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HAP40 Stretch

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by TheOutdoorNerd, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. retired01


    Nov 4, 2012
    Robert of nationalknives is a stand up guy,very trustworthy!thumbs up!
  2. Jessup_16


    Jun 25, 2015
    Thanks for the heads up got one.gp
  3. johnny_boy02


    Apr 3, 2014
    I went ahead and picked one up. I told myself I wasn't going to but since I have the other 2 I feel like I need a matched set.
  4. bearfacedkiller


    Jan 23, 2014
  5. grybsh7

    grybsh7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Love me some high speed steel. It came in as the sharpest out of the box knife I've ever bought.:thumbup:
    Of coarse I had to take it the stones. 220, 320,500,1k,2k and 4k Shaptons, 15 degrees per side, on the EP.
    I sure hope this gets used on some more Spyderco models.

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  6. Bull Mountain Custom

    Bull Mountain Custom Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008

    That is the first time I have ever seen one of those Spyderco angle gauges. Where did you pick that up if you don't mind sharing?
  7. grybsh7

    grybsh7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    BMC I got it from Spyderco when they first came out. Don't remember exactly when but it's been 2 or 3 or a few years ago.
    I spend to much time and money on these forums.:eek:
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
  8. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Dang, KW had a message saying their Stretches were shipping today, apparently that means they were being shipped to them today. I hope I can track one of these and an Endura down before they're gone for good.
  9. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Looks fantastic. I have an Endura/Delica pair of HAP40's in route to me now, and want a Stretch too. I have been considering an EP plus Shapton's too, and seeing your results is giving me a push.
  10. grybsh7

    grybsh7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Thanks OM. The Shaptons really make using the EP easy. They cut fast, splash and go(no soaking)
    and they don't load up (removes steel better & easier to clean).
    You'll like the Hap-40 it sharpens up like a dream.
  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Thanks Rick (even though you just cost me some coin :D)

  12. uofaengr


    Jan 9, 2014
    You'll love the Stretch. Definitely loving mine.
  13. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I have the Stretch in ZDP-189,,,, first of that model.
    Just ordered one in HAP-40 from Knife Works.
    Very comfortable handle design.

  14. jascolli

    jascolli Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    The bad news is I accidentally broke my hap 40 Delica backspacer. I sent it in to Spyderco but they don't have spare parts for it. The good news is I got to replace it with a hap 40 stretch! Don't ask...
  15. texmex03


    Nov 17, 2014
    I have to ask ... which do you like better?
  16. TheOutdoorNerd


    Oct 30, 2015
  17. jascolli

    jascolli Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2014
    I honestly don't know. I won't have the stretch for a few days. I'll let you know once I get it. It was my first experience with a Delica and will be my first experience also with the stretch.
  18. uofaengr


    Jan 9, 2014
    Love that bottom pic [emoji106]
  19. Lonz42


    Feb 24, 2014
    Who has these in stock?
  20. Rasco


    Jan 3, 2014
    There's an ...outlet.... for knives...dot com, that appears to have them in stock right now....
    Also the Spanish "Big Bear" seems to have them, although, their website is questionable sometimes.

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