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Pics and Thoughts: Jester (Sprint Run)

Postby smikesmith3 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:54 am

Received a bunch of the Jester Sprint Run knives this morning and was somewhat satisfied with them. First off, they are small, a lot smaller than I had anticipated (didn't look at the specs when I first saw it). I would say it is about the same size as the Ladybug knives. I do like the double jimping for ascetics but trying to figure out a real world use for it. Price ($59) is a tad bit high for something that is so small and only with VG-10 steel. For such a small knife it is solid though, much more solid feeling than any of the FRN Ladybugs I've held. Plus it helps that it is a sprint run and only so many were made. If you were thinking of picking up a Ladybug and price isn't a concern, I'd pick this up as it just feels better overall. Plus I like a little more weight to my knives.

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Postby Wisehybred » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:18 am

I think I have a semi going :) cant wait to get mine! One of my favorite Spydies

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Postby Quick Draw » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:43 am

Very nice ! I thought that they were going to be linerless, but I see steel liners in the pics. Will be getting one for sure when they get around.
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Postby dj moonbat » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:17 am

Quick Draw wrote:Very nice ! I thought that they were going to be linerless, but I see steel liners in the pics. Will be getting one for sure when they get around.
Yeah, I could've sworn I read linerless.

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Postby spydutch » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:29 am

Missin' some teeth....... :D
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Postby jtoler_9 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:32 am

Cute little knife. Thanks for sending the write up.

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Postby araneae » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am

dj moonbat wrote:Yeah, I could've sworn I read linerless.

Man, I wish I had $65 for a keychain knife right about now...
Sal did say linerless. Liners are pretty useless on a knife this small- just added cost to a little knife. G-10 is plenty tough. Oh well, I'd still like one- But that's a steep price for a tiny knife.
smikesmith3 wrote:First off, they are small, a lot smaller than I had anticipated (didn't look at the specs when I first saw it). I would say it is about the same size as the Ladybug knives. I do like the double jimping for ascetics but trying to figure out a real world use for it.
It should be the same exact size as a Ladybug. The Ladybug 2 handle came directly from the Jester.
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Postby Jay_Ev » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:57 am

spydutch wrote:Missin' some teeth....... :D
+1
I wonder if it has the pinned pivot where a blade swap can be performed?
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Postby gbelleh » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Too bad it's not micarta, or at least polished G-10 in a nice dark color.
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Postby rondv » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:05 pm

It is small but I like it! The problem is I like too many Spyderco knifes and have no use for them.

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Postby bh49 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:32 pm

gbelleh wrote:Too bad it's not micarta, or at least polished G-10 in a nice dark color.
+1
I am not huge fan of gray either. I would certainly get it if g10 was polished. But you never know, may be I will get it, polish it and dye it.
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Postby cosmo7809 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:45 pm

Jay_Ev wrote:+1
I wonder if it has the pinned pivot where a blade swap can be performed?
I the entire knife is screw construction. Saw a picture of one on ebay yesterday that shows a pictures of the "backside".
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Postby nakahoshi » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:05 pm

Looks great, Thanks for the pictures

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Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:11 pm

Oh please Oh please Oh please Oh please Oh please let a ZDP Ladybug blade swap work with this handle.
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Postby Rutgrr » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:17 pm

I just ordered 2 from SpydieTalk :D Awesome looking knice. Love the Jester.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:19 pm

Yeah price is an issue for me...about $45 or so and I would be all over it.

My biggest disappointment is the G-10...from all the pics I had seen the G-10 looked to be darker than the rest we had been seeing and that was awesome. But...Meh.

If I can get one cheap enough I will buy because I love the blade shape. Far far better than the LB and I like the construction. But $60 plus shipping is a lot.
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Postby dodisman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Mine just shipped from bladehq tonight...i'm a little surprised at how light the G10 appears. Only have the photos from bladehq as my reference but much lighter

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Postby computernut » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:26 pm

On the small side, I'd rather have that blade shape on a dragonfly or urban sized knife though. I'll probably be getting one though.

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Postby Waffle » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:34 pm

It just doesn't do it for me! :rolleyes: In 6 or 7 years when it's impossible to find... I'll want it.
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Postby jeffc » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:37 pm

computernut wrote:On the small side, I'd rather have that blade shape on a dragonfly or urban sized knife though. I'll probably be getting one though.
And just like that, the dream of an XL Jester is born....nice


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