Rick Hinderer is a custom knife
maker that uses his extensive real world experience in design of his knives, tactical pens
and kubaton tools. Rick has worked as an Fire Fighter and EMT. When you combine his field experience with the fact that Rick is a master machinist, it helps to explain why his products are so extremely popular. Here at KnifeArt.com, we have been an authorized dealer, selling his knives and tactical pens
since the late 90s!
Rick Hinderer designs are currently being made by Zero Tolerance Knives
and Gerber knives. Hinderer has licensed his lock-bar stabilizer for use by Strider Knives
and several other companies. Routinely at knife shows where Rick exhibits, hundreds que up for a chance at owning a Hinderer knife. The cornerstone of his knife design is the XM-18 folding knife. The XM-18 has removable handle scales, a patented lock-bar stabilizer, an integral flipper/index finger guard, integral bar lock, heavy duty risers and reversible pocket clip and is capable of being disassembled and cleaned.
The Hinderer shop also produces overbuilt tactical pens
, 3D machined handle scales and kubaton tools (in both titanium and aircraft grade aluminum). They are all clearly a unique designs, that is easily identified as a 'Hinderer'. We have sent Hinderer products all over the world to perform in the harshest environments.