I hear ya Thom, and realize that, with no mouths to feed other than my own, it's a lot easier for me to indulge my whims than it is for a lot of others. Understand your desire for a super-slicin' thing of beauty, to the point I'm already debating the idea of tricking out my "backup" Stretch with some fancier scales. Will just say that when I got my customized Persian back from Ron, it became my most regular carry and I figured it would stay that way, as it offers super looks and great cutting power combined. Then I got the Stretch, and, as the weeks go by it has all but pushed the Persian out of my pocket. Compared with the Persian it's slimmer, lighter, and has the same blade length yet is half inch shorter closed, and the Kraton, while not pehaps the most elegant handle material around, feels good and washes up easy. What I'm finding is that praticallity is a stronger factor in determining what I carry than looks.
Sal, the Stretch is easy to praise. The time and effort you put into refining this design before releasing it to the market is evident. Fitting successor to the Hunters and Pro-Grips, its heritage is obvious, yet it is also an execellent design in its own right. Only thing I'd change is the Boye dent, and I realize that what I'm really wishing is that the majority of buyers disliked them as much as I do. I'll just say that if the boys in Seki ever forget to "dent" a PE one, I'd be happy to add a third one to my personal inventory.