Rick Hinderer started building high quality art knives over 28 years ago. In that time, he has risen to the top of the pantheon of great knife designers. Rick Hinderer knife designs have been adopted by legendary brands such as Zero Tolerance and others. Rick has a passion for knives and a real zeal for life and getting the most out of it. Hinderer Knives and accessories are shining examples of passion and zeal.
Rick grew up as a Midwestern farm boy where he learned about hard work and the need to depend on quality tools. His hard work as a farrier enhanced his yearning for quality tools and allowed him the opportunity to forge his very first knife. Later in life his time as a firefighter/EMT garnered him a new perspective on using knives and tools in life and death situations. Because of his background it is no wonder Hinderer Knives are overbuilt with uncompromising fit and finish. Rick accepts nothing but perfection and this commitment to quality shines through on every Hinderer Knife. Whether you are buying one of the legendary XM folders or any other Hinderer knives for sale, you cannot go wrong with one of Rick’s blades and every serious collector should own at least one.