Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Sirens1 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:16 am

Stretched Stretch sounds like you read my mind. I was playing with my new SS Stretch, so impressive, perfect. I would buy some with a longer blade as well.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby cycleguy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 am

Stretch and PM2 are my big folders. Have handled the police, military, endura, and chief but haven't gone with any of these longer/bigger folders. I'll have to wait and see if a stretched Stretch would get me there. I think a basic version to kick-off would be best, but would give it a small twist for interest and to set it apart from other big folder offerings ... FRN and S35VN would probably do it.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Wartstein » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:51 am

cycleguy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:32 am
Stretch and PM2 are my big folders. Have handled the police, military, endura, and chief but haven't gone with any of these longer/bigger folders. I'll have to wait and see if a stretched Stretch would get me there. I think a basic version to kick-off would be best, but would give it a small twist for interest and to set it apart from other big folder offerings ... FRN and S35VN would probably do it.

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A basic version just to test out the reception of a Stretch XL will not be in FRN cause the molds would be to expensive to make for just a "test" I think.
Though I'd really like to see FRN and S35VN, don't get me wrong!
But then, if it came in Micarta which Sal mentioned as a possibility, I would not complain either... ;)
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby The Deacon » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 am

If Sal thinks it will sell, the by all means Spyderco should make it.

That said, I'd be more interested in a Stretch 2, either straight spine or regular, with an extra 1/4" of blade than an even larger version of the Stretch. Either would be legal to carry where I live but I'm fairly certain that a version with a 4" blade would not be able to fit in the bottom of my back pocket since the Police and Calypso don't. Still, I'd buy one for the collection.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Surfingringo » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 am

I really like the size and the ergonomics of the current stretch. I’m not saying I wouldn’t buy an XL, I probably would but I’d definitely want to handle it first to see how it felt in hand and in pocket. Given that I like the ergonomics of the Millie better than the PM2, I imagine I would be happy with a Stretch XL. I assume we are talking about the straight spined version with this? Personally I would have no interest in an XL with the standard drop point blade but would give a straight spined XL a shot.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Pancake » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:35 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 am
I assume we are talking about the straight spined version with this? Personally I would have no interest in an XL with the standard drop point blade but would give a straight spined XL a shot.
Yes, we are talking about straight spine version.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:56 am

Well Sal I think you have your answer :)

I for one have no problem with VG-10 especially if this will help from a production stand point.

Agree with others that if produced in Cruwear will be an instant sell out.

Clearly this will not be a golden model. I am curious however about the molds having to be changed to produce this in FRN.

If I am not mistaken it appears the Stretch 2 handle also used in the straight spine stretch has sufficient room does it not?

Either way is good with me the ZDP-189 Stretch 2 in G-10 is a solid piece and feels great in the hand as well.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby sal » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:40 pm

I believe the G-10 P4 was K390.

Hard to make a Slab model with exotic steel in Japan that is not expensive?

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Larry_Mott » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:00 pm

The Deacon wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 am
If Sal thinks it will sell, the by all means Spyderco should make it.

That said, I'd be more interested in a Stretch 2, either straight spine or regular, with an extra 1/4" of blade than an even larger version of the Stretch. Either would be legal to carry where I live but I'm fairly certain that a version with a 4" blade would not be able to fit in the bottom of my back pocket since the Police and Calypso don't. Still, I'd buy one for the collection.
I'd probably buy one for the collection as well, but to be honest i am not very keen on 4" or over knives.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:39 pm

A digression here...

C100, should it ever eventuate, should be named "Giri"...

Just my opinion...

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Baron Mind » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:18 pm

Linen or canvas micarta would make buy. As far as steel, I'd like to see something other than vg10. I don't know if this is realistic or even possible, but HAP5R from Hitachi looks pretty amazing. Similar to Cruwear or 3v.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:21 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:40 pm

I believe the G-10 P4 was K390.

Hard to make a Slab model with exotic steel in Japan that is not expensive?

sal

Valid point, but a $200 G10 VG-10 slab model would have people balking at a $200 VG-10 knife. We saw how much demand there was for a $210 Cru-carta knife. If you could bring in a Cru-carta model for under $250 I am fairly certain the demand would be many multiples of a $200 black G10 VG-10 model. Especially something like this with a very PM2-esque blade shape. And especially since there are zero Cruwear production models, zero Micarta production models, etc.

If if Micarta is not possibly, Cruwear in an earth tone G10 would be miles ahead of a black VG-10 model.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Pancake » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:06 am

I hope that in Christmas 2020 there will be Stretch XL in my pocket :D
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Wartstein » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:14 am

Pancake wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:06 am
I hope that in Christmas 2020 there will be Stretch XL in my pocket :D
That´s be great... but again, I think the handle of the current Stretch 2 (regular and straight spine) is "XL enough" and perfect for almost any, even the largest hand size.
THAT handle with a blade as long as it could be when filling all of the handle when closed plus the shorter choil of the SS Stretch would be perfect for me personally already... (remark: The SS Stretch 2 indeed has a shorter choil in the blade portion than the "regular" Stretch 2, and by that more actual cutting edge!)
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Pancake » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:00 am

Wartstein wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:14 am
That´s be great... but again, I think the handle of the current Stretch 2 (regular and straight spine) is "XL enough" and perfect for almost any, even the largest hand size.
THAT handle with a blade as long as it could be when filling all of the handle when closed plus the shorter choil of the SS Stretch would be perfect for me personally already... (remark: The SS Stretch 2 indeed has a shorter choil in the blade portion than the "regular" Stretch 2, and by that more actual cutting edge!)
Hmm, yeah, I remember photos of Stretch that there is still some space left in the handle....we have to wait what Sal bring to the market, but I am sure it will be a good knife. Maybe he is going to mod the handle just a bit, who knows.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:13 am

The only thing that could possibly make the current handle better is a bit of a Palm swell to fill the hand better.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:33 am

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:13 am
The only thing that could possibly make the current handle better is a bit of a Palm swell to fill the hand better.
What if it was thicker and contoured like the frn D’Allara was. That is something I would like to see more of.
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Evil D » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:38 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:33 am
Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:13 am
The only thing that could possibly make the current handle better is a bit of a Palm swell to fill the hand better.
What if it was thicker and contoured like the frn D’Allara was. That is something I would like to see more of.

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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby kennethsime » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:06 pm

You know, the Stretch was the first Spyderco I ever owned and is to this day one of my favorite knives.

A few years passed, and I thought the PM2 was the best knife imaginable. But lately, I've found the Para 3 in my pocket more than the PM2.

I'd like to propose a Straight Spine Stretch with a 3" blade. I'd carry it every day!
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Re: Stretched Stretch - continued from Straight spine thread

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:19 pm

Uhhh yeah??? No!


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