Hinderer is an American knife and tool company, with tools designed and built by Rick Hinderer and company in Shreve, Ohio. Rick’s XM series of knives has been coveted by collectors for years, and he has engaged in a variety of highly successful collaborations with Zero Tolerance and Kershaw.
Hinderer Knife Reviews:
The following reviews are of knives that are built by Hinderer Knives, but also Rick’s collaborations with other production knife companies.
- Hinderer MP-1 Review
It seems like every time I write a review of a Hinderer knife I can't help but open with a commentary on the state of the Hinderer market. A few years ago (say 5?) a Hinderer XM-18 would sell for well north of retail. ... continue reading
- Hinderer XM-18 3" Review
If you have been following Hinderer knives on the secondary market, you will have noticed that the prices have fallen dramatically over the past couple years. A few years ago, it would have been hard to find a used XM ... continue reading
- Rick Hinderer Knives XM-18 3.5 Review
Last Updated: 09/27/2015 In the past I have compared knife collecting to mountain climbing. Certainly there isn't the element of physical accomplishment, as the only thing that really gets a workout is your wallet, b ... continue reading
- Zero Tolerance 0562 cf Review
Updated: 05/30/2016 By this point we have seen quite a few of Hinderer / KAI collabs hit the market, and I have covered them extensively on the blog. We started with the heavily built 0550, moved to the critically ac ... continue reading
- Zero Tolerance 0566 Review
Last Updated: September 22,2017 I have recently been making regular appearances on the GearGeeksLive podcast with Tony and Andrew. Tony and I recently had Thomas Welk from KAI (Kershaw/Zero Tolerance) on the air for ... continue reading
- Kershaw Cryo Review
Last Updated: March 18, 2017 At long last, the Kershaw Cryo. This is another one of those Hinderer/KAI collabs that tantalized knife collectors back at SHOT Show 2011 (or was it 2012? the years just blend together). ... continue reading
- Zero Tolerance 0560 Review
Finally! A Zero Tolerance 0560 review. It feels like forever ago since the 560 was first announced at the 2011 BLADE Show. Since then I have heard the rumors, ogled the pre-production photos, and even caught a glimpse ... continue reading
- Zero Tolerance 0550 and 0551 Review
Today I am taking a look at the Zero Tolerance 0550, a special collaboration between ZT and Rick Hinderer of Hinderer Knives. Rick has been making knives and self defense weapons for over 20 years. He started out spe ... continue reading
More on Hinderer
Rick Hinderer started out making art knives in the 80’s. Over the years he transitioned to producing tactical folders, and drew from his experience as a EMT and Fire Fighter. His XM series of knives has been wildly popular, and they used to sell for hundreds of dollars over the MSRP on the secondary market. Rick has scaled his business to attempt to meet demand, and has also entered in to a number of successful collaborations with KAI, including the ZT 0560 and Kershaw Cryo.
While the prices of Rick’s XM series have fallen back down to earth, his knives are still highly regarded and his custom pieces continue to sell for thousands of dollars.