Spyderco Dragonfly FRN
Price Paid: $31
Very handy little knife, I have carried one for years, I have 3! The earliest was AUS 8 steel but the edge on the VG10 blades (the latest configuration) seems to be as good, shop around thou you shouldn't have to pay more then 35 bucks for one (there are some white handled ones floating around that are very reasonable, if you search).
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The challenge was how to make a very small knife feel like a large voracious cutting tool in any size hand. The Dragonfly is the outcome.Spyderco began with an AUS-8 stainless steel blade and added a lightweight handle formed of fiberglass-reinforced nylon resin and incorporates the Volcano Grip pattern for improved handling. It fits comfortably in any hand, providing a variety of grasp positions for maximum purchase and edge control. Then the Spyderco Trademark Round Hole was moved slightly back on the blade. The placement of the hole and the angular handle combine to allow for coordinated, comfortable one-handed opening and closing. A "cusp" on the top spine of the leaf-shaped blade provides a prominent point of grip control for the thumb. Add that to a rounded choil just behind the cutting edge (for the forefinger) and it makes controlling the cut very easy.An overall thin piece, the Dragonfly accomodates both large and small tasks and requires less dexterity for use. Whether clipped to a pocket or carried in a pack/purse, it is the ideal companion wherever you go. It is available in a PlainEdge or SpyderEdge blade configuration. For extreme detail check out Spyderco's web site information.Available in PlainEdge (non-serrated) and SpyderEdge (serrated).
Spyderco's Dragonfly Plain Edge Knife has a mid size blade and handle that is offfset by a deep front finger choil with a spine cusp and hand hugging ergos workable in any size hand. Right hand integral tip up clip11 mm Spyderco round holeLeaf shape flat ground blade Blade closed: 3-/16" / 84mmBlade Open: 5-9/16" / 141 mmHandle: FRN Bi-directional textureBlade: 2-1/4" 57mmEdge Type: Plain Blade Steel: Lanyard hole: YesBoye Dent: yesKnife lock: back lockWeight: 12 oz. 33g
The Dragonfly includes a leaf-shaped flat ground VG-10 steel blade, Improved Ergonomics, FRN Volcano Grip Handle, David Boye Dent, and a metal clip and lanyard hole. Open length: 5.4" Closed length: 3.2". Weight: 1.2 oz.
- Altrec Outdoors
Only one edge image is available for each style, but multiple edge types are available to purchase from. Many of us buy small gentlemen's knives assuming we'll use them for undemanding cutting chores. While that is normally the case, the Dragonfly's diminutive size belies its cutting capabilities. When need be, it will cut and perform like a much larger folder because Spyderco's R&D team focused on creating a small but ergonomically superior package out of high-performance materials. In order for the knife to feel like a larger knife in the hand, it needed well-designed ergonomics. A forefinger-choil and thumb-rest give the hand purchase points, filling out the palm and offering cutting control. Its leaf-shaped blade is flat-ground VG-10 and the Spyderco Round Hole is 11mm facilitating easy opening. FRN handle is textured with Volcano-Grip and a tip-up integral pocket clip. Low profiled and weighing just over one ounce, the Dragonfly is one of the flagship models in Spyderco's Little Big Guy Knife line up.
- Rocky Mountain Trail