Submitted by Redleg Geek
The original SpyderRench was made in Japan, but was so expensive to make, Spyderco discontinued production for about five years. Now it's made in China by their Byrd Knife subsidiary. Byrd makes the same thing under its own brand name, differing only in the shape of the thumb hole on the blade. Street price for the Spyderco is about $102, while the Byrd is about $87. The two Chinese versions are actually slightly better than the original Japanese one, but that is a quality tool, too. I keep the Spydercos in my collection, but the ByrdRench in my go bag.