At the start released in 1994, the Dragonfly helped pioneer the usage of an index-finger “choil” that allows a small knife to provide hand-filling big-knife performance. Sometimes called a “50/50 choil,” it provides a protected, solid purchase for the index finger and positions the hand further forward at the knife for superior leverage and keep watch over. The Dragonfly used to be also considered one of Spyderco’s original lightweight knives and helped to introduce the usage of injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles. The current version of the lightweight Dragonfly, the Dragonfly2, has evolved to include a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that provides ambidextrous tip-up carry. It features a versatile leaf-shaped blade ground from VG-10 stainless steel and a sturdy back lock mechanism that locks the blade securely in the open position. The recent version of this popular knife boasts a bright orange FRN deal with that makes the knife easy to find and hard to lose, even in low-visibility conditions.
Compact, folding knife with leaf-shaped, flat-ground blade of premium VG10 stainless steel
David Boyle Dent; spine, choil and deal with jimping for positive grip; large Spyderco Round Hole for smooth open/close
Skeletonized full liner; screw together construction; left/right, tip-up wire clip
Injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) deal with with Bi-Direction textured pattern for a positive grip