wrdwrght wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:38 pm
I’ve said elsewhere that the PM2 is not my most loved Spydie but is the best utility knife I’ve ever used.
Could I live with only one Stretch or Stretch2? Of course, and happily. I love the original blade-shape and I well-understand why hunters particularly are drawn to its edge-shape. I wish I’d had one when I hunted caribou with the Naskapis during my many months among them.
But as a fan of difference in design, I don’t care much for blurring of distinctions, even if it’s the Glessers who rightly do it.
It remains a mystery to me why many here become vocal fans of a particular Spydie model or family of models and not of others, yet beg for key features in other models to be incorporated into their favored models.
There is, of course, absolutely no reason why fans should not beg, nor the Glessers accommodate.
I just prefer distinctions.
You lived with the Naskapis?! That´s really fascinating to me (when I was younger I read and learned a lot about Native Americans, but, as an European, solely in theory... ). I´ll better stop it here, this would derail very quickly in a very long off-topic rambling....
/ I understand what you mean, and these are interesting and valid thoughts!
As for the Stretch: The Stretch 1 is MY personal best utility knife out of all folders of all brands (as for you is the PM2), and I prefer the original Stretch blade shape.
So I would not need a straight spine Stretch, but still think it is a cool variant and practically speaking most likely MORE usefull for people who particullary want a pointier tip..
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40