kennethsime wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:50 am
The Stretch 2 (well, not 2; just Stretch, but we used to call it the Stretch 2 before the new Stretch 2 came out) in ZDP-189 and British Ruching Green FRN was my first Spyderco, and to this day one of my favorites. It really is quite similar to the PM2 in ergonomics, blade length, and cutting edge profile, though much lighter weight.
Years ago on the forum a few of us talked about a Straight Spine Stretch. I actually photoshopped a design and sent it in to Sal, but at the time a new Stretch wasn't near on the horizon.
For those who're curious.
On top is my god-awful photoshop job, on bottom is the production model.
I'm stoked on this model being released, and hope it brings the Stretch to a wider audience. I also hope they make one in green. :-)
You did very well!!! And I´d actually PREFER your concept, since it is based on the Stretch... Stretch 1... whatever (the discountinued model right before the current Stretch 2).
For me an even better design, cause the Stretch one packs more edge in a shorter closed package, the hand is placed closer to the edge in a regular grip, I likethe pronounced "hook" at the rear end of the handle, and the tip is, while typically "Stretch", more acute than on the current Stretch 2
Concerning "cutting edge profile being quite similar in PM 2 and Stretch": I may disagree. While the Stretch has a very long perfectly straight section in the edge before rising to a good amount of belly, the PM 2 has a rather contnious curve in the edge from the beginning to the tip.
W"hen cutting, the two feel subtle, but noticable different
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40