The Rick Hinderer Half Track Gen 2 is a robustly constructed, compact pocket knife. You don't often come across a pocket knife with this size that will immediately make you feel as if it is built to handle the more demanding tasks. The Halftrack gives you the confidence of a large work knife, in a smaller jacket.
Rick Hinderer told us that he designed this knife to be as solid as a brick shithouse. He did so by making the handle remarkably thick. As such the Halftrack completely fills your hand. The CPM 20CV steel blade is, with a blade thickness of 4.1 mm, also relatively thick.
Super stable stop-pin
But not only the thickness and the size of the materials determine the strength of the folding knife. The stop-pin and the lock are just as important. While with most pocket knives the blade opens against a stop-pin in the handle, Hinderer turned this around. He pressed the stop-pin into the blade. This pin leans against a cut-out in the titanium handle. As such the blade is supported on two sides which leaves you with even more stability because the load on the blade is distributed better.
This is the newest generation of Half Tracks with the Tri-Way-Pivot-system. The knife is enhanced with ball bearings but you also receive bronze and teflon washers to make sure you can decide which bearings system you prefer. There is also a steel lockbar insert which makes the lock even more sustainable.
The Rick Hinderer Half Track might be the smallest pocket knife from the Hinderer collection, it is definitely not the You notice that Hinderer goes with the times and pulled out all the stops for the Half Track to make this knife technically perfect.