One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

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One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:47 am

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I have been carrying my Nishijin Dragonfly lately and am, again, stunned at how beautiful this little knife is. No picture can do justice, even remotely, to the scales on this knife. The polishing on the ZDP-189 blade and other metal parts is smooth and lovely. To me, this is one of the prettiest little knives ever made. I now wish I had bought two.

I would love to see Spyderco re-issue this knife in another color of Nishijin, perhaps red.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 am

Ruby red that would be nice
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby attila » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:12 am

That would be sweet!!!
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:29 am

I bought the Nishijin Cricket and love it but have often wondered if I should have gotten the Dragonfly instead.

I kind of prefer the blue Nishijin but never did pick up the spin. I would be happy to see some blue Nishijin used in a model I prefer. A blue Nishijin Dragonfly would be cool. The Chaparral is meant to highlight handle materials. What about a blue Nishijin Chap?

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:34 pm

How about a PE hawkbill one in blue and ZDP?
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby awa54 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:37 pm

I have an R and a Lum Chinese in the black/gray Nishijin and I agree, it's a really great looking material. I wonder if it's strong enough to use for a linerless application?

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby cabfrank » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:24 pm

I had a Nishijin Lum, and it was also absolutely beautiful.

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby MrSuperBlue » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:03 pm

A blue nishijin spyderco would be sweet. Especially with zdp189...
How about a Caly 3.5 damascus?!

So what's the next Super Blue model coming? ;)

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Donut » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:17 pm

I'd buy one.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Bloke » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:10 am

The little blue Nishijin Lum has been beckoning me for a while now. :)
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby MichaelScott » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:46 am

Bloke wrote:
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The little blue Nishijin Lum has been beckoning me for a while now. :)
Same here. I’d have one but finances say no. Someday maybe. It’s probably the only Spyderco I lust after: Bob Lum design, Spyderco made, Nishijin blue… Wow!

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:06 am

I like the blue quite a lot, though I do not have a knife in it. The reason is because I did not want the knife models. However, a Dragonfly, and of course a Chaparral, would be a killer in that color, and red would be very unusual. This is just beautiful stuff.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:20 am

Nishijin eye candy!

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Those are some great pictures. Sadly, no picture can capture Nishijin and even come close to its beauty in person. One day, someone will shoot it in 3D, perhaps a video, and then we will see if that can do it justice.

I think we need a poll on Nishijin colors and knives. What do you all think? Maybe Sal will take note.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:15 pm

Agreed Dan, pictures do not do it justice. They do show how much lighting effects how it looks but they still do not capture that in its full effect. In great sunlight it has an amazing 3D depth to it.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby BigGrove » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:49 pm

I have a Nishijin Dragonfly heading my way. I didn't pay much attention to it when it was new but have been wanting to add a Dragonfly to the collection and thought this would check a lot of boxes.

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:01 am

Prepare to be amazed.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby BigGrove » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Nishijin Dragonfly arrived today. I'm amazed. I will post pictures soon.

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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:12 pm

You need to get it in the Sun or into good light to really see the 3D depth and the changes in texture in the scales.
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Re: One of the most beautiful knives ever: Nishijin Dragonfly

Postby TomAiello » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:14 pm

I'd buy a Nishijin ZDP dragonfly for sure.


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