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Spyderco Dragonfly Folding Knife – Overview and Review

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20 replies on “Spyderco Dragonfly Folding Knife – Overview and Review”

Im generally not a lanyard person, but I added one to my dragonfly and ladybug. Its makes them much more comfortable to open and gets around that strained muscle issue that you were having in your wrist. I didn't have that issue with my dragonfly but I definitely had it with the ladybug.

I definitely like the Dragonfly, I've got a few. It's one of my go to secondary small big knives and has one setup for carrying at my offside at the left. I do prefer to carry it with a lanyard though since it provides more to grip on.

Instead of the Dragonfly, I picked up my 1st Delica, one w/K390. It's size works better for my arhtritic hands (getting older is not what it's cracked up to be). Also, my Byrd Robin 2 is, imho, a much less expensive alternative. Complete with a high carry clip that yields to a lanyard hole, and suited for comparable tasks. Just my .02 cents. Enjoy.

Unsubscribed!! 😂 Jk man, great job as usual and I always appreciate your honest opinion on knives. I'm just on the other side of the fence. Love the Dragonfly ( though I don't carry it much these days)

I have the wave variant of the dragonfly, solves the deployment issue. Helps that I have small hands too. It makes for a great Chicago legal knife.

There's a hot pink one now with s30v. I have the hot pink delica in s30v and it's incredibly slicey. Plus, it bugs annoying, angry, insecure, tacticool guys who think knives shouldn't be fun and campy and should only be released in black, olive drab, and real tree. 😂

This is the funniest review you have ever posted. I wear an XL glove and one hand opening or carrying the Dragonfly has always been comfortable for me, but I have owned one since 1994 or 95. It is a great small pocket knife.

I have 50+ spyderco/benchmades, the dragonfly (I have 4 of them, g10,hap40,zdp,k390) gets more pocket time than the rest combined. It’s the modern equivalent of your great granddads penknife, small, discrete, you forget it’s in your pocket. It’s also the perfect knife fig you wear gym shorts/sweats/etc, no flopping around. The only small knife that gives most people a comfortable 4 finger grip. I given at least a dozen of these as gifts over the years, great size for any size hands, a perfect knife for people that carry knives to actually cut things.

It is tiny. And it is perfect for my 4'11.5" wife. Yes that .5 is important to her.
Her favorite is the Bastinelli Silence.
The Dragon Fly K390 is on her list.
For me I love Tiny, but not in knives.

I remember Nutnfancy always loving the Dragonfly waaay back in his early days on YouTube. Back then I only liked 3.5" and up knives, so I always scoffed at it. Now I think it would be fun to have.

Seems like your reviews might gain some depth and perspective if you tried lanyards on some knives. I would also like to see another review of this knife after you've carried it for a few days.

I like this knife too, though ended up going with a Delica 4 because of the larger size. I swap between that one and 3 different versions of the Para 3 often. All of them are great EDC knives! Expanding the collection now to include some Civivi's and Ontario knives too. So much out there to choose from! Love this hobby and collecting!

Most recent knife in my collection, I picked up the Pink Heals s30v version and I completely dig it! But then again I have small hands, and put a s a short lanyard on it for just a little bit more control and I have worked the heck out of it and find it up to most tasks in my everyday life.

You must have large hands cause that knife doesn't look small in my hand and I find it natural to use but it looks so so tiny in your hand.

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