Blerv,Blerv wrote:Interesting discussion
I personally adore the standard non-choil grip of the Stretch. If that wasn't impacted by the choil it would be great (personally) as would the flattened spine, especially if it resulted in a more acute tip.
*Landon*sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
Exactly. The handle alone is so nice that it could be a platform for variations.The Deacon wrote:I'd be in favor of Spyderco producing versions of the Stretch with different blade shapes. I think doing so would increase the potential market, since not everyone likes the current one. Straight spine or "modified leaf" would be ok, the "modified clip point" style used on the PE blade of the Dyads would be outstanding, although probably less popular. I can live with the existing choil, but would have no problem with a deeper one. I'd hope that, if that change were made, the original Stretch blade shape would continue to be offered in addition to any new versions.
I think you'd have to be half blind and squint real hard to see any similarities between a straight spine Stretch and an Endura. The magic is in the Stretch's handle. The ergonomics are vastly superior IMO. Your mileage may very.xceptnl wrote:Blerv,
Wouldn't this be an Endura with onle a slightly smaller blade? Couldn't a mild grind to the spine of any current endura make what some are describing? Am I missing something possibly?
Yea this is what I was hinting at. Nicely put David .Evil D wrote:I think you'd have to be half blind and squint real hard to see any similarities between a straight spine Stretch and an Endura. The magic is in the Stretch's handle. The ergonomics are vastly superior IMO. Your mileage may very.
I think like Blerv said, as long as the grip behind the choil doesn't change, AND there's no loss in edge length, yeah make the choil deeper, absolutely. This is probably the one thing I would change if I could only change one thing. I don't love the curvy spine but I don't hate it either, it does add variety. I don't think the point would be any more acute by giving it a straight spine though. I used to really dislike the curved spine, but after owning one for a while now, it's sort of grown on me. I wouldn't go so far as to say I'd want any other knife to have a spine like it, but it is sort of part of the Stretch identity.
I filed a small notch on my user Stretch, works great I can evenly sharpen it. Giving it more edge would make it an even better steak knife hehe.Blerv wrote:If it's just a matter of curving and extending the current 50/50 choil I don't think it would impact people who prefer to avoid it completely. Of course, in a perfect world I'd love a sharpening notch and nearly 3.5" of cutting edge.