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VTOKU Sprint Run

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

  1. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    I started this same discussion over on the Spydie Forum....

    The Vtoku-2 sprint run is bound to be popular. So I thought I might as well get a thread started for us to discuss.

    I like the FRN color they chose and I'm sure the steel will be interesting. So I'll be in for a Delica, Dragonfly, & Manbug for sure.

    It'll be interesting to use this steel and see how it compares in the real world to Super Blue & HAP40

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    Vtoku-2 compared with Super Blue & HAP40

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    Edit: Updated pics to show Mass% instead of Molar%

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  2. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    Apparently, it's been used in Japanese chef's knives for a while. Some people claim it performs between Hitachi Blue 2 and White 2. Any chance you could do a composition chart with those three steels?
     
  3. Captain Howdy

    Captain Howdy Gold Member Gold Member

    864
    Apr 28, 2013
    With all these Japanese exotics, I only really care to see how v toku2 stacks up against hap40.
     
  4. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Mar 17, 2015
    Preordered a Delica. Looking forward to it!
     
  5. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    The extremely low alloy content is very interesting. I could see this holding an edge pretty well at high hardness.
     
  6. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade Knives, Big Brown Bear

    Mar 22, 2014
    Nothing like Hap40, not better, just different.

    Should be compared to the 52100 models
     
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  7. 50an6xy06r6n

    50an6xy06r6n

    415
    Mar 7, 2015
    I'm excited to add to my dragonfly an manbug collections. Handle color is amazing as well :D
     
  8. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    Your right, its very much like a white and blue steel. Which i find very exciting! And 52100 has alot of similarities as well.
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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  9. Chris "Anagarika"

    Chris "Anagarika"

    Mar 7, 2001
    The big difference in Cr content with 52100, meaning not so much Cr carbides? The Tungsten might compensate that. Where’s our resident metallurgist? :)
     
  10. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Yeah, definitely a toughness steel.
     
  11. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    956
    Dec 31, 2015
    I’m really looking forward to these :thumbsup:
    Maybe we will see a mule?o_O
     
  12. cali

    cali

    288
    Apr 19, 2004
    Wait, V-Toku2 has 1-1.1% of C and 1-1.5% of W, and no steel has 5% carbon content. What is wrong with these diagrams?
     
  13. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    The charts posted are by molar weight, not percentage.
     
  14. cali

    cali

    288
    Apr 19, 2004
    Ah, I see... I have to read sth about it. Forgive me this small off-topic :)
     
  15. Sigsog226

    Sigsog226 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2013
    Yeah they are, here's a mass%. I think this might make a little more sense ;)
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  16. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Mar 17, 2015
    Am I seeing things right that this will be on the FRN Stretch and not the FRN Stretch2?
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
  17. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Yes, my bad! I've edited the original post to show Mass% instead of Molar%.

    I've also added pics of the knives.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  18. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    The pic and description that KC has on their site shows the Stretch 2
     
  19. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar Platinum Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I'm a bit middle-of-the-road when it comes to steel. I love to try out a new steel but only when it comes on a platform that otherwise appeals to me. I'm going to have to hope that it shows up on a mid-sized knife with G-10 or CF handle scales.
     
  20. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hey Sharp Guy, Sigsog. Great stuff. Thanx much.

    We generally offer the exotic steels in the FRN format as they are more affordable and more afi's get to try out the material without spending custom prices. Whether any of these steels show up in other models or variations is primarily the result of requests here.

    sal
     
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