I picked up a few knives out of a collection recently. Both are tougher then nails knives for the serious outdoorsman. The Hinderer XM-18 and Medford 187 DP are names the spell quality and toughness.
The first one of the knives is a new in the box Hinderer XM 18 Slicer. If you’ve been looking for one you know there almost impossible to find new OR used. The one I got has an M390 Blade, no choil.
I’ve had several of the Hinderer’s before and they are an incredible knife if your looking for a tough all around knife. The slicer version is particularly interesting to me as the thinner blade profile makes it much more practical for all around cutting. By that I mean, when lunch time comes around next to the campfire you can actually use this big knife to slice an apple, tomato or other foods without ‘crushing’ it. It’s still plenty hefty enough for the toughest jobs most of us would tackle with a folding knife.
Used Medford 187 DP
The Medford 187 DP is a good news bad news story. The good news is it’s in almost unused condition at at price roughly half of a new knife. The bad news is the previous owner also owned and engraving tool. Yup, he put his initials on the blade, both sides of the handle AND on the pocket clip.
You can tell by looking at the blade it hasn’t had much if any use. The handles are showing signs of pocket rash and you can see one of the engraved ‘personalization’s’ on the butt. The Medford is a beast of a knife with an S30V blade that’s made for hard use. Like I said, here’s your chance to buy a $475 knife for about 1/2 price.
It’s always interesting to pick up a collection of odds and ends like this. What’s even more interesting is seeing what folks do to make a knife their own. And then turn around and sell it. Oh well….