Rick Hinderer Knives: overbuilt, tough & dependable
Rick Hinderer Knives makes top-quality (pocket)knives. Appealing knives that were made to be used. The feature that truly sets a Rick Hinderer knife apart from the rest if the finish of the materials.
Especially since the people at Rick Hinderer Knives have a very specific way of adding a stonewashed finish. An amazing finish that will mask practically any traces of usage. The textures and shapes of the handles are both stunning and functional. As a result a true Hinderer feels amazing in hand.
Rick Hinderer, the man behind the knives
Throughout his life Rick Hinderer worked as a blacksmith, horse trainer and firefighter. He used the experience he gained during these demanding professions in all his designs. His philosophy is as follows: a knife is a tool that should work for you, and never the other way around. For this reason Hinderer knives are made to be used.
Rick Hinderer XM18 pocket knife
The Hinderer XM18 is the most popular model made by Rick Hinderer Knives. An archetype enhanced with a number of characteristics often found in other Hinderer designs. A knife that is both stunning and functional, a match made in heaven.
Rick Hinderer designs at other manufacturers
In addition to his own knives Rick Hinderer also designs knives for other brands. His designs for Zero Tolerance and Kershaw are incredibly popular. However, the ‘real’ Rick Hinderer Knives all come from his own workshop where he keeps an eye on the production process.