CRKT Minimalist cleaver vs Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark

  • Great for camping and survival
  • Sharp out of the box
  • Feels great in hand
  • Packaging is simple but satisfying to open
  • Design is killer
  • Great for small hands
  • Blade is made of steel
  • Hole in the blade for easy opening
  • Comes with an Emerson opener
  • Pocket clip

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Weight

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Topic of the Week - Week of February 22, 2021 - Packing your fears
Through many others, I finally have been using the CRKT minimalist and actually just ordered a SpyderCo LadyBug (supposed to be about 15 g). I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who ditches a knife completely or goes the razor blade route, but I’ve definitely shaved a lot of weight over the years.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
Great pocket or kitchen drawer knife
I ordered the pink Dragonfly 2 and I'm very pleased with it. This one was sold and shipped by Deadwood Knives; I wish amazon would identify the different sellers when they post reviews. The knife is small (not keychain, though) and lightweight. It's very sharp and opens and closes easily by pressing...
5/5
a viewer
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Blade

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
Spyderco Dragonfly Review | BladeReviews.com
For fans of Spyderco and ultra lightweight EDC knives, the Dragonfly II is a no-brainer.
NegativeNegative
7 months ago
bladereviews.com
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Handle

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Outer layer of handle wears thin.
The outer layer of the handle is so thin that it is worn through in multiple spots straight from the seller. It gives the handle of the knife a very shop-worn appearance right out of the box. It makes it look like someone has used the handle portion of the knife for a long time.
2/5
Amazon Customer
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
Spyderco Dragonfly Review | BladeReviews.com
For fans of Spyderco and ultra lightweight EDC knives, the Dragonfly II is a no-brainer.
NegativeNegative
7 months ago
bladereviews.com
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Price/value Ratio

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
CRKT Minimalist Cleaver
The packaging was simple but very nice. It was a green CRKT small box that had the brand written in white. Sturdy cardboard and very satisfying to open. The unit inside was placed inside a plastic sleeve in it's plastic carry sheath. It came with a belt clip and lanyard and can only be mounted longw...
5/5
Ryan M.
1 year ago
smkw.com
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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
A winner!
Review re-posted from Pocket Arsenal Blog.com with consent of author. I feel I have to be honest prior to beginning this review: I absolutely love this knife and this review is in no way going to hide that fact! This knife combines an extremely low weight with an awesome steel in a package that is s...
5/5
Pocket Arsenal
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Material

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Good stuff, but room to improve
The design is killer. Potential to be one of the safest camping and survivalist knives one could get for its size. Two downsides I see: -Bead-blast finish is nice, but prevents the spline from being effectively used as a striker for ferrous rods. A quick run over the back with a sanding bit on my dr...
5/5
Rumble righteously
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
Spyderco Dragonfly Review | BladeReviews.com
For fans of Spyderco and ultra lightweight EDC knives, the Dragonfly II is a no-brainer.
NegativeNegative
7 months ago
bladereviews.com
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Durability

CRKT Minimalist cleaver
Great little knife. Would make a great gift.
Great little knife. Comes razor sharp. Sheath is secure but if I comes loose I will just heat the plastic and push together to make it tighter again. Highly recommended, especially for under $30. Also very small so keep that in mind.
5/5
Jovana Muñoz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Knife w/ Emerson Opener Dark
A winner!
Review re-posted from Pocket Arsenal Blog.com with consent of author. I feel I have to be honest prior to beginning this review: I absolutely love this knife and this review is in no way going to hide that fact! This knife combines an extremely low weight with an awesome steel in a package that is s...
5/5
Pocket Arsenal
6 years ago
amazon.com
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