Spyderco Yojimbo 2, 3.11" S30V Wharncliffe Blade, Black G10 Handle - C85GP2
Renowned personal-defense trainer Michael Janich is credited with popularizing the modern Wharncliffe blade design with an eye on tactical applications. This unusual blade design culminated in his most recent creation -- the redesigned Spyderco Yojimbo 2.
Spyderco is known for taking risks on knives with odd-looking designs, and the Yojimbo 2 is no exception.
The most notable part of the whole knife is the 3.11-inch Wharncliffe blade. A Wharncliffe blade is defined by having a completely flat edge with a spine that tapers to a piercing point. Both of these attributes make the profile excellent for everyday tasks... and self-defense.
Using S30V stainless steel, the blade holds an edge well and resists corrosion without much issue. Like nearly all Spydercos, the knife opens quickly and smoothly via the patented Round Hole.
The G-10 handle scales may look thin and uncomfortable, but that would be far from the truth. The scales conform to the natural curves and dips of the hand to ensure maximum control and comfort. This is essential for all types of emergency situations.
Last, but certainly not least, the knife uses Spyderco's Compression Lock, which keeps the fingers out of the path of the blade and provides excellent strength when coupled with nestled stainless steel liners. The knife also comes with a four-position pocket clip.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (CPM-S30V)|
|Lock Type||Compression lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.