The Spyderco Stretch 2 looks like a cross between the Delica and the Endura. Designed to be of use during everyday tasks. Strong enough to open boxes, thin enough to peel an apple.
The pocket knife is made in the Spyderco factory in Seki City, Japan. Here they know how to apply a grind so the knife is razor-sharp. The VG10 steel is stainless and retains its sharpness well. Easy to sharpen, something you can do yourself.
You can easily open the pocket knife with one hand with the thumb hole. When opened the knife is locked by a solid backlock. To make sure you don't accidentally unlock the knife it is enhanced with a Boye dent. A small cut-out that prevents you from accidentally releasing the lock.
The handle is made from the well-known FRN. A light-weight type of plastic that is reinforced by fibreglass. Thanks to Spyderco's characteristic omnidirectional grip it will be rock-solid in your hand.
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Steve, Burnham on Crouch
Monday 26 February 2018
I had overlooked the Stretch at 1st, but highly recommend it now. Positives are, Steel liners with FRN scales, indented back lock bar, 4 way carry clip (nicer design than most Spydercos) thumb ramp and finger choil, good jimping, nice blade shape with good material around opening hole. In an ideal world the blade would be slightly thicker, VG10 blade steel is easy to sharpen. My conclusion 'better than the Manix 2 series knives & better value for money'. Buy one.