Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Rebuild (G-10, ZDP-189)
How it started: a FRN Dragonfly 2 with British Racing Green scales and ZDP-189 steel.
This is a Seki City build. They fuse the two scales together, I didn't bother separating them -- I just extracted the contents.
I picked up some Allen Putmans in jade G-10, and goosed the color with a little neon green dye.
So, quite like the Delica/Endura/Native. Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it I suppose. This setup does work. Unlike the Delica and Endura but like the Native this is another washerless knife, which explains why it can't be easily flipped open one handed in the traditional manner.
ZDP-189 is a super steel with extreme high hardness, made by Hitachi, with no Western equivalents. Takes an unholy edge. It's brittle, is the issue -- so not a work steel unless you clad it with something more rugged. But for something like a Dragonfly, a little scalpel of a knife, it's an excellent choice, which is why I...
Feb 6, 2020