The Jumpmaster 2 is a second-generation expression of the acclaimed Jumpmaster design that combines all the high-performance features of the original with the increased versatility of an acute point.
Developed in close cooperation with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division jumpmasters—specially trained airborne-qualified soldiers who control parachutists during airborne operations—the original Jumpmaster was purpose designed to quickly and efficiently cut static lines in “hung jumper” situations. Its blunt-tipped sheepfoot blade had one of the most aggressive, long-wearing Edges Spyderco ever produced, making it a popular tool of choice for survival-minded individuals who wanted a corrosion-free knife capable of extreme cutting power. That audience, however, also expressed a preference for a more acute, utilitarian point design that would make the knife even more versatile in emergency situations. When they spoke, Spyderco listened, and the result was the Jumpmaster 2.
The Jumpmaster 2 faithfully retains all the key performance characteristics of the first-generation model, but packs them into a leaf-shaped blade with an acute point profile. Its hollow-ground leaf-shaped blade is made from 100%-rustproof H-1® steel and offers the same impressive cutting power and Edge retention as its predecessor, but with the added benefit of a more versatile point. Injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales with Bi-Directional Texturing™ guarantee a secure grip and are attached to the blade’s skeletonized full tang with rustproof hardware.
In keeping with its broader scope of application, the Jumpmaster 2 is furnished with a custom-molded, snap-fit Boltaron sheath with a G-Clip attachment. The sheath’s symmetrical design allows the angle-adjustable G-Clip to be attached to either side, supporting a wide range of left or right-side carry positions.