Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. In 1978, they settled in Golden, Colorado, and initially, the company focused on selling its first product: the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker™, which was sold primarily at trade shows and shows around the country.
In 1981, Spyderco introduced its first knife, the C01 Worker, and it pioneered the concept of incorporating a round hole in the blade for one-handed opening, a clip on the handle for carrying in the top of your pocket, and the option of a serrated edge for an aggressive cut. Those features revolutionized the knife industry and literally defined the shape of the modern folding knife.
Since then, Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry worldwide. In addition to a global distribution network and manufacturing resources in the US, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China, their innovation has also earned them an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has enabled them to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world, an audience they are extremely grateful to.