Originally released in 1994, the Dragonfly was one of Spyderco’s original
lightweight knives and helped to introduce the use of injection-molded
fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles.
We’ve always taken great pride in our efforts to push the
envelope of performance by offering exotic blade steels in our knives.
With that spirit in mind, we are proud to offer the Dragonfly 2
Lightweight with a blade crafted from K390.
Manufactured by Böhler-Uddeholm, K390 MICROCLEAN® is a state-of-the-art
cold work tool steel produced by the particle metallurgy process. Its
advanced alloy mix was specifically developed to provide the extreme wear
resistance and high compressive strength needed in industrial cutting,
blanking, and punching operations. Despite its toughness, its
exceptionally fine, homogeneous microstructure also makes it readily
machinable and easy to heat treat.
Collectively, these qualities make K390 an outstanding blade material for
true steel connoisseurs.