My love for knives is old. I had Wengers, Victorinox, Bokers, Arbolitos, Bucks, Custom made, Spanish knives, swords, katanas, tantos, etc., etc., etc. Then about 5 years ago I was "somewhere" with my boyfriend of many years (now my husband! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>), and we went into a knife store to buy some gifts and I saw this very KEWL knife on display. I had heard about Spyderco, but never actually owned one, but this knife was too KEWL to ignore! I asked the lady to show it to me and I immediately knew I had to have it! It was too unusual to pass by and I did not have _anything_ like it. It looked like something out of a Sci-Fi movie (yes, I have been a Sci-Fi fan all my life), so I bought it for 70+ dollars and up to this day I do not regret it. I carry this knife with me EVERY DAY, even if I do or don't carry any others, and I have mentioned it before here. It's my Q, with the Spyder logo in the skeleton blade. It's sharp looking, sharp cutting, and many people ask me about it and where I got it. I never give my story with such detail, but I do always end up saying, there are a lot of good quality knives out there, but nothing quite compares to my Spydercos. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>
I am now considering another Spyderco model to carry with me while trekking, roller blading, or biking. I never even thought about acquiring another brand this time.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Clarke's Third Law