My first SPYDERCO

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It is a good choice?

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No. ( post your option )
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Ruben
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My first SPYDERCO

Postby Ruben » Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:57 pm

Hello everyone, my name is Ruben and I am Portuguese, I signed up on the forum to be able to ask some questions ... Already I congratulate you for having an amazing forum ....


My first question, I like to buy a quality and small utilitary knife...
I'm thinking in a spyderco dragonfly 2...What you say? what is your opinion?

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Postby paladin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:02 pm

Welcome Ruben! Dragonfly 2 is a GREAT first Spyderco...go for it, dude! Lots of quality people & high quality information here.
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Postby redfeenix » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Whats your budget?

Low - Persistence/Ambitious

Mid - Dragonfly 2

High - Chaparral

The Chaparral CF in my opinion is the definitive EDC Spyderco have ever made. Amazing materials and tolerances, the Dragonfly is not bad either. If you do get the Dragonfly, get the G-10 version.
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Postby Monocrom » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:46 pm

A very good choice for a first Spyderco. I own an early model Dragonfly and love it for it's small size but excellent cutting ability compared to the size.
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Postby bh49 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Ruben,
Welcome to the Forum.
IMHO Dragonfly is a very good choice.
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My top choices Natives5, Calys, C83 Persian

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Postby Leon » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:32 pm

Welcome to the forum :)
It's not long since I was choosing my first spyderco as well, probably around 2-3 months ago
I went with the Delica4, but now I also own an orange FRN dragondly 2
Love them both, it's just a matter of size preference

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Postby FCM415 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:35 pm

Welcome! Good choice, also look at the Delica.

My first was a Byrd Meadowlark (China made Delica) and the rest is history...
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Postby xceptnl » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:44 pm

I voted yes. All of the Dragonfly models are terrific first spydies. A word of caution, the D'fly 2 is a gateway spyderco that will eventually lead to more 50/50 choil designs and more $. Enjoy your first purchase, whatever you may decide. Honorable mention goes to the Kopa (discontinued) and Caly Jr. (also discontinued) if you choose to hunt for them on the secondary market. They are worth the hunt.
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Postby Holland » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:36 pm

Welcome to the forums! the dragonfly is a classic spyderco design and everyone should own one :D i cant say anything bad about it. I take the clip off of mine and carry them loosely in the pocket. I often forget im even carrying one :D
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Postby Holland » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:38 pm

redfeenix wrote:Whats your budget?

Low - Persistence/Ambitious

Mid - Dragonfly 2

High - Chaparral

The Chaparral CF in my opinion is the definitive EDC Spyderco have ever made. Amazing materials and tolerances, the Dragonfly is not bad either. If you do get the Dragonfly, get the G-10 version.
The chaparral is my favourite knife, so ill agree with you there. But for the dfly, i would recommend going with the FRN model. Its a lot lighter and a better bang for your buck imo. If you want to spend the premium, i would recommend the ZDP189 Dfly :D
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Postby DRKBC » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Hi and welcome Ruben!

The Dragonfly is a tremendous knife, it is very small but very useful. I just bought one to have it as a secondary knife and I carry it and use it a lot. Considering your proximity to the ocean maybe H1?

Here is the DF H1 next to a Caly3, the Caly3 is a little bigger but with a similar platform, it has a choil and is very light and comfortable.lf you want to go a little bigger I think it would also be a good choice.

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Postby Mick » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:46 am

Great first knife! The Dragonfly was my first Spydie purchase back in the 90's, and the rest is history - I've lost count of how many Spyderco knives I know own. :D

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Postby Revival » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:47 am

Welcome to the forums. The Dragonfly is an excellent choice! The next question is which Dragonfly..... :D

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Postby Holland » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:47 am

Revival wrote:Welcome to the forums. The Dragonfly is an excellent choice! The next question is which Dragonfly..... :D
H1 would be smart to consider based on geographic
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:54 am

That is a great choice. If you want a full size grip then a delica may be another great option. Doesn't cost much more and has a full grip.

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Postby Holland » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:22 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:That is a great choice. If you want a full size grip then a delica may be another great option. Doesn't cost much more and has a full grip.
I have large hands and I find the dfly more ergonomical than the delica
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Postby dgebler » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:34 am

Sorry to be the lone disagreement, but I would not vote for this as a first Spyderco. I have one and it is a great little knife, but I personally am not in love with the ergo's. I find that the thumb hole is a little awkward for me to open easily and it just isn't as natural for me as the delica or caly or others. This is a great knife, but out of my own collection of 20 spyderco's this is one of my least favorite.

I know for many this is a great design and i have respect for the LBK approach, but this one is just not for me.

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Postby TomAiello » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:50 am

If I could only keep one folder, the Dragonfly would be on the short list. The only other knives I'd consider as my only folder would be much larger.

I think the Dragonfly sounds like a great choice. Salt if you are frequently in or around the ocean, VG-10 if you're not, ZDP if it's within your budget.

The other great thing about the Dragonfly is that it's small and light enough that you can add a larger knife to carry for some occasions and still keep the dragonfly on you all the time.

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:14 am

I like the dragonfly because it is a big blade in a small package and carries very easily but for me the delica just fits me better. I don't think one is better than the other but they are a bit different. I am a big fan of thumb ramps but am fairly indifferent when it comes to choils. A lot of people really like choils. The dragonfly is a knife that requires me to choke up on the blade and use the choil. I prefer a grip that puts the blade out in front of my hand a little more most of the time. It is all just personal preference really. I have average size hands. :)

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Postby Evil D » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:44 pm

I voted yes. The Dfly is a great knife and will serve you just fine as a first Spyderco and will no doubt get you into buying more of them. I would also suggest a Stretch, Caly 3 or 3.5, Sage (any of them), Centofante 3, Para 2, Manix 2, just to name a few great knives.
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