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DDR 18Xray NSN

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The 18Xray by Darrel Ralph Designs has been a very popular automatic opener. It also has an NSN of 1095-01-568-8897.

The 18Xray is made from 154-CM premium grade stainless steel. It has a blade length of 3-13/16 inches and an overall length of 8-7/8 inches with anodized 6160 aluminum slabs which incorporate a lanyard hole as well as pocket clip. It’s quite a robust knife which integrates Darrel’s SAS (Slide Auto Safety). Instead of a simple button that can actuate in your pocket, with the SAS you have to push the button forward and down to open the blade. It also offers a very positive lock.

Blade Show – DDR / Master Proven

Monday, June 6th, 2016

I stopped by ABS Master Bladesmith Darrel Ralph’s booth and saw quite a few new items but I thought we’d initially discuss their DGT line of tactical gear.

This is the Shadrach, a small survival knife designed in conjunction with Master Proven and produced by DDR. The name stems from the Old Testament’s Book of Daniel, Chapter 3. Shadrach is one of four who survived an attempt at being burnt alive.

It includes the knife made from 154CM and ferro rod which is held in place with small rubber bands. This method is quite common. Next, the handle is wrapped with 550 Fire Cord so it includes a combustible material to get the fire going. There’s also a simple, Kydex sheath. 

Thes will be available from Smokey Mountain Knife Works, Blue Ridge Knives and Going Gear.

Blade Show – DDR

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Darrel Ralph Designs has introduced the 18Xray automatic knife in Flat Dark Earth.


The 18Xray has an NSN and since they introduced the model at SHOT Show two years ago and have not been able to keep up with demand.