toocool006 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Love the ivory frn, but curious what the appeal is of the straight spine? Does the extra height let them get a grind that's thinner bte? Or is it just the pointier tip?
I think the pointier but in return a bit more fragile tip is about the only thing that will make a real difference in use.
I personally prefer the original blade shape (but still ordered s straight spine Stretch), the inward curve of the spine offers a great place to put your thumb on an "push back" against the Spine.
I think and hope the more conventional and for many probably more appealing look of the straight spine will make more people actually get a Stretch in hands.
As far as I know, this model never sold as well as it should imho, but seemingly most people who actually handle one love the ergos and probably keep or want a Stretch (just what I read and heard of course).
So I guess offering this new blade shape is more like a way of getting more people to actually try the very refined and comfortable Stretch handle
and ergos. Very smart from Spyderco imho, since the handle and the molds for it already exist, and to put the usual blade, just with a straight spine in it, should not have been too difficult.
What I personally do NOT hope: That the straight spine version will NOT replace the original shaped version eventually.. (though froma solely selfish point of view I would not have to care: I have three of my favorite Stretch variant (the Stretch 1), should last me a life time...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40