Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Lightweight Signature Folding Knife with 2.3" VG-10 Steel Blade and High-Strength Orange FRN Handle outlet sale - PlainEdge popular - C28POR2 outlet online sale

Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Lightweight Signature Folding Knife with 2.3" VG-10 Steel Blade and High-Strength Orange FRN Handle outlet sale - PlainEdge popular - C28POR2 outlet online sale

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Spyderco
Model Name
4000069
Handle Material
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon
Color
Orange
Blade Material
Stainless Steel

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  • "First we made things sharp

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    How we got our start?
    Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. Spyderco’s first knife-related product was the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker. Originally sold out of a converted bread truck, it remains one of our best-selling products over 40 years later.
    What makes our product unique?
    Spyderco pioneered the modern folding knife, introducing now-common features like the pocket clip, serrated edge and one-handed opening capability. Those innovations revolutionized the pocketknife and changed the knife industry forever. Those who know carry Spyderco.
    Why we love what we do?
    Today, that creative spirit and an uncompromising commitment to quality are still the heart of Spyderco's distinctive product line, which includes a full range of folding knives, fixed-blades, sharpeners & other accessories produced in 5 different countries, including our facility in Golden, CO USA.
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    Dragonfly 2

    RELIABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE

    Left/Right Tip-Up CarryThe Dragonfly concentrates all the features of a full-sized folding knife into a compact, pocket-friendly cutting tool. Its pocket clip, Spyderco Round Hole and sturdy back lock mechanism provide convenient carry, one-handed operation and serious functionality. The refined ergonomics of the handle and textured index-finger choil provide a comfortable, secure grip with all sizes of hands and the flat-ground blade cuts with authority far beyond its size. The Dragonfly is available with several different handle choices, including stainless steel, foliage green G-10 with stainless liners, textured FRN, and even a “tattoo” version with etched, colorized artwork on stainless steel. High-performance VG-10 stainless steel is the standard blade steel for most versions.

    SPECS

    • VG-10 Stainless Steel Blade
    • Sturdy Back Lock Mechanism
    • Full-Flat Ground
    • FRN Lightweight Handle
    • Multiple Variations Available
    • Made in Japan
    DRAGONFLY 2 ENDURA 4 DELICA 4 LADYBUG MANBUG
    Model # C28 C10 C11 LBK MBK
    Lock BACK LOCK BACK LOCK BACK LOCK BACK LOCK BACK LOCK
    Carry TIP UP FOUR-POSITION CARRY TIP UP AMBI NO CLIP AMBI NO CLIP
    Series SIGNATURE SIGNATURE SIGNATURE SIGNATURE SIGNATURE
    Origin JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN
    Blade Length 2.28"-2.32" 3.55"-3.78" 2.75"-2.9" 1.90"-1.93" 1.97"
    Overall Length 5.54"-5.63" 8.53"-8.78" 7"-7.10" 4.38"-4.41" 4.47"

    THE SPYDERCO WAY

    Spyderco is a business that provides state-of-the-art innovation and product quality while maintaining traditional values and service.

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    Q: How do I close the knife? I just got it and it seems to almost be locked up.

    A: I received a defective Dragonfly 2 the first time I ordered one. It would unlock only wit…

    a viewer Top Contributor: Fountain Pens
    2 months ago

    Q: Why is the green knife more money then the black are they not the same knifes....

    A: I purchased the foliage green which is vg-10 and is a lot more money n the B.R. Green with…

    MEF | 4 years ago

    Q: Is this the Dragonfly2 (C28BK2)? Or the discontinued C28BK? Thanks.

    A: Mine is a Dragonfly2. I believe that the (discontinued) C28BK has a FRN pocket clip that …

    Amazon Customer | 8 years ago

    Q: Where is this knife made?

