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Hinderer disassembly with no dedicated tool

Discussion in 'Rick Hinderer Knives' started by Followthehollow, May 13, 2012.

  1. Followthehollow

    Followthehollow

    309
    Apr 7, 2006
    I recently picked up an XM-18 3.5" on the exchange here and want to get a black/blue or an orange scale for it, and I'd rather not buy the tool just for that.

    Has anyone just dremeled out a cheap flat head screwdriver and used that?
     
  2. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011
  3. Followthehollow

    Followthehollow

    309
    Apr 7, 2006
    My hero! thanks sir.

    And since the thread is worthless without pics, here is my Hinderer collection.

    I'll add a real deal XM-24 at some point when the checking account recovers.

    The XM-18 kicked my Umnumzaan out of my pocket for now. I'd started carrying the 0561 some, but before I could get it used much I landed the real deal.
    REALLY happy with it. I had to pay the gigantic secondary market mark up as I'm not a first responder, and I'm impatient. Even after owning a Seb and an Umnum it amazes me how well fit and slick the XM-18 is. (The ZT's are still great knives and a cut above 95% of productions, but the XM is in a league of its own as I'm sure you guys know)
    She'll get some serious use in about a week, as I'm going on vacation to the outer banks and intend to do some serious surf fishing. Travelling light this time so I'm only taking a SAK, a Mora, my XM-18, and a G19. (travelling light is a bitch!)

    Now....which scale to get. I'm so conflicted and I want it before I leave next sunday!

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    Last edited: May 13, 2012
  4. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011
    Dang. Based on your surroundings....look like a neighbor. Nice Pics, Nice knives:thumbup:

    Thanks for sharing We Love Pics!
     
  5. Followthehollow

    Followthehollow

    309
    Apr 7, 2006
    Similar surroundings I'm sure. I'm in the very northern tip of VA. (not but NOVA damn it!)

    Here's a shot off of my back deck.

    Also, how is corrosion resistance on CTS-XHP? I think I read that it's basically a more stainless D2? I don't plan to bathe the thing in the ocean but just trying to see how concerned I should be as far as constant care while in that environment

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    and another shot of my full Ti framelock collection.
    Who doesn't love more pics.

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  6. 김원진

    김원진

    May 4, 2011
    that's an awesome family pic right there. Wish more people would do ti family pics.
     
  7. BARBARIAN-X

    BARBARIAN-X

    342
    Mar 4, 2006
    Nice knives...some of my favorites!
    I don't bother with the tool I just use a dime or a penny.
     
  8. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011
    You will see many pics of my All Ti XM18 which I EDC. Over a year of daily use, not a mark or blem. IF it encountered any environ that put it at risk for rust I would disassemble (Get the tool!) wipe her down with one of my gun rags lightly permeated with WD-40 or Break-Free and reassemble.
    Just a rinse and blow-down with an air compressor and a shot of WD-40 would suffice as well if take-down wasn't in the cards.
    No worries
     
  9. Followthehollow

    Followthehollow

    309
    Apr 7, 2006

    Oh yeah I was drooling over that in one of the pic threads, its awesome looking. I'll probably get one very similar at some point, but want to just get a colored G10 at the moment.

    And thanks for the compliments guys!
     
  10. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011
    Nothing wrong with that :thumbup: Don't be a stranger.
     
  11. Followthehollow

    Followthehollow

    309
    Apr 7, 2006
    One more quick question while this thread is near the top.

    Mine is a gen 3 correct? due to the blade stop location and the rounded screws?
    I wasn't really worried about it when I bought it, my only requirements were Spanto and either CV20 or CTS-XHP. just curious
     
  12. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011
    Yes..... (If interested down the road, set of the flat "upgraded" screws is about $12-15)
     
  13. Need2Know

    Need2Know

    Aug 31, 2011
    You can make adjustments "in the field" with $0.11.

    I don't recommend it, but you can disassemble and reassemble the knife if you carefully attempt to with the coins.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. mantzao

    mantzao

    Jun 16, 2011
    ..............
     
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  15. RDA

    RDA

    Aug 6, 2010
    I don't believe that Shimano tool is going to work on the Hinderer pivot...at least not in that configuration.
     
  16. mantzao

    mantzao

    Jun 16, 2011
    sorry Rubicon, only trying to help
     
  17. RubiconSS

    RubiconSS

    Jan 12, 2011

    I know, I had no doubt your intent was of a helpful nature. :)
     
  18. 65535

    65535

    Mar 14, 2007
    Should I be concerned that I can remove the pivot with my tumbnail? Or does that make me macho and you girly men? I can never tell.

    That doesn't stop me from keeping an Armorer on my keychain...speaking of keychains...
     
  19. RDA

    RDA

    Aug 6, 2010
    It tells me that you don't have any loctite on the threads and it is adjusted pretty loose. I can change that for you. ;)
     
  20. 65535

    65535

    Mar 14, 2007
    Smoothest knife I've ever handled. That reminds me she needs a bath, some unknown buildup on the blade and some-such.
     

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