Defined by clean lines and a sleek aesthetic, the Dauntless represents a classic approach to an everyday carry folder and strikes the ultimate balance between sophisticated beauty and everyday versatility. The Dauntless design features a distinct combination of elements, including three fullers on the handle, single fuller on the blade, forward choil, bayonet point and three-quarter swedge.
In 2004, the first TAD Dauntless was created in collaboration with Rick Hinderer. Since then, many of the best custom knifemakers from all over the world have collaborated with us on numerous unique interpretations of the Dauntless, building a unique and renowned family of knives. But without Rick's belief in the project, and willingness to help bring the first version to life, that might never have come to pass. Leveraging 15 years of continuous innovation, the Dauntless Compact Hinderer Edition brings modern innovation and refinement to our classic gentleman's everyday folder.
Reimagined in a 3-inch platform to meet the evolving needs of everyday carry, the Dauntless Compact discretely blends the robust build that Hinderer is famous for with new features never offered on any Dauntless. The multipurpose bayonet style blade, full fore and aft choils and boat tail handle are still present, and Hinderer Knives incorporated their new Tri-Way pivot system, Lock Bar Stabilizer and steel lock bar insert to complete a compact but rugged platform that can tackle any task you ask of a folder.
Almost 30 years ago, Rick Hinderer began his knife making journey by crafting art knives in a small 14’ x 18’ turkey coop. After becoming a firefighter, EMT and rescue diver, Rick leveraged his personal experiences to create and test hard-use, tactical folders. As his design philosophy evolved, so did his construction techniques. He transitioned from his original old world knife making techniques into a more modernized approach by using CNC precision manufacturing. With a dedication to artisanship and a meticulous attention to detail as a foundation, this unusual perspective between art and utility has allowed him to design extremely comfortable knives that are also aesthetically pleasing to the eye. All of Hinderer’s products are engineered to go the distance when it counts the most - whether it be when a life is on the line or when you need a reliable cutting tool.
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The Tri-Way Pivot System allows end users to choose the best rotational mechanism for their needs. Compatible with bearings, copper, and nylon washers.
Another Hinderer original, the Lock Bar Stabilizer prevents lock bar overtravel, the primary cause of premature fatigue.
A replaceable steel lock face insert allows for lockup adjustment with a simple and maintainable insert.
The 3-inch blade is made from corrosion resistant CPM 20CV steel, which provides an excellent balance of easy field maintainability and edge retention.
Aggressive jimping on the spine allows for a better gripping point and deep choils provide a greater level of safety and better ability to index the knife.
Meticulously designed with high attention to detail, the Dauntless features a blind stop pin and lanyard pin, a high retention titanium pocket clip, stainless steel hardware, stonewash over bead blast finish on the blade, frame and pocket clip.