    A: This spyderco is made in Japan by hitachi ....ZDP- 189 is considered one of the finest kni…

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    raneman
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    GREAT knife! My new favorite Spyderco!
    Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2013
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Black
    I absolutely love this knife! This is my 6th Spyderco, so I am confident in saying that it''s a great knife. I also own a Tenacious, VG10 Delica 4 (FRN), VG10 Endura 4 (FRN), H1 Pacific Salt, and a H1 Ladybug. I must say that I love Spyderco''s VG10 steel. All of my nicer... See more
    I absolutely love this knife! This is my 6th Spyderco, so I am confident in saying that it''s a great knife. I also own a Tenacious, VG10 Delica 4 (FRN), VG10 Endura 4 (FRN), H1 Pacific Salt, and a H1 Ladybug. I must say that I love Spyderco''s VG10 steel. All of my nicer Spyderco''s are manufactured in Seki City, so I can''t compare to the steels on some of their higher-end models, but the VG10 steel is a huge step up from the 8Cr13MoV which comes on their Chinese knives. I like the FRN handles, but some may prefer G10 (such as on the Tenacious) or Micarta. The FRN is so lightweight that I forget that I have it on me most of the time.

    As for the blade...well, it''s perfect. The full flat grind (FFG) and VG10 steel make it a slicing machine! These are the sharpest knives that I have ever owned. The size of the blade is also perfect for me. My first Spyderco was an Endura which is great outdoors, but a bit too big in public and at work. After my Endura I chose a Delica, which has served me well and was my go-to EDC knife until I got the Dragonfly. The Dragonfly is the perfect size for me - small enough to not get funny looks in public, but large enough to do what any full-size pocket knife should do. The Ladybug was a bit too small (IMO) for anything besides a backup/keychain knife, but the Dragonfly is perfect for my EDC needs. If you''re on the fence about this one just go ahead an buy it! You won''t be disappointed.

    edit: I have included an image of my Spyderco knives for size reference.
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    M. Byrne
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    10 month update...
    Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2014
    I''m updating my review after 10 months of everyday use. "EDC" means different things to different people. For the vast majority, EDC implies a compromise between convenience, utility, and preparedness. That compromise almost entirely depends on your individual... See more
    I''m updating my review after 10 months of everyday use.

    "EDC" means different things to different people. For the vast majority, EDC implies a compromise between convenience, utility, and preparedness. That compromise almost entirely depends on your individual situation.

    I am no longer an infantry Marine. When I was, I used fixed blades, multitools, and folders like the Paramilitary 2. I am not currently a forest ranger, a rancher, a farmer, or a multitude of others occupations that might occasionally need a knife that can pry, chop wood, etc. I''m also not a ''prepper'' or a survivalist, and if I was, this is not the knife I''d be sticking in my bug-out-bag. I don''t live in a war zone. Or even a bad part of town. I have zero cause to carry a bowie or a dagger to defend myself. That''s what firearms are for...

    The DragonFly 2 in ZDP-189 is small and lightweight. I put it in the watch pocket of my jeans and forget about it, even with my iphone in the same pocket. I can drop it into slacks and not be bothered by it. In convenience, it scores an 11 out of 10.

    But there has to be a trade-off in utility, right? Wrong. This knife can carry a wicked sharp edge. It has spectacular ergonomics. I can fit my whole hand on the handle, but I can see how someone with large hands could find it too small. So what it really boils down to is blade length. Is this a long enough blade? For my everyday use it is. The minutiae of daily American life... cutting boxes, small ropes, food, and a multitude of other practical uses is why this knife exists. I am in a healthcare setting and I find it to be invaluable there as well.

    Could I make use a longer blade? Maybe. There are many, many great knives in the 3" range. That said, I''ve found that knives larger than the Dragonfly have a negative trade-off between utility and convenience. That extra 0.5-1" comes at the cost of (1) weight and (2) profile. For example, let''s say that you''re convinced that the DF2 is just too small, so you buy a Delica 4 or a Chaparral... after all, they''re only 2.5oz! Well, that''s over twice as heavy as the Dragonfly 2. I''m sure neither is a bad choice, you just have to know your priorities. For me, I prioritized weight and profile over having a blade length > 2.5".

    So, after 10 months, I stand by my original 5 star review. The knife holds an edge for a long time. It does have a small amount of play when locked, which I find tolerable for its given tasks. Once I accepted the dragonfly 2 for what it was: practical, useful and convenient, I never looked back. It''s a fantastic knife.
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    Pocket Arsenal
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    A winner!
    Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2016
    Review re-posted from Pocket Arsenal Blog.com with consent of author. I feel I have to be honest prior to beginning this review: I absolutely love this knife and this review is in no way going to hide that fact! This knife combines an extremely low weight with an... See more
    Review re-posted from Pocket Arsenal Blog.com with consent of author.

