Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt Lockback Knife Yellow FRN (2.25" Satin H2) C28PYL2


  • Satin-finished drop point blade made from rust-proof H2.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Textured yellow FRN handle scales.
  • Ambidextrous lockback mechanism.
  • Reversible tip-up wire pocket clip.


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 an H2 stainless steel blade that will not rust! Spyderco upgraded the usual H1 and switched to the more refined H2. 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.

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Item #BHQ-9301
MSRP: $114.49
Our Price: $80.14
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  • Overall Length: 5.56"
  • Blade Length: 2.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 1.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Material: H2
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.31"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.34"
  • Handle Material: FRN
  • Color: Yellow
  • 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: C28PYL2
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Great knife
Sam S. on Apr 27, 2022

I purchased one of these salt knives years ago and still within my top 3 knives. Only problem is that when I pull it out of my pocket it gets too much attention. Many want to take a look at it, use it, or want to buy it. It is too sharp for people that don’t know the Spyderco brand. Sometimes I carry it as my 2nd knife and only use it when others are not looking. Great knife.

My favourite
Kyle M. on Jul 27, 2021

I have many knives. And find this one taking precedence over all of them. Dont even notice it in my pocket, super lightweight and a great ergonomic blade. The H1 is great and I really like the black hardware, its pretty stylish

Small Yet Mighty
ANDREW M. on Jan 16, 2021

What can I say about this tiny titan? The ergonomics on the Dragonfly is exceptional. The jimping on the blade allows for you to really choke up on the blade and get a unique and strong grip on the knife. The H1 steel is almost magic. The bidirectional grip on the handle makes for a terrific grip when in dry and wet conditions. Wrapped up in a light package this is an excellent EDC carry and special use knife.

My new beach blade
Adam H. on Sep 10, 2020

This thing is adorable, light, small, and totally rustproof. I can't even feel it in my swimsuit, which is perfect. Love this little guy!

Near Perfect Pocketknife
Todd P. on Jan 19, 2020

If this was FFG and had the LC200N steel instead of the H1 it would be perfect. But until that time that Spyderco comes to their senses this is still a fantastic place-holder. I LOVE all the Dragonflies; they are light, ergonomic, and having the Salt model means it will never rust. Yes, H1 is a little softer than the other steels I use, but it also means it reacts to stropping much easier. I love this knife and will 100% get more Dragonflies when they're available. I will note that my knife has uncoated hardware, but the hardware in the posted picture is all black, must be a new improvement.

I don't care if it gets wet knife
Adam S. on Jan 17, 2020

This is my goto for anything that is messy, wet or generally too nasty for my standard EDC. Super sharp. Love the small size. Bottom of pocket little savior.

so many uses
Michael C. on Jan 3, 2020

With certain cities having stricter blade length rules having a shorter good knife made sense to me. This knife is made not to corrode. So if you're going to a beach, salt lake, fishing or just rainy weather this will do the job and not take any worse for the wear. I love the yellow, catches the eye(making easy to spot), isn't tacticool, and also a U of Michigan fan so it all works out. Spydie-hole is my favorite way to open a knife, presumably if you're looking at the salt version you're worried about water, which would also make certain knives hard to open one handed. Spydie-hole works every time. Again there are other salt models, but I went for this one because of the smaller size. Going around in swim trunks I wouldn't really want a big knife on me anyway. Highly recommend.

Performs like a beast!
Ethan B. on Aug 30, 2019

This thing is amazing! always loved the dragonfly, but this version is so cool because it will never rust. Already went surfing with it in my pocket and there is not a single sign of corrosion! Would highly recommend!

Perfect Summer Knife
Alex L. on Aug 8, 2019

I'm the kind of guy that likes to always have at least one knife on me. I have knives for almost every occasion: weddings, everyday carry, hard use, etc. But I didn't have a knife I could wear at the beach or in the pool. Now I do. The Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt is 100% rust proof and has held up really well for me. I've gone in the ocean with it twice for hours at a time and have been in pool two dozen times with no issue. The steel is a bit soft, but it sharpens up easily on my belt grinder. It weighs almost nothing, but it feels strong. The knife is pretty small, and the banana-shaped curved handle makes the grip pretty different from what I'm used to. But the ergos and jimped finger choil make it a secure, 4 finger grip. If you need a knife that will never rust on you look no further.

