I have been collecting knives since I was 5-6 years old. However, up until about 6 months ago, I had never purchased a Spyderco knife. I used to buy knives based on they way they looked and how they fit my hand. I knew nothing of the super steels and high quality carbon steels. My collection consisted of mainly Buck, Case and Kershaw. Then, I decided to buy my first Spyderco: an FRN Dragonfly 2. I fell in love and now have the following Spydercos:
Gayle Bradley Air
Caly 3 in Superblue
Mule Team 52100
Byrd Robin 2
Byrd Finch 2
I really want something in S110V, but the Manix is a bit large for my tastes. One thing that I have noticed is Sal's Taichung maker is fantastic. The tolerances on my GB Air, Chaparral and Sage are incredible.
Here's to the beginning of my journey with my new favorite knife maker. I can't believe I've waited this long to try one!