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Some XM-18 Upgrades and a pair of Paul Long sheaths!! *Lots of pictures*

Discussion in 'Rick Hinderer Knives' started by Steel_Addiction, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I just got my one and only (for now) XM-18 back from Paul Long. Where it was getting fitted for a pair of sheaths, first a snap closure belt sheath for work, and then a sharkskin clipcase for special occasions, shorts and pj pants.

    I would like to thank Paul for a steller job and for getting it done so fast! I shipped my XM off to him on a Friday, and I had it back with sheaths by Thursday.
    I Highly recommend anyone that is in need of any kind of sheath look up Paul Long first and talk it over with him, top notch guy! He's on the forums under "Sheathmaker"

    But while it was away, for a whole week, I got in a few bags full of XM goodies!

    A Smooth Ti Beadblasted Scale
    A set of blue Ti standoffs
    A set of new style flat handle screws
    An abundance of clip/filler screws (Thanks again Rob!)
    A plain pocketclip filler tab

    So I thought I'd share with you a before and after and a few other pictures.

    Also, the Ti scale takes the XM to a whole new level!!

    And to the slew of pictures. Enjoy.

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  2. illetrikflowz

    illetrikflowz

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    Sep 4, 2008
    HELL YEAH!
    quite the upgrade
    really diggin your sharkskin clipcase!
    thanks for sharing:thumbup:
     
  3. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Looking good!
     
  4. Need2Know

    Need2Know

    Aug 31, 2011
    Looked fine before, looks even nicer now. I'm a fan of the Ti standoffs. Every one of my XMs is "upgraded" from SS to Ti standoffs.
     
  5. MODiFiEDZ

    MODiFiEDZ

    498
    Nov 11, 2011
    That looks awesome. That Ti scale gives it a completely new look & personality...if knives have one.
     
  6. IZULA

    IZULA Gold Member Gold Member

    680
    May 20, 2009
    That Smooth Ti Beadblasted Scale looks totally awesome, thanks now i know what i need for mine:)
     
  7. emel

    emel

    301
    Feb 16, 2011
    Very nice that smooth bead blasted scale !
     
  8. mantzao

    mantzao

    Jun 16, 2011
    the whole set up looks amazing:eek:
    congrats:)
     
  9. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Thanks for the comments guys and gal!

    Believe you me, that smooth Titanium scale really takes the XM to a whole new level, I got to carry and use it this weekend and it sure feels like more of a beast now, don't get me wrong, the g10 was nice, but I have never been a huge fan of g10, I love the feeling of all TI.

    Dare I say it feels more sturdy and bullet proof now.

    Also, I have never been a fan of pocketclip carry...too many times have I been up in an attic and it'll get caught on something and bent the clip out and fall into some knee deep insulation....taking me awhile to dig and dig to find my knife. Either that or while wearing coveralls or heavy gear in winter months, bending and contorting into various positions the knife will work it's way up and fall out, and I don't realize it until need the knife and it's in the bottom of my coveralls, luckily...

    The belt sheath is marvelous and the way to go!

    Loving the Blue TI standoffs, shaves some weight off and looks good while doing it, adds just the right amount of color to a solid gray knife.

    I am so glad I was able to try out a Hinderer...it never really appealed to me, until I got one and started to carry it, such a beast of a knife.
    I will say this, if I were to get it at retail prices, that would be one HECK of a deal! Def. worth it even at the inflated prices...just as long as it stays below 4 figures...
    Now only if I could find me a custom ground at a decent price....

    That's my Sunday ramble.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  10. 김원진

    김원진

    May 4, 2011
    Sorry to hijack your thread steeladdiction (felt maybe better than starting up a new thread)

    Would anyone happen to have a 3in non-flipper they wouldn't mind sending to Paul Long(BF:sheathmaker) in Texas for a few days to have it sized to a sheath? I'm currently overseas, and mailing internationally would be a bit of a hassle(and shipping costs are never fun). Fell in love with steeladdictions sheath and now want one for my own :p If anyone is near Mr Long, that be awesome, if not, then i don't mind pay-paling money to cover your shipping cost to him.

    Appreciate an email if you can help out.
     

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