I have been stalking this knife for years. Years and years. And here I am willing to pay for a VG10 version that is selling on eBay for $180. Then Knife Joker bucked the trend and instead of commissioning ANOTHER PM2, Para3, or Shaman, they come out of left field with a Jester exclusive, in 20CV nonetheless. After a few months, I am convinced that this is the best ultra small knife (a knife with a blade under 2 inches) ever made. The Ladybug is good, but the Jester is better. And while the difference is small (the Ladybug is like 90% of a Jester) that extra goodness in the Jester makes a world of difference. If you are looking for a keychain knife, a knife to carry in very thin and light clothes, or a knife for an office where people look at you like you wore the GWAR stage costumes to work when you pull out a blade to cut things, this is the knife for you. With the glow in the dark handles and the 20CV steel, this is easily the best version of the Jester, making it the best of the best. I don’t typically go in on exclusives, but for one this different and this good, I couldn’t say no.
One issue is how to consider value. At the original price of $60, this is an insanely great buy, but as an exclusive and one that sold out lightning fast, I know that most people are going to pay twice the for this knife. For purposes of this review I am going to assume that everyone that got this knife did so on the secondary market. In the “Value” section, I will do a bit more of an in-depth analysis on this issue, but for those reading this, I am just going to assume that you will have to pay $120-150 for this blade.
With that, on to the review of one of the coolest Spyderco knives of all time in one of the coolest exclusives they have done.
Nifty. I’d take one.View Linked Article