The Jurassic Flipper from Rick Hinderer is like no other out there and a slightly different departure from the XM-18.
It preserves the Hinderer style; overbuilt toughness and the ability to flex between EDC and tactical roles with ease.
The name came from Rick’s wife Lori, stating that it looks like a claw, a really big claw like a talon, and Rick might’ve interpreted that as the first scene from Jurassic Park.
Thus it became the Jurassic.
This overbuilt titanium frame lock folder is just as ergonomic as the XM-18 but the two finger grooves make for a more solid saber grip. The raised spine makes what Rick calls a “drop edge”, where the cutting surface is positioned lower in your hand for more cutting power.
Features dragon scale texturing for grip and to stick with the namesake. It utilizes all the standard XM hardware and accessories including HMBS. It is ever so slightly smaller than the XM-18 3.5″ yet it remains an excellent choice for both combat and utility tasks.
What really makes this one stand out, is that it features Rick’s amazing creation; the HMBS—Hinderer Modular Backspacer System!
HMBS is an innovative patent pending design that features a removable backspacer. The great thing about using a knife with the installed HMBS is that there is no disassembly is required to switch out backspacers with one of the many variations Hinderer offers.
Blade Length: 3.25″
Cutting Edge: 3.125″
Closed Length: 4.75″
Overall Length: 7.875″
Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.165″
Blade Hardness: 60-61HRC
Blade Style: Spear Point
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Working Finish
Handle Material: ORANGE G10 Face Scale with Titanium Lock
Handle Thickness: 0.54″
Liner Material: Titanium
Locking Mechanism: Frame
Lockside Finish: Working
Pivot Assembly: Washers
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
Weight: 5.5 oz.
Designer: Rick Hinderer
Made in the USA