Designed by noted personal-defense trainer Michael Janich, the Yojimbo 2 is an evolved expression of his original Spyderco Yojimbo design, which pioneered the application of the Wharncliffe blade in tactical folders. The refined ergonomics of the Yojimbo 2 complement the natural contours of the hand, ensuring maximum surface contact and positive control. They also encourage a thumb-forward grip and make the 3-1/4-inch CPM S30V blade a natural extension of the hand.
The PlainEdge straight cutting edge of the hollow-ground blade offers extreme cutting performance by transferring power all the way to the tip and ensures improved point strength. Nested stainless steel liners provide structural strength and form the backbone of the knife?s high-strength compression lock mechanism.
Textured G-10 scales and a four-position clip guarantee a non-slip grip and rapid deployment from all carry positions.
The only way to develop usable defensive knife skills is through safe, controlled contact training with a partner. To do that, you need a training tool that accurately replicates all aspects of your actual carry knife—except its sharp edge and point. The new Yojimbo 2 trainer is mechanically identical to its live-blade counterpart, but features a full-thickness CTST BD1 stainless steel blade that is carefully radiused to allow safe contact. Strategically machined holes in the blade lighten it to match the weight of the live knife (to within two grams) and, along with textured red G-10 scales, clearly identify this knife as a training tool. Its four-position clip allows it to replicate all the carry options of the live knife to support high-speed in-fight deployment training.