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 Dragonfly 2 maintains the same blade and handle geometry with leveraging points that make the Dragonfly cut and feel like a much larger knife. 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.
My first Spyderco was the Grasshopper,and it convinced me to try something more pricy. I love this knife, its virtually weightless but it feels nice in the hand. Comes in handy at work, and the clip is sturdier than it looks. I had it engraved and the engraving is perfect.
I am a big fan of the Spyderco Dragonfly. I have owned both generations of the leaf shaped blade and now the Wharncliffe. I am compelled to leave a review because there are so few reviews for such an amazing little knife! Like all Dragonflies, the Wharncliffe is thin, lightweight and perfect for daily chores. The finger choil allows a full grip. And the jimping on top of the FRN handle is reassuring. But the Wharncliffe is superior to the leaf shaped blade because the full blade makes contact, not just the belly of the blade. This maximizes cutting potential of an otherwise small knife. I removed the pocket clip and 5th pocket carry. It should be noted, the Wharncliffe is noticeably taller than the standard leaf shaped Dragonfly, but that fits even better if you plan to 5th pocket carry. My only complaint is price. For such a small knife with a "plastic" handle, it seems expensive. Especially when compared to some of the great value D2 steel folders available.
Dragonfly is a frequent EDC carry, practically invisible but sharp and very handy for daily cutting chores. Now it comes in Wharncliffe, so handy for some things. Now I alternate them - or sometimes carry both. What can I say? I'm a knife nut.
Excellent little blade that almost disappears when worn, seems almost weightless. FRN scales are not reinforced in any way, but given this little blade’s task at hand that’s hardly a negative. And being a wharncliffe fan this knife really works for me. Cheers, Chris - Prescott AZ