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HAP40 Stretch

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

  1. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Wow, that clipped point looks AWESOME on the Stretch. Really awesome!
     
  2. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Damn that looks cool man! Nice job!
     
  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Quoted so it is on this page.
     
  4. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I'm interested to hear your first impressions surfergringo.

    Looks like you got a sweet lamination line, how's the other side?
     
  5. Ocarr

    Ocarr Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Apr 24, 2013
    Well Surf, you weren't lying. (nice job on the regrind):thumbup:
     
  6. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    967
    May 7, 2007
    Very cool looking with that mod!
     
  7. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    The other side is about as wonky as they get. I should have known I'd get one like that after I made a point on the previous page about how I don't care about the lines! :rolleyes: hahaha. Its fine, I'm glad I got this one instead of somebody who would be bothered by it. :)

    [​IMG]

    The good news is, my edge bevels are around 12 degrees per side and nearly perfect. The last few frn knives I've gotten from Japan have been very skillfully sharpened.
     
  8. nccole

    nccole

    Jun 2, 2011
    It seems as though my last few FRN Japanese knives have been better quality as of late also.
     
  9. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Yep, and the lockups on the last few I've gotten (in the last year I would say) have all been exceptionally solid.
     
  10. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Definitely has some character, between the modified tip and the lam lines you won't be mistaking that for somebody else's stretch! Haha

    Thx for the pics, it looks great.
     
  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Dang, 24 inclusive... that thing outta' slice.
     
  12. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    My Delica came at closer to 10 dps. Laser.
     
  13. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    The Stretch hap40 I received this week has a small amount of lock rock . Of about 10 Spyderco lock backs I own, this is only the second one to have lock rock. Can that be adjusted by me or should I send it back to Spyderco for warranty work? Could it get better if I open and close it a number of times?
     
  14. uofaengr

    uofaengr

    Jan 9, 2014

    I agree with all of the above. Mine have had perfect centering and extremely solid lockup. Couldn't believe how smooth the Stretch was too. Whoever is sharpening these is doing a good job too. The Stretch was more polished on the edge than I've seen on any Spyderco, and is incredible how sharp these come from the factory. Other companies could sure learn a lesson from Spyderco regarding out of the box sharpness.
     
  15. ToxicBot11

    ToxicBot11

    719
    Apr 28, 2013
    Agreed about a choil, it allows a very pinpoint precise control over the knife and especially the tip.

    Sounds like you got a Collectors Club version. This article should answer most of your questions: http://www.paulberetta.com/spy101_numbered_knives.htm
     
  16. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    My HAP Stretch has good lamination lines, perfect centering and above average lockup but was sort of dull. The bevels are plenty acute and a few passes on the sharpmaker had it popping hairs so no worries there. My Stretch2 on the other hand was extremely sharp. One of the sharpest I have seen in a while.
     
  17. nickedone

    nickedone

    191
    Nov 8, 2000
    Nice re-profiling, Lance.

    Proclaiming Independence! ... and my old Wegners and 'Venators (not to mention UKPKs) salute your forking the lineage --no pun intended.

    My Stretch HAP40 arrived with splendid fit and finish; tight lockup, hairza-poppin-sharp, with mildly asymmetric lami lines. Woot.

    as for reprofiling--it's all about the choice, or

    whatever [​IMG]

    errrrr, kayak
     
  18. TheOutdoorNerd

    TheOutdoorNerd

    287
    Oct 30, 2015
    I like the natural, "artisan" look of the non-uniform lamination lines, but I'm not sure I'd be happy with that one. Intellectually I understand that there's zero difference in functionality, but I dunno. I guess maybe it's just OCD.
     
  19. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02

    318
    Apr 3, 2014
    From what I have read hear the slight up/down movement of the blade is just something that happens with this style lock. My Enduras all do it.

    I'm sure someone with more technical knowledge will explain it.
     
  20. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    684
    Mar 29, 2014
    Yes, please explain how lock rock is good
     

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