Perfect Size
Jozef J. on Jul 22, 2019

I've been suspect of Spiderco for a little while and hesitant to try one of their knives as they seem so expensive and all look the same to me. Boy was I wrong. The finger choils and jimping on this knife are built with purpose and attention to detail. This thing fits into a hand like an extension of your finger. It's amazing. The steel speaks for itself as I don't live around salt water or anything super corrosive but I'm confident that if I did everything would be cool. Love this little knife.

Perfect knife for the beach
Sam H. on Jul 12, 2019

Bought this for my BCD for diving typical amazing spyderco quality

Great little knife!
Hunter E. on Jun 16, 2019

I got this knife for travel, as I have had knives stolen out of my luggage before, and didn’t want to lose one of my high end knives. It’s steel is practically magic, and holds an edge much better than most want to admit. I hated the yellow scales, so I Rit dyed it navy blue. I know it is harder to find, but I have it on a lanyard, so I’m not likely to drop it. My biggest issue is that the scales are very grippy, and will shred your pocket over time, but it’s to be expected of a dive knife. I am currently wearing it as a neck knife, and it works wonderfully.

Slicey little guy
Jason G. on Mar 14, 2019

Couldn't be happier with this knife.... Super lightweight, very sharp, and it won't rust!!!! Carried it for a month now and I always forget it's on my pocket.... I may end up getting a couple more just to give out at the holidays or horde them so I'll always have a back up lol

Great knife
Gianni d. on Mar 4, 2019

Solid knife great action.

All-time Favorite
Nicholas O. on Oct 15, 2018

Carried this knife for 4 years; my favorite knife I own. Recently upgraded to a PM3

Proven not to Rust!
Flobert R. on Oct 14, 2018

I had this knife for 2 years now. Took this knife many times swimming in the ocean for hours and never a single spot of rust spotted. Love it!

Amazballs water adventure knife
Cameron C. on Oct 13, 2018

I have taken this little guy on a number of river and ocean trips and there has never been a sign of rust. The H1 can lose its edge after some extended use. But it extremely easy to put the edge right back on.

I keep it in my laundry bag
Grayson V. on Oct 13, 2018

I love the knife, the steel(alloy I guess) is kind of soft but that's not a deal breaker. I mainly use it to cut off loose threads before/after laundry and for that it's amazing!

Great Water Knife
Austin F. on Oct 13, 2018

I bought one of these 4 years ago and it is my lightest EDC water knife. I have large hands yet it will still fit securely in them. I dyed the scales as a project for my daughter, the colors were a bit off from what she wanted so I kept it. The steel, although rust proof, is a bit soft so it will not hold an edge for a long time. If you are looking for rust proof and edge retention look for LC200N steel. For the price and the materials it is a great bargain and a very well executed knife.

Mr. Rust?? You got the wrong one
yancey n. on Oct 13, 2018

this knife will never rust on you. I love to fish and this is the knife that stays in my tackle box at all times. I have cut line, shaved some hair off of baits, shaved some hair off my arm, it does it all. the edge is wicked sharp and only needs to be honed up every once and a while. wonderful purchase and haven't regretted it once!

Handy little Houdini of a blade
William R. on Oct 13, 2018

Hey guys, I bought this little gym for my birthday this year and have come to carry it everyday as a backup. The steel and size are fantastic and the true genius of the little monster is that it totally disappears in pocket. So light and small yet with the wire clip you can find it instantly (one of the best pocket clips IMO) and it handles like a delica or a para. Seriously, the Glessers are ergonmic wizards. At the end of the day it is a wonderful additon to a collection or edc rotation. If you are looking for a knife that’s great in hand, won’t weigh you down, and cut like Excalibur buy this knife. Best 60 bucks I’ve spent in a long time!!

Jogging knife
colin b. on Oct 12, 2018

I bought this to have a jogging knife. I wanted piece of mind while I ran, but I didn’t want to worry about constantly cleaning the knife to keep it from rusting due to sweat. The weight is not even noticeable in gym shorts. Ergonomics are perfect blade open. My only two complaints are: it’s not made in golden, and it is really wide relative to its size when it’s shut.

