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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:04 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Im wondering if ivory frn will be as rare as white frn.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby JuPaul » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:17 pm

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Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
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I would like to take a moment and apologize to whomever fails to obtain one of these knives due to me.

I would also like to confirm to those waiting for their delivery that you have every right to be excited!

After posting availability in all fairness I did wait a few hours before pulling the trigger on buying my second one of these.

Yes it is just that darn good :)

Better get one while the getting is good I read only 1200 were made and that is not allot for worldwide distribution.

I did consider waiting and just getting what comes after this but A. There is no guarantee there will be something after this and B. It might be a long time before something comes along and this is totally back up worthy as this will be a daily user.

Now ready to sell my remaining PM2’s yes even includes my cruwear PM2.
On the contrary Does, I think you are just doing double duty in helping justify further sprints. Bring on the hap40!
Too bad it’s a Japan model. Cruwear, xhp, and m4 exclusives would have been nice.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby weeping minora » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:05 pm

Vivi wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:39 pm
I've been pleasantly surprised by my VG10 Police LW. I always liked the steel but I swear this Police is holding an edge longer than my Police 3 did. Maybe they are running it a bit harder these days? Or maybe sharpening the two knives differently is the cause? I ran a polished, convexed edge on my P3, and so far I've been touching up the factory edge on my medium stone on the LW. I'll reprofile it someday.
While I have no actual proof or testing behind this theory, I concur that the P4 LW seems/feels to be run harder than most VG-10 Spydies I've used. Only a good thing if you ask me :cool:.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby The Deacon » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:20 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Im wondering if ivory frn will be as rare as white frn.

Considering that there were three simultaneous Sprint Runs (Delica, Endura, and Dragonfly) in white FRN, plus the original "commissioned run" white FRN Rescue, and there may also have been a white FRN Ladybug (possibly a JDM item), ivory probably will be rarer unless Spyderco uses it for other models.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Bdubs808 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:21 am

Today I received my Ivory Stretch in the mail, used it a bit to cut up cardboard at work. Really dig the blade thinness compared to the PM2, as well as the straighter blade edge (less belly). The angle of the blade in relation to the handle feels good and purposeful. The ergos are excellent of course. Zero blade play with a super smooth action.

Really a nice piece, quite an Unexpected Grail.

Hope they do more of these, with all those cool steels everybody likes.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:43 am

Well folks Sal gave us a real winner here. At first I was concerned about the IVORY handle and was like OMG what is Sal thinking?

Adjusting a model that did not sell as well as it should and also using a color like IVORY?

Then I thought well I can always rit die it if I really do not like it..

Well just goes to show yet again Sal knows best.

Turns out I really like the color, it also makes it easy to find when I lay it down on the counter.

I typically have 2 or more folders on the kitchen counter, breaking down boxes and letting junk mail have it, is a frequent thing.

Never thought I would welcome catalogs unasked for arriving in the mail. Now after a good sharpening session I grow a wee bit concerned when they start getting thin.

Anyway after shopping last night more cardboard to be broken down and into the recycling bin. Guess which knife stood out... yep the IVORY one... thought that was pretty cool compared to the PM2 and Caley and Buck 110 custom all more or less black G10 sitting right next to it.

This knife slices through everything just perfectly and is a joy to work with.

The Deacon is probably correct, he has a long history with Spyderco and Sal. If he thinks Ivory will likely be rare like White is then I would not bet against him.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:57 am

I got mine. I like it!!!

I am working today but I will get some pics soon.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby SF Native » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:57 pm

Knifeworks is letting me down. Took my order but no shipping confirmation. Now they are showing out of stock. Maybe they will get more. Haven’t cancelled my order yet.

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:19 pm

Gpknives has them right now if you hurry, worst that can happens is you wind up in good company with me owning two of them. 😁
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby SF Native » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:44 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Gpknives has them right now if you hurry, worst that can happens is you wind up in good company with me owning two of them. 😁
Must have been a busy weeekend for our favorite dealers. Knifeworks finally sent shipping notification. All good. Thanks for the heads up though.

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby olywa » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 am

Received mine yesterday and I am pretty impressed. Probably the sharpest out-of-the-box VG10 Spydie I've encountered to date. The edge grind is perfection.

I love the ivory FRN. It looks even better in person than in the pics, and the edges are nicely radiussed. It was a little tight so I thought I'd tweak the pivot and was surprised to find that it was barely snug. I worked it in and out and decided a little loctite would be needed in order to keep it in. I ended up having to make it tighter than I would like, but hopefully it will wear in with use.

I then found that all of the scale screws and clip screws were loose as well. It took at least a full turn on the scale screws to snug them up. Not quite sure how this one passed QC but it's good now and I'm happy with it.

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby abbazaba » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:22 pm

I received one yesterday and agree about the Ivory. Much better in person than I thought.

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby RamZar » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:07 pm

In stock at both BladeHQ and GP Knives.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:20 pm

Got mine today. Great knife! Fit and finish are perfect. Ivory color is great. Quite a substantial knife. Feels nice and solid. Super smooth. Looking forward to a Cruwear version! Seki FRN backlocks are my favorite knives (aside from the Micarta Shaman) and having them in Cruwear is the ultimate treatment. My Cruwear Delica needs some companions!
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:51 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Got mine today. Great knife! Fit and finish are perfect. Ivory color is great. Quite a substantial knife. Feels nice and solid. Super smooth. Looking forward to a Cruwear version! Seki FRN backlocks are my favorite knives (aside from the Micarta Shaman) and having them in Cruwear is the ultimate treatment. My Cruwear Delica needs some companions!
+1 well make it +2 will buy 2 in Cruwear.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby acer » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Really keen to get my hands on one of these, hopefully will not miss out on this sprint .

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Pancake » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:26 pm

Hmm, Cru-Wear or HAP 40 would be awesome.
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby Wartstein » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:30 pm

Pancake wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Hmm, Cru-Wear or HAP 40 would be awesome.
As would be SE... :rolleyes: (Fine in VG10)
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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby VooDooChild » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:08 pm

Mine just came in. It is a good looking knife. Definitely stands out in my collection more than the rest. In a sea of black, yellow, grey, dark blue, etc. Its hard not to immediately notice the Ivory color. I hope this ends up being a rare frn color like white was.

I also like the thumb ramp more than on the regular stretch 2. Im not sure if the angle is slightly different or what.

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Re: Straight Spine Stretch

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:48 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Mine just came in. It is a good looking knife. Definitely stands out in my collection more than the rest. In a sea of black, yellow, grey, dark blue, etc. Its hard not to immediately notice the Ivory color. I hope this ends up being a rare frn color like white was.

I also like the thumb ramp more than on the regular stretch 2. Im not sure if the angle is slightly different or what.

Yeah, I really like the thumb ramp. It's been awhile since I had the stretch g10 to remember how they compare. This thing feels fantastic in the hand though. You can get a nice full grip with that thumb ramp and choil and you feel like you can cut anything. It feels very solid for an FRN knife as well. I guess I am used to the linerless Pac Salt in this size so this beefier linered Stretch feels quite substantial.
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