Hinderer Knives began when Rick Hinderer started crafting art knives in the 1980's and has evolved into one of the premier tactical knife companies in the industry. After becoming a firefighter/emt, Rick's design philosophy moved from the world of art knives to making hard use folders and fixed blades that are more tools than works of art. Those unique skills and experiences have led to knives such as the Hinderer XM-18 and Hinderer XM-24 that are icons of the tactical knife world. Hinderer Knives can be found riding in the pockets and on the packs of police, firefighters, and military members all over the world. Check out our selection of Hinderer Knives and find yourself a dependable, hard use knife that you can count on today!