Amazing companion
Riley S. on Oct 12, 2018

This is a great little knife, I love taking it outdoors, especially when I am going fishing. I only wish it were full flat grind like the other dragonfly's

Convenience distilled
owen k. on Oct 12, 2018

I have had the knife for quite some time now and have enjoyed every moment of carrying it. It has been in the crashing waves of the virgin islands, clipped tight to my swim trunks. It has stayed by my side for hundreds of miles running along the roads of the east coast. This light, convenient, little blade has never shown even a hint or rust and for that I love it. Buy without hesitation.

Perfect Beach Knife
Ben W. on Oct 12, 2018

I took this little guy with me down to Florida last summer and took it to the beaches there. The steel did exactly what it was promised to do, not a spot of rust. The size, weight, and ergonomics of this knife are outstanding for a lightweight edc/summer knife. 10/10 would buy again.

Creek hopping summer knife!
Joe K. on Oct 12, 2018

I needed a fishing knife for all my summer time creek hopping... I was wanting the Native 5 salt, but it looks like SpyderCo has forgotten to produce it, so I went with the Dragonfly salt. Granted, H1 looses its edge after a bit of use, but it's also just as easy to bring that edge back over a simple stone!! This knife is lightweight, perfect for basketball shorts wading through the creeks. It's high viz yellow in case I lose it, it sticks out amongst the rocks and sand. It's rust resistant... Perfect for creeks and rivers in the hot summertime... I even carried this knife at the beach!! Aside from a bit of sand, no rust issues at all!! Great summer carry!

Rust free is for me
Alex g. on Oct 12, 2018

I love the fact that I can put this knife inside the saltiest enviroment and come out perfect. I take it whenever I go to the beach and I live on the California coast. So i go pretty often. Pocket clip is very secure but can scratch up your board short and wetsuits when surfing. Sand does get into the lock and pivot. But just a quick rinse with normal water and you got yourself a brand new knife!

Perfect is as perfect does.
Brandon D. on Jan 29, 2018

This is my flag bearer for ultra lightweight EDC. Likes: Everything Dislikes: Nothing Nitpicks: I wish the pocket clip was a scoach closer to the pomel for a slightly deeper carry. Thats all I got... Favorite use: Perfect pairing to a Cold Steel Spartan.

Great little carry
justin b. on Jan 5, 2018

Purchased this as a campus carry and beach carry knife! Super light weight and compact with a surprisingly big blade for the size. No need to worry about sweat or salt water damaging the blade.. Great purchase!

Great small edc
Eric L. on Jan 5, 2018

Knife comes quite sharp ad you would expect. Very little blade play. Handle fits comfortably in the hand and pocket clip holds up well. If you are looking for a small EDC type knife this is a good choice.

Great size, perfect for water activity's
Jack S. on Jan 5, 2018

This knife is a great thing to have any thing you go to the beach, it's a good knife for fishing and anything really

Not scary to non knife people
Scott B. on Jan 5, 2018

I sometimes carry this knife in my watch pocket of my jeans along with a larger knife in my front pocket when around strangers or knowing I’ll be in public and may have to use a knife. I also boat and fish, this knife spends a lot of time in wet environments and not a spot of rust. Using the finger choil I can get a full grip on the knife making it feel much larger than it is. It’s a great little knife that can perform most any EDC tasks. In dress clothes it’s extremely discreet and easily concealed. I love this little guy.

Perfect for water adventures
Evan D. on Jan 5, 2018

My wife and I just got kayaks this last year and I was looking for a rust proof knife. I wanted a knife that was not bulky so I could easily access the knife while in the kayak, rustproof, and solid design. This was a perfect choice. I got this for my birthday and this was an amazing gift. It is nice and small, and fits in my pocket very nicely. I can access the knife while kayaking. I can just leave it in my pocket and not get worried that I have ruined the knife if I get soaked or tip over or something. The knife came out of the box wicked sharp. Seriously, Spyderco did an amazing job sharpening this knife at the factory. I have read that H1 steel does not hold an edge well, but that is the price you pay for asking for a rustproof knife. I love the Spydie hole in the blade, makes it really easy to open. The lockup is solid and I love the yellow handle.

Rinse & Go, pocket perfect
fred s. on Nov 16, 2017

Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Salt is the mouse that roared! Cuddles in your pocket, capable of dragon sized tasks. Very small, very light, almost non existent in pocket. The H1 blade is great for slicing, mostly used for food. Being it will not rust, it is a no fuss joy to wash with a scant shake to dry, and back in the pocket without worry of oiling or contaminating with dirty cloth. Regarding "too small-too large" polemic; if the knife were larger one might wonder if it could be smaller, as is, hard to imagine smaller.

