Developed in close cooperation with the jumpmasters of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, the Spyderco Jumpmaster is a high-performance cutting tool specifically designed to support airborne operations. Jumpmasters are specially trained personnel who oversee airborne troops as they exit an aircraft during parachute operations. If a soldier hangs up and his chute fails to deploy, the jumpmaster must quickly and safely cut the static line to free the jumper.
The Jumpmaster’s fully serrated SpyderEdge cutting edge powers through webbing, rope and other fibrous materials with a vengeance, while its blunt-tipped sheepfoot profile eliminates the dangers associated with a traditional sharp point. Its blade is hollow ground from H-1—a remarkable nitrogen-based steel that is extremely corrosion resistant. To ensure strength, a deft balance, and a positive grip during high-stress situations, the Jumpmaster features a skeletonized full tang capped by injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon scales. The ergonomic shape of the handle “brackets” the user’s hand while the Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern of the scales ensures a positive grip in even the most demanding circumstances.
The Jumpmaster comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath with a versatile G-Clip™ attachment that supports a full range of carry options. An ambidextrous injection-molded polymer sheath is also available as an optional accessory. The original sheath for the Jumpmaster includes nylon straps for carry on the calf and is sold separately.