Spyderco Knives

Spyderco was founded by Sal Glesser. (The name Spyderco was named after Sal noticed that many high performance sports cars had 'Spyder' in the name, this in turn created the name Spyderco to signify high performance cutting tools.) The first product Spyderco produced was the Portable Hand in 1976, this "spider-shaped device", was a series of angles, ball joints and alligator clips that helped people such as jewelers and hobbyists to work with small parts. Spyderco's Founder, Sal Glesser, and his wife Gail, converted an old bread delivery truck into a motor-home and traveled to shows. As they became more successful, they graduated from the bread truck to a truck and trailer. They settled in Golden in November 1978. Spyderco began producing knife sharpeners in 1978 and produced their first folding knife, the C01 Worker, in 1981. This knife was the first to feature a round hole in the blade designed for fast, one-handed and ambidextrous opening, which is now the company's trademark.[3] Additionally, the company claims that this was the first knife to feature a pocket clip on the right side of the handle.