If you ever get your hands on a Spyderco Delica which is a mid-range Spydie, you will know what Spyderco is all about. I have a Delica with the Emerson Wave feature, and several other Spydercos, and the Delica is the most comfortable by far. Just melts into your hand. The Sage series is a fantastic intro for you. I have the Sage 4, and it is the most overlooked version of the lot. It's a beautiful knife! Each one in the Series has a different locking mechanism, it's a tribute to the different designers.