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Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser. Initially, the company focused on selling there first product—the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker—primarily at fairs and trade shows around the country.
In 1981, the Glessers 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, Spyderco innovation has also earned them an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards.
More importantly, it has allowed Spyderco to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world—an audience to whom we are extremely grateful.
CPM- S30V is, in many eyes, the ultimate EDC steel. Exhibiting very good edge retention, corrosion resistance, and sharpenability, S30V is utilized by a variety of makers for its performance and balance.
Ease of sharpening 5/10
Edge retention 8/10
Corrosion resistance 2/10
VG-10 exhibits many of the same qualities of 154CM with the largest difference being an increase in corrosion resistance. Absolutely good-to-go, VG-10 may be one of the most neutrally balanced steels on the market.
Ease of sharpening 6/10
Edge retention 5/10
Corrosion resistance 7/10
Budget friendly steel