Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby JRinFL » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:58 am

The upcoming leaf shaped blade option will likely fill that space in the handle that looks like wasted space currently.
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby James Y » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:02 am

I don’t have much to add here, except that this is an awesome thread for anyone even potentially interested in this model.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby p_atrick » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:21 am

Oh man, this thread is really tempting me. I try not to buy knives because I don't use them all that often, so I don't like the idea of buying something that just sits around unused (I've got a couple in mind that are "must" buys). But the RJ is checking a lot of boxes for me. First of all, that handle looks really comfy. That's a bummer about the plastic nubs. The P4LW has a steel pin in place of the nubs, which makes it a little easier to put back together.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:27 am

Rock Jumper looks great! Add another model to my want list :)
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby nerdlock » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:34 am

@david, @grubetown,

Thank you for the replies - much appreciated. :)
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby thewoodpecker » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:01 am

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Evil D » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:36 am

If they can manage to make an Endura sized version of this and squeeze in more edge length than the Endura I'm gonna be ALL OVER it. I was also wondering how the leaf blade version will be, and I have to say I would be ok with the Delica blade shape too (straight spine, shallow belly).
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Wartstein » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:45 am

Can't wait for the RJ to drop in Europe...
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby sal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:40 am

Thanx David, Grubetown,

Great pics, appreciate. As David mentioned, I'll take all of the input I can get.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby vivi » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:05 am

Evil D wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:36 am
If they can manage to make an Endura sized version of this and squeeze in more edge length than the Endura I'm gonna be ALL OVER it. I was also wondering how the leaf blade version will be, and I have to say I would be ok with the Delica blade shape too (straight spine, shallow belly).
If they scale it up a bit it will be a day one purchase for me.

I really like the direction Sal has been going with the Police, Endela and Rockjumper handles. It feels like we're working our way towards a new era of ergonomics.
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Wartstein » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:17 am

thewoodpecker wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:01 am
Video from GPK - https://youtu.be/1XX94qRR2BM

Thanks for posting the vid! :)

I can really recommend watching it to anyone who is interested in comparisons of Rock Jumper to other models.
There are very good ones to Delica, Stretch, Endela, Endura and BM Bugout, for handle area, blade-, and edge length
A lot more detailled than the other GPK vids I personally have seen so far (not too many though tbh)
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby zuludelta » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:44 pm

Thanks for all the comparison pics, guys. I will admit, I was originally lukewarm to the RockJumper when it was first revealed as I already had a Delica 4 Wharncliffe & Yojimbo 2.

But seeing those pics, I see that the RockJumper's handle is quite similar in shape to that of the Li'l Temperance 3's, which has my favourite handle shape of any Spyderco folder as far as general, functional fit. This could very well become my "standard" work knife (a spot currently shared by the Yojimbo 2, the Delica 4 Wharncliffe, & the Li'l Temperance 3).

Definitely picking one up as soon as it becomes available in Canada.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby TJB » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:57 pm

zuludelta wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Thanks for all the comparison pics, guys. I will admit, I was originally lukewarm to the RockJumper when it was first revealed as I already had a Delica 4 Wharncliffe & Yojimbo 2.

But seeing those pics, I see that the RockJumper's handle is quite similar in shape to that of the Li'l Temperance 3's, which has my favourite handle shape of any Spyderco folder as far as general, functional fit. This could very well become my "standard" work knife (a spot currently shared by the Yojimbo 2, the Delica 4 Wharncliffe, & the Li'l Temperance 3).

Definitely picking one up as soon as it becomes available in Canada.
I agree with you 100% it was meh to me for the first while but the more i look at it the more it grew on me and now seeing it in the wild solidified it as a must have as soon as warriors and wonders or S&R get some.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby sal » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:05 pm

Hi TJB,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Steeltoez83 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:08 pm

I wanted a backlock polestar years ago. The handle design reminded me so much of that model I was on board the moment I saw the rockjumper. However when I heard the leaf jumper was down the road I was stoked. Leaf shape fits my needs better.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:08 pm

I bought the Delica SE Wharnie early in the summer to satisfy my SE and Wharnie itch all in one package, especially for the crazy price of like $58. I had initially been looking forward to this Rockjumper.

After all these pics and comments, I'm pretty sure I'll be getting one of these too. I like the Delica handle, but this, it just seems so much more filling in the hand.
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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby abbazaba » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:19 pm

Great pics, thank you!

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby TooSharp » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:29 am

I insert the lockbar and lockbar pivot in last when reassembling. Only way to keep from mangling that little plastic pin. Nice review. Thanks for the effort and pics!

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby grubetown » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:51 am

I am left handed and switched the clip over for left side carry. My artistic sense is urging me to switch the scale and pivot screws so that the show side has the buttons instead of the screw heads. Any reason I shouldn't do this? My plan would be to do one at a time so I don't run into any reassembly issues. TIA.

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Re: Rock Jumper comparison thread + general info

Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:54 am

grubetown wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:51 am
I am left handed and switched the clip over for left side carry. My artistic sense is urging me to switch the scale and pivot screws so that the show side has the buttons instead of the screw heads. Any reason I shouldn't do this? My plan would be to do one at a time so I don't run into any reassembly issues. TIA.


As long as the shape and depth of the holes in both scales is the same it should work. Like you said if you do them one at a time you should avoid any issues. You'll know on the first one whether it will work or not.
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