“I was told by some of my European dealers not to bother coming to Germany if I didn’t bring a slipjoint,” Rick Hinderer jokes. IWA Outdoor Classics, the most important show outside the USA for knife companies, kicks off in Nuremberg, Germany on Friday and Rick Hinderer Knives won’t be disappointing its European dealers. They’re coming prepared with a brand new non-locking folder called the XM-SLIPPY.

The knife is the latest spin-off of the storied XM-18, which also inspired the ZT 0562 and the Kershaw Cryo, one of the best selling one-handed opening folders of all time. “It made sense to build the slipjoint on the XM-18 platform,” Hinderer tells us. “It’s tried and true and it’s what our customers have been asking for.”

The new XM-SLIPPY is geared to multiple audiences, not the least of which are European consumers. “We’re moving more and more into the worldwide market,” says Hinderer. “We heard fans around the world say ‘we love your designs, we just wish we could actually carry one.’ ”

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