About Spyderco

About Spyderco

Greetings from Golden, Colorado.

Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key. Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable. Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials. As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.

Respectfully Yours,

The Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew



Across the years...

1978. . .Spyderco Sharpeners
1981. . .Spyderco Kitchen Sharps, C01 Worker
1982. . .Spyderco C02 Mariner
1983. . .Spyderco C03 Hunter, C04 Executive
1984. . .Spyderco C05 Standard, C07 Police Model
1987. . .Spyderco C08 Harpy, C09 CoPilot
1988. . .Spyderco 2001 Pre-Diver, 2002 Probe
1989. . .Spyderco 3001 Mini Mariner, 3002 Spyderkey (Hummingbird), C07A Police Model (Aluminum), Embellishing by Yellow Horse on C03, C07 & C09, Embellishing by Santa Fe Stone Works on C01, C04, C07 & C09
1990. . .Spyderco C10 Endura, C11 Delica, C15 Bob Terzuola (Aluminum), C14 Rescue, LBK LadyBug, 2003 Mini Probe, C12 Civilian
1991. . .Spyderco C13 Pro-Hunter (Pro-Venator), C16 Wayne Goddard, SO01 Solo
1992. . .Spyderco C07TI Police Model (Titanium), SO02 Solo, C01BK Worker (Blak-Ti), C07BK Police Model (Blak-Ti), C17 Catcherman, C18 Wayne Goddard Jr., Embellishing by G. Blanchard on C07 & C13
1993. . .Spyderco C01COM Evolution Edition, C21 Merlin, C01ATU Worker (TUFRAM), C20 Baby Goddard, C07ATU Police Model (TUFRAM), C26 Snap-It, C19 Bob Terzuola Jr. (Aluminum), C24 Black Hawk (Aluminum)
1994. . .Spyderco C09ATU CoPilot (TUFRAM), C28 Dragonfly, C22 Michael Walker, C29 Cricket, C27 Jess Horn, C25 Frank Centofante (Aluminum), C15G Bob Terzuola (G-10), C19G Bob Terzuola Jr. (G-10)
1995. . .Spyderco C23G Renegade (G-10), C24G Black Hawk (G-10), C30 Remote Release, C32 Spur, C33 Pro-Grip, SO03 Solo (Zytel), C03 Hunter (Modified), FB01 Bill Moran Featherweight, C34 Jess Horn II
1996. . .Spyderco C28 Dragonfly (Modified), C35 "Q", C36 Military Model, C37 Michael Walker Lightweight, C42 Howard Viele, C43 Delica II, CX01 CLIPIT Experimental I, KX01 Kitchen Experimental I, KX02 Kitchen Experimental II
1997. . .Spyderco C38 Jess Horn Lightweight, C41 Native, C40 Jot Singh Khalsa, C25 Frank Centofante (Modified)
1998. . .Spyderco C46 Bob Lum, C45 Rescue Jr., C45 Rescue Jr. (Stainless Steel), C39 Dyad Jr., C51 Rookie, LBK II LadybugII, C10 Endura (Modified), C11 Delica (Modified), C14 Rescue (Modified), C14 Rescue (Stainless Steel), C54 Calypso, C53 Peter Herbst, C50 Frank Centofante, C36 Military (Modified)
1999. . .Spyderco T01 SpydeRench, MN07 Mini Police Necklace, SC01 SpyderCard, C12SBK Matriarch, C12SGY Matriarch (Gray), C39 Dyad Jr. Lightweight, C41GPBL Blue G-10 Native, C52 Calypso Jr. Lightweight, C56 Spyderco Zowada, C57 D'Alton Holder Toad, C67 "R", 204 Triangle Sharpmaker., Carbon Fiber Series (Ladybug, Cricket, Dragonfly), Dyad Lightweight, Concealex Moran Sheath
2000. . .Spyderco C10 Endura (Modified), C10TR Endura Trainer, C11 Delica (Modified), C11TR Delica Trainer, C44 Dyad, C60 Massad Ayoob, C63 James A Keating Chinook, C65 Bob Lum Chinese Folder, C66 Frank Centofante Vesuvius, C68 Bram Frank Gunting, C68TR Bram Frank Gunting Trainer, FB02 Bill Moran Drop Point, TC07 Tie Clip, CT02 Large Knife Stand, CT03 Small Knife Stand, The Spyderco Story.
2001. . .Spyderco C10 Endura (Improved), C11 Delica (Improved), C08 Harpy (Modified), C64 MeerKat, C66 Vesuvius (inlay and bug), C69 Lil' Temperance, C71 Salsa, FB03 Lum Tanto, FB04 Fred Perrin, FB05 Temperance, FB05TR Temperance Trainer
2002. . .Spyderco C14 Rescue (Modified), C45 Rescue (Modified) C72 Pride, C73 Impala, C75 Kiwi, FB08 SPOT, FB09 Ronin, FB10 Maddox, JBK Jester, T02 SpyderSaw, WTC Knife, 204D Diamond Triangles, 204UF Ultra Fine Triangles
2003. . .Spyderco C29 Stainless Cricket, C70 A.T.R., C87 Scorpius, C77 SpyderHawk, FB04BB Fred Perrin Black Blade, C46BB Black Blade Bob Lum, C75SS Stainless Kiwi, C80 Dodo, JSS Stainless Jester, FB04BB Black Blade Fred Perrin, FB05BB Black Blade Temperance, C78 Native III, C79 Assist I and II.


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