    I feel I have to be honest prior to beginning this review: I absolutely love this knife and this review is in no way going to hide that fact! This knife combines an extremely low weight with an awesome steel in a package that is surprisingly affordable. It also makes an excellent "people-friendly" option to carry alongside another knife that might appear threatening in mixed company. If you are someone who insists on carrying one of Cold Steel''s massive, 5.5 inch-bladed pocket swords but also want something light and unobtrusive that isn''t going to scare people if you need to trim a thread off of your shirt, this is a fantastic option.

    Fit and Finish (9/10): I''ve seen a few examples of this model in the past couple of years, and overall, the fit and finish has been quite good. The blades, out of the box, have been perfectly ground and finished to a dull satin. I always prefer a stonewashed finish on my knives purely for practical reasons, but with a blade steel as hard as ZDP, it is going to take a lot to scratch the blade badly enough that it is noticeable upon casual inspection. There are two reasons I don''t feel I can give a higher score in this category. The first is that most of the models I have seen have blade-centering that is less than perfect when the knife is closed. The problem has always been slight and in no way affects the functioning of the knife. The other issue, which doesn''t bother me, is that the examples I have handled have all had a tiny amount of blade play when open. In my eyes, this knife is really meant for EDC-type tasks. It is plenty stout enough to slice up cardboard, but given the fact that the FRN handle has no liners, I wouldn''t pick this as my first choice for hard use, say, cutting up yards upon yards of carpet or batonning through 6 inches of solid oak. I''ve owned my personal model for the past 2 years, and it has never shown any signs of wearing out, nor has the blade play gotten any worse over time, so I am not going to penalize it too harshly for the blade play issue. This knife is tough enough to do any task one should reasonably expect it to do.

    Steel Choice (9/10): I really, really like ZDP-189 a lot. It is a super hard steel that can be hardened above 65 on the Rockwell hardness scale due to an insane carbon content of 3 percent. This stuff takes and holds a razor''s edge for an unbelievable amount of time. The other thing that is worth noting is that there are very few makers who offer this steel on any of their knives, let alone at this price point. If you start looking around for knives with this blade steel, you are going to find it used primarily on knives from Rockstead and William Henry. Good luck finding anything from those makers for around 70 bucks. This steel has two possible downsides which, were it being used in a different knife, might cause me to downgrade the score.

    The first potential issue is corrosion. As carbon content increases, a steel''s tendency to rust increases as well. ZDP-189 tries to combat that with a massive amount of chromium, but some have still reported rust issues with this steel. I myself have never noticed a problem, but if you think you will be exposing the knife to a lot of corrosive conditions, you could consider getting the same model in VG-10 steel, which in my experience has excellent rust resistance. If you work on a fishing boat, you could get the knife in H1 steel, which is essentially rust-proof, although there are likely other knives that would serve you better in that role. Personally, I am willing to pay the slightly higher price for a knife that, in my two years of ownership, has only needed to be sharpened twice. The other possible issue that can arise with super hard steels is brittleness or chipping, neither of which I have ever experienced with this steel. The corrosion and brittleness issues are, in my eyes, purely hypothetical, because the uses this knife are best suited for do not expose it to highly corrosive environments nor to high levels of shock or lateral force.

    Blade Shape and Grind (14/15): If you think you "need" a 4-inch long blade to accomplish your EDC tasks, I challenge you to carry this knife for a week and see if it ever lets you down. The stock on this blade is quite thin, which allows it to be an excellent slicer. The first time I cut down cardboard boxes with it, it felt more like I was unzipping the cardboard than actually cutting it. This knife has a relatively delicate but precise tip that makes it a superb choice for detailed cutting tasks. The Spyderco leaf-shaped blade has been turned into a more pointed, arrow shape in the Dragonfly II. Overall, it is a fantastic choice for daily use, and I have found that the short length combined with the very acute tip and thin grind makes it superb in situations where a longer blade is simply unwieldy. This knife even does reasonably well with food preparation, although the short blade length means it may have difficulty with larger items. It would not be my first choice to cut a large sandwich in half nor to hack up a watermelon into bite-sized servings.

    Design/Ergos (25/25): Yes, the ergos on this blade really are good enough to warrant a perfect score in this category, and that is largely due to the fact that Sal and his gang at Spyderco have managed something close to magic in this knife. They have managed to come up with a design that is tiny in the pocket, but, due to the finger choil built into the blade''s design, can manage a full, four-fingered grip.

