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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby ZMW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 am

Can someone explain to me why this will be a fun steel? Sounds like a very basic carbon steel, but it can run at higher Rc's. So, what will the edge retention be like? Or, if edge retention is avg, is the joy of this steel the amazing sharp edge it will take?

My only carbon steels are PMA11, K390, and a good ole Kabar Crovan 1095

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby Wanimator » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:52 pm

ZMW wrote:Can someone explain to me why this will be a fun steel? Sounds like a very basic carbon steel, but it can run at higher Rc's. So, what will the edge retention be like? Or, if edge retention is avg, is the joy of this steel the amazing sharp edge it will take?

My only carbon steels are PMA11, K390, and a good ole Kabar Crovan 1095
I'm sort of seconding you on this, however I would very much enjoy to purchase a Stretch in this steel and compare it say, to my grandfather's 100 year old butcher knife while we cut deer together.

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby TomAiello » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:21 pm

I'd love to see sprint runs of the kitchen knives in some of these steels. I use my kitchen knives every day, multiple times each day, and I'd love to upgrade them a bit (and get more time with the sprint steels in the process).

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:31 pm

ZMW wrote:Can someone explain to me why this will be a fun steel?....
Well for me a hawkbill dragonfly with a PE tool steel would be more 'fun-ctional' than just plain 'fun'. But I must admit I get a joy out of trying new steels. Take Cru-wear for example, not the best steel I own, not even in my top 5 favorite steels, but man have I enjoyed getting to know that steel. LC200N as well, it's fun to see how sharp you can get it, how it performs, what kind of abuse it can take. I also like collecting the Sprint colors, Super-blue Grey, Hap40 Burnt Orange, and now the VTOKU Blue. I care more about the steel, but the FRN color is definitely a factor as well :cool:
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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby anagarika » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:21 pm

sal wrote:
anagarika wrote:
sal wrote:We d have some variations in blades on some of these models. eg: Delica Warnie, hawkbills, Emerson openers, etc. Any interest in adding those?

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Sal,

How about zero grind / scandi for the emerson opener? The steel can take it I assume ;).
Hi Chris,

Not too many steels will support a zero rind for general use.

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Hi Sal,

Yes not too many. I guess we’ll find out when it’s made? From reading comments here, it’s tough rather than chippy, so probably it works for zero scandi on the sabre Emerson models.
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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby sal » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Hi Chris,

Zero Scandi might work. Haven't yet decided to make an Emerson Opener. I imagine you could re-profile?

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby AccountDeletedUserRequest » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:36 pm

sal wrote:Hi Chris,

Zero Scandi might work. Haven't yet decided to make an Emerson Opener. I imagine you could re-profile?

sal
I recall a ZDP189 Endura that was reground just shy of zero scandi making its way to Golden almost a decade ago :p

ZDP held up surprisingly well in that Endura. I can post pictures from my PC later. I'd try a zero grind scandi emerson endura in this new steel. 15DPS microbevel would take care of any chipping should it occur.

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby anagarika » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:32 pm

sal wrote:Hi Chris,

Zero Scandi might work. Haven't yet decided to make an Emerson Opener. I imagine you could re-profile?

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Hi Sal,

Thanks. We can reprofile, I think Unit/Ken did with his Pac Salt.
Having options to buy directly is easier :D. I have only diamond files :o
Just thinking out loud, Emerson version should benefit from tough steel ..
Chris :spyder:

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby ross8425 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:38 am

In on the DF one; it would be my first one :)

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:51 am

I pre-ordered all of these. Missed the Hap40 and Superblue runs, and not missing out on this one! Love the FRN color on these as well! *EDITED* Please review our forum rules. - TazKristi
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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:19 am

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby Johnnie1801 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:37 am

I can only afford one so hopefully I can get a Delica but I'd be happy with another Dragonfly or my first Endura.
Currently enjoying Spyderco's in - S30V, VG10, Super Blue, Cruwear x4, CTS XHP, S110V x2, M4 x3, S35VN, CTS 204P x2, S90V, HAP 40, K390, RWL34, MAXAMET, ZDP 189, REX 45


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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby toxophilus » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:33 am

Well... I did ask for a Stretch in a different Steel on another post :spyder:

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby ThePeacent » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 am

another vote for more Emersons +1
Hawkbills/Reverse S in this steel look interesting too

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby anagarika » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 pm

ThePeacent wrote:another vote for more Emersons +1
Hawkbills/Reverse S in this steel look interesting too
I think having it with PE will be the best test platform. As noted by Cliff, geometry plays a big role in cutting, more than steel or HT. Having similar geometry will result in more reliable feedback if we all want to learn about the steel. Most of user will have PE version of the FRN seki lines. Not many have reverse S, some might have hawkbill. Just my opinion, but if Spyderco comes up with more variation, better for us.
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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby BelgiumRofls » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:19 pm

+1 for Emerson Delica, PE Lil' Matriarch if we're going crazy with alt blade shapes.

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby argyle1812 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:11 pm

In for an endura. Hoping to try my first patina out on this one.

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby pdptrow » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:07 am

+1
TomAiello wrote:I'd love to see sprint runs of the kitchen knives in some of these steels. I use my kitchen knives every day, multiple times each day, and I'd love to upgrade them a bit (and get more time with the sprint steels in the process).
I like your thinking, hehe, Spyderco kitchen knife in Japanese carbon steel! I'd buy.
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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby p_atrick » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:49 am

Here is an interesting video I found that talks about what could be possible with VTOKU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Uex1RRkKs

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Re: VTOKU Sprint Run

Postby levs18 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:33 pm

ThePeacent wrote:another vote for more Emersons +1
Hawkbills/Reverse S in this steel look interesting too
I’m hoping we can get a bunch of support for an Emerson endura. I think that model has been deserving of a steel upgrade for quite a while. I would like to add to my collection...

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