After a lot of research I just purchased my first two Spyderco knives. I picked up a Paramilitary 2 to use as an EDC, and an Assist 2 to keep in with my scuba emergency gear.
I also picked up a sharpmaker and damn am I impressed with how easy it's been to sharpen my leathermans and a couple other older knives. I'm so happy I chose the Paramilitary 2. Feels awesome and I just can't put it down.
I'm looking forward to owning more Spydercos in the future!