    Both the thumb-ramp and the finger choil on the blade have excellent jimping that is neither too aggressive nor so wimpy as to be useless. The FRN handle provides excellent grip and the pocket clip somehow never causes hotspots during use. People in online forums frequently talk about "little big knives", pocket knives that manage to accomplish tasks usually reserved for larger folders or fixed blades. Typically, people are referring to stocky, overbuilt little nuggets of titanium with thick blade stock--the Spyderco Techno is a great example of this. In many ways, however, I think the Dragonfly II is in fact a better embodiment of this design philosophy. It manages to punch way above its weight and size in terms of the utility it provides its owner.

    Retention Method (15/15): It is hard for me to think of any way in which the pocket clip on this knife could be improved. Spyderco uses a variety of clips on their knives, but the wire clips are almost always my favorite. The roundness of the wire means there are no sharp edges against your hand even when gripping the knife quite tightly. If the clip ever loses its tension, it is easy to bend back the clip and reinstall it on the knife. One thing few people mention but I appreciate is the fact that the clip is retained with a single screw, which makes it easy to install and remove. This is particularly nice because, on occasions when I don''t want to have something attached to my pocket, I will remove the clip and throw on a lanyard. The knife rides unobtrusively in my pocket and is easy enough to grab with the lanyard attached. All in all, I have no complaints with the pocket clip. I suppose one could prefer the darker coloring found on the Sage 1''s wire clip, but that is really splitting hairs.

    Ease of Carry (15/15): If this knife doesn''t get a perfect score here, no knife will. I routinely carry this and entirely forget that I have a knife on me. The pocket clip design means that this knife rides nicely in the pocket. The total weight for this knife is only 1.2 ounces. That is a bit more than the weight of 5 nickels. If you want to carry a pocket knife without it weighing you down, this would be an excellent choice.

    Value (8/10): In many ways, this is the most difficult category in which to evaluate this knife. If you shop around, you can find this knife online for around 75 dollars. When you consider the fact that this is more than a VG-10 Endura or Delica, you have to ask how much the nicer steel is worth to you. VG-10 is a good steel overall. It has excellent rust resistance and holds an edge decently well. It takes an extremely keen edge, but doesn''t hold it for nearly as long as ZDP-189. If you buy the Dragonfly II in VG-10 steel, you can get it for around 45-50 bucks, which is likely to be far more palatable to many individuals when speaking about a relatively small, "plastic"-handled pocketknife. That being said, I still feel this knife is a good value at 70 bucks. As I noted earlier--you are not going to find very many knives with ZDP-189 steel on the market for less than 100 dollars, which makes this knife rather special, even if it costs significantly more than the same knife in VG-10. Whether or not you feel this knife is "worth it" will largely come down to how often you have to use your pocketknife and how often you are able to sharpen it. The other thing to note is that ZDP can be difficult to sharpen if you don''t have a high-quality sharpening system like a Wicked Edge or Sharpmaker, so this may influence your decision as well.

    The Verdict (96/100): As I said at the outset of this review, I absolutely love this little blade. It and the Paramilitary II are likely my two favorite Spyderco knives and I frequently carry both of them at once. This makes a formidable team; one knife is super strong and has a nice long blade while the other is better suited for delicate cutting tasks or use in situations where the PM2 might draw the evil eye of bystanders. All-in-all, this knife offers a super-exotic and high-end steel in a stunningly ergonomic package that is forgotten about as soon as it is clipped to your pocket. There are certain applications where it might not be ideal, but these are few and far between in my daily life. I can therefore give a strong recommendation for the Spyderco Dragonfly II.
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    Irish Sprung
    4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Almost perfect little knife
    Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Zome Green
    Love everything about this stealthy little razor of an EDC except for the back lock. Your fingers are in the blade path when you unlock it , and the spring tension on the blade, combined with a very small handle, makes for lots of cuts and nicks if you''re not paying close... See more
    Love everything about this stealthy little razor of an EDC except for the back lock. Your fingers are in the blade path when you unlock it , and the spring tension on the blade, combined with a very small handle, makes for lots of cuts and nicks if you''re not paying close attention. The back lock makes it a bit slow and awkward to close one handed, but certainly doable. The functions are utilitarian, not fidget spinner entertaining like say a Pm2.

