Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Rebuild (G-10, ZDP-189)
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How it started: a FRN Dragonfly 2 with British Racing Green scales and ZDP-189 steel.
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Broken down:
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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. Starting replacement:
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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.
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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 chose this version. Finished it up and gave it a lanyard:
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The Dragonfly's a little knife. The people who say it's as big as most people really need are accurate, but for a guy with big fat hands, a nice paracord fob sort of extends the grip. Like so:
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The dyed jade G-10 is fairly translucent, and gives a faint deep glow in light as a result:
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Glamour shot:
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Drop, that's the Spyderco Dragonfly 2, rebuilt with scales from bladescales.com dyed with neon green Rit, and given a 850 lb test paracord lanyard, and a titanium bead from TiSurvival. Guy's work is simple enough but I like it a lot -- classic. All in all, I think I'll keep this one too. Classic little knife that can handle a surprisingly large set of tasks, with a razor sharp blade.
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AK74AL
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Mar 8, 2020
Love all the spyderco rebuilds
AZGrowler
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Feb 10, 2020
Nice. I love my Dragonfly 2, as it fits in the watch pocket of my jeans, and still does what I need a knife to do. I like what you did here.
reswright
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Feb 10, 2020
The Dragonfly's a good little knife.
Madgto
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Feb 8, 2020
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