Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife Black FRN (2.25" Satin) C28PBK2

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MSRP: $105.00
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  • Overall Length: 5.56"
  • Blade Length: 2.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 1.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Material: VG10
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.31"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.34"
  • Handle Material: Polymer
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1.20 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type: Lockback
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Dragonfly
  • Model Number: C28PBK2
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Satin-finished drop point blade made from stainless VG10 steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Textured black FRN handle scales.
  • Ambidextrous lockback mechanism.
  • Reversible tip-up wire pocket clip.


The Spyderco Dragonfly 2 is a second-generation knife that has undergone some stellar improvements thanks to the C.Q.I.-Constant Quality Improvement process employed by Spyderco. The Dragonfly2 maintains the same blade and handle geometry with leveraging points that make the Dragonfly cut and feel like a much larger knife.

The Dragonfly 2 features a premium VG-10 blade with a full flat grind and now has jimping at the choil and the spine for better control and feel. The handle on the second generation Dragonfly uses Spyderco's patented Bi-Directional Texturing on the fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) and has a reversible tip-up wire clip for superb carry characteristics. The Back Lock steel frame ensures a tight lock with solid performance.

Customer Reviews

Small hands? Perfect!
Adam D. on Oct 16, 2018

Very ergonomic and compact knife, super easy to open with or without gloves (thin or thick), also the jimping is awesome. Comes sharp as a razor, be careful when handling it! Also, this has been my edc for 2+ years now and I use it alot.

It's great.
Sam D. on Feb 23, 2019

Bought this as my primary box opener for work. Works like a charm. Lasts about two days before the hair shaving edge is gone. I absolutely love VG-10. Glad I skipped the headache of zdp

Love this knife
Omar R. on Jan 5, 2018

I love this knife so much. This knife is small but packs a big punch I threw a lanyard on it just to give it a little something extra to hold on to. I love the finger choil. This is one of my most carried knives in my collection next to my Delica 4.

Small knife, massive package
William L. on Aug 3, 2016

Many people scoff at a small knife, leaving them for small tasks like opening letters or scraping dirt from under their fingernails. This knife does what you put the blade against, and asks for seconds. The finger choil and thumb ramp suck the knife to your hand like glue, and coupled with the bi-directional design on the scales, you would be doing something wrong if you lose your grip. The VG-10 steel holds an edge that would cut your eyeballs if you look for too long, and is easily maintained without sacrificing edge retention. Edge is easily polished to a mirror edge. Pocket clip is good for a knife this size. This knife is in my pocket or on my person every day, taking the tasks that the larger knife is not needed for. Overall- Great knife in a compact package, buy one. Hell, buy 5 of em, you won't regret it.

Definition of "Little Big Knife"
Jacob D. on Feb 22, 2019

This was one of the first knives I bought when I started getting into the hobby. It still ranks as one of my very favorites. My D-fly lives in my robe and pajama pants pockets. Family, friends, lovers, they all make fun of me for carrying a knife in my pajamas. But then who looks stupid when they have an early morning package to open or zip tie to pop? Them. They look stupid. Because I have a knife and they don't. Therein lies the genius of the Dragonfly. It is so light that it never weighs you down and can always be there when you need it. And when you need it, it kicks butt. For being so small, it is so comfortable to use, like an extension of the hand. Spyderco's Japanese manufacturer does an excellent job with quality. The VG-10 steel, although no longer as top of the line as it once was, takes an astoundingly sharp edge easily and retains it well enough. It also has good corrosion resistance. I love the grind on this knife. The blade stock is super thin and slicey. Some people hate on the wire clip, but I love it. It doesn't announce "Hey! I have a knife!" to normies when you're out and about, it retains the knife really well, carries deep, and is almost impossible to catch on anything due to the rounded edges. I could go on forever about this knife. Frankly, it almost feels like a loyal friend. The price is creeping up on these year after year, but I still think it's one of the best investments you could make on a knife.

Flys right into my pocket!
Timothy M. on Oct 12, 2018

I got this knife in a BHQ bundle with a Para 2, and almost bought another one in H1 right after getting it. I often will carry two knives, one larger hard use knife and one smaller precise knife, and more often than not this one finds its way into my pocket. Ultra-lightweight, good steel, great edge, super ergonomic, and at a great price. I really don't have any issues with this knife.

My EDC for 10+ years
David D. on Feb 6, 2020

Three incarnations of the dragonfly have been in my pocket almost everyday for more than 10 years. I have several other knives, but the size and utility is perfect for pretty much everything I encounter on a daily basis (opening boxes, stripping & cutting wire, quick detail cuts and trims on wood and plastic, cleaning up supports from 3D printed parts...). The VG-10 for my current dragonfly takes a very nice edge, and sharpens reasonably fast. The texture on the jimping makes the knife comfortable even in my XXL hands (I'm 6'5"), and the light weight allows me to forget it until I need it.

