Spyderco Dragonfly2 Review

November 14, 2013
Spyderco Dragonfly2
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
98
Overall Construction
10
Design / Ease of Use
10
Steel Quality & Edge Retention
9
Durability
9
Value
10

The Good

  • The weight
  • The over-sized thumb hole
  • Ambidextrous carry options

The Bad

  • Wire Pocket Clip can bend easily
THE VERDICT

For an EDC knife, for the common knife carrier, you’re not going to find a much better design than the Dragonfly2. It is small—really small when closed—making it perfect for your daily needs.

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VALUE
For the materials used, construction and overall weight, this knife is priced just right.  Spyderco was able to keep the cost down by using affordable fiberglass reinforced nylon handles and put that savings into the Japanese VG-10 steel.

DESIGN: CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
THE BUILD
The Dragonfly2 is thin but rigid, keeping it light and durable. The textured, fiberglass reinforced nylon scales are highly durable and increase the level of grip in your hand.  

THE LOCK
Lock-back style locks are tried and true and rarely fail – if ever. Spyderco has done a great job of trimming the actuator down, making it level with the frame and then going as far as to notch it out in the middle—so that you can’t accidentally depress it during use.

DESIGN: EASE OF USE
Spyderco revolutionized pocketknives with their oversized thumb-hole, and have carried it over into the Dragonfly2. This knife is so light that you won’t even know you’re carrying it, but when you’re using it, you’ll know you’ve got something substantial enough for those day-to-day odd-jobs.

STEEL QUALITY/EDGE RETENTION
VG10 Stainless steel is a Japanese cutlery steel with Rockwell of 58-60. It will keep a good edge and is highly resistant to rusting. The Dragonfly2 is flat ground which is about as universal as it gets. On par for Spyderco, this knife is razor sharp—which will calm down over some use.

DURABILITY
For its weight, this knife is incredibly durable. The worst that you’ll do, under normal use, is bend the pocket clip (which can easily be replaced).

 


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MSRP
$84.95
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