    The DF2 is incredibly light at 1.1 ounces with the clip removed. It completely disappears inside the change pocket of five-pocket jeans. I don''t notice it bouncing around with my keys when I choose to carry it in a front pocket. It has gone through the wash a few times, and it is my most frequently misplaced knife due to it''s small size and feather weight.

    The short blade is very functional due to the 50/50 coil and aggressive jimping, but the small grip doesn''t inspire too much confidence. The frame flexes a little, reminding you that it is a light duty knife. It is flickable, but you might have to tune the main pivot screw for optimal function.

    The VG10 steel holds an edge reasonably well and resists corrosion. It is easily the sharpest factory blade I''ve ever seen, and the edge polished to a near mirror finish with a leather strop and green honing compound.

    Overall, it''s a great knife worthy of any collection, but I''m moving toward a lil Native for a more robust design with better ergonomics and a safer compression lock system.
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    Michael McKeeTop Contributor: Photography
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Nearly perfect
    Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2015
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Black
    I confess. I''m a member of the EDC cult. I carry a knife every day. No, you won''t get the secret password or handshake from me. Those are only conferred if you carry a knife for a year and a day without fail. I don''t belong to the exalted orders. I''m not a... See more
    I confess. I''m a member of the EDC cult. I carry a knife every day. No, you won''t get the secret password or handshake from me. Those are only conferred if you carry a knife for a year and a day without fail.

    I don''t belong to the exalted orders. I''m not a warrior who carries a knife that can be opened instantly with one hand. (and who gets extra point from his beer buddies if his knife has a tanto, armor pearcing point)

    I''m not a woodsman who spits wood with his knife and is ready to skin a deer with his knife. I say he because, while women can join the cult, they mostly have better sense.

    I''m not a collector, who is often a member of the knife geek order. I don''t own dozens of knives am not able to discuss the metalurgy of my knife blade. (okay, I''m a bit of a knife geek but mosly with kitchen knives).

    I am a member of the lowly pocket knife order who wants a small knife to use at humble tasks such as opening packages, letters, blister packs, freshness seals and the like. I use it for garden tasks like cutting twine or harvesting broccoli. I sharpen carpenter''s pencils and trim window shims. I use my knife to clean my fingernails.

    Real pocket knives, not knives that slip into a back pocket with a clip, are small. Most of them have terrible ergonomics and are hard to hold while working with the blade. Many pocket knives don''t have a blade lock and can fold onto a finger. I have a severed tendon in one finger for evidence. Many pocket knives are inexpensive and have cheap steel in the blades.

    The Spyderco Dragonfly II is a small, ergonomic, light pocket knife with excellent steel. It does have a clip, but that is easily removed to make the knife even more pocketable. The handle is durable and easy to grip. The Dragonfly easily handles all the day-to-day tasks I throw at it and holds a very sharp edge very well. The blade is short but that''s what makes the knife pocketable. I''ve found it plenty long enough just about anything I''ve thrown at it. I''ve even used it to section apples. The marked curve of the blade makes the cutting edge equal that that of a bigger knife. If you want a bigger knife, go for it. If you want a big enough knife to handle everyday tasks. Look no further. I''ve found very few products to be as nearly a perfect fit to my needs as this knife.
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    ZDFTop Contributor: Running
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Sensational EDC utility in a small package
    Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2017
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Orange
    Top line: The smallest, toughest, sharpest quick deployment EDC knife you will find Good: Wow is all I can say on this knife (not literally, or the review would end here). I bought it because I wanted to go as small as possible while still having a highly... See more
    Top line: The smallest, toughest, sharpest quick deployment EDC knife you will find

    Good: Wow is all I can say on this knife (not literally, or the review would end here). I bought it because I wanted to go as small as possible while still having a highly functioning Every Day Carry (EDC) pocketknife. Being a fan of other Spyderco knives I''ve owned, I gave this one a shot and have been blow away. Everything on this knife is pretty much perfect. The 2" leaf head has a razor sharp edge out of the box that has held almost completely over the 18 months I''ve carried it. The standard Spyderco deployment hole is as effective as ever, much faster and more precise that your typical flipper/thumb peg options. No liner lock thank goodness; a nice handle release on the back. Body itself is grippy without being abrasive. The VG-10 steel offers great performance/value. One probably overlooked and underappreciated feature: the over and under jimping of the head makes it very hard for this knife to slip in your grip, even with the small handle. Great work all around on this one, Spyderco. I got this knife in the orange color, and that makes it almost impossible to lose. Before you opt for simple black, consider living a little (orange and yellow typically run a little cheaper also!).

