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Nightgear are authorised UK retailers of the Spyderco Knives brand and stock many other items from Spyderco Knives. We aim to deliver any product ordered from Nightgear within five working days (but usually even quicker).
Spyderco Knives - a manufacturer of quality, reliable high performance knives and sharpeners designed for superior function and ergonomic comfort.
Located in Golden, Colorado, Spyderco was founded in 1978 by Sal Glaser. Spyderco initially began it's life as a knife sharpener manufacturer but has since broadened it's offering to include knives and multi-tools and is the holder of dozens of patents.
Spyderco knives are respected for their simplicity, reliability, good ergonomics and lack of preoccupation with aesthetics. Spyderco are popular with many markets including law enforcement officers, fire and rescue personnel, and private citizens.
Since starting Spyderco have been told their knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed Spyderco to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: patented one-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in their dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key. Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spydercos owner, You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange. True again. Spyderco Knives and Tools recognisable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. Spyderco may look curious, homely, whatever, but they will never be called unusable or undependable. Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing.
In their million-dollar testing facility Spyderco examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. They also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials. As a customer you probably dont think about this, or much care, but it allows Spyderco to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.