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Old 05-04-2012, 07:36   #1
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Where to get a Yojimbo 2?

All you knife guys, does anybody still have these in stock?

I really want one, but I didn't get in on a pre-order. I didn't realize it was going to be so hard to find one. It appears that pre-orders consumed the entire supply.

I know there is one on eBay, but they want almost double.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:23   #2
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They pop up for sale on knife forums from time to time - I've seen a few from $120 - $160 NIB. You just have to watch out for them. I believe the first production run was only around 1000 units.

Take this for what it's worth... my MBC instructor is in close contact with Mike Janich. From what I hear, Spyderco STILL has crazy demand for knives such as the Para 2, the Manix line, to name a few. USA made and great price points... you get the idea. So, it's just a matter of Spyderco juggling / prioritizing production. I do believe they are still trying to ramp up across the board.
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Old 05-06-2012, 17:12   #3
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Yojimbo 2 - a review from some guy on amazon.com -


3.0 out of 5 stars disappointment, December 11, 2011
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This review is from: Spyderco Yojimbo2 G-10 Plain Edge Knife, Black (Sports)
i was pretty excited when I could order the Yojimbo2 knife this early. I am a fan of Michael Janich and I routinely carry a similar model , Blackhawk ' s "Be Wharned " model ,which I believe is also A Janich design.
Was disappointed when I received it and this is why... First the good point: the blade is outstanding.. strong, sharp ,thick ,purposeful a definite improvement over the Blackhawk. The handle doesn t do jusice to the blade...same size as the Blackhawk but with finer serrations and given the design it is slippery. The real issue to me is the locking mechanism.. it s the same type and desigh and location as the Para Military 2 or the
SuperLeaf but it does not work near as smoothly, further and this is really really annoying ,when the blade locks open the locking lever snaps too far to the center of the handle and pinches my index finger.. this has never happened to me before.
Overall if you can get it open without dropping it and don t flinch when it pinches you , you are holding a beautiful knife in your hand.I hope these issues are a construction problem only with my particular knife....
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:14   #4
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The last batch sold out in late November. There are none to be found until Spyderco releases the next production run, should be in a few weeks.

I've been drooling over one of these for the last few months now....
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:59   #5
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I'll let you know if I see one for sale somewhere.

ETA: Sal Glesser hinted that there would be a release of them this month.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:48   #6
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Thanks Travclem.
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Also I cut the crap out of the tip of my index finger on this knife with it closed and in my pocket. That made me sell it off with the quickness. One of my colleagues loves 'em, and has two of 'em, but I'm not the biggest fan. It is an excellent blade, solid lockup, awesome Spyderco construction, but I don't like the geometry with the blade sitting in the handle while closed.
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How did it cut you while closed in your pocket? Please elaborate.
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How did it cut you while closed in your pocket? Please elaborate.
The point is VERY close to the end of the handle when closed, and since the blade is so thick, the spacing between the slabs is wide enough to get your finger down into it quite readily. Reach for it quickly and without getting your hand around it well and you can pretty easily slice the tip of your finger. (This with tip up configuration, FWIW. You probably wouldn't have this issue tip down, but I'm not used to carrying folders tip down.)
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The point is VERY close to the end of the handle when closed, and since the blade is so thick, the spacing between the slabs is wide enough to get your finger down into it quite readily. Reach for it quickly and without getting your hand around it well and you can pretty easily slice the tip of your finger. (This with tip up configuration, FWIW. You probably wouldn't have this issue tip down, but I'm not used to carrying folders tip down.)
Not sure how this would happen if the blade was tip up and seated against the back of your pocket. Do you have the clip on the appropriate side for your carry?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:06   #11
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Do you have extra skinny fingers? I have pretty big hands and don't see my fingers going between the scales.

I also would have the blade against the back of my pocket as Travclem pointed out.
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Not sure how this would happen if the blade was tip up and seated against the back of your pocket. Do you have the clip on the appropriate side for your carry?
It was, and I did. FWIW, I got size L hands if you're referencing Mechanix gloves. If you guys love this knife, so be it, I hope you have no issues with it. I love it in a way, because I had two of them and I sold them both for 50% more than I paid for them on ebay.
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It was, and I did. FWIW, I got size L hands if you're referencing Mechanix gloves. If you guys love this knife, so be it, I hope you have no issues with it. I love it in a way, because I had two of them and I sold them both for 50% more than I paid for them on ebay.
I don't doubt that you did it. I'm just trying to picture how it happened.


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Old 06-26-2012, 09:03   #14
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ronin, if you're still on quest to acquire yojimbo, knifeworks just took delivery (unknown quantity):

https://www.knifeworks.com/
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:45   #15
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Thanks NSA, I'll check them out.
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Here's one available (not mine):

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...o-2-And-zt-550
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:10   #17
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I got mine two weeks ago, longest I've ever waited for a knife, then actually still wanted it when it became available.

It was worth the wait, an ideal defensive folder...
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I gotta check here more frequently. That went quick!
I appreciate the help though.
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Old 07-20-2012, 13:10   #19
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The Yojimbo 2 really is an awesome knife. I got to play with Michael's personal prototype which he carries last year when photographing his three day defensive knife class. I have not seen one for sale in a while, I wish I would have preordered one last year.
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