HAP40 Stretch

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

  1. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    Sal has said "

    "A very slight vertical play in lockbacks is fairly common if they are engineered for strength."

    So it boils down to the amount of movement. But please continue to make snide remarks as they really add to the conversation.
  2. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Just got my stretch in last night. Very happy with this one, everything is perfect.
  3. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014

    Nice to see an R model. I love mine and don't see enough pics of them on here. :D If it was green g10 and ZDP it would be a grail.
  4. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
  5. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Thx, yup you don't see many "R's" around here.
  6. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I wonder how long ago Sal said this. I've gotten a hap40 Endura ,a hap40 Delica, two Native 5 s, a Stretch,and a Sage 4 I the last few years, and none of these have any lock rock. 8 to 10 years ago I bought 5 Enduras. Only one had lock rock and somehow that disappeared after a brief period of use.
    With the limited availability of the hap40 Stretches, I wish I could adjust this myself and avoid sending it back. I guess I wonder if lock rock of any degree is still "within specs" for current quality lock backs. I don t like it.
  7. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Sorry to hear you got one with rock, mine came solid.The hap 40 version feels smoother than I remember my sb version being.

    If it's bugging you I would contact Spyderco and see what they say.

    Hope you get it sorted, it's such a great knife.
  8. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    How much movement are we talking about? I just got mine a few minutes ago and if I try it will move a bit but I have to get after it like I mean it. My enduras/Delicas that move a bit are all withing the past few years.

    To me it's not an issue but we all have thing that bother us.
  9. skwurll


    Oct 12, 2008
    Just realized that the Stretch and Mule team knives have the same basic handle shape and size.

  10. Iamthejellyfish


    Jan 23, 2016
    Just lettin everyone know, national knives has 26 of these in stock right now and has had them up all day.
  11. nccole


    Jun 2, 2011
    To the lock rock and it being a sprint issue. My first SB Delica had real bad lock rock and I sent it in to Spyderco to be repaired. Instead they sent me a brand new one that was perfect. I assumed from that experience that they keep a few on hand for that very reason. Not sure if the maker makes more or they fixed mine and sent a replacement immediately or how it works though.
  12. Evany


    May 7, 2007
    Lock rock bugs me. I don't like any blade play. I've come to accept that some of the Seki lock backs have it, but I still don't like it. I'd say a tiny amount is acceptable, but if it had a lot, I would send it back while the HAP40 models are still obtainable.
  13. winnerone23


    Feb 16, 2012
    Oh, thanks ALOT! Now I need a Mule!

    Mmmm... Hap40 Mule!?
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2016
  14. clockman


    Jan 14, 2009
    Go to osogrande now.
  15. Knifeoholic


    Feb 8, 2016
    Warriors and wonders still have some as well, it's a great Canadian website.
  16. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I grab the blade up by the tip and its loose, back and forth. I m sure it's completely functional, but my other lock backs don t have this, some after years of use. My recent lock back purchases out of Golden, Native 5, and out of Taiwan, Sage 4, don t have this . I m a big Spyderco fan, and I don t want to send this back to them and have them tell me it s within specs. I hope that their standards for fit and finish are higher.
  17. kurt6652


    Dec 9, 2008
    Try tightening the lock bar pivot screw, it sometimes reduces vertical blade play.
  18. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I have some old Buck 112 models that when rec'd had minor lock rock.

    A toothpick and cleaning out the lock notch in the blade completely eliminated any movement.

  19. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    Thanks FK and kurt6652 for the for the recommendations.
  20. uofaengr


    Jan 9, 2014
    Used mine a fair bit over the weekend cutting up some cardboard to construct a box. Already developed several fine scratches in the SUS410 part. I like it and gives it character, but crazy how just cardboard can do that.

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