Easy. Delica/Endura FFG in pastel colors. I remember seeing them for the first time around 2011-2012. They were so different and oddly attractive than what I was accustomed to, they left a real first impression of Spyderco in my mind.
First generation, fully serrated Delica - my first Spyderco and all the things that made Spyderco an innovative player in the cutlery game - pocket clip, spyderhole / one hand opening, “interesting” design and teeth.
I think the Delica/Endura line is what really popularized Spyderco’s name. Since that introduction, the PM2 has become iconic and served to shine light on all else before and after. So, in answer to the question, take your pick.
Marc <— a mere data-point, not an Influencer.
RECENT ARRIVAL: 52100 Military Model. ON RADAR: Siren; SwayBack; S90V Chief sprint-run. IN DREAMS: LC200N Military Model; Lil’ Native slipjoint; 52100 Shaman; Nitro-V Chief; LC200N Massad Ayoob (PE; G10); LC200N Breeden Captain (SE on recurve); Tusk (SE; G10).
Definitely the Endura & Delica, because that's what we sold the most of at the knife shop I worked in during college.
Next? Military, Paramilitary, Native.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V
Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
When I first started this GAME it was the Delica ,now it’s the para military 2 and Quality springs to mind. Sounds like I am after some Mutley Medals just joking . The future so bright Got To Wear Shades over and IN out