Spyderco's 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.
This Dragonfly 2 features a VG-10 stainless steel blade. The blade is hollow ground with jimping at the choil and the spine for better control and feel. The handle 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.
I purchased this as a gift for my daughter and was very pleased with the speed of shipping, the condition of the package and product on arrival, the overall product itself, and the laser engraving. Quality control looks good on it, and it cuts well in my limited testing. As a result, I'm also very pleased to be able to give it to her. Just so you don't think everything is perfect, I did mention "little." The small size is the only potential negative that I see (in my limited handling) for those with relatively broad hands like me. I can get four fingers on it using the split choil and a tight-fingered grip, but I don't think it would be comfortable doing that for extended, heavy use. With my expectation that she won't be using it much and with her smaller hands, that shouldn't be an issue for my daughter, but I added a little lanyard with a lanyard knot 1/2" off the back for added grip purchase, just in case, and it worked perfectly for me. For relatively light duty, I think it will be a good choice for my daughter and many other people. It won't take up much space in a pocket, purse, or backpack, so it can be carried easily (and legally in most jurisdictions) and be available when needed for many years to come.
Super lightweight and fun to use. I can't wait to carry it around with me.
Beautiful blade. Hoping to stonewash it and RIT dye it soon for fun. Very flicky when you break it in!
Locking mechanism is great for high activity sports and such. I've had knives open and poke through my pocket playing basketball. This knife works great though and is super light. I'm even comfortable jumping on the trampoline and don't have to worry about it opening and impaling me. It is still very easy to open and close one-handed once you break it in a little. Great Knife
Love this new addition to my Spyderco collection. One of the sharpest knives I have received out of box. Performs EDC tasks that I would normally use a larger knife for. Orange is a bit brighter than pictured which I was pleased with. Perfect companion blade to my Spyderco Manix 2 in blue!
I have been carrying this knife in an EDC role for a couple weeks and it has performed very well! Good blade steel and very sharp out of the box. The finger choil and thumb ramp fit perfect for my medium-large hands. This will be a great addition to anyone's daily tool needs.
This is my first Spyderco! Very nice knife, ultralight and larger than life.
I got this for something I could carry in Chicago. I discovered this was a great EDC knife which opened the doorway to a Delica, Endura, Manix XL... The finger choil is large enough for my XL hands to get a great grip on the little knife. Thumb jimping is good as well. Between the large choil and jimping, this small EDC knife handles better than many of my XL knives.
This is my first Spyderco and it didn't disappoint. It's been my primary edc for the past couple of months. The grip is great and fits naturally with the finger choil. The ONLY downside is that I wish it had a super deep carry clip (I can't even find 3rd party clips out there offering this option).
I will be needing to buy another of these as my daughter has decided that this one is the right knife for her. Not to say it's a "ladies" knife. Pockets are smaller on women's clothing and this knife is very easy for her to carry. Great slicer, Spyderco does an awesome job with their flat grind blades. Cuts above it's weight class and can do about 98% of what I need a knife to do. Very light, you forget it's in your pocket. Nice deep carry pocket clip. Finger choil and thumb ramp allow great control for detail work. Nice "non-threatening" size for carry in an office environment. Buy two 'cause someone in your family will probably inherit/take one of them.
It's capabilities should not be doubted. This knife is designed very very well, and though it may feel light and may not seem like it’s worth the price, you’ll find yourself putting this in one of your pockets every single day for almost everywhere. This is a knife that I don’t have a problem with bringing along with me in the wilderness (for small tasks of course) and in most urban areas (aside from areas where knives are banned of course) as it will not disturb non-knife people (and if it does, then that is their problem). At first, when I bought this knife, I didn’t appreciate it because it was so small. But over time, it is the knife I have carried the most and has been the best knife for the price. I have very large hands and the ergonomics are sweet on this thing.
Perfect blade for throwing in your pockets when you don't want any excess bulk. I've carried this from the beach to mountain tops and has done everything I've asked it to, within reason of course. The ergonomics are incredible, I wear an XL glove and find myself carrying this more than my delicate or manix 2.
I have about 20 folders to chose from, but carry the df2 more than any other. Perfect for light duty tasks. Unobtrusive in an office environment. 5 stars all day long.
For such a small blade, it packs a YYYUGE punch! With the wire clip off, it drops to the bottom of the pocket and disappears - I love that. Being so light and functional, I always have it on me and it doesn't get in the way. Love it!
