I was going through my drawers today and found my superblue stretch, which is the first Spyderco I ever had. Thought it might be fun to post some pictures of your first Spyderco; and if you feel like it, talk about how/why you got your first Spyderco. Sorry in advance, as this will be a long post... Feel free to scroll to the bottom and enjoy the pictures. For me, I remember seeing the ads for Spyderco in outdoors magazines as a kid and thinking that they looked a bit odd. It was always ads for the H1 knives, so the yellow threw me off I think. But the design did catch my eye, and in the back of my mind it stuck. Fast forward into my teens, and I tracked a deer that someone had neglected to recover and found him dead. Unfortunately, I didn’t expect to find a deer at the end and I didn’t have a knife with me. After that, I decided that I should always have a pocket knife, because you might never know when you would need it. The first “high end” (I thought it was at the time) knife I got was a camillus with a vg-10 blade and a poorly designed clip that had terrible tension. It ended up falling out of my pocket somewhere on top of a mountain, and I never saw it again. After that, I realized that by spending a little more, I’d be getting a much better quality product. Enter: my first Spyderco. At this point, I consciously knew about the existence of Spyderco, and remembered seeing the ads. So I started looking around, and lo and behold they had a folding knife designed for hunters: the stretch. I watched all the reviews I could find on YouTube, read everything I could, but was uncertain—mostly because I couldn’t hold one before I bought, it as there were no local stores that had them. Finally, I decided that I might as well just bite the bullet and try it out. As I was about to buy the vg-10 model, I discovered that they also made sprints, and was immediately intrigued. So instead I bought the superblue sprint, which sparked my tool steel love affair. Since then, I’ve had 6 Spyderco’s, although I currently only have 4 (all in tool steels). My current favorite is the pm2 in M4, and that’s the one I generally reach for if I know I’ll be using a knife. I’ve also tried other brands and been more or less disappointed with certain aspects, which has solidified my opinion of spydercos as a whole.