Mar 6, 1999
Just got my new Dragonfly purchased in this forum.

Blade quality:
Excellent. Very sharp with overall blade appearance excellent. Classic Spyderco quality here.

Scales quality:
There is a major cosmetic flaw with both carbon-fiber scales on the knife I received. I hope other forum purchasers had better luck than I did. The problem- The lanyard hole is drilled through the carbon fiber and a metal sleeve inserted through the resultant hole. On both sides of the knife where the carbon fiber was drilled for the lanyard hole, the carbon-fiber is delaminated and cracked in appearance where the metal sleeve contacts the carbon-fiber. On one scale a crack originating at the lanyard hole actually can be seen to "travel" the thickness of the scale to the underlying metal. For a $40.00 plus knife I did not expect to see this type of obvious visual defect ON BOTH SCALES.
Anyone else see this problem with their "BladeForum" Dragonfly? Thank you in advance for the feedback.

"Walk softly and carry a big stick"...TR

I recieved my dragonfly a few days ago and am very pleased. The fit is flawless and the knife is quite sturdy compared to others that I own in its size. I think you should definately speak to someone about getting it replaced as what you have recieved sounds quite defective to me.

Long live Bladeforums!


Sorry. This is just my practice post to make sure it works before I post my wisdom. Not a good idea to jump into these things, you know.

[This message has been edited by Gwinnydapooh (edited 10 May 1999).]
Somebody posted this problem with flaws in the CF over on the Spyderco thread--don't know if that's you, but if not, check it out. Sal basically apologized and said to send it back and Spyderco will make it right.
Hope this doesn't double post--I should have said send it to Spyderco. They gave two addresses in the thread.