VTOKU Sprint Run

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

  1. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    I know, I have the Endura from this series and this one is behaving differently being much more rust prone.

    Is it possible they might have heat treated these differently than knives made earlier in the series (ie the Endura and Delica)?
     
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  2. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    I found that getting the edge to patina helps with preventing rust. Maybe forcing it will help.
     
  3. Coyja

    Coyja

    974
    Nov 7, 2009
    Or a dark mustard and apple cider vinegar mix for patina
     
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  4. Coyja

    Coyja

    974
    Nov 7, 2009
    Finally have a tracking number from SMKW. They sold out of what they had in stock this week but evidently didn’t bother to first ship out the preorders from last year... last time I go that route.
     
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  5. Coyja

    Coyja

    974
    Nov 7, 2009
    Objectively, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this Vtoku2 sprint... other than I am a total idiot.
    As it turns out, of the three Stretches I have owned all evidently have been the ORIGINAL Stretch model.
    I purchased all on the secondary market and never realized that they weren't Stretch2 models.

    So, after 375 days of waiting, much to my chagrin, annoyance, and due to my own oversight, I've received a different model knife than I thought I was receiving!
    Its larger than I like.. weird cause it visually doesn't seem that far off, but feels very different and the egos are not what I am used to.
    Its fine, I'll sell it or trade it for something else I want (like the upcoming Para3 LW), but I cannot believe that after all this time this is how it ends.
    Hilarious.

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  6. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    That’s funny, and they are quite different as you see. The “open” butte end curve is something I like because the 1 would make me squeeze my hand in and it wasn’t a good fit.

    At least with this one your “error” will result in at least breaking even (or even a profit) if you hold it a few weeks then sell it after the dealers are all out.
     
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  7. Coyja

    Coyja

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    Nov 7, 2009
    Looks like it will be less than a few weeks as dealers seem to be selling out really quickly!
     
  8. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
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    Arrived at the start of the week. Very happy with it!
     
  9. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart

    309
    Jan 9, 2015
    Interesting! If this is a different knife than my HAP40 or ZDP stretch, then maybe I could justify it? Or are these both the same knife too?

    Been spending so much money lately,prolly gonna have to get one secondhand :(
     
  10. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    Depends if yours are the Stretch or Stretch 2...also you’re going to spend more secondhand since these are sprints. Once dealers sell out the prices start rising.
     
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  11. 619™

    619™

    31
    Nov 11, 2018
    I've had mine (Stretch 2) about 10 days now... great knife for the price...but it had some things I needed to address...

    The FRN needed some micro-mesh sanding on the inside... some serious rub.

    The lock bar spring and underside of the lock bar (Where they mate) needed some file work and smoothing (was super crunchy)

    The Liners were really rough around the pivot out of the box(Micro-Meshed), and the edges needed some rounding since it also affected the smoothness of the lock bar. Easy to spot the rub areas either by scratches or a lil bit of black marker rub off...

    Rock solid after some finagling.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/5xZy9ExHX3oVFYSg7
     
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  12. Knifeoholic

    Knifeoholic

    Feb 8, 2016
    Finally was able to order a Stretch! Love the colour on this run!
     
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  13. Knifeoholic

    Knifeoholic

    Feb 8, 2016
    Finally arrived!!!

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  14. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart

    309
    Jan 9, 2015
    With limited funds... should I go delica or stretch? I think I may want the delica if anyone has a second or any leads!
     
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  15. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Delica... IF you can find one.
     
  16. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart

    309
    Jan 9, 2015
    Sadly, things have been going so well for me lately that my bank account is just about zero, haha
     
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  17. 619™

    619™

    31
    Nov 11, 2018
    I'd rather have an almost zero, than a negative lol

    Thinking of grabbing the Manbug as a watch pocket supplement.
     
  18. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
  19. orangejoe35

    orangejoe35 The Opposite

    370
    Nov 23, 2016
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  20. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    DLTtrading has the Meerkat in stock.
     

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