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American Handgunner Jan/Feb 2012 Digital Edition - Page 66
G D E F O ES R U D EN W Zulu ! E C N A e live in a world where advances in technology are happening so fast, what used to be taking a breather has been reduced to a ous mbiti A & blink. Very few companies have ious Tenac the luxury of sitting on their laurels because there are always fresh jaws nipping at their heels. Spyderco is a company that has mastered the art of moving forward, and they’ve done it by taking a simple Resilience blade-changing concept, navigating it through the winds of change, and never looking back. Who would have thought a simple hole in a blade could launch one of the most successful cutlery companies in history? Spyderco founder and president Sal Glesser, who designed and introduced the original hole-in-theblade Worker model 30 years ago, must get up and pinch himself every day. The Worker’s acceptance allowed Glesser to expand his vision to highly successful folding knives like the Military, Police, Delica and Endura models, which are still bulwarks in the Spyderco line a decade and a half later. hands, and consumers followed on their The “hole” idea took off when law heels. Other knife features popularized enforcement and military personnel by the company were serrated blades latched onto the concept. The knives and pocket clips, now very common on are easy to employ, even in gloved folding knives throughout the industry. WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • JANUARY/FEBRUARY2012 66