The XM-18 is known the world over as one of the toughest tactical folders regardless of your mission. The focus when designing the XM-18 was a no nonsense tactical tool ready for the simplest cutting tasks to high speed low drag operations. The XM folder handle shape is designed to be very ergonomic and comfortable in a wide variety of user positions. Not everyone’s hands are the same size, and also grip varies greatly, so the ergonomic handles design is great fit for all users. The textured pattern used on the handle scale is extremely grippy but does not ‘bite’ the hand during use. The 3D texture is designed to flow liquids (such as sweat, oils, blood, etc.) away from your skin and into the valleys of the texture.