Spyderco C28WDP Dragonfly 2 Folding Knife 2.29" HAP40/SUS410 Satin Plain Blade, Pakkawood Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive


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SP28WDP: C28WDP Dragonfly 2 Pakkawood KnifeCenter Exclusive
Manufactured exclusively for KnifeCenter, this remarkable expression of the Spyderco Dragonfly features a three-layer laminate blade comprised of a HAP40 core and SUS410 outer layers. HAP40 is a high-speed tool steel produced by the powder metallurgy process—an advanced manufacturing method that reduces the alloy segregation in the steel and ensures an extremely fine, uniform carbide structure. Its sophisticated alloy composition includes generous amounts of tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, and cobalt to give it exceptional toughness and high abrasion resistance—key qualities of a superior blade steel. To provide increased strength and corrosion resistance, this blade's high-performance HAP40 core is flanked by layers of SUS410 martensitic stainless steel. This unique three-layer construction is evident when the full-flat-ground blade is examined closely, as the transition between the core and outer layers is visible just above the cutting edge.

Equally unique, the handle of this distinctive knife features full stainless steel liners, a stainless steel backspacer, and scales machined from mahogany Pakkawood. Pakkawood combines the durability and stability of a phenolic laminate with the rich beauty of natural wood. All other features of the classic Dragonfly, including a sturdy lockback mechanism and reversible wire pocket clip, are faithfully maintained to make this knife both a fully functional tool and a work of art.
  • Left/right, tip-up wire clip
  • David Boye Dent
  • 11 mm Spyderco Round Hole
  • Pakkawood handles
  • Spine, choil and handle jimping
  • Leaf-shaped flat ground blade
  • Blade Length: 2.29"
  • Closed Length: 3.31"
  • Overall Length: 5.56"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.098"
  • Blade Material: HAP40/SUS410 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Leaf Shape
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.54"
  • Handle Material: Pakkawood
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
  • Made in Japan
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
May 18, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Best Dragonfly Ever?
I love this knife. I've been a Dragonfly fan for several years, and I own FRN versions with blades in VG-10, HAP40, and H1. This is my first "heavier" Dragonfly, since I have not owned the G10 or Nishijin Dragonfly, so I cannot compare to those. But I love this knife!The steel is HAP40/SUS410, which I have enjoyed in the burnt orange Sprint model for several years. Yes, it is a tool steel, and some folks may have different experiences, but I have sweated all over mine in Texas summers and never had any trouble with corrosion. As long as you are willing to take care of your knife a little bit, you shouldn't have any problems with that. The video reviews of the steel and its properties -- especially its ability to become extremely sharp -- are well-documented on YouTube, so I won't go into that here, but it's definitely a super steel.The real selling point here is the handle material. Y'all, I expected a pretty wood with a smooth and "dead" kind of feel to it, like a bartop, and it doesn't feel like that at all. It looks like wood, it shines like wood, and it feels like wood. (I tried smelling it, but no, it doesn't really smell like anything, actually.) You can go research Pakkawood and its advantages on your own, but for the purposes of this review: yes, it's exactly like nice, pretty wood, and you can even feel the grain of the wood a little bit.So what you're getting here is a fantastically well-designed and well-executed "little big knife" with top-end materials. I'm over the moon for this knife, and I'm shocked that it hasn't sold out immediately because it is even better than the Sprint from a few years ago. I argue that it's the best Dragonfly yet -- even better than the ZDP-189 and Nishijin glass fiber model from a few years ago.Also, I received this knife much more quickly than I usually do from other (unnamed) online knife stores. Even though I would have bought this from KnifeCenter anyway because it's an exclusive, it is highly likely that I will switch to them going forward for all my future purchases.
5 out of 5
May 17, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Surgical Precision
After receiving this HAP40 Pakkawood dragonfly I put it to EDC in place of a CRKT Pazoda. Having used various SAK, ZT 450, Spyderco Domino, and other knives I have found myself to gravitate toward carrying the smaller blades.This Dragonfly shows incredible fit and finish. The Pakka scales are evenly matched and attractive. I like the SS liner as it gives a bit of heft and feeling of confidence in use. Initially I thought this knife a bit too small for my larger hand, but that is no longer the case. It did take some time to adjust to a one hand open/close. I still commonly two hand close this one.I did remove the clip and have been carrying knife in pocket. For me this is ideal in practice as this D'Fly just settles in with the car fob.The blade steel is good- it arrived saber sharp and shows good longevity -I have not had to touch it up yet.Overall a great little knife at a reasonable price for this level of quality
5 out of 5
Washington, DC
May 03, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Weight
Awesome Version of the DF2
If you like the DF2, you will love this version. It's definitely not the lightweight version; the stainless steel liners give the knife quite a bit of heft for its size, which probably is the only downside I could think of, beyond that the scales probably will not be as durable as FRN or carbon fiber. (Let's face it; this is double the price of the VG-10 FRN version, but in my view a different class of knife.) The scales on mine were, thankfully, lighter than what the website shows, which isn't surprising given the variations in the wood. Fit and finish is excellent, and the HAP40/SUS410 blade is icing on the cake. I'm glad I passed on some of the Spyderco Pakkawood sprint runs (e.g., Delica) and ended up waiting for this. For my needs, the DF2 is one of my favorite knives, and this is my favorite DF2.
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