VTOKU Sprint Run

Coyja

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At what point do I start charging SMKW interest on my prepayment, lol!
Seriously, though, I'm on a ten month wait here...
 

uxo2

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At what point do I start charging SMKW interest on my prepayment, lol!
Seriously, though, I'm on a ten month wait here...

After having a VTOKU Delica " Worth the wait" and seeing how well it is performing at holding an edge,
touch ups and the BEAUTIFUL patina.

I have a feeling the Stretch is going to be AWSOME.
 

Sigsog226

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At what point do I start charging SMKW interest on my prepayment, lol!
Seriously, though, I'm on a ten month wait here...
I hear ya! Once they were announced KC opened up pre-orders and i was on it like the first hour. It's beyond painful at this point, lol. I think i went through the 5 stages of grief like 3 times now :)
 

tomsch

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I have two vtoku Delicas and one Endura. I also just ordered yet another vtoku Delica before they are hard to find. I spent this weekend cutting up a 5 large cardboard boxes with the Delica and it would still scrape hair off my arm!! That's something the HAP40 is not doing. I have one on Wilkins Ti grips and the second one on stock blue FRN which I kind of like. I still have a set of custom scales that I want use which is what prompted me to hunt down another vtoku Delica.
 
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Fixall

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I have two vtoku Delicas and one Endura. I also just ordered yet another vtoku Delica before they are hard to find. I spend this weekend cutting up a 5 large cardboard boxes with the Delica and it would still scrape hair off my arm!! That's something the HAP40 is not doing. I have one on Wilkins Ti grips and the second one on stock blue FRN which I kind of like. I still have a set of custom scales that I want use which is what prompted me to hunt down another vtoku Delica.

That’s what I like to hear! I’m really liking HAP40, so hopefully V-TOKU2 will impress me as much. :)

I sure hope they release the Dragonfly soon!
 
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V-toku2 performs much better than hap-40 in my experience. It can easily go toe to toe with zdp-189. I can't wait for the dragonfly to come out so I can run the two side by side.
 

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V-toku2 performs much better than hap-40 in my experience. It can easily go toe to toe with zdp-189. I can't wait for the dragonfly to come out so I can run the two side by side.
I'm curious, in what way(s) does it perform better?
 

Fixall

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V-toku2 performs much better than hap-40 in my experience. It can easily go toe to toe with zdp-189. I can't wait for the dragonfly to come out so I can run the two side by side.

Interesting... I actually prefer HAP40 to ZDP-189. I only have few months experience with the two steels though.
 

Sharp Guy

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Vtoku2 seems to be more edge stable than hap-40. In basic daily use I have to touch up Vtoku2 less.
I'll admit that my V-Toku 2 experience is somewhat limited compared to my HAP40 experience at this point. It seemed like I had to touch up my V-Toku Delica and Manbug sooner than any of my HAP40 knives. It definitely doesn't hold it sharpness as long as my ZDP knives. However, I touch up all my knives fairly often and don't really keep track, so I may not be the best at judging these things.
I would think that V-Toku 2 should be a little tougher than HAP40. I've never had any edge stability issues with any of my HAP40 knives. My hardest users have been reprofiled to less than 15° per side and I've never noticed any issues. So edge stability is not something I worry too much about.

I'm looking forward to giving V-Toku 2 more work. I definitely like what I see so far.
 

tomsch

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For my V-Toku2 and HAP40 are similar with the exception of cutting cardboard. That is where I really see V-Toku2 keep an edge noticeably longer and still shave hair. Other than cutting cardboard they do seem similar but I've not really cut anything really tough just yet.
 

John_0917

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Interesting how the Endura took a decent time to sell out but the Delica went fast...curious how the Stretch will do, if it ever comes out
 

tomsch

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I too was able to find an Endura pretty easily but had to search for my last vtoku Delica. None of the typical on-line stores have any in stock at this point.
 

uxo2

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Still waiting for the Stretch.
But here's my Delica.

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I ordered a Manbug. I like checking out different steels, but it's not as big a deal to me as it is to some people. And since I don't have anything in the Manbug line, I figured this would be a good time to pick one up.
 

tomsch

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Quick update. I was on vacation for two weeks in Wisconsin and the only knife I took was a Vtoku Delica. I also slipped my Sharpmaker into my luggage thinking I would need a touch-up. Much to my surprise despite using the knife daily as I did chores for my 89 year old father-in-law I ended the two weeks with a knife that would still shave hair. I like this steel so much that I ordered yet another "back-up" Delica :)
 
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