Great knife
Justin H. on Jun 20, 2017

First off, the blade looks very cool. The swedge on top really makes it look cool as well as help it's piercing ability. Spyderco's wire clip is awesome. The knife doesn't move around in my pocket at all, the clip is very strong, and the knife weighs practically nothing. Comes hair-shaving sharp. I broke down boxes a lot with it, and I'll say that it loses its razor edge rather quickly, but it held a good working edge for a long time. Will still cut cardboard easily without resharpening. Overall it's an excellent knife and a must have. It's also nice to be able to rinse it with water, shake it off and not have to worry about any of it rusting. I should also mention that even though this knife is small, you can get a full 4 finger kung fu grip on it, thanks to the generous finger choil. Tons of control while holding this knife.

Great Small Knife
Todd J. on May 29, 2017

This was my first Spyderco purchase and I am extremely pleased with it. I wanted a smaller knife to carry at work as I really didn't need to be pulling out a large blade in an office environment to open an envelope or a box. The H1 steel wasn't a huge factor in my choosing this particular Dragonfly, however I am glad I got it. I never have to worry about exposure to water (and yes, this knife has survived a trip to the washing machine!). The action was a little tight at first, however after opening and closing it hundreds of times, one-handed operation is easily accomplished. If you are looking for a solid, smaller EDC knife, the Spyderco Dragonfly is a great choice!

Special Purpose knife
Gerardo P. on Mar 31, 2017

I'm giving it a 5 because: I live in front of the beach in Puerto Rico. When going to the beach I take this small pocket knife with me as the blade is completely rust proof, it has no internal liners that can rust and fits perfectly in my swimming trunks. It's lightweight and unobtrusive. When in town I carry a Slisz Bowie or a ZT 0450. Both have tougher and harder blades. But if I'm going fishing, boating, to the beach or river I'll take the dragonfly salt with H1 steel because it'll take the abuse. I've gutted fish, cut fishing lines, etc with it. Very easy to sharpen in Spyderco Sharpmaker. If you need a small rust proof, lightweight knife this one is great!.

One of my favorite!
Roy S. on Jul 11, 2019

Dragonfly itself is awesome, but in H1, even better. Feels fantastic in the hand, one of the smallest blade you can get, while maintaining a full grip. The blade is super sharp out the box with a very thin blade for easy cutting ability. Corrosion resistance! Unobtrusive and super lightweight! Great, great EDC, especially in work environment because of the small size and or marine environment. This is the knife I carry out near high humid areas, the ocean, etc..If your a spyderco collector, must atleast own one H1 Salt series!

Great little edc knife!
Kyle J. on Mar 4, 2019

The no rust feature is great for little things like cutting up fruits or some outside adventure. I always make sure to carry this guy with me because of its versatility. Wish it could be a little larger though.

great knife
Miles L. on Feb 24, 2019

this knife does not rust! however, it came pretty tight out of the box. It is a nice little EDC knife.

Great knife
AJ C. on Jan 11, 2018

Beautiful design, fits awesome in the pocket. H1 is rather soft though which is why I give it 4 stars. Chips/rolls/dulls easily. If you don’t mind doing a bit more sharpening it’s a great choice though. It’s a small knife so don’t expect a full hand grip. I’d give the ergos a 7/10.

Buyer Beware
Luke S. on Aug 8, 2017

Love the knife, and edge out of box was Spyderco standard. I always like to have a knife on me, so I bought this to take to the beach (because I refuse to take my pricy Benchmades within 5 miles of saltwater) and I figured I wouldn't have to worry about it rusting. Clipped it to the bathing suit pocket and went in the water. When I came out I checked it and the H in H1 had rusted over. I bought the knife specifically because I wouldn't have to worry about things like that. It completely defeats the purpose of the knife in my eyes. Also, the screw holding the pocket clip to the handle scale constantly comes loose. It's not an EDC knife for me anymore, it now just sits in my tacklebox.

Ugly Clip
Ricardo A. on Jan 5, 2018

Nice knife, but its the pocket clip looks like a paperclip, never got over that.

Too small
Tracey B. on Sep 10, 2017

The quality is good but the knife is just really small.

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