Spyderco is one of only a handful of production knife companies producing Japanese ZDP-189 steel blades. Because of its high cost and chart topping cutting quotient, most companies offer ZDP-189 blades only on collectible or very high-end pieces. Spyderco believes using high performance exotic steels on a working everyday carry knife makes more sense. It you use and abuse it, why not own a lightweight, ergonomic folder with the best blade steel available?
Japanese ZDP-189 steel is manufactured by Hitachi using powdered metal technology. 3% of its component composition is pure carbon making the blade harder and one of the most edge retentive alloys in the knife industry. The Stretch has a modified drop-point profile, ground thin and fully-flat with an arced belly. Its British Racing Green injection molded FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle is surfaced with Bi-Directional Texturing®. When the texturing meets the palm, it creates tactile resistance to sliding or slipping in wet or slippery cutting circumstances.
Steel pocket clip screws into pre-drilled holes on both sides and both ends of the knife for four possible carry options: left/right-handed and tip-up or tip-down.
Warranty Information: The Spyderco Store is an independent retailer and does not offer any replacement parts or is able to perform repairs. Spyderco and Spyderco alone has the final say in all warranty matters, not The Spyderco Store.
Spyderco knives are designed and built for use as cutting tools. Use of their knives for any purpose other than cutting is considered abuse. As with any tool Spyderco knives can wear out. They may also fail to perform if not used or cared for properly. If your knife has been put to hard use for a long period of time, it is possible that the useful life of the Spyderco product has been exceeded and Spyderco will be unable to perform any work upon the knife that will improve the condition thereof.
For all warranty matters please contact Spyderco Knives the manufacturer directly using the contact information below. Thank you.
Attn.: Warranty and Repair
820 Spyderco Way,
Golden, CO 80403 USA
Phone: 800-525-7770 / 303-279-8383
All prices are in USD