they are just a hair small for me to get a good hammer grip the tab bites in ...

    But I am going to use and handle one awhile and see if I can get a comfortable enough grip to keep one as a flipper.
     
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  7. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I was looking at the smooth Ti also ... but have lots of extra goodies on their way ... may end up trying one later ...

    but I really like the textured Ti scales I got for a couple.
     
  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Really good looking blade shape. Nice to hear they’re offering something other than nylon washers. That always put me off. Tempting...

    How’s the edge thickness on these?
     
  9. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I suppose my next XM could be a flipper. Haven't had a flipper XM in 5 years. So why not.

    Regarding the new pivot system. I have mixed feelings. I'd be down to try the new full track without the clip on tool etc.
     
  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    The nice thing about these ... they are Gen 6 and if you prefer the washers it comes with nylon washers and bronze phosphor washers and are easy to switch out.
     
  11. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    You guys are killing me !!!
    I’m so on the fence wanting a grey g10 stonewash !
    A hinderer m390 on bearings sounds like a dream come true and I love the options for washers .
     
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  12. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I can tell you these are the smoothest flipping Hinderers I have ever handled ... and I prefer non flippers ... but I may leave at least one of these with the flipper tab ... it's that nice!

    And I really like this new grind ... it just looks good.
     
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  13. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    Interesting blade shape.Still prefer my slicers though.
     
  14. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Glad you like it!
     
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  15. Silent H

    Silent H Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2018
    These are much thinner behind the edge than my Bowie is, you can see that the grind is a lot taller on the blade too. It's not a super thin paring knife, but it's slicey enough for my every day use.

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  16. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    The swede looks cool, but doesn't it make sharpening with a clamp more challenging?
     
  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Who needs a clamp?!?!
     
  18. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    161
    Dec 17, 2008
    I think this is a legitimate question. Not all of us use EdgePro or are proficient free handers. I started with the KME system based on recommendations in the sharpening discussions. Still learning but making good progress and managed to achieve some beautiful edges. I also wonder if a wedge grind would pose a problem with clamp style systems.
     
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  19. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Well the blade shape of these new knives finally broke me.

    Just ordered one in Battle blue and working blade. Pretty pumped.

    Now to find a smooth -CF scale for the front.
     
  20. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Anymore pictures to hold me over? Or a video of some working finish and battle blue would be cool lol.

    Im having trouble. My only full size folder is an Esee Avispa ATM. Yes it works. But it's driving me nuts.
     

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