Pocket Surgeon
Jess W. on Oct 12, 2018

I bought this a an EDC to pair with a tactical blade. I use this for all my daily cutting chores. It disappears in my back pocket until I need it. The Dragonfly cuts far beyond its size. The vg10 is easy to touch up with a few passes on the stone. The blade is a precision instrument that is easy to handle. The size will not scare reasonable people, I often carry it as my Gentleman's knife. Highly recommended

Cuts everything
Matthew H. on Jul 7, 2019

This little guy has been living in my pocket since it arrived. Does everything I ask and is barely noticeable in pocket.

Great knife,
Jacob M. on Jan 30, 2017

Love this knife, will use as an primary/backup EDC for years to come.

Small Knife EDC
Michael C. on Mar 14, 2019

Great knife, came extremely sharp from the factory. Bought in order to carry into Federal Building with blade length restrictions. Often forget I’m carrying the knife due to size and weight.

The Delica, but smaller!
Chris W. on Oct 1, 2019

I cannot recommend this knife enough! Anyone who likes small knives, and likes the Delica should get this knife. This thing is such a good EDC knife due to its size, weight, good blade steel, and durability.

Dress Pants Appropriate
Joseph B. on Oct 12, 2018

Prior to my bugout, the dragonfly was my de-facto EDC as I work in an office and other knives were just too heavy to carry. I loved the lightweight carry and the design. If, however, I could ask for an update it would be to the lock. I am not a fan of back locks as they really require two handed closing and probably worse is that I could never de-activate the lock without putting some part of my hand in the blades path. Which is why when the bugout came out, it became my new edc. Would love for an update to the dragonfly to change that though!

Great Box Cutter
Tom C. on Oct 26, 2019

About the only thing I've used it for so far is opening boxes. But, I'm shelving all of my razor blade based cutters and just keeping this one handy (which is not difficult with this thing's size).

5 years on, still in the rotation.
Sean C. on Jan 8, 2018

So light and yet capable. Fits great even in larger hands. Just great for EDC tasks.

Best small work knife!
Jacob H. on Oct 12, 2018

I’ve used my dragonfly 2 with g-10 scales for a couple of months now. I work at a diner and most of my co-workers are weird about big knives, so when I got this it was perfect. The VG-10 takes a laser sharp edge and will keep cutting for days and days. Absolutely love this knife.

I only wish it came in S30V steel
Roy H. on Apr 17, 2019

This is my favorite small edc knife made by Spyderco. It just disappears in pocket and cuts anything put it front of it without thinking twice. I really wish they would offer it in S30V or any of the higher end steels really. Maybe even a Dragonfly 3??? that's slightly larger with a premium steel blade would be a dream knife for me. Near perfect small edc carry knifes in my opinion.

First Spyderco
Eduardo G. on Jul 30, 2019

Carrying this knife you forget its there, great ergonomics for the size. Perfect size if you want to go as small as possible while still feeling like you have an adequate tool. The VG 10 does dull pretty quickly though. Maybe opt for the ZDP-189 version. Also it is a nice knife because people dont really get scared when they see it. The clip is great, is legal damn near everywhere. The leaf blade shape gives it a tall grind making it very slicy and the tip is below the midline of the blade which is very useful for everyday tasks. The backlock is kinda tight at first but loosens up with time. It has been my most carrried knife since I got it.

Fantastic Little Knife
Cameron D. on Feb 22, 2019

I bought a Dragonfly because I wanted something small I could pull out at work (without being reported to HR) AND a blade that could actually cut. This does both. It's a smaller knife, but for my smaller hands it's perfect. I can fit three fingers on the handle and the fourth on the choil.

Perfect EDC
Jeffrey R. on Oct 12, 2018

I've tried knives of all different sizes for an EDC and always come back to the dragonfly 2. I hate bulky items in my pockets so I love that this guy fits right into the change/watch pocket of my jeans. VG10 is perfect steel for my use. Only thing I would change would be a black pocket clip.

Most Practical EDC
Liam G. on Jan 7, 2018

I feel this and the Delica share the title for best EDC knife. The blade length is very functional with the jimping, and allows for a small tool to actually feel practical in the hand. I will admit, the ergos don't make this one feel as perfect as the Delica, it certainly won't leave you disappointed. While the black on this model look awesome, I prefer the Zome green for the "Dragonfly" look. What sets this apart from almost any other knife you can find, is the functionality for the size, ability to disappear in the pocket, and ability to close one hand - despite the back-lock. You are getting a good steel, from a great company, easy middle finger flick, and a deep carry wire clip for a phenomenal price!