    Bad: Not much here. Probably a tad pricey for the average buyer, but worth it for the lasting value IMO. Also, the blade head is a little short, as advertised--you may get limited performance on some tasks that require a longer edge. This should be obvious if you go into this purchase with your eyes open. Just the slightest hint of play when locked, which I''ll take in exchange for not having a liner lock.

    Other: If you are planning for your survivalist trip alone in the wild or some wannabe Rambo type entering a war zone, you probably want to go with something a little bit more substantial. But for around the town, on the job use, this knife is terrific.
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    Montinard
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Long time owner, great small knife.
    Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2018
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Black
    Final conclusion: I''ll give you this first, if I lost this knife, i would immediately order another, no question, no comparison shopping. Usage: Have used this regularly for over 4 years (among other knives). Great for daily tasks and being out of the way.... See more
    Final conclusion: I''ll give you this first, if I lost this knife, i would immediately order another, no question, no comparison shopping.

    Usage: Have used this regularly for over 4 years (among other knives). Great for daily tasks and being out of the way.

    Wear/Durability: It looks surprisingly good despite the fact it has not been babied. The wire clip (a normal wear point on solid clips), frn handle, and vg-10 blade all show virtually no wear. Function and looks are as good as new, maybe just smoother opening action.

    Size and weight: So light and small you''ll forget you are carrying it clipped or free in your pocket. As opposed to other knives, this is one I feel free to throw in my pocket with keys. Forget it is there until I need it. You have to decide if this is big enough for your personal needs, but for the size I would say it is hard to beat. If you have notions of heroism, you probably want to size up. The size is also non-threatening to others, if that is something you run into.

    Blade: The edge has held up well. No difficulty sharpening on the sharpmaker or strop. The profile, like other spydercos slices nicely, which is a lot of the daily use case for most people. Sides show very little wear, some tiny scratches with a flashlight and a hard eye (could polish them out if I cared).

    Plastic handle?: Never had any issues or felt like it would flex too much or fail. Nice grip. Doesn''t feel cheap to me, some might be bothered. Wasn''t sure I liked it at first, but I''m a fan now, in this size knife at least.

    Grip: For the size it is suprising how full/secure of a grip you can get thanks to the finger grooves and jimping on the back of the blade. Compared to the delica I only have half a pinky less on the handle (delica fills the hand more though). The finger grooves also protect you from sliding toward the blade. The scales are grippy.

    Opening: Some have complaints about one handed opening. Do it all the time, don''t get it. Closing one handed is not an issue either (though it is a two step move like any lock back). Maybe it just fits my hand well? Maybe back off on the tension screw?

    Looks: Personal preference, but I think it looks great. The best looks of the spyderco frn/polymer handle lineup imo. Some other frn knives look weird to me (even though I own and like them).

    Value: I just feel like it is overpriced, there are a lot of good budget knives out there. Yes the steel is nice, yes I have praised it highly, but practically/functionally you can get a knife in this smaller size range for half the price, and this knife is not twice as good. That said, i like this knife more, and I''ve easily gotten more value and use out of this per dollar than some other knives I own. I guess I''d say this, I wouldn''t mind keeping another dragonfly around or a different blade steel, but price is just enough for me to hesitate (but if I did lose this one i would immediately replace it).
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    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Perfect EDC
    Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2020
    Size: PlainEdgeColor: Zome Green
    I’m really pleased to be able to give this a 5 star review. I recently purchased a manbug and it arrived with an extremely dull blade. The blade on this knife is sharp and hopefully it stays that way for a while. EDC: I like a light knife when it comes... See more
    I’m really pleased to be able to give this a 5 star review. I recently purchased a manbug and it arrived with an extremely dull blade.

    The blade on this knife is sharp and hopefully it stays that way for a while.

    EDC: I like a light knife when it comes to EDC and I really don’t like pocket clips if I can help it. I’ve lost too many good knives from stupid spoon clips in the past. This one has a pretty good clip although stiff at first, it did loosen up with a little bending. What I also love is that it will fit great inside your pocket even with the clip attached. I keep checking to make sure it’s actually there. Size-wise I think this really is better than the manbug, it’s the perfect size without being too small and it’s built way better in my opinion.

