C.Q.I.-Constant Quality Improvement is a process Spyderco uses to evaluate and refine longstanding, established knife models. Sometimes C.Q.I. changes are large and noticeable, sometimes they're smaller refinements. Recently they applied C.Q.I. to the classic Dragonfly creating a new Dragonfly 2. The Dragonfly2 upgrades some notable features over the classic while keeping the important basics.
Features carrying over to the new version are the tried and tested mid-sized blade and ergonomic handle along with a front-finger choil and spine cusp. Also staying is the blade-to-handle geometry and leveraging points which make the Dragonfly cut and feel like a much larger large knife when in the hand.
New refinements include: the addition of a left/right tip-up wire clip, patented Bi-Directional Texturing on the handle, choil and spine jimping and screw-together handle construction. The blade is still premium VG-10, now in a high-performance flat-grind.
The position of the enlarged Spyderco Round Opening Hole in relation to the pivot leads to smooth opening and the FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle fits the hand ergonomically with a series of grip angles and leveraging spots.