Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lignum Vitae Spyderco Stretch w/ ti liners.



This is one I did a long time ago and should have loaded up here on my blog a long time ago as well. I am really surprised this Spyderco Stretch was not added because the lignum vitae handle scales I did for it and the ti liners for a complete rebuild of the body really added a lot of class to this folder. Its probably one of the better Spyderco models that left my shop after completing the job. The gentle feathering pattern of this particular slab of wood I had when this was done really came out so nice it surprised everyone. With age the handles have darkened some with exposure to sunlight which is a typical reaction for this wood once it is aged.

It is normally the case that when you add lignum to a folder the knife gains some weight but since this one was all stainless before it really equaled out quite well in the end. As is shown here the knife was not equipped with a pocket clip. The owner, the Deacon on blade forums and the Spyderco forums didn't want one and does not use one at all. The R2 model I did that is posted in another thread in older posts from 09 below belongs to the the Deacon and the Atlantic Salt in stabalized birds eye maple scales with titanium liners in a 2008 post belongs to him as well.

Thanks for looking

STR

4 comments:

WWH said...

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westofthewest said...

Could you do something like this with an FRN handled Stretch? It would need a titanium spacer as well as the liners.

Steve A/K/A STR said...

Actually, while I do appreciate your interest, I've stopped offering these types of rebuilds even though they are still seen and posted on several places. I quit doing the frame lock conversions like many of the jobs shown here also and all this took place just this year after breaking my wrist.

At this time I'm just sticking with my low rider clips made to order and my mini ti pry bars and of course my custom from scratch hand made folders.

westofthewest said...

Ahh lovely knife. And now also a one-of-a-kind