Originally released in 1994, the Dragonfly helped pioneer the use of an index-finger "choil" that allows a small knife to provide hand-filling big-knife performance. Also known as a "50/50 choil," it provides a safe, solid purchase for the index finger and positions the hand further forward on the knife for superior leverage and control. The Dragonfly was also one of Spyderco's original lightweight knives and helped to introduce the use of injection-molded FRN (fiberglass-reinforced-nylon) handles. The current version of the lightweight Dragonfly, the Dragonfly 2, has evolved to include a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that provides ambidextrous tip-up carry. It features a versatile leaf-shaped blade ground from VG-10 stainless steel and a sturdy back lock mechanism that locks the blade securely in the open position.