With a name like ‘Jurassic’ you might be expecting XM-24 proportions, but Hinderer’s latest is a reasonable mid-sized offering. Its 3.25” blade fills a size category that has been missing in Hinderer’s catalog – until now. His last new model was a 3-inch slip joint, and previous releases have all been 3.5-inches or larger. “I don’t have anything that fits that bill. Believe me a quarter of inch of blade makes a big difference,” Hinderer says. It may have the signature Hinderer style but the Jurassic is not part of any existing model line. “It’s a bit of a departure from my other designs,” he explains. “Customers are going to see my influence in this design, but this is a completely different knife.”
A hump backed handle and low blade angle give the Jurassic the organic look of a predator and were the inspiration for its name. “It does have that pterodactyl type look to it. The dragon scales follow that theme all the way through,” Hinderer says. The ergonomics and blade shape will excel at push cutting chores and the Jurassic would make an excellent outdoor companion. “A drop edge works a lot better for chores like that,” Hinderer asserts.
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