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Stretch XL discussion

Postby vivi » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:39 pm

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Just look at that size to weight ratio! I thought the FFG Pacific Salt was impressive, but this looks like it could be the new king of large, lightweight folders.

Better edge to handle ratio than the Stretch 2, much better size to weight ratio, and a size that will personally work better for me. Saying I'm excited is an understatement!

Also! Available in PE, CE and SE right out of the gate!

I'm gonna go a head and say it. We're gonna need to see a salt version of this!
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby zhyla » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:41 pm

In SE that is going to be a lot of teeth.

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby StuntZombie » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:49 pm

And no liners! I hope to see more linerless models coming out in the future.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:51 pm

MAN !!! :flushed :smlling-eyes

I thought this one would be a bit too large for me, but it is actually almost not longer closed than my absolute favorite Endura (EDIT: They are actually of the exact same length)... has the exact same cutting edge length AND a choil... and about Manix 2 LW weight (this I almost can't believe, even though it's linerless)

And: Ffg SE!!

Very excited about this model!!!
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Top three going by pocket-time (update April 22):
- EDC: Manix 2 LW in REX 45 , Endela SE in VG10, stainless steel handle Endura in VG10 (hollow grind)
- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:54 pm

... I was / am very much looking forward to the FRN Chief, but I am pretty sure the Stretch XL is even better (for me).
Top three going by pocket-time (update April 22):
- EDC: Manix 2 LW in REX 45 , Endela SE in VG10, stainless steel handle Endura in VG10 (hollow grind)
- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wandering_About » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm

2.7 ounces!! Might have to get one just to try it. Not usually a fan of big blades but that kind of weight for the size is pretty amazing. A G10 Para 3 is about 3 ounces! Now throw a K390 blade in this thing and I'd be all over it.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm

zhyla wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:41 pm
In SE that is going to be a lot of teeth.
Edge length exactly like Endura/ Pac Salt...
Top three going by pocket-time (update April 22):
- EDC: Manix 2 LW in REX 45 , Endela SE in VG10, stainless steel handle Endura in VG10 (hollow grind)
- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby zhyla » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:54 pm
... I was / am very much looking forward to the FRN Chief, but I am pretty sure the Stretch XL is even better (for me).
Interesting thought. I also am waiting for the Native Chief... but I probably won't enjoy the blocky Native style handles as much as I do the Stretch. Hmmmm.

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby JSumm » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:01 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:54 pm
... I was / am very much looking forward to the FRN Chief, but I am pretty sure the Stretch XL is even better (for me).
I was thinking the same thing. I have been looking forward to the Native Chief LW thinking the Stretch XL would be too large. It does not appear that will be the case at all. This is a great size!
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby JSumm » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:03 pm

Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm
2.7 ounces!! Might have to get one just to try it. Not usually a fan of big blades but that kind of weight for the size is pretty amazing. A G10 Para 3 is about 3 ounces! Now throw a K390 blade in this thing and I'd be all over it.
Definitely worth trying out! If you have ever handled the LC200N Pac Salt. It is crazy how light it feels.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby JSumm » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:13 pm

I really like VG-10, but you can already see the potential down the road for different steels. If you want something different than H-1 or LC200N but also want the the lightweight feature of the Salt Line... I used to think with FRN you really needed liners. But the approval on this forum for the Pac Salt, Manix, and the Native 5 lock up without liners has changed my mind. This is exciting to see a linerless model from Seki that is not limited to just the Salt lineup.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Snacktime » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:28 pm

I am in for a full SE model! I predict a dealer exclusive happening pretty quick with plain edge. I do like VG10 as it will keep the price in check, I am thinking $115 to $120 price range like a plain police 4.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wandering_About » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:30 pm

JSumm wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:03 pm
Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm
2.7 ounces!! Might have to get one just to try it. Not usually a fan of big blades but that kind of weight for the size is pretty amazing. A G10 Para 3 is about 3 ounces! Now throw a K390 blade in this thing and I'd be all over it.
Definitely worth trying out! If you have ever handled the LC200N Pac Salt. It is crazy how light it feels.
Never tried a Pac Salt. The Endura handle just isn't my thing. The Stretch is a favorite though, so the XL version has my attention.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby zhyla » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:31 pm

Snacktime wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:28 pm
I am thinking $115 to $120 price range like a plain police 4.
No need to speculate on pricing, $112.35 at BladeHQ. I have to say, that's less than I was expecting. And certainly less than I'm expecting the Chief FRN to go for.

And in case anyone wondered what the SE looks like:

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby MFlovejp » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:34 pm

This is the first release to get me excited in a looong time. I’m so in for this one :)
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:35 pm

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Evil D » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:46 pm

Nevermind that.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby JSumm » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:51 pm

Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:30 pm
JSumm wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:03 pm
Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm
2.7 ounces!! Might have to get one just to try it. Not usually a fan of big blades but that kind of weight for the size is pretty amazing. A G10 Para 3 is about 3 ounces! Now throw a K390 blade in this thing and I'd be all over it.
Definitely worth trying out! If you have ever handled the LC200N Pac Salt. It is crazy how light it feels.
Never tried a Pac Salt. The Endura handle just isn't my thing. The Stretch is a favorite though, so the XL version has my attention.
Well not the handle just the balance in hand for the weight. I was concerned about the lack of liners some time ago, but had the chance to handle one and I like it! I am more and more interested in linerless FRN handles.
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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:52 pm

zhyla wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:31 pm
Snacktime wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:28 pm
I am thinking $115 to $120 price range like a plain police 4.
No need to speculate on pricing, $112.35 at BladeHQ. I have to say, that's less than I was expecting. And certainly less than I'm expecting the Chief FRN to go for.

And in case anyone wondered what the SE looks like:

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Man, even the serrations look perfect!!!
Rather shallow as far as i can see, and exactly the right amount of PE towards the tip..

Can´t find anything that is NOT perfect on this model... perhaps that I´d slightly prefer the original Stretch blade shape. but that´s about it and the straight spine not a deal breaker at all..

/ Wonder what this will cost in Europe. US prices are less than I would have expected - another advantage of linerless FRN, I guess...
Top three going by pocket-time (update April 22):
- EDC: Manix 2 LW in REX 45 , Endela SE in VG10, stainless steel handle Endura in VG10 (hollow grind)
- Mountains/outdoors: Salt 2 SE in LC200N, Pac.Salt 1 SE in H1, Endura in VG10 (Micarta scales).

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Re: Stretch XL discussion

Postby vivi » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:53 pm

Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:30 pm
JSumm wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:03 pm
Wandering_About wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:59 pm
2.7 ounces!! Might have to get one just to try it. Not usually a fan of big blades but that kind of weight for the size is pretty amazing. A G10 Para 3 is about 3 ounces! Now throw a K390 blade in this thing and I'd be all over it.
Definitely worth trying out! If you have ever handled the LC200N Pac Salt. It is crazy how light it feels.
Never tried a Pac Salt. The Endura handle just isn't my thing. The Stretch is a favorite though, so the XL version has my attention.
I've always preferred the Stretch to Endura when it comes to handle shapes, but there's no rust proof Stretch. If they make this XL version a Salt someday I might not even keep a Pacific in my rotation any more.
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