Hinderer Jurassic Gets Triway Pivot Upgrade for Gen 2

Rick Hinderer Knives has upgraded the Jurassic model for 2020. The renovated flipper knife’s biggest new feature is the Triway pivot, but other, smaller changes have been made as well.

The Jurassic debuted in 2017 and, according to Hinderer himself, filled an important gap in his company’s lineup with its 3.25-inch blade length. This size, which fell between the 3- and 3.5-inch XM-18 variations, made the Jurassic big enough for outdoors or hard use, but small enough for practical everyday carry. It was one of the first Hinderer models to come equipped with Modular Backspacer system, but its release predated the creation of the Triway pivot so it missed out on that upgrade.

Until now, of course. The Gen 2 Jurassic now has the full Triway equipage, which allows users to switch between three different pivot setups: teflon, phosphor bronze, or ball bearing washers. According to common wisdom the Teflon washers are the most resilient, while the ball bearing ones offer the smoothest opening; the phosphor bronze option splits the difference, blending durability with a smooth opening. For the Gen 2 Jurassic’s blade steel, Hinderer went with CPM-20CV, a shift from the original model’s S35VN.

The Gen 2 Jurassic has a handle defined by a steep spine-side hump and two large finger grooves that occupy about 50% of the real estate on the channel side. Like all the locking Hinderer folders, the Jurassic is a frame lock; this second generation also gets the steel lock interface upgrade. So far, we’ve only seen the Gen 2 Jurassic with a conventional textured G-10 front scale – it looks like the dragon scale pattern available on the original may be, like the knife’s namesake, a thing of the past.

This is the first new folding knife project we’ve seen from Hinderer this year. Whether any brand new folders are in the works remains to be seen, but Hinderer has stated that they intend to do at least one more upgrade: a full-size Eklipse with the Triway pivot.

The Gen2 Jurassic is available now.

Knife in Featured Image: Hinderer Knives Gen 2 Jurassic