Spyderco started out in 1976 making knife sharpeners, in 1981 they released their first knife. This first knife was the first to use Spyderco’s famous round-hole opening method. This allowed for easy one-handed opening with either hand. They continue to use this feature with a focus on utility rather than looks. They make so many unique knives, you will find one that suits both your needs and your tastes.