The XM-18 is known the world over as one of the toughest tactical folders regardless of your mission. Rick’s focus when designing the XM-18 was a no nonsense tactical tool ready for the simplest cutting tasks to high speed low drag operations.
The XM folder handle shape is designed to be very ergonomic and comfortable in a wide variety of user positions. Not everyone’s hands are the same size, and also grip varies greatly, so the ergonomic handles design is great fit for all users. The textured pattern used on the handle scale is extremely grippy but does not ‘bite’ the hand during use. The 3D texture is designed to flow liquids (such as sweat, oils, blood, etc.) away from your skin and into the valleys of the texture.
The lockside is precision CNC manufactured from 6AL4V titanium featuring the Hinderer Lockbar Stabilizer. The knife can be set up for either tip up or tip down carry. The non-lock side has a .050″ titanium liner with a G-10 handle scale. These high strength materials combined with the full titanium liner add strength and rigidity. The handle scales can be easily changed by the end user if another color is desired. The standard finish on all XM folders is a highly durable tumbled/stonewash that will stand up to hard use in all environments. The handle construction is an open back design utilizing huge standoffs. The standoffs are designed to add superior strength for lateral crushing of the handle case while still allowing the blade to nestle into the handle without touching the standoffs. This gives the knife the same strength as a solid back folder while offering the ease of cleaning due to the open design.
- Overall Length: 7" (177.8mm)
- Closed Length: 4.125" (104.78mm)
- Blade Length: 3" (76.2mm)
- Blade Thickness: .140" (3.56mm)
- Blade Steel: 20CV
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Finish: Working Finish
- Handle Material: G-10
- Pocket Clip: Yes, right hand only, tip up/tip down
- Lock Type: Frame Lock
- Weight: 3.6oz
- Tri-Way Pivot: Yes
- Country of Origin: USA