Same with myself. Around 1996 or 1997 when I was in the Army a friend of mine had an Endura I with the plastic clip and I was immediately jealous and wanted one. There wasn't mainstream internet dealers then like there are now, so it took some time for me to find one. By the time I finally did, it was in 1998 when the E II's were out. Bought one, been carrying Endura's ever since. Tried many other manufacturers, but Spyderco always wins out in my pocket.SpyderEdgeForever wrote:For me it was the Endura. The beautiful design, the functionality, and the overall structure and carry-ableness was it. I have to say, my favorite of all time now is the Caspian Salt, but, the Endura was the one that hooked me.