-Price Paid: $385.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months
I've had the XM-18 for a while, and I like the quality in it, but, the ergonomics on mine were uncomfortable.
The price may be the best thing I can say, as at $385, you really do get the quality everyone brags about.
The maker is an idiot though, as he doesn't sell to civilians, so, it makes the XM-18 and XM-24 one of the most sought after and price gouged knives on the market, or should I say NOT on the market...
The blade thickness is absurd, this will not cut as well because of how thick it is, and the factory sharpness is not as good as possible either.
The lack of options for serrations is not good, although the scales are customisable.
Overall, I'd go with a Strider SnG, Microtech Socom Delta or Sebenza instead.
I will never buy another until the problems are fixed.
Comment by MikeM 09/04/2014
$385 is the factory price for LEO's, first responders and active military.
Comment by STS3 04/10/2014
It's possible that they bought this knife directly from Hinderer through the military/first responder thing which would be right at that price.
Comment by myself 01/20/2014
I suspect you may have a FAKE... which would explain your issues. $385 sounds like some sketchy ebay purchase there.