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Spyderco Stretch

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by wingspar, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. wingspar

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    I’ve always liked looking at knives, and other than a custom knife that was given to me when I retired, I have always had freebies, and cheapies. I took possession of my first Spyderco yesterday. A Spyderco Stretch. Very nice knife. Clipped to my pants pocket, I can not even tell it is there unless I stick my hand in my pocket. A very sharp knife.

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2010
  2. deitz

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    i have the blue one with the ZDP-189 steel :cool:
     


  3. wingspar

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    I wanted VG-10 steel with the black handle, and got just what I wanted. I’ll probably stick with black handles, and maybe a dark blue handle. All the wild colored handles make them look like they came from a M&M’s package, and can’t be real knives, but that’s probably just me. I might adjust to the colors someday.
     
  4. You can't go wrong with a Seki-produced Spyderco...congrats on your new toy!
     
  5. wingspar

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    Thanks. I think choosing the next one will be more difficult than choosing the Stretch was.
     
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  6. The Hawk

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    Very nice. I carried a Spyderco for years. I have retired it for a Cold Steel AK-47 but have been thinking about bringing it out of retirement.
    Very clear pics you have there. I think I shall give my Spyderco some more carry time. Thanks for the idea.
     
  7. wingspar

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    Not familiar with Cold Steel, but just looked at their web page. Impressive. Yet another knife to look at. I don’t know what the size comparison to the Stretch is, but here is a photo of how the Stretch fits in my hand.

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  8. The Hawk

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    Cold Steel has a division called Special Projects with a web site of WWW.LTSPECPRO.COM.
    They offer a 10% discount to LEO, Military. Great folks to deal with. I own several Cold Steel knives and have been very pleased with them all.
    My son is in the Marines. I bought him a Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Point to carry. Somehow he broke the tip off. I sent it back to Cold Steel and they replaced it at no charge. Their # is 1-800-255-4716 to order a free catalog and DVD. They have lots of toys that I think you will like. Have fun checking their catalog out.
     
  9. wingspar

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    Thanks for that link. I spent quite a bit of time looking at that site, and watched a bunch of video. The Ti-Lite looks like an interesting knife, but the video review showed some faults, but still a cool knife. Not sure I like the idea of knives that catch on your pants and open automatically like that, such as the Benchmade and Spyderco Wave blades. Also watched a Nutnfancy video on the AK-47, which is linked from the ltspecpro site. To him, the knife exceeds his personal weight limit of 4 oz, and the blade is too short for tactical purposes, but still thought it was a cool knife.. I’m starting to discover all these high grade knives that I really wasn’t aware of before. I think I just came into a “knife a month” kind of mode, so I’m already trying to decide the next purchase for March. Another Spyderco? Benchmade? Microtech? Cold Steel? I’m sure I’m leaving some out.
     
  10. The Hawk

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    You are welcome, my friend. I understand about discovering high quality knives. Been there, still enjoying that. Now I have discovered the fun world of high quality flashlights.
    Enjoy and keep us posted on your purchases.
     
  11. wingspar

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    Uh oh. Flashlights. :supergrin: It’s amazing what’s out there. Fenix, Surfire, 4sevens. I recently picked up a couple of Fenix flashlights, and put a quick and dirty review up on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjONxls_mN0