Spyderco Stretch (black frn, vg10 Steele)

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Spyderco Stretch (black frn, vg10 Steele)

Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:14 pm

Ordered the base model spyderco stretch, coming in the mail tomorrow, just one question is the base model stretch (black frn handle, and vg10 steele) also etched with sal's name on the blade? Im hoping so, i want one with the SAL on it. Im new to spyderco and really love the one i have (tenacious, and robin 2) but also what do you all think about the stretch? Was it a good buy? $74 on Amazon.com thanks in advance!

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Postby Blerv » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:17 pm

Awesome knife :D . It should have his maker mark on it. Hope you enjoy it!
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Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Thanks, i will post a pic tomorrow if it arrives before i leave for work

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Postby nccole » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:03 pm

Mine unfortunately does not have his signature on it and I wish it did. Not sure why some do and some don't. It is a great knife though.

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Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:51 pm

nccole wrote:Mine unfortunately does not have his signature on it and I wish it did. Not sure why some do and some don't. It is a great knife though.

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I will let you know if mine does when it comes. I hope so!

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Postby Sharktooth » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:01 pm

Stretch in vg10 is my current edc and its an excellent slicer. Enjoy your purchase! P.s. after you fall in love, dont forget to get one in zdp-189 too ;)
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Postby nccole » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:12 pm

Sharktooth wrote:Stretch in vg10 is my current edc and its an excellent slicer. Enjoy your purchase! P.s. after you fall in love, dont forget to get one in zdp-189 too ;)
Or Super Blue. It is coming soon hopefully!

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Postby timlara » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:16 pm

Great choice, outdoorsmen! You will not be disappointed.

My Stretch is the ZDP-189 with green handles and it does have Sal's mark. I don't think the mark has anything to do with the different steels, though. I notice that neither model shows the mark in the 2014 printed catalog I have.

Where's The Deacon when we need him? It seems like he has every Stretch ever made! :)

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Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:32 pm

Thanks for all the added hype! I can't wait to get the mail tomorrow! I'm happy i went with the stretch! I was going to get the Centefonte but i don't like that the handle is riveted together. Maybe i will still get the Centefonte as a collection piece and not use it, idk. I really would not want to use a knife that i cant completely take down to clean and oil.

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Postby The Deacon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:56 am

I'm a major fan of the Stretch and have been since the first stainless steel with Kraton inlay version came out over nine years ago. I have every version Spyderco has offered, a couple I had customized, and one very special and very elegant one that Sal gave me and, while I've carried all of them and most often carry one of the fancier ones, my black FRN VG-10 Stretch still sees pocket time.
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Postby Deal4 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:25 am

I have loved my black Stretch in VG10 since the day I got it! It is by far my favorite and most used knife that I own. It may not be a fancy knife, but it is very ergonomic. If you bought it to use, you will not be disappointed!
Mine does have Sal's signature on it which made me very happy when it arrived. I still don't know if there is a way to know which ones are signed.

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Postby Chopping Broccoli » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:52 am

I bought the combo edge one when they were discontinued for $39. That was the best Spyderco deal I've even had. Love the stretch. Its a great knife. Mine does not have Sal's mark on the blade.

I've been meaning to send mine in for repair. When closed the lock bar protrudes out and the blade does not fully close. I hope its an easy fix.
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Postby ABX2011 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:01 am

I have the older ZDP carbon fiber version. Its claim to fame is the handle thinness. It's a mean cutter with the reprofiled edge.
Looking forward to the super blue version!

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Postby opusxpn » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:52 am

Excellent knife pretty good size not for the fainthearted, excellent slicer, nice belly, I do think it was designed as a hunting knife. I have the ZDP version and I love it. Waiting on the super blue sprint also.
Keep'em sharp :spyder: 9 Enduras, 4 Manix, Manix XL DLC, 3 Delicas, 5 Ladybug, 2 Manbug, 4 Dragonfly, Pingo, Cat, 3 Salt1, Pacific salt, Tasman, 3 stretch, 2 Tenacious, Resiliance, Robyn2 G10, 2byrd hawkbill, 4Para2, 2Military, native5 frn, Bradley folder, SpyDK, Kiwi, MT19, salt saver, Street bowie, Roadie,Squeak, 5 UKPK, k05 SE, k04 SE & PE

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Postby Revival » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:34 am

One of the most comfortable knives out there! I would love to see a mini version!

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Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:47 pm

I got my stretch! And it does have Sal on it! And yes i will use it. Not to gross any non hunters out that might be on this page, but this will be used for gutting small to medium sized game. That's why the screw together construction is so important to me. After a day of bloodying it up i can take it completely apart clean and re-oil.

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Postby opusxpn » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:56 pm

Revival wrote:One of the most comfortable knives out there! I would love to see a mini version!
That would be nice, I would need one right away :0
Keep'em sharp :spyder: 9 Enduras, 4 Manix, Manix XL DLC, 3 Delicas, 5 Ladybug, 2 Manbug, 4 Dragonfly, Pingo, Cat, 3 Salt1, Pacific salt, Tasman, 3 stretch, 2 Tenacious, Resiliance, Robyn2 G10, 2byrd hawkbill, 4Para2, 2Military, native5 frn, Bradley folder, SpyDK, Kiwi, MT19, salt saver, Street bowie, Roadie,Squeak, 5 UKPK, k05 SE, k04 SE & PE

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Postby outdoorsmen1985 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:31 pm

swigert wrote:I am also a hunter and have been looking for the right folder from spyderco for skinning and gutting game...after holding the knife do you think it will do well?
Not really sure, the belly may not be pronounced enough, i will try it out next time i go out.


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