VTOKU Sprint Run

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

  1. 4thpoint


    Sep 28, 2015
    The back-lock on mine sits proud when opened and flush when closed.

    When opened, the bade has more vertical play than my camo Endura and its a little annoying. Will tightening the back-lock pivot screw take care of this?
  2. P2P

    P2P Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Maybe a little bit it won’t fix the “proudness” of the lock.
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  3. ol_lukey


    May 24, 2016
  4. John_0917


    Apr 15, 2014
    Two week (roughly) update...Latina is in full effect now, a dull grey color on the edge section and just above the lamination lines. Some orange rust has developed here and there on the “corners” of the grind such as the ricasso but not on the edge. After quite a bit of use the factory edge is still quite sharp and no chipping. This steel has excellent toughness and wear resistance.
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  5. PStone


    Mar 3, 2018
    This had me dying laughing. :D:D:D

    I know what you mean though. Mine is really darkening up nicely. I’ve cut a lot of fruit and meat. It had a nice rainbow color after some salmon, but faded after I cut some boxes up. Touched up the edge twice on a lansky turnbox at 20 dps Holds it very well. Very happy with this knife. It’s my first endura, and I’m sorry I didn’t get one sooner.
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  6. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish

    Mar 22, 2018
    I've had the VToku2 Endura for 2 weeks and just ordered a second one since I've been carrying it so much. No sign of patina or anything yet, though that might change now that I have a dedicated user.
  7. SJSharxx


    Jan 14, 2018
    A blue native in VToku steel would be nice.
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  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I bought one this morning and can't wait to put this thing into rotation!
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  9. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I like the scale color. I am hesitating between this one and the zdp-189 Endura. Could anyone talk me out?
  10. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    You really have to get both: stretch in zdp is awesome, and thevtoku won’t be around forever.
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  11. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Thanks. So instead of talking me OUT, you are talking me IN...:eek:
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  12. Yonose


    Jul 10, 2017
    Enabling is what BF is about
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  13. SJSharxx


    Jan 14, 2018
    Suggest getting them both for comparison. I am currently carrying the Endura -
  14. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    D46C4736-DD1B-400A-99AA-BBFFA40DF2CA.jpeg 08245DF5-31FF-44A9-88E3-76906394178B.jpeg Just got my Endura and it is perfect.
    I noticed in the Spyderco forum the big thread on the lamination lines.

    It is really ironic that mine looks spot on as I really could care less what it looks like as long as it is heat treated properly and cuts like it is supposed to.

    Can’t wait to check out the rest of them.
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  15. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Is Knife Plus gtg? bhq, kc, kw, gpknives, smkw, and dlt are all out of stock:(
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  16. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Yes I have bought from them before.
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  17. tomsch

    tomsch Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    I have an Endura on the way and also a Delica pre-order. I also have a HAP40 Delica on the way so it will be fun to compare the steel in terms of edge retention, sharpening, and now patina!
  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Sharpening this steel is a breeze. I've already reprofiled the edge on mine and it was surprisingly quick and easy!
  19. wire edge

    wire edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    That’s good news. I’m not thrilled with the rather obtuse sharpening angle on mine. This steel can handle thinner edges from what I’ve read.
  20. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I started on the red DMT polka dot stone to set the edge and get rid of that unsharpened edge. I don't why it's exceptionally large on this model. Then I progressed through the green and then gold DMT stones, followed up with some stropping on black compound. It took about 20-30 minutes to get where I'm at now.

    Factory vs sharpened
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