Manufacturer: Spyderco C28S
Specifications and features:
2-5/16" serrated leaf shaped blade
1-7/8" cutting edge
3/32" blade thickness
ATS-55 stainless steel, flat grind
One handed open
Stainless steel handle
Metal pocket clip for tip up carry
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770
Dragonfly Serrated Leaf Shaped Blade Folding Knife -
It is small, completely stainless, just waiting to be engraved or personalized. The stainless Dragonfly makes a highly thoughtful gift for the person who thinks they have everything. The flat and smooth handle surface is ideal for engraving groomsmen's names or telling Dad 'thank you' on Father's Day.
Made of premium VG-10 stainless, the leaf-shaped blade is flat ground with a thin honed performance cutting edge. Poised above the Spyderco Round Hole is a point to set the thumb on, which provides purchase and control while cutting. The three screw metal pocket clip situates the folder for tip up carry.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
Similar to ATS-34, but with the moly removed and some other elements added. This steel is a good cutlery steel but a tier behind ATS-34 and its closest competitors (other steels in ATS-55's class might be Gin-1 and AUS-8). With the molybdenum removed, ATS-55 does not seem to hold an edge quite like ATS-34, and reports are that it's less rust resistant. My guess is that with the moly gone, more chromium is tied up in carbides, which means less free chromium for rust resistance, and softer chromium carbides replacing moly carbides for less wear resistance.
Round Hole™ -
Round hole located in the knife blade used for one hand opening and closing of a knife blade.
Tip Up and Tip Down -
Refers to which direction the folded knife if positioned by its pocket clip. When closed and clipped in a pocket, whichever direction (up or down) the blade's tip sits defines if it is termed tip up or tip down.