Spyderco was founded in 1976, initially the company focused on selling they first product the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker™ primarily at fairs and trade shows around the USA.
In 1981, the founders put down roots in Golden, Colorado and introduced the first Spyderco folding knife. That knife pioneered the concept of a round hole in the blade for one-handed opening, a clip on the handle for carry at the top of the pocket, and the option of a serrated edge for aggressive cutting performance. Those features revolutionized the knife industry and literally defined the form of the modern folding knife.
Since then, Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry. In addition to a worldwide distribution network and manufacturing resources in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China, their innovation has also earned then an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has allowed then to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world.