VTOKU Sprint Run

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Hah, I did the exact same thing to one of my Enduras in VToku2. Polished the blade with a soft Arkansas stone, then Spyderco fine & ultrafine. Finished with flitz and a cloth, but there are still some visible scratches (which defeats my intention of removing the factory grind lines). Otherwise, it’s a mirror finish. Usually I use a KME but profiled this one freehand and did my first convex edge to show off the core steel.

I want to try and get the last scratches out of the sides of the blade. I tried with the UF Spyderco stone (finest grit I own) a few times but it’s hard. Probably going to order a sampler of high grit sandpaper for car body work and try that out.
 
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Dunno how much thinner mine is but yeah, it cuts a lot better, too. Next to my other VToku2 Endura straight out of the box. You can see Bob’s Burgers in the background. :D

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91bravo

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A regrind on an already thin Endura is just insane! My Endura already cuts like a laser after I put my edge on it. I would imagine that a reground one has to cut like a SUPER laser?
 
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That was just my hotdog patina. Ketchup, mustard and relish juice. I only left it on the blade for 5 minutes and the patina is real light. It only took a couple of swipes on the strop to remove the patina from the edge.

That looks like a work of art, some kind of countertop design going on right there, I was thinking how in the hell does one reproduce that and you call it a hotdog patina! Brilliant, man!
 

91bravo

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Lol. This is a pretty limited run and the gold lockbar doesn't bother me at all. It adds a subtle touch of custom to it! I'm mainly interested in the steel. When folks start seeing this one drop, they're gonna wonder why they didn't get in on it!
 

Cycletroll

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Lol. This is a pretty limited run and the gold lockbar doesn't bother me at all. It adds a subtle touch of custom to it! I'm mainly interested in the steel. When folks start seeing this one drop, they're gonna wonder why they didn't get in on it!
I ordered one of the SG. Will probably be frequently carried and used hard!
 

John_0917

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So does Vtoku go on vacation to Hawaii with me or will it rust to dust? Marine tough cloth will be an option of course.
 

91bravo

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Take it with you! All you gotta do is make sure it's clean and dry before you put it away, or back in your pocket. Do this and you won't have to worry about rust. Don't let a little worry of rust make you leave an incredible slicer at home. Life is too short to worry about patinas. If you take care of your stuff, then rust is over-rated.

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