Just like Glocks I hated the idea of Spyderco. Seemed to have the same sort of following in my area. After seeing a program interviewing the founder I unfortunately judged him with a womans eyes and he sort of gave me the creeps. Sort of the Uncle No Pockets sort.... Cannot explain why, just did. I really wanted to dislike Spyderco in every way. I now have 4 and find them quite useful. The Para 2 probably being my favorite from the company.