C253 YoJumbo

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The C253 YoJumbo is part of Spyderco's Value Folders series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C253 YoJumbo appeared in the following catalogs:


Michael Janich

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C253 YoJumbo:

"Since its introduction in 2011, Michael Janich’s Yojimbo™ 2 design has earned a respected place in Spyderco’s product line and legions of devoted followers worldwide. The YoJumbo builds on that success, scaling the design up by over 20 percent and refining its ergonomics to accommodate a wider range of hand sizes.

Its formidable four-inch (102mm) Wharncliffe blade is hollow ground for superior edge geometry and features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening. The handle’s open-backed construction and nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners keep weight to a minimum, while its coarse-textured G-10 scales promote a positive, non-slip grip.

A high-strength Compression Lock and four-position pocket clip complete the package, making the YoJumbo a truly formidable cutting tool optimized for personal-defense carry."[1]


The C253 YoJumbo is made in Spyerco's factory in Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth and has

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C253G Textured black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2020 - 235.00$ (2020) Regular production Hollow grind Chrome 4-way LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C253GBBK Textured black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2021 - 285.00$ (2021) Features a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating and a matching black-coated four-position clip and handle hardware. The nested stainless steel liners also have a 'stealthy' black coating, Regular production Hollow grind Black 4-way LH/RH, TD/TU Variant

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C253 YoJumbo:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C253G 235mm 136mm 102mm 102mm 14.1mm 3.7mm 145g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C253 YoJumbo:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C253G 9.26" 5.37" 4.00" 4.00" 0.56" 0.145" 5.1oz


  1. The C253 YoJumbo in Spyderco's online catalog


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