I once started a poll about a "Chaparral XL" (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=82492&p=1295580#p1295580
Still, whenever I use my Chap FRN I wish there would be a longer version of it, or just any model in the Endela / Stretch size with both such a thin, slicey ffg
blade (2mm) and such a thin handle and by that thin profile in the pocket (the 2mm Centofante has a sabre hollow grind and a thicker handle)
I am 100% convinced, that a 2mm blade works perfectly well in - and is strong enough for 95 % of actual knife
tasks, and in most of these better than a thicker blade (not in ALL of course)
And I am also convinced, that with an Endela-length blade (around 3.5 ") there would still be not too much leverage and it would hold up well if one uses the knife, well,like a knife (=cutting tool).
Additionally, it sometimes is nice to have a knife with such a thin handle
and thin profile in the pocket.
I have to say, the thin Chap handle does feel rather comfortable in my hand.
As a matter of fact, compared to the a bit similar Native 5 FRN, when I actually use the knives (and not just hold them), the Chap does even feel a bit more stable in hand (for me personally the Native tends to "roll" a bit more in hand than the Chap in harder cutting).
I am also of the opinion, that real "hard use tasks", that maybe require a thicker blade, often times do NOT necessarely require also a long
While very often "slicing tasks", that benefit from a thinner blade, also benefit from a longer
So "big knife - thick blade"/ small knife - thin blade" is not always generally a good approach imho.
So for me at least just one a bit larger, 2mm "mainstream" ffg model is missing in Spydercos lineup.
What do you think?
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40