Zome (pronounced "zoh-may") is a classical Japanese method of dyeing textiles that is closely related to many aspects of that country’s culture and history. Inspired by this rich artistic heritage, Spyderco's Zome family of knives includes unique hand-dyed variations of popular lightweight models with injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles. The handles of these knives are first molded in a light base color, and then individually hand dyed by expert Japanese artisans using a technique reminiscent of traditional hiki-zome (brush dyeing). In this painstaking method, various colors of dye are hand brushed onto the handle to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind patterns that permeate the FRN material.
The Dragonfly 2 Zome combines a brilliant pattern of green shades with all the other defining features of this best-selling model, including a full-flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade, a sturdy back lock mechanism, and a reversible deep-pocket wire pocket clip that supports left or right-side tip-up carry. An amazing fusion of traditional artistry and modern factory production, the Dragonfly 2 Lightweight Zome is a practical everyday cutting tool with one-of-a-kind character.