Designer Jeff Park has taken his celebrated Crossbones design and beefed it up with a massive 4.8" black coated blade to create a full-size EDC contender. The Jumbones employs the same handle design as its predecessor, but ramps things up with a 6" black finished aluminum handle and a near 5" blade. It has a full flat ground AUS-8 stainless steel blade that deploys swiftly on an IKBS ball bearing pivot system. The brushed aluminum handle is built with a slender profile, that remains comfortable to carry despite the substantial size.Features:
this is a fun knife to use. it's most obvious purpose is self-defense, but it's length and ability to be opened with one hand makes it useful if you only have access to one arm.
My original impression would be that this knife would be hard to pocket but ive actually found it quite comfortable to daily carry. The action feels solid and satisfying, I read others complain about intense lockup but mine broke in just fine. Overall, boxes at work know to be very afraid when I bust this thing out.
Honestly I was kinda let down on my black jumbones. On mine the liner lock doesn't lock up very well if you slowly open the blade, but if you flip it open like you normally would, the lock then over travels a bit and gets stuck. Makes closing the knife not easy. Plus it is a lot more slender in my hands than I thought it would be. Plus on mine the pivot bearing feels chunky with hard spots. Hopefully things break in, but that'll be a while since its probably not going to be carried much. It did come sharp enough to shave though and I like the matte finish on the handle. Gives the handle a bit of grip. Closing thoughts..It just feels more like a $30-50 knife than a $100 knife