    Ergonomics: this knife is really comfortable in the hand and some people say that there is some wasted space in the handle that goes beyond what’s necessary to house the blade. I guess that’s true but for me, I need that space. My hands must be a little on the larger side because my pinky ends up resting on that little bit of extra handle length which makes it really comfortable.

    Value: well, it a Spyderco folks. You don’t get a great value. If you want a great value look up the steel will cut jack mini or the Ontario rat 2 in d2.

    I will say for me, this knife was worth the the money. My personal weight limit on EDC knives is about 2.5 oz and this comes in well below that. I think this is the perfect size for an EDC for me personally, your mileage may vary. If you don’t mind a little extra weight look up the other two knives I mentioned, they’re a better value.
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    Nitsan Simantov
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    BEST. POCKET. KNIFE. EVER.
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2017
    I wrote a full review (with more photos) about my other version of this knife here: Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt Lightweight Rustproof Spyder Edge Knife - Yellow I bought this second one because I think for me this non-serrated version will work better for most uses. See that...See more
    I wrote a full review (with more photos) about my other version of this knife here: Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt Lightweight Rustproof Spyder Edge Knife - Yellow I bought this second one because I think for me this non-serrated version will work better for most uses. See that review for the full details, but in short: - Amazing 34g weight! - Opens with one hand. - Can be converted to a UK legal (non-locking, under 3 inches) knife with an excellent finger choil (round cutout under the blade) which is much safer than most other non-locking knives. - Razor sharp from the factory and the VG-10 steel holds its edge beautifully. - Comfortable to use. If you want something "stylish" then this plain edge version is better looking, with a beautiful flat grind (edge shape) and the Spyderco logo instead of the H1 logo. Not very visible in my photo, as it was taken on my phone. I did switch the handle colours, because the yellow goes well with the less aggressive looking plain edge version, so I''ll have that as my non-locking one for use outdoors. The black handle and serrated edge both look slightly more threatening, even on such a small knife, so I''ll keep that combo as a locking knife for indoor use. You can purchase this VG-10 steel version with an orange handle but I don''t like that tone of orange, too bright, almost neon looking. If you want to add some colour, you can get Sugru rubber in many different colours, it will likely fit nicely into the pattern on the handle. For example, black handle with apple-green sugru could look nice and unique. Mine was about £60 here on Amazon, but check around, prices vary. On Heinnie I saw the serrated VG-10 black one for about £50 and serrated H1 yellow for about £53. I hope this is helpful.
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    Amazon Customer
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    They''ve been had. Careful ordering refurbished models.
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2020
    I ordered a used version from the warehouse only to discover that some imbecile had swapped out the VG-10 blade for an H1 blade from the Salt version and returned it to Amazon. The size of the H1 is slightly out and they hadn''t swapped the back lock or any other hardware so...See more
    I ordered a used version from the warehouse only to discover that some imbecile had swapped out the VG-10 blade for an H1 blade from the Salt version and returned it to Amazon. The size of the H1 is slightly out and they hadn''t swapped the back lock or any other hardware so it was a crap finish and was put back together incorrectly. I promptly returned it so be careful when ordering the plain edge version of this knife as you''ll probably end up with this same model yourself.
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    Sal
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Really sharp and light not cheap but top quality of course made in japan
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2018
    Awesome pocket knife razor sharp really light and strong i am very happy with it i will buy the Delica 4 soon too . i’m impressed well done Spyderco thank you amazon
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    2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Good but vastly over-priced
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 16, 2020
    Paid the extra special low price of £45.30 for this (typically >£60). Even at that it''s too dear for what it is. Yes, the ergonomics are good, it comes well-sharpened, and the blade stock is nice and thin; but for a plastic handle, an impractical pocket-clip and not much...See more
    Paid the extra special low price of £45.30 for this (typically >£60). Even at that it''s too dear for what it is. Yes, the ergonomics are good, it comes well-sharpened, and the blade stock is nice and thin; but for a plastic handle, an impractical pocket-clip and not much steel, the price seems over the top.
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    Shane D
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Great knife.
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2017
    Really pleased with this knife. Price was great in comparison to other independant websites, arrived within 48 hours. The knife itself is very small and compact but the quality is superb. Razor sharp and really well made.
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