I have a few Spyderco’s and I love this little one. The shape, size and blade are awesome. The orange looks even better in person. A must have in my opinion.
This is a blade and a half. It just keeps on going. Great knife
I've wanted this knife for a long time and I finally own one. It is a nice size and at first looks small but feels great in the hand. I would recommend to any one looking for a small, lightweight knife.
It's one thing to look at a spec sheet on this knife, it's a totally other thing to hold it. 1.3oz... it is airweight. This thing disappears in your pocket. It comes razor sharp and the orange keeps people from freaking out that you have a knife. I have bent the pocket clip, but it was easily bent back with some pliers. Nutnfancy has a great video on youtube if you want ALL the details. 5 stars!
It is a very well priced knife for the company, with material, and all but it is amazing at its job which is being a tool. It has the advantage of being small enough to not frighten people and also the bright color makes it more appeasing. Would I buy another yes will I recommend it yes but I would say it's a great idea to not just buy one but look at different variant and get another because you will want another.
The Dragonfly 2 is a great precision blade and it's nice to have VG-10 on a knife this size. The lockup is solid and the knife has good ergonomics despite the size. This orange color makes it easy to find in the dark or in the woods.
It's a great little knife to carry when you need something lightweight or non-threatening. Only issue I have with it is that the VG-10 blade is a little chippy.
I love this knife because I work in an industrial environment and I carry a 3.5 to 4 inch blade and a 2 or so inch blade as a backup. Unfortunately, many small knives go cheap on the blade steel which typically under-performs. The dragonfly is light, thin, and durable enough for any task you give it. Sharpens easily for VG-10 and holds a nice edge. I deal with almost entirely hardened steel and the edge rarely ever wears out more than a good stropping would fix. Highly recommended.
Holy Crap this orange is poppin! The pictures do it no justice at all. It's fluorescent. The flat grind is awesome, action is awesome, blade steel is awesome. It's just awesome. This is my 2nd Dragonfly, and I love the knives so much that I'm probably going to buy every variation.
Hold it. Open it. Cut something with it. If you doubt it, you'll learn you shouldn't have. The Dragonfly is a step above the others in it's class.
Absolutely love my dragonfly! I have quite a few Spydies as small as the manbug and as large as the manix 2 XL and surprisingly this lil guy fits the hand like a glove! It came super sharp and carries like a feather!
In the summer when I'm wearing shorts with minimal weight, this knife is great. I can't feel it in my pocket like I can my mini Griptilian. The lock-up on the blade is great and it came way sharper than my mini Griptilian; just saying Benchmade. All in all great knife, the only downside is I wish it was easier to close one handed like the mini Griptilian, but with practice it's easy. Plus, I knew it was a lock-back, nature of the beast.
AS my title says I think this knife is as capable as a knife twice it's size. Not only is the wide flat blade grind very versatile, the spine and choil jimping make this knife an all around task superb EDC tool. Another excellent feature is the knife's back-lock. It seems very durable but is also very smooth to operate.
Love the Dragonfly. It’s a small knife that packs a punch in a lot of ways. Really thin knife starting from the spine and becomes almost razor-thin behind the edge. This knife is a born-true slicer and it’s great around the house for opening packages or slicing up food, but also great for taking with you on a hike due to its high-visibility handle scales.
Knife is great but there are just so many options out there that are better value. Knife is sharp great slicer. Blade is slightly off centered not a huge deal, but kind of is for the price paid. Great grip on it. I do like the orange carries great don't even feel it might forget to take it out of the pocket at the end of the day. In the pocket a little bit of the orange shows. If you want one of these and don't want anyone to see the orange triangle in your pocket a different color might be better. I AM NO EXPERT BY ANY MEANS I just have other knives for way lest money that are way better value that's all probably the last spyderco i buy sadly.
This is a great little pocket blade that fits my hand perfectly. It's light, easy to operate one-handed and the perfect size. The VG-10 blade came sharp, but 15 seconds on a strop and it was wicked sharp. My only complaint is that the FRN handle feels weak and flimsy. The mid-lock adds enough rigidity to make the handle material work on this knife. Always wanted a Spydie but felt they were a tad overpriced. I like the Dragonfly 2, but it hasn't changed my opinion. Would I buy another? Maybe, if it's on sale.