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    Yojimbo 2

    Any Yojimbo 2 owners out there that can give feedback on the knife?

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    I ordered one but thus far I have only received the newer product documentation. Gonna follow this thread a little to see what the others say.
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    I think it's right up there with the para 2 . It's comfortable I'm the hand , love the blade shape! I know it's mainly a self defense knife but it works great as an edc to . I've carried it for about 2 weeks and love it!
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    Can't go wrong. Ergos great, solid knife. And, I use it for EDC stuff - cutting, used it on rope, twigs, couch material, foam core. Hit staples with the edge, and it came back to screaming sharp with a few swipes on the stone. I wouldn't pry with the tip, but sharpening couldn't be easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RLR View Post
    Can't go wrong. Ergos great, solid knife. And, I use it for EDC stuff - cutting, used it on rope, twigs, couch material, foam core. Hit staples with the edge, and it came back to screaming sharp with a few swipes on the stone. I wouldn't pry with the tip, but sharpening couldn't be easier.
    Thanks for the info, I wanted to know how it performs as an edc blade since i'm hoping the majority of the cutting task will be edc rather than defensive.

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    It's going to perform like an overbuilt carpet knife. A really really awesome overbuilt carpet knife. Just be careful with the tip, it's not meant for prying and it's not a screwdriver or a throwing knife.


    If/when they're ever readily available again, i'm buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iyn View Post
    Thanks for the info, I wanted to know how it performs as an edc blade since i'm hoping the majority of the cutting task will be edc rather than defensive.
    i agree, i can not wait to get one of these, its #1 on my most wanted list right now
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    I really wish I could give feedback. Mine has been on backorder since November.
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    Holding it with the thumb on the spine, it's pretty much the best fitting knife I own. Very comfortable but I'm not big on the finger scallops on this or any other knife. They never seem to work out for me. Besides that it has worked well with my cutting tasks but I'm careful not to damage the point even though it's not much thinner than the Para 2.

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    I love the acute tip, it's great for tight precise cuts!
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    Got one on pre-order at CS.
    1st thing I'll do is put a set of coarse Toxic green scales on. And put the stock black away.

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    I've had mine since Christmas and I absolutely love it.
    From an ergonomic standpoint, the Yojimbo is quite simply one of the most comfortable knives I’ve ever held. The handle nearly “melts” in my hand. You can certainly tell that a lot of thought went into this knife; the attention to detail is simply amazing. For instance, I like how the top part of the dual jimped liners (just behind the top of the blade when fully open) are recessed ever-so-slightly to prevent hang-ups on pockets, etc. I also love how secure (and safe!) my index and middle fingers feel when in position inside the generous choil area. The Yojimbo is also a pleasure to carry as an EDC blade due to its compact size when folded. (I have had several larger knives that are more difficult to carry in the right front pocket due to the tendency to “bind up” in the pocket when in the seated position). The Yojimbo is also very easy to deploy; the blade follows through and snaps into place with very little effort. The addition of the Compression Lock was brilliant. I couldn’t imagine this knife with any other locking mechanism.

    I would whole-heartedly give the Yojimbo II (and its designer, Mr. Janich), a huge “A+”

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    There are a few reviews on YouTube and a surprising number complain about their's having an extremely stiff lock which occasionally pinches when used. Some have the problem and others don't.

    It's my hope that they address these hiccups in the second batch. I'll buy one if/when they do.

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    You guys put the yojimbo2 on the top of my want list and moved the para 2 to 2nd place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iyn View Post
    You guys put the yojimbo2 on the top of my want list and moved the para 2 to 2nd place.
    Well let me help you push the para 2 back to the top. There. Now you have both the Yojimbo 2 and Para 2 at the top of your list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mako109 View Post
    Well let me help you push the para 2 back to the top. There. Now you have both the Yojimbo 2 and Para 2 at the top of your list
    I just declared the stretch 2 as my perfect defensive blade and made and promised myself to stick to VG-10 steel, FRN handle, blade size between an delica and endura and now I'm looking at these 2 blades, when will this end. Now I have to find a new category to justify this. Thank You to all who introduced me to the Yojimbo 2.

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    I carry my Yojimbo 2 every day at the office using my IWB method through my front right belt loop which helps keep it close to horizontal so it's comfortable to carry. It is has been carried for SD, but after reading this thread I may try using it for EDC cutting tasks

    Great ergos, stout blade, s30v, g10, and compression lock make it one of my favs! Once you hold it, you can tell a lot of thought went into this one!
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