Releasing their first knife in 1981, Spyderco quickly became an EDC staple for millions. With a line-up of modern classics like the Paramilitary, Delica, and Tenacious it’s hard to go wrong with these well designed workhorses.
Spyderco Knives is a modern classic brand that has pioneered much of the knife world you know today. Spyderco was started by Sal Glesser and his wife Gail. In 1976 they released their first product, a multi tool for jewelers. The product looked a lot like a spider, and Sal liked the designation many European sports cars had of ‘Spider’, so the name stuck. The C01 was not just the first Spyderco knife. It was also the first knife ever to have a pocket clip, and the first to feature a ‘spydie hole.’ The designs have stayed familiar since then, but the materials and approach have constantly evolved.
Spydie Hole= The Finger Flick, the Spydie Flick, and the Spyderco Drop. No, not new dance moves, but smooth ways to open your ambidextrous Spyderco.
Metallurgy= While not quite alchemists Spyderco is always trying new metals and processes. They were the first to use powder metallurgy in a production knife which has now become an industry standard.
Classic= Spyderco is not just a knife company they are a classic, a standard, and an admired long lasting workhorse of a knife brand.
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From Spyderco as of October 2017:
"Spyderco knives are designed and built for use as cutting tools. Use of our knives for any purpose other than cutting is considered abuse. As with any tool Spyderco knives can wear out. They may also fail to perform if not used or cared for properly. If your knife has been put to hard use for a long period of time, it is possible that the useful life of the Spyderco product has been exceeded and Spyderco will be unable to perform any work upon the knife that will improve the condition thereof."
Blade Sharpening: Complimentary on PlainEdges, SpyderEdges and CombinationEdges provided. Please include $5.00USD for shipping and handling. $5.00 will cover the return shipping cost for up to 4 knives.
Basic Knife Maintenance: Ensure safe operation by regularly inspecting the knife’s interior for lint, obstructions, etc. Clean the lock well and inside the handle using a toothpick, hot water, and detergent. Rinse with fresh water, dry inside and out and lubricate steel components with oil/silicone. A sharp knife makes cutting easier and safer and lengthens its usable life. Like any tool, knives do wear out.