The Stretch 2 is a highly refined folding hunting knife and the latest generation in a lineage of cutting tools that has spanned more than three decades. Based on detailed feedback from countless hardcore outdoorsmen, Spyderco's folding hunters have steadily evolved since the release of the original C03 Hunter in 1983. The Stretch 2 is a direct reflection of that real-world input and represents the pinnacle of the breed.
The heart of the Stretch 2 is its VG-10 stainless steel blade. Full-flat ground for exceptional edge geometry, it features a drop-point profile that excels at all field-dressing tasks. Its fully accessible Trademark Round Hole allows easy one-handed opening with either hand and proudly identifies the knife as a Spyderco product.
For increased leverage and greater comfort in large hands, the injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle has been lengthened and its ergonomics fine tuned. The result is a highly refined handle shape that provides extraordinary control and reduces fatigue during prolonged use. Its Bi-Directional Texturing guarantees a secure grip, even when wet, and is complemented by a deep index-finger choil (finger groove) for an enhanced purchase with a "choked up" grip. These refinements complement a four-position pocket clip, sturdy back lock mechanism, and signature Round Hole to make the Stretch 2 fully ambidextrous and ready for the toughest challenges.
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.