One of the main attractions of Spyderco knives has always been their brilliant collaborations with the likes of Jess Horn, Massad Ayoob, JD Smith, Bob Lum and the immortal Bill Moran. Without a doubt these are all brilliant collaborations and designs that will pass the test of time.
But there is one detail that many of us here at Spyderville sort of take for granted and even overlook to some degree. That is the fact that we are blessed with 2 of the very best knife designers IMO right here and that is Mr. Sal & Eric Glesser. I would put their knife designs up against anybody's as far as function, performance and unique appearance.
I treasuer many of Spyderco's collaborations but ultimately some of my very favorites are many of the "in-house" Glesser designs. This evening I did a post praising Eric Glesser with his great design we know as the Dodo
The Dodo is certainly one of my top 10 favorite Spyders of all time.
Mr. Sal Glesser constantly amazes me with his sleek designs of the 2 fixed blade Temperance models ( Temp 1 & Temp 2). Those are 2 of my very favorite fixed blades overall and I'll put them up against anyone's fixed blades. Lately I've been EDCing my Temp 1 PE and with all the heavy cutting chores I've had in the past 2 days that Temp 1 model has never failed me. The design appears to be somewhat simplistic until you actually do some hard work with it and then you immediately see how the entire design is not only an ergonomic wonder but is 1000% functional as well and cuts like a laser beam. My personal favorite all time Spyderco folder in the Spyderco line up is Sal's design of the C-54 big Calypso model>> sure hope that baby comes back as sprint run ( hint, hint).
And let us not overlook Mr. Sal Glesser's line up of superb sharpening equipment. To me the one most noteworthy is his brilliant 204 Sharpmaker kit. They not only make great knives but also some of the very best sharpening equipment and accessories.
I think it's high time we all show our appreciation for their hard work. Tell us which Glesser design you like the best and why. Tell us which piece of sharpening equipment you like best and why.