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Which Spyderco Dragonfly?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Camden44, Apr 10, 2013.

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Which Spyderco Dragonfly Should I Buy?

  1. Dragonfly G10

    37 vote(s)
    68.5%
  2. Dragonfly ZDP- 189

    17 vote(s)
    31.5%
  1. jeepsrjason
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    I voted G-10. I don't mind FRN but G-10 is better.
     
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  2. JB in SC

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    Get the stainless handled version with VG-10. I have a lefty Executive I've carried for twenty years, still just as tight as the day I bought it. I prefer the regular clip to the wire version too. I had the G-10 version and thought it was bulky. Though the stainless version is heavier, it carries nice and slim.
     
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  3. alkaiser

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    i like the g10 better. never been a fan of frn.

    if they ever made a sprint run with peel ply carbon fiber, i'd be all over it. dflys are my favorite knifes.
     
  4. Vesp
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    I love my Dragonflys..
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    I don't have any experience with ZDP. But I think the VG-10 is a great "EDC-steel"
    With wery little effort I have got the Dragonfly SCARY sharp!
    Like many others have said here. The FRN does have some advatages, beeing silly lightweight. And you don't feel that you have the small knife on you before you need it. And it really cuts like a bigger knife. :)
    If I would only have one, I think that woud have to be the G-10.. It does weigh more, but that only make it feel like more quality.
    Even if it cuts like a bigger knife, it is still limited how much hard use you can do with a knife this size.
    So go for VG-10 steel. And go for the G-10 version. ;)
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    I vote for G10.
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  6. Joost Heijnen
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    I do need to get my hands on one..
     
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    Buy both, then put the ZDP-189 in the G-10 handles :)
     
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    This was what I was going to say. I swapped blades because the G10 Dragonfly has some heft to it, and just FEELS so substantial in the hands. But since ZDP-189 is one of my favorite steels, I got both, and put the ZDP blade in the G10 DFly. Best of both worlds! See? :D
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    ^ Nicely done! I don't mind the FRN but the ZDP-189 and G10 makes for a great combo. :)
     
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    Need I say more?
     
  11. Camden44
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    Oh man, this is getting tricky haha. I think I'll probably start with the G10, then if I feel the need to upgrade steels, I'll buy the ZDP- 189 and do a blade swap. Thanks for the input!
     
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    That's what I did with my Manbug G-10 ;)
     
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  13. bayvillageidiot

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    Or you could get in touch with your feminine side. :wub:
    On our visit to the Golden factory store, my wife decided she'd get with the program, and bought her own bad self a Spydie...
    The Dragonfly Tattoo in SS.
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    I love mine.
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    As others have said, the G10 feels way nicer in the hand. I don't know that blade steel matters all that much in a knife that small. I love my G10 Dragonfly, gave it to my girlfriend to get her a little more interested in EDC. Now I have to teach her how to sharpen it... :p
     
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    I voted G-10. I've never had one, but I have had the FRN Dragonfly. I'm no fan of FRN, I just don't like it. I'll probably end up with the G10 version one of these days, but right now I have a Chaparral that's just a tad larger than a Dragonfly and it's super nice.
     
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    H1 serrated edge is one heck of a Dragonfly!
     
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    That's the one I chose though I've decided the Dragonfly just isn't for me... Too small.:(
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    I hear ya. It's a splendid little knife, but my paws are just too big to handle it. I feel like I'm wearing oven mitts when I try to one-hand it.
     
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    I just ordered the Dragonfly G10, Thanks for helping me to decide everyone!
     
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