Eric W. on Aug 23, 2020

Surprisingly fidget friendly. Packs a punch above its weight class. The FRN may not be pretty, but it is highly functional.

XL hands no problem
Bryan M. on Oct 8, 2019

I purchased the Dragonfly 2 after a soccer mom lost her mind when I whipped my PM2 out to cut something. When the DF2 arrived I thought no way could a 6'4" guy with XL hands use this knife. 6 months later I can say it is a gem. I comfortably maneuver the knife and it masters all light-medium tasks. I quickly mastered flicking it open with the very tip of my thumb. It is so light it disappears from your memory while carrying. My one slight complaint is the clip is a little squirrely in how it attaches. Mine has come lose a couple times. It will never replace the mighty PM2 but the Dragonfly 2 provides big results in a small package.

Big hands? No problem.
Zach C. on Oct 15, 2018

This is a small knife. However, thanks to Spyderco's commitment to ergonomics you're probably not going to notice so much in hand. I've carried the SOG Twitch II before and it's similar size unfortunately doesn't mean a similar experience. The forward choil and thumb ramp give this knife a grip I'd almost compare to a Delica 4. Not quite the same, but for such a small knife it's impressive. It's also extremely light, thanks in part to the lack of liners, but you won't miss them. Solid handle, extremely solid lockup and a great blade shape. Why haven't you bought one yet?

My favorite EDC blade
Charles D. on Feb 22, 2019

I find this knife more and more useful every day. I work in an office and this blade is perfect for carry in dress clothes. It’s lightweight enough not to pull down the edge of slacks pockets, yet built well enough for most daily tasks.

Just right
William T. on Jul 20, 2019

Small enough to nearly vanish in my pocket; fits well in my big hands. I'm finally retiring my Dragonfly 1 (after years of honorable service!) for a replacement with reversible clip. It's been a mainstay of EDC (the old one) and I expect the 2 to do the same.

My first Spyderco
Michael J. on Jan 7, 2018

Went with this one over the delica based on blade shape. This is just a beautiful knife. Only negative so far is the handle shape is a bit slim in hand. Fingers curl around the handle, but it definitely does not fill the hand (compared to Rat2). Still like this very much and will be keeping it, but will be buying the delica as well.

Super Light
ADAM R. on Feb 20, 2020

Solid spiderco construction, well thought out ergonomics as would be expected. I'm around a lot of families and soccer moms, so bought it as a low profile option for EDC. It's so light and small I will carry it in my front waistband and not even notice it when I'm sitting down. Comes super sharp out of the box. The aesthetics aren't for everyone but I've owned a Delica for 9 years and its one of the most 'useable' knives I own. So far Dragonfly looks to be the same story. I only knocked it down one star because for the price I'm not as drawn to it as other knives I have. I carry this as a compromise when I need super light and super small.

Little Knife, Big cuts
Kyle K. on Oct 14, 2018

I recently picked up this little guy, it was a pleasant surprise. For a knife this small I didn't think much so this exceeded my expectations. VG-10 is a fairly good steel, holds an edge well, sharpens well. Was a little stiff out the box but it just needed to be broken in as all knives do. What a great little slicer this is. Great finger choil. This is basically the delica's little brother. -1 star for the pocket clip that I'm not too big of a fan of

Like the Size!
Esquire K. on Jan 16, 2018

I bought this for a small, quality EDC for those times when I wanted a good knife, but couldn't carry a large blade because of restrictions, or type of clothing. This looked great because it was small, but the tall blade profile allows it to be used like a larger knife. It is super attractive, well made, and near weightless. I really like the wire pocket clip. Objectively, -1 star because the handle feels a bit cheap, but then again, its a Spyderco, and my Endura with the same handle has lasted for over 20 years of hard use. But genuinely happy with the purchase.

Ultra lightweight EDC
Gordon I. on Oct 13, 2018

I wanted a discreet carry knife that could basically disappear on your person but still function in EDC roles. The dragonfly is almost perfect in that roll. Deep carry wire clip allows it to ride low in pockets. Its weight or lack there of ensures that it doesn’t telegraph or print while wearing formal attire. My only criticism would be the edge design. I would like to see a bit more belly to the cutting edge. I think that would allow it to punch above its weight class in more cutting tasks. The I ncrease in belly would also improve its tip strength/durability. But overall great size and great weight!

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