Video: MicroJimbo – Michael Janich Design Production Sample 2023

March 14, 2023

This MicroJimbo production sample was shown at the 2023 Spyderco Amsterdam Meet. 

For a more detailed look, photos and information, go to my earlier post on the MicroJimbo production sample.

MicroJimbo – Michael Janich Design Production Sample 2023

March 10, 2023

The MicroJimbo has been shown before at SHOT Show and I’m happy to have had the opportunity to get an up-close look at it, at the 2023 Spyderco Amsterdam Meet. I appreciate how this design is not just a scaled down version of the Yojimbo. It appears to be completely redesigned to transform the Yojimbo concept into a small package. The wireclip fits the smaller ‘more discreet’ design of the MicroJimbo very well. The handle still offers a solid grip. And like the original Yojimbo and the larger Yojumbo, when you grip the knife with the thumb along the spine of the blade, the tip points exactly where your thumb points.

When comparing it to the Lil’ Native Wharncliffe, I noticed the more acute blade profile of the MicroJimbo. There is a lot less mass behind the tip, and I’m sure it will test way better on ‘pork man’ than the Lil’ Native. Another difference is that the MicroJimbo’s handle features much more rounded corners.

(Approximate) Specifications

Closed: 3.74 inch / 95 mm
Overall: 5.71 inch / 145 mm
Blade: 1.97 inch / 50 mm
Thickness: 0.118 inch / 3 mm
Steel: CPM S30V
Weight:  2.96 oz / 84 g
Grind: Full-flat
Lock: Compression
Handle: G-10
Carry: Ambi
Clip: Tip-up
Origin: USA

I have no information on pricing or release dates.

Spyderco Yojimbo 2 designed by Michael Janich

January 6, 2016

For many years, I used to be very much into martial arts next to my obsession with knife collecting. It was inevitable the two would mix and it didn’t take long before I was ‘into’ Martial Blade Craft Training. This interest culminated in my training session with Michael Janich and his group of very welcoming and skilled students. I picked up a lot of insights, as well as a few good natured bruises. Since then, my interest in Martial Bladecraft gradually waned off I’m afraid. Having kids and a second job does cut into your hobby time. Still, I can’t keep my eyes of cool MBC blades and the Yojimbo 2 is an extremely nice and refined example of this category.


People will extoll the new Yojimbo’s ergos, improved lock etc… But the main thing I noticed of the ‘2’ compared to Spyderco’s first Yojimbo, is that it seems to draw a lot faster! Also, and I know Mike likes to emphasize this during his product presentations, the Yojimbo isn’t just an MBC blade; it’s a very useful EDC folder too!