LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

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LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby joyofsaltwaterproof » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:26 am

If I had one wish lying on my death bed, it would be that Spyderco would make a black, British racing green, or otherwise DARK (not obnoxious yellow) handled Dragonfly 2 WITH the rustproof steels (either LC200N or H1). I absolutely love the Dragonfly 2. To me it is the perfect knife. I absolutely LOVE rust proof H1 or LC200N steel, to me they are perfect steels. But I absolutely HATE the yellow grip that most “salt” knives come in. I like the Tusk, Spydiechef, Caribbean, and Siren all a lot. But I want a knife that is small (2.5” or less blade) that is legal to carry in cities like Boston, BUT that also uses rustproof steel and doesn’t have the “LOOK AT ME!” Obnoxious qualities of the yellow salt knife series.

If I had one week left to live. My dying wish would be that Sal Glesser hears my wish, and made this knife available to the world. I would be eternally grateful.

Thank you.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby araneae » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:14 pm

RIT dye is your friend.
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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby nerdlock » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:17 pm

Or, buy a vg10 DF2 in black scales and switch the blades up. :D
VG10:S30V:S45VN:SPY27:LC200N:XHP:204P:M390:20CV:Cru-Wear:M4:Rex-45:K390:Maxamet

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby VooDooChild » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:28 pm

Or buy another dragonfly and do a blade swap.
If you want it that bad there are ways you can do it.
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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby foofie » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:17 pm

Many options:
- Rit dye as mentioned. I can post pics if you want to see
- swap handles
- knivesplus sells dragonfly salts with pre-dyed scales (only see hawkbills on site now, but pretty sure they can do anything)
- g10 or other aftermarket scales (ie Cuscadi, bladescales.com)

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby foofie » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:25 pm

Sorry for the bad lighting - but hopefully it helps.
Top is zdp, with the yellow salt scales rit dyed blue.
Bottom knife is the salt, with the green scales from the zdp (and black hardware from salt).

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Salty Dog » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:39 pm

Would be nice to see more blacked out salt models, definitely a blacked out native 5 and dragonfly.
A blacked out British racing green would be very nice, in lc200n.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby cabfrank » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:40 pm

I haven't done it yet, but I've read, and believe it is easy. Get a RIT color of choice, and give it a go!

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:57 pm

at least a few of us have been asking for a blacked out df2 salt for years.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Ric » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:56 pm

Handle swap.
Mine went very well.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Surfingringo » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:19 am

I’m on board with this for sure. I always preferred the black/satin Pacific Salt to the yellow one...now that knife isn’t even available. I like the blacked out Salts too but I’d rather have satin since I always regrind the tips on my Pacifics and Salt 2’s. I would definitely be on board for a black handled Dragonfly 2. I like satin finish but I’d be happy enough with a blacked out model too since I don’t do any blade mods on the D’fly.

I think a blacked out Dragonfly Salt would look pretty bada$$ too! Bring it.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Salty Dog » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:39 am

I forgot to ask, if you are laying on your deathbed, what are you thinking of doing with a dragonfly?
You'll never be able to use it.

Have you thought this last wish option through well bro?

What about wishing to be reincarnated into the Glesser family and be the aire to the whole company?


Bro you gotta think big.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby MotoBro » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:18 am

I collect Para 3s in different blade steels and I’d actually welcome a yellow/H1 or green/LC200N Para 3 into my collection with open arms. I currently don’t own anything in either of those steels but I’ve been wanting to pick up a few salt knives (and a SpydieChef) to try them out.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby joyofsaltwaterproof » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:53 am

Salty Dog wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:39 am
I forgot to ask, if you are laying on your deathbed, what are you thinking of doing with a dragonfly?
You'll never be able to use it.
To help the world. The world needs a blacked out Dragonfly2 in H1 or LC200N. Even for $80 or whatever. It would be be a net positive for the planet. I'm thinking about the next generation. ;)

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Blnd » Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:44 pm

I told myself I wasn’t going to do a blade swap....

Then spyderco revealved the pink S30V DF2. I’ve been clamoring for US made steels in the DF2 so it and the hardware is going into my BRG FRN scales.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby Salty Dog » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:17 pm

joyofsaltwaterproof wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:53 am
Salty Dog wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:39 am
I forgot to ask, if you are laying on your deathbed, what are you thinking of doing with a dragonfly?
You'll never be able to use it.
To help the world. The world needs a blacked out Dragonfly2 in H1 or LC200N. Even for $80 or whatever. It would be be a net positive for the planet. I'm thinking about the next generation. ;)
Lol, im with you mate, its a noble cause, did you see the new pink blacked out model in the reveal?
You should be able to swap the FRN over with a racing green and you're in business bro.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby joyofsaltwaterproof » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:12 am

I don't want to have to do a blade swap. A black and blacked out version of an H1 Dragonfly2 must be made by Eric Glesser! Come on already!

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby vivi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:51 am

joyofsaltwaterproof wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:12 am
I don't want to have to do a blade swap. A black and blacked out version of an H1 Dragonfly2 must be made by Eric Glesser! Come on already!
For $5 and 30 minutes at your stove you can make this knife a reality. RIT dye is really easy to use.

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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby JRinFL » Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:27 pm

Considering several other Salt models have shipped with black blades and black handles, I can see where joyofsaltwaterproof is coming from.

Still, RIT plus some time gets rid of the primary complaint of a bright colored handle. And it is much quicker than waiting for Spyderco and costs less than a blade swap.


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Re: LC200N or H1 Dragonfly 2 with DARK COLOR handle!

Postby tonijedi » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm

The rit dye works for the handle, but the blacked out blade isn't doable at home...


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