bltkmt wrote:Yes, Datan...it is your photos that got me interested in the Kopa to begin with! I see that a carbon fiber version is coming out soon...would that be preferable to the black quince?
I decided on the Kopa... after buying a SS Ladybug for my keyring, I thought I would buy something else a little larger. Purchased an Etched Dragonfly and a Black Quince Kopa... the Kopa is by far the better knife. Feels better, looks better, and is simply better made in the sense that if I press the back lock, the blade falls, so the tolerances are excellent. Press the Dragonfly lock and you'll be snapping your wrist to get the blade to close (at least on mine).
Another thing I like about the Kopa is that it uses 1/8" steel, as does your Caly3 and my Stretch 2, so it seems more of a match that does the 3/32" Dragonfly.
And beyond all that is the friendly look of the knife if you use it in public.
I could see handing down a Kopa in the family. I wouldn't do that with a Dragonfly.
Good luck with your decision. Don't know what to tell you about the CF version, but I do like the look of the Black Quince and I like the idea of wood and steel together.
P.S. Thanks, as always, to Daniel (datan) for the photos.