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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
    @BellaBlades ... here are a few with some personalised touches ... you're in luck one just happens to be battle blue ...

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    and drum roll ... new swear point in battle blue ... with the working finish ...

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  2. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    a couple more ...
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    there hopefully those will hold you over until you get yours.
     
  3. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Oh man. You had me at drum roll!

    Yeah. That totally helps. Im very excited for future customizing options on it. I am actually looking at the exact textured battle blue Ti scale. I just can't afford it at the moment.

    Or perhaps black titanium and hardware.

    Or I leave the darn thing alone .We will see.


    Thanks man :thumbsup:
     
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  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    you're welcome ... the battle blue and the working finish hardware made a great combination ... hope you can get one soon ...

    the new Swear Point grind is pretty nice too.
     
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  5. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I grabbed the Battle Blue handle, working blade and black G10. Looks like 3PM Thursday. Love the photos :)
     
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Congrats ... post sme pictures after you get it ... I think you'll really like it.

    That's the same knife I started with ... then added the textured Ti scale and working finish hatdware.
     
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  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    That was the idea . Is that Ti scale machined out for weight loss like recent Gens. I was curious of over all weight vs stock.

    If you can give an answer. I'd rather have smooth -CF show side.
     
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  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Yes the Ti scale I have put on that one with the battle blue and working finish is cut out to make it lightweight ...

    the smooth Ti on the other anodized blue is not hollowed out and is slightly heavier but it isn't really noticable unless you hold them at the same time ... but the smooth Ti is a bit heavier.

    I would guess the Textured Ti scale doesn't weigh much more than the original G10 scale. I would have to dig out a scale to tell you the exact weights ... but it is not noticable to me from the G10.
     
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  9. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Well stated . I will build my model around the Smooth -CF scale and decide on hardware from there then.
     
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  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I'll be curious to see what you think of the CF scales ... I saw them but I'm a bit rough of CF so if I can go another route I usually avoid CF ... even though they look nice.
     
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  11. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Damn, that's nice
     
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  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Sounds like a good experiment. I know my -CF . However, I want to see the G10 in hand first on Thursday .
     
  13. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
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  14. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 20, 2014
    These are both slicers,
    The Trans Green gen 4 is 97 gram with g10 , with the Ti scale it weighed 109 gram .
    the red is a gen 6 DLT it weighs 94 gram with the G 10 , 3 gram for the machining to fit the bearings and no choil?
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  15. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    So , basically. Pick your flavor . Weight is negligible. :)
     
  16. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Is that TI scale milled out for weight removal?
     
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  17. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    967
    Aug 20, 2014
    No it is smooth , if I had my choice it would be carbon fiber frag.
    My hands kill the ano on anodized ti, otherwise it would be on the knife still.
     
  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thank you sir, I think so too!
     
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  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I posted these in the Hinderer thread, but this knife belongs here too.
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  20. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I still like the look of that sand blasted hardware ... it looks every bit as good if not better than the working finish set.

    And the battle bronze keeps tugging at me to get one ... I'm trying to hold out and see if they offer some of the battle bronze and green on the Gen 6 Sheepsfoot ...

    I picked one up and love the knife but it's stonewashed ..

    then someone saw the purple one and now wants a Hinderer lol.

    How are you liking the swear point blade so far? I think it and the sheepsfoot might be my favorites.
     

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