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VTOKU Sprint Run

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Sharp Guy, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    839
    Sep 15, 1999
    Today we have 3-4 shops posting availability of Stretch 2 with V-Toku2.

    They are finally in the pipeline.

    I ordered mine from KW this morning,,, now out of stock.

    Regards,
    FK
     
  2. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    841
    Nov 7, 2009
    Knife Joy posted them on FB and they sold out in a couple hours.
     
  3. wildwoodsy

    wildwoodsy

    5
    Sep 4, 2018
  4. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    KP has the Stretch in stock.
    But the other company I pre ordered from is still... Nothing.
     
  5. amateur blacksmith

    amateur blacksmith

    131
    May 19, 2018
    Just got my stretch from KW, Canceled may order with Knife Center
     
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  6. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    839
    Sep 15, 1999
    My Stretch 2 V-Toku2 arrived today.
    Very comfortable handle design,,, excellent QC, fit and finish great, well centered blade, factory sharp edge overall well done.
    I find very little difference with in hand comfort between Stretch 1 & 2 models.

    I do prefer the blade shape on Stretch 1.

    One noticeable problem with the new knife is the tension spring on the lockbar,,, it takes 2x-3x the amount of force/pressure to disengage and release compared to my 3 other Stretch 1 knives. Very annoying when required to use excessive thumb pressure. The lockbar appears to be identical to the Endura 4 and tomorrow I will use an older Endura 4 with easier opening and swap out the leaf springs.

    Regards,
    FK
     
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  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Where the pics at?
     
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  8. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    841
    Nov 7, 2009
    SMKW (who I preordered this from, again, on 1/4/18) is also now showing them in stock but I've received no notification of shipping for my pre-order as of yet.
    I really hope there is not a backspring issue across the board with this Sprint...
     
  9. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Interesting...I also just got a Stretch sprint and the lock bar tension is typical (medium)...sounds like you might have a bad one?
     
  10. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart Gold Member Gold Member

    303
    Jan 9, 2015
    I have a couple stretches, it's not my favorite design, but I prefer to the Endura when we're talking big knives. Don't know if I want to spring for this one now or just grab a Delica second hand
     
  11. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Ordered the Stretch from BHQ an hour ago. It's taken an early lead in the first Spyderco for 2019 race.
     
  12. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    841
    Nov 7, 2009
    Now SMKW is showing them out of stock and I still have no notification of shipping....
     
  13. wildwoodsy

    wildwoodsy

    5
    Sep 4, 2018
    IMO I don't see the big deal with a strong spring on the lock bar. I think its important to remember the ultimate tasks of the stretch: hunting folder. Quartering up game likely in the dark with a headlamp for light having both hands occupied, a stronger lock bar is a plus. While its unlikely I'll somehow disengage it, Murphy's law says otherwise and possibly being miles away in the back country or on the back 40 I'd rather not have it be an issue. I understand a large portion of buyers are likely collectors or looking for another rare EDC knife. I think the knife fits the bill for any of those task. If your looking to EDC it the spring may loosen over time or with the application of oil. Truely I have no idea as most of you will likely forget more than I know about knives and the inner workings. And for those who are putting it in the safe, why does it really matter?
    I recieved mine today and cant wait to run it in the field. The lock bar is stiff but still very manageable to operate. I'd like to see a more round butt or bobtailed on the grip handle but other than that thrilled with the initial impressions.
     
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  14. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    It’s relative. I have a Delica 4 with a lock spring so stiff it was essentially unusable until I benchtopped it. (I know I could’ve sent it back, but it was a fun project.). My other D4 was perfect, so there’s some variability in production.
     
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  15. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    839
    Sep 15, 1999
    How did you modify the Delica 4 lock spring?

    Regards,
    FK
     
  16. Coyja

    Coyja Gold Member Gold Member

    841
    Nov 7, 2009
    I like to carry folding knives I can easily open and close one handed. Stretch with a midpoint positioned lock release and a choil that drops comfortably safe on your finger is a great option for a lock back that fits the bill. I don’t think a strong spring is a deal breaker but if it’s a real PITA then it’ll get old quickly.
     
  17. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    The spring bar tension is NOT even an issue, at all. You can easily bend it **slightly** in or out to your liking, use two pairs of pliers.
     
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  18. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    If I had a bench vice, I would have eased the tension of the lockspring a bit (I was worried about control with a two-pliars method). But without one, I decided to put a gentle radius on blade tang. My fix came out functionally awesome, but I got impatient (repeated reassemble/disassemble of the Delica is PITA) and now the lock release lever sits a tiny bit proud of the scales when closed. [I’m happy with it though, and had a blast messing with it]

    If you try DIY, whatever method you use, go slow and check you work frequently.
     
  19. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    My Stretch is rusting like CRAZY...I cleaned the oil off of and rubbed a lemon half on it all over (just like I did with the Endura) to get the patina started, I got the clouding as expected but also got lots of RED rust along the bevel.

    I cleaned and dried it, gave it a BKF scrub and then took the stones to it (which I planned to anyway), now I have a grey lower portion with a gleaming bevel that I have to clean rust spots off daily...not sure what’s up.
     
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  20. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    V-TOKU2 is a high carbon steel.
    Like SuperBlue and 52100.
    Keep it dry.
     
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