J Jester

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The J Jester was introduced in 2003 and produced till 2006 . The Jester is similar to the L Ladybug in size but has a wider and thicker blade tip, plus spine jimping near the blade tip.

Appearance in catalogs

The J Jester appeared in the annual Spyderco product catalogs from 2002 to 2006 (older, newer):

  • JBMP: not listed in any Spyderco catalog
  • JBK: 2002-2006 Spyderco catalogs
  • JGR: 2002-2003 Spyderco catalogs
  • JPR: 2002 Spyderco catalog
  • JFG: 2004-2005 Spyderco catalogs
  • JSS: 2004-2006 Spyderco catalogs
  • JBL: not listed in any Spyderco catalog
  • JRD: not listed in any Spyderco catalog
  • JGGY: 2012 Spyderco Product Guide

Designer

Spyderco?

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

JBK:

"Take the 2-week Jester Test. Carry a Jester on your keychain, or in your purse or pocket for 14 days then on day 15 leave it home. You'll feel its absence. It offers ergonomic convenience; you forget it's there until you need a knife.

We've notched the blade's spine above the hole with crosshatching as a seat for the thumb while cutting. Another textured section sits on top of the snub nose so your index finger has guiding control over the fine tip. The blade is AUS-6 available in SpyderEdge or PlainEdge. Comes with a black, forest green, lime green or pink FRN handle molded with Volcano-Grip. Clipless. Discontinued Product - No Longer Available."[1]

See also: JGR[2], JPR[3], JFG[4], JSS[5], JGGY[6].

Variations

All Jester variations:

  • Made in Seki-City, Japan
  • Clipless
  • Back Lock locking mechanism
  • Hollow-ground AUS-6 blade
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Collectors club
JBMP Burgundy Micarta PE AUS-6 2002 ? Sprint 1000 Hollow No clip
JBK Black FRN PE SE AUS-6 2002-2006 31.95$ (2002) N/A Hollow No clip
JGR Lime Green FRN PE SE AUS-6 2002-2003 31.95$ (2002) N/A Hollow No clip
JPR Pink (Fuchsia) FRN PE SE AUS-6 2002-200? 31.95$ (2002) N/A Hollow No clip
JFG Forest Green FRN PE SE AUS-6 2004-2005 31.95$ (2004) N/A Hollow No clip
JSS Stainless Steel PE SE AUS-6 2003-2006 39.95$ (2004) N/A Hollow No clip
JBL Blue FRN PE SE AUS-6 ? ? Japan-only N/A Hollow No clip
JRD Red FRN PE SE AUS-6 ? ? Japan-only N/A Hollow No clip
JGGY Grey G-10 PE VG-10 2012 99.95$ (2012) Sprint Run N/A Hollow No clip Variant

Jester & Micro-Light (Photon II) combinations were available in 2004:

  • FL01JFGP: JFGP & Photon II Combo, 44.95$
  • FL01JFGS: JFGS & Photon II Combo, 44.95$

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the Jester

  • There are open questions marked with '?' above. Any answers?

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the J Jester:

Variation Lengths overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weights
Jester FRN 112mm 64mm 49mm 44mm 9mm 2mm 15.7g
Jester SS 111mm 64mm 49mm 44mm 9mm 2mm 38g
Jester G-10 111mm 64mm 49mm 44mm 9mm 2mm 31g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the J Jester:

Variation Lengths overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weights
Jester FRN 4 13/32" 2 1/2" 1 15/16" 1 3/4" 11/32" 5/64" 0.6oz
Jester SS 4 3/8" 2 1/2" 1 15/16" 1 3/4" 11/32" 5/64" 1.36oz
Jester G-10 4 3/8" 2 1/2" 1 15/16" 1 3/4" 11/32" 5/64" 1.1oz

References

  1. The JBK Jester in Spyderco's online catalog
  2. The JGR Jester in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. The JPR Jester in Spyderco's online catalog
  4. The JFG Jester in Spyderco's online catalog
  5. The JSS Jester in Spyderco's online catalog
  6. The JGGY Jester in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

See e.g. the Jester II, The Revenge (pics) thread in the Spyderco forum.

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