I too recently registered and agree with Devoz, what a great topic for a first post.
My first Spyderco knife was a blue FRN ladybug with a combo edge. Not sure which year it was, maybe early 1990's. The Spyder-Edge and simple/elegant/functional round hole was what lured me into the brand and I've been hooked ever since. Initially I wasn't into collecting, mostly just using so I have not acquired a large number of Spyderco knives over the years, just ones that fit my needs for specific tasks.
My Dragonfly has had the most duty time as an EDC for the last ten years or more and it's just as solid a performer as the day I bought it.
My Rescue knives have been in active duty for ten years as PFD safety knives during freshwater touring Kayaking.
My Ladybug II is my first "collectible," at least rarer than my other knives (which are all still in regular production).
Recent purchases include a SS Dragonfly, Paramilitary, SS Cricket, Gen3 Ladybug, and an Endura.
devoz wrote:After lurking for quite a while what better thread to first post than this one? My first Spyderco experience was with a Dragonfly I received as a christmas gift. It sat quietly in my drawer for years before biting me full force with the Spyderco bug!