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Spyderco Stretch 2 (ZDP-189 Blade)

Spyderco Stretch 2 (ZDP-189 Blade)

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Back again I see. I bought this knife a couple of drops back. The knife feels so good in the hand. The zdp steel is perfect for people like me who sit behind desks most of the time. The only thing I cut are amazon prime boxes. I will probably never have to sharpen this knife all my life. I don't know why this folder keeps returning. Its relatively pricey and not that popular. I guess Spyderco must be giving mass drop a good comission on this. They may be trying to get rid of excess inventory.
lobsang
I very much feel the same thing, a LOT of Spydercos have been popping up on Massdrop. I'm sure they're all good knives, but its suspect.
defg
I'd rather have a lot of Spydercos than little to none ;)
Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
You made it happen! We’re excited to let you all know that the drop was successful and the order has now been placed with the vendor for the Spyderco Stretch 2 (ZDP-189 Blade). As soon as they are done preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey we will break it down into individual orders and have them on their way to each of you! We currently expect your orders to leave our warehouse by 9/15.
Rest assured, throughout the process we’ll do our best to update you all regarding the status of your order and where it’s at along the way. Check back for an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/9 .
I'm IN !
I just can't get into the aesthetic of the stretch or the bradley. Maybe it will grow on me and i'll have to have it some day.
Damn, for a second I thought this was a southard. :(
why does this knife keep coming back? I've seen this drop three times now. Each time I'm on the verge of joining, but some other spyderco drops later and I hesitate. Does this modest design really inspire so many votes that it keeps coming back? Where are the benchmades, ZTs, Al Mar's, microtechs and sebenzas?
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see the photos of drops you've received and you can do that by following @Massdrop and tagging your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
A quick update for you all. The group’s order was picked up from the vendor and is now on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Given the tracking information provided, our warehouse team expects the shipment to come in by 8/5 and will be ready to get the order repacked and off to you as soon as it comes in.
Occasionally the shipment experiences a delay en route, but rest assured that we will keep the group updated throughout the entire process and let you know if something causes it to be set back.
We are thankful for your continued patience and you can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/6 or earlier if anything comes up.
It’s happening! Thanks to each of you, the drop was a success and we have contacted the vendor for the Spyderco Stretch 2 (ZDP-189 Blade) and submitted the group’s order. They are now working hard and preparing your orders for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey, where our team will be standing by ready to break everything down into individual orders and reship them directly to you. We currently expect to have everything out of our warehouse and on its way to you by 8/7.
We will certainly keep you up to date on the process and provide all of you with updated information about the order status as soon as it becomes available to us.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/3 .
This looks like a sweet knife! However, I don't know any hunters who use folders for processing game :)
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see the photos of drops you've received and you can do that by following @Massdrop and tagging your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
You made it happen! We’re excited to let you all know that the drop was successful and the order has now been placed with the vendor for the Spyderco Stretch 2. As soon as they are done preparing the shipment and once we receive it at our warehouse in New Jersey we will break it down into individual orders and have them on their way to each of you! We currently expect your orders to leave our warehouse by 7/8.
Rest assured, throughout the process we’ll do our best to update you all regarding the status of your order and where it’s at along the way. Check back for an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/2 .
Beautiful knife, but I would rather spend less and get a Gayle Bradley or Para2
Great news everyone, after speaking with the vendor we were able to secure a 3rd drop point for the community if 12 people to join the drop.
ZDP-189 in comparison to some other popular all-rounder steels used in knifemaking at comparable hardnesses to VG10: wear resistance ++ , toughness ~ , corrosion resistance -- to CPM S30V/S35VN: wear resistance + , toughness ~ , corrosion resistance - to ELMAX: wear resistance ~ , toughness --, corrosion resistance ---
but since ZDP-189 is usually heat-treated to a much higher hardness than is typical: at production hardnesses to VG10: wear resistance +++ , toughness - , corrosion resistance -- to CPM S30V/S35VN: wear resistance ++ , toughness - , corrosion resistance - to ELMAX: wear resistance + , toughness ---, corrosion resistance ---
Note that edge holding is a combination of wear resistance and toughness as a chipped blade won't cut that well. Ease of sharpening should also be considered since, if you can't get a blade sharp in the first place, it won't cut well whatever you do. VG10 and ELMAX are generally considered easier to sharpen than ZDP and S30V/S35VN.
(S30V and S35VN are very similar in terms of characteristics; S35VN is said to be ever so slightly tougher, but the difference is negligible in comparisons to differences to other steels. You might notice slightly less micro-chipping in S35VN than in S30V though.)
I have one of these with the Hitachi Super Blue steel, however I never use it as the Super Blue is SUPER highly prone to corrosion without CONSTANT maintenance/lubrication, my fault for not researching that first i guess. Which is a shame, because this is a perfect sized knife for my hands. like a step between their Delica-4 and the Domino.
I have several of their ZDP metal blades, and while they are brittle I love how long they seem to retain their edge. I've found them rather easy to touch up when needed as well, however they do chip pretty easily, so knives with this metal are definately not for heavy useage.
If looking for a utility knife, stick to something with S30V or even 154CM depending on how hard of use you are looking for. I mention 154CM for super easy honing/sharpening on the spot.
Might jump on one of these, but i don't know if i'm diggin the brown G10.
Shipping abroad via dhl or usps. Only shows 3.62$ shipping
ZDP-189 is awesome steel, too bad I bought two Spyderco's this month :-(
Why is this one so expensive? I have joined most of the other spyderco drops but this seems overpriced. Enlighten me please. Is the ZDP steel that expensive? More so than Elmax?
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What don't you like about it? I have one and while it isn't my favorite, it is still a great knife.
I'm just curious what flaws you see in it.
cgdibble
The handle feels bad - like a smoothed version of coarse sandpaper. There are many nice handle textures in knives that I have, but this one looks and feels like - well, most any $10-$20 Gerber from Walmart is much better.
Now this is a great Knife.... Shame I am broke at the moment!
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