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by dreadpirate
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Good Bye Stretch!
Replies: 90
Views: 3614

Re: Good Bye Stretch!

I own both versions and like them both.

[EDIT] Course my Stretch 2 is the ZDP189 version with G10 scales.
by dreadpirate
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 2259

Re: What's the lowest edge retention steel you'd carry?

I would carry a high quality 440C or 420HC blade knife. Needless to say, VG10 is enough for me. Do I own better? Sure! But there's a big difference between what I want and what I need.
by dreadpirate
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which Spyderco fits you?
Replies: 44
Views: 1491

Which Spyderco fits you?

I recently bought an over and under shotgun and was paying attention to which make and model was a perfect fit for me. It occurred to me that certain Spyderco knives were also a good fit, and I mean physically in the hand to do a particular job or perhaps just for a general EDC. For me, the Caly 3, ...
by dreadpirate
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Damascus Pattern Fading??
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Damascus Pattern Fading??

I have a Delica with Damascus steel, and the etched Damascus pattern is fading with use, is that normal for Damascus? Is there anything I can do about that?
by dreadpirate
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Love the Calypso JR
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Love the Calypso JR

Ok - my son just pointed out to me this is a retro knife which is why the font and clip are different.
by dreadpirate
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Love the Calypso JR
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Love the Calypso JR

Just got a used Calypso JR and was surprised; The action is super smooth. The satin clip is unique and very cool. The font of the engraving is different. I like that the blade is not sandwiched in another steel. Worth it if you can find one.
by dreadpirate
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??
Replies: 14769
Views: 1217962

Re: What Spyderco is in your pocket today??

Stretch G10 ZDP-189
by dreadpirate
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:53 pm
I´d be really interested in how you feel the Stretch 2 compares to the Stretch 1! Maybe you´ll let me know. I´d very much apreciate that..
I like the handle of the 2 better; still have to use it for a while to say which blade shape I like better.
by dreadpirate
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

Just got it today! The G10 matches the G10 of this Sprint run PM2. My other Stretches are FRN and I must say the G10 and liners really feel solid.

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by dreadpirate
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa

So I just got the Stretch 2 today. As far as the handle goes, I like the 2 better than the 1. As far as the blade shape goes? hmm - jury is still out.
by dreadpirate
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa

Same here - the Stretch is goofy looking but very, very ergonomic. I just ordered my third Stretch today. Since you're awaiting your third stretch already, I assume that at least one of the two you already own will be the discontinued Stretch 1? How do you feel about the changes made from Stretch 1...
by dreadpirate
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

Thanks for all the great info!! I am a happy camper. The deals on the Stretch 2 G10 the two gents checked out for you are very, very good, no doubt! Nevertheless, and call me quite righthly crazy for this: I personally would still recommend the discountinued Stretch 1 in ZDP and FRN. You can find i...
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

Thanks for all the great info!! I am a happy camper.
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

I owned an FRN Stretch, but lw design just isn't the real thing for me. I was struggling with the costs of the Caly. When lately the G10 version become discounted due to it being discontinued, it was a no brainer. And a perfect match for my preferences. I can't really imagine letting it go again. T...
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!

PM3 exclusive from Cutlery Shoppe, right?
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!
Replies: 18
Views: 859

Re: Wife got me the best Christmas present ever!

Oh that's nice! That is an extremely thoughtful gift; you are a lucky man indeed.
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Knives you didn't expect to like so much, or vice versa

For me it was the Stretch. I bought the HAP40 model on a whim to try out the steel and ended up loving the ergonomics, which really inspired confidence while using it. It was larger than I was used to carrying, but I still felt that I had great control of the knife because of the ergonomics. I stil...
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

Even better: $170 for a G10 Stretch 2 ZDP-189

https://whitemountainknives.com/discont ... c90gbnpe2/
by dreadpirate
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Which ZDP-189 Knife?

I owned an FRN Stretch, but lw design just isn't the real thing for me. I was struggling with the costs of the Caly. When lately the G10 version become discounted due to it being discontinued, it was a no brainer. And a perfect match for my preferences. I can't really imagine letting it go again. H...
by dreadpirate
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which ZDP-189 Knife?
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Which ZDP-189 Knife?

I was thinking a Stretch ZDP-189 in FRN; what say you guys? Will even consider a knife no longer made on the used market.

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