Stretch retires endura?

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Stretch retires endura?

Postby iyn » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:59 am

Since I started carrying 2 knives, the stretch has been carried the most as my bigger blade and my endura gets left home. Has anyone had their stretch "retire" their endura?

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Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:57 am

Never owned an Endura but I can understand why. I've handled and used a few and they just don't compare to the Stretch IMO. As far as lock backs go, I don't think you can do much better than a Stretch, Caly 3/3.5 or a Centofante 3/4. Maybe the Police or Ulize if you want a longer blade. The Ulize is a really sweet knife that's very under appreciated.
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Postby glbpro » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:06 am

I pretty much had that experience, although my Endura had already been 'semi-retired' by my Manix 2 LW. I find that this knife and the stretch both achieve a very happy medium between the Delica and the Endura, and have better ergonomics to boot.
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Postby Donut » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:15 am

For a while I like carrying the Stretch more, but I've gone back to the Endura. There's something about the thin profile in pocket and the shorter from edge to spine height, that I prefer.
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Postby Blerv » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:47 am

I bounce between a Stretch and Delica quite a bit. Bought a bunch of Endura trainers once and just didn't like them. I would probably go with a Caly3.5 if looking for max pocket space and blade length.
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Postby FCM415 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:01 am

In my case no. While the Stretch is my favorite folder overall as I always claim (over much fancier, higher regarded knives that I own), the Endura still gets plenty of carry and use. I find its extra length to be useful in food prep and even as a steak knife and its slimmer profile fits better when Im wearing pants with narrower pockets such as sweats. These are both great designs light, and strong- theres room for both and I'll take them over 99.9% of other folders in the market.

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Postby tradja » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

I love the Stretch but once I picked up a FFG FRN Endura about a year ago, the Stretch was off to the BOB. As others have said, I like the extra length and slim profile of the Endura. Now if there was such a thing as a FRN Police 3 (not holding breath), it would probably bump the Endura out in a similar fashion.

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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:28 am

The Stretch has a great handle shape, but I've never liked the blade shape. I much prefer the Endura.

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Postby gijoe945 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:50 pm

The Ulize outdoes them.

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Postby jtoler_9 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:02 pm

I still can't seem to justify pulling the trigger on a Stretch. For me it's the price bump over the Endura and Delica line. I would rather save the money and stick with the Delica or Endura. Even if the Stretch has better ergo's than the other 2, I have yet to feel like I am being cheated in the ergo depatment when I use my delica. I can't think of a single thing I would cut during my day to day with a stretch that my delica couldn't handle just as well.

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Postby twinboysdad » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:31 pm

WireEdge Roger wrote:The Stretch has a great handle shape, but I've never liked the blade shape. I much prefer the Endura.
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Postby _centurio_ » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:00 pm

I own 3x Endura and 2x Stretch. In my opinion the ergonomics on the Stretch are better than on the Endura - I also like the blade shape of the Stretch way more.

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Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:03 pm

jtoler_9 wrote:I still can't seem to justify pulling the trigger on a Stretch. For me it's the price bump over the Endura and Delica line. I would rather save the money and stick with the Delica or Endura. Even if the Stretch has better ergo's than the other 2, I have yet to feel like I am being cheated in the ergo depatment when I use my delica. I can't think of a single thing I would cut during my day to day with a stretch that my delica couldn't handle just as well.
I think that's true for any knife in the catalog that has a similarly sized blade. While it's true, what's the fun in that? :D

For me, the ergonomics for the Delica/Endura just don't do it. You're fortunate that they fit your hand. Once you really get a taste for that "just right" feeling in your hand, it does get more expensive when you start to pursue it.
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Postby TomAiello » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:11 pm

This thread really makes me want to buy a stretch....

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Postby xceptnl » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:23 pm

I have never used an Endura, but I can speak to the Stretch..... it's tops in my book

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Postby eric m. » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:00 pm

I first purchased a Stretch FRN and never desired an Endura! I bought a Delica4 Frn after that and though I liked it for it's size, the handle shape was a little too small. The stretch fit my hand like a glove! In addition, I love the blade shape of the stretch! The Endura does nothing for me. :D

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Postby TheChunk91 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:01 am

I think the stretch 2 is design perfection as far as ergonomics and usability, much like the para 2. My endura still gets its turn of pocket time, not as much as the stretch i'll admit but nothing else gets the amount of pocket time as my golden spydies anyways.

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Postby Gerard Breuker » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:52 am

CF Stretch did retire all other knives for a long time and remains my main EDC still. Like and use my Endura once in a while for somewhat rougher jobs and lending to others.

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Postby Pinetreebbs » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:26 am

Perhaps, but when I can buy a Super Blue Stretch.
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Postby iyn » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:27 pm

Wow! FRN police 3. That sounds like winner.


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