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Vtoku meerkat?

Postby silvershade255 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm

Rumor going around that some of the papers that came with the manbug mention a vtoku meerkat. Has anybody else come across this or any mention of it?
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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby Bloke » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:05 am

silvershade255 wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Has anybody else come across this ...
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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby TazKristi » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:00 pm

Hey, everyone:
I can confirm this. We're working on a product announcement now since it wasn't published in the catalog or the mid-year. We'll do our best to get that sent out next week so everyone (like your favorite dealer) has the information they need. ;)
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Postby Mushroom » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:22 pm

Cool! :cool: This makes me want to carry the HAP40 Meerkat again!
Will definitely pickup a VTOKU Meerkat! The blue/grey FRN is an easy sell for me.
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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby fixall » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:26 pm

Oh man... I was pretty set on the DragonFly in V-Toku2 but this throws a bit of a wrench in that plan!

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby Robbob » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 pm

I've got a second Hap40 Meerkat on the way, so this is great news.

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby stockliman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:55 am

Apologies if I spoilt the meerkat announcement. I was just flicking through my paperwork and hadn't seen it mentioned so I asked the question on a facebook page. It is listed as a model due for v-toku2 on the Manbug insert.

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Postby zhyla » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 am

This is great. It’s good to see the Meetkat continue on, it’s a great design.

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:08 am

I've always wanted to try the Phantom Lock, maybe this will be the one.

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby zhyla » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:21 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:08 am
I've always wanted to try the Phantom Lock, maybe this will be the one.
The lock is clever and a fun puzzle for people who aren’t familiar with it. But honestly the Meerkat is a great knife aside from the lock.

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby dreadpirate » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:51 pm

Robbob wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 pm
I've got a second Hap40 Meerkat on the way, so this is great news.
I also have a Hap40 Meerkat on the way along with a Spy-DK :D

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:50 pm

the meerkat looks like a sweet design. i wish it would make a more regular appearance in a less steel-nerdy steel. these weird clad steels just don’t appeal to me at all, although i do understand their appeal for some. i just want something good for everyday with easy maintenance and corrosion resistance. xhp? lc200n? s35vn? vg10?

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 am

ladybug93 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:50 pm
the meerkat looks like a sweet design. i wish it would make a more regular appearance in a less steel-nerdy steel. these weird clad steels just don’t appeal to me at all, although i do understand their appeal for some. i just want something good for everyday with easy maintenance and corrosion resistance. xhp? lc200n? s35vn? vg10?
XHP would be great but Hap40 is a great every day steel. It's a tool steel but doesn't spot too easily and the cladding really helps. It holds an edge like s30v or s35vn but it is tougher than those. It also feels sharper.
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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:32 am

That's great news! As a colored-handle nerd, I'm also curious how the V-Toku blue FRN handle will compare to the 2009 blue Meerkat sprint.
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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby cwp » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:54 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:50 am
XHP would be great but Hap40 is a great every day steel. It's a tool steel but doesn't spot too easily and the cladding really helps. It holds an edge like s30v or s35vn but it is tougher than those. It also feels sharper.
I like HAP40, but the outer layer of SUS410 seems to scratch really easily. I suppose this is just vanity but I'd like to see something a touch more resistant.

Having said that, I'll totally buy one in V-Toku. But I still hope for a Nishijin XHP or ZDP Meerkat one of these days ...

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby TazKristi » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:07 pm

stockliman wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:55 am
Apologies if I spoilt the meerkat announcement. I was just flicking through my paperwork and hadn't seen it mentioned so I asked the question on a facebook page. It is listed as a model due for v-toku2 on the Manbug insert.
Hi, stockliman:
Welcome to our forum. No apologies needed. You didn't spoil anything. ;)

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby joeldworkin307 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:48 am

I said I'd be in for one of these in Hap40 and I waffled. I'm definitely interested in V-Toku2.

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby cwp » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:28 am

Any news on this sprint? I'm not sure how many, but there are definitely some of us looking forward to it ... :)

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby samdasnake » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 am

That's really cool! Thanks for the announcement. I already preordered a VToku Dragonfly but I may pick up a meerkat as well. The phantom lock looks really cool. Plus I love smaller knives :)

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Re: Vtoku meerkat?

Postby Bruce Mack » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:11 pm

My Endura in VToku loses its edge quickly. Others with better credentials have also noticed this. Your mileage may differ.


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