Rick Hinderer Xm-18 Gen 5?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Gideons, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. b00n

    b00n

    Dec 15, 2016
    ZT did it already with the 0562s and 0392s. And why not, you don't need the redundancy but it doesn't hurt either.
     
  2. crocogator106

    crocogator106 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 16, 2012
    Looks like usamadeblades has them listed now.
     
  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE Hinderers, but I really don't like what I see there. The detent ball is on a post that remains in/on the titanium lock bar even if the steel lock face is removed. In Scott's video he posted showing removal, that bearing appears to be missing out of the tube. I see this as unneeded complexity, as I've never had one bit of problem with a Hinderer lock-up. If I ever did, I'd damned sure have gotten my money's worth.
     
  4. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    I watched a video and Rick mentioned the main reason for the insert was for CS reasons. People were batoning (ridiculous) with their folders and now a new insert can be sent to the customer. He did mention that batoning with his folders is a no-no.
     
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  5. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Doesn't the 0562 have two as well?
     
  6. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    removed
     
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  7. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005

    Good catch. I did not realize it until later. The way I took it off was wrong and the angle put pressure across on the detent ball and popped it off. This would not be typical and after talking to Rick I realized my error!
     
  8. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    @whitty I pm'd you with some questions. :)

    I'm not sure why the lockbar insert is an issue. CRK themselves now offer their knives (except the 21) with the ceramic ball.
     
  9. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Yes
     
  10. Higgs Particle steel

    Higgs Particle steel

    264
    Jan 10, 2018
    12345
     
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  11. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Hey Whitty do you know if you will be getting more in various finishes and or handle options?
     
  12. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    I know we will but I just do not know what yet!
     
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  13. buffalo01

    buffalo01

    333
    Oct 13, 2016
    How is the blade ground? super thick? I have never owned a hinderer but he posted a lefty version on instagram and now I really want one with this sheepsfoot blade lol.
    I just dont want something too wedgy. I have a manix 2 ffg, zt 0220 and 0804, and benchmade griptilian if you could give me a comparison of some sort.
     
  14. NorseVet

    NorseVet Huskarl of Zealand

    74
    Aug 26, 2017
    I buckled and ordered a sheepsfoot gen 5 through my retailer, Rick himself is bringing it over at IWA :)
     
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  15. nick21

    nick21

    Feb 22, 2014
    So...they extended the longevity of the design and made it easier to fix problems if they do crop up? Without raising the price?

    Some people will complain about anything.
     
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  16. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    I like that method - doubles as the detent (smooth "single step" unlocking) and isn't visible on the lock bar.

    Not complaining Nick, just saying I prefer the simpler version, as again I've yet to see any problems out of my XM's. Just prefer the KISS principle.
     
  17. BigDeeeeeeee

    BigDeeeeeeee

    768
    Feb 19, 2002
    I love that sheepsfoot.
     
  18. eye_panic

    eye_panic

    16
    Jan 15, 2018
    Do you have any Gen 5s with blue adonization and blue g10 scale? Preferably with the sheepsfoot or spanto blade.
     
  19. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Not yet but I am sure we will soon!
     
  20. arskrg

    arskrg

    Aug 15, 2011
    Is it my imagination, or does the gen 5 feel ever so slightly thicker in the handle than the previous generation?
    Will check it out with a micrometer this evening out of curiosity...
     

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