An interview with Spyderco Marketing Manager Joyce Laituri for an article posted online by the Denver Post on January 21st, 2014, proved revealing, even to those who have been in the knife industry for a long time. For instance, did you know that, in addition to knives, Spyderco also manufactures carbon fiber sailboats?
A short question-and-answer type of article, it’s the kind of piece that reflects positively on knives, and that, after all, is what the industry needs most. It starts out:
How did you get involved in this business? Spyderco is a family-owned and operated business run by Sal, Gail and Eric Glesser. The company was started in the late 1970s, selling knife sharpeners from the back of a converted bread truck at state fairs (the family also lived in the bread truck).