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by paulwa
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 157
Views: 13363

Re: Ikuchi

https://i.postimg.cc/tTBvgWFb/Ikuchi-Bocote-open.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rD5rdr9.jpg Those look amazing fellas. If somebody ever does do a sprint-run Ikuchi, I’m hoping they consider something a little more like what you’ve both created than a simple steel and color change - though I’d take that, t...
by paulwa
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 157
Views: 13363

Re: Ikuchi

Halfneck wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Do we know that the Ikuchi showing up have these new CQI changes?
Stock at the larger dealers should all be the CQI version at this date.


I have a few CQI Ikuchis inbound from Spyderco, and will post some impressions on improvements once I get a chance to fiddle with them.

- Paul
by paulwa
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi
Replies: 157
Views: 13363

Re: Ikuchi

I got confirmation of CQI changes a little bit ago: a bushing pivot system and a more recessed tip.

Hope that helps folks with their decisions,
- Paul
by paulwa
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Where is my CQI Ikuchi ?
Replies: 30
Views: 3161

Re: Where is my CQI Ikuchi ?

Really Spyderco ?! I'm a wreck... the suspense is killing me :eek: I only hope it's as good as the CQI Kapara... that one is a jewel :spyder: I’m looking forward to it, too. Can’t really discuss/confirm any specifics, and I have no idea when they will be available; but when Eric described the modif...
by paulwa
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Stop Lock
Replies: 11
Views: 845

Re: Stop Lock

So...bias to close or not? A pertinent question. Someone answer, please. Howdy all, the stop lock on the Parata DOES HAVE a closing bias due to the lock lever spring tension pushing on the blade tang. The bias is always there unless you manually move the lock lever away from contact with the tang. ...
by paulwa
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured
Replies: 41
Views: 1770

Re: Ouroboros G10 polished and contoured

Wow D, that’s just awesome... It looks like a full-custom piece with the contouring you’ve done, very nice work. Sorry for not weighing in sooner, life’s been crazy hectic this last month, but wanted to post here even if it is a little late because of the effort David’s put into this piece. I love t...
by paulwa
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Parata Finally
Replies: 52
Views: 3692

Re: Parata Finally

Howdy everyone, sorry to have been absent from the discussion on the Parata for so long, works been super busy lately so my time to engage in the forum has been a little limited. But, I have had a good amount of time with the Parata, and have gotten to really appreciate the work the Japanese manufac...
by paulwa
Sun May 12, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax

I dont know if I'm the only one wondering or not.. does the original there in the pictures have pure white scales? If so - can we get a picture? I’ll try and get more pics later when I have some time (it is Mother’s Day), but I got the white scales off the bay. Just search for “Spyderco Sliverax Sc...
by paulwa
Sun May 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax

On a side note, I just ordered a few more of these from the SFO, and there has been some CQI! The caged bearings are no longer exposed on the tang-side of the blade. Taichung must have reduced the cage diameter a bit. Not sure there’s much performance benefit, but I imagine it will help keep the be...
by paulwa
Sat May 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax
Replies: 17
Views: 821

Re: Thanks a lot Dan. Sliverax

Thanks again Dan, Sal and the guy who designed the knife who’s name I can’t recall. Paul? Howdy Harley, Glad you’re liking the knife. I prefer a bit of a stronger detent myself, and modify my Sliveraxes by tweaking the detent hole in the blade a bit (not a difficult mod, but it requires disassembly...
by paulwa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 2027

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

koenigsegg wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:12 pm
I totally missed your call our for free stickers. I'm a big fan so please please give me sticker lol

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There’s no deadline, PM me an address and I’ll send the stickers.

- Paul
by paulwa
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: About that Smock blade cutout thingy..
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: About that Smock blade cutout thingy..

Gonna have to second this one, that “integral gut-hook” would be awesome (though maybe not too practical).

If I had the skills, I’d do something similar to an extra/old Ouroboros I have... don’t think I’d risk it on a new Smock.

Cool idea, D,
- Paul
by paulwa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: LC200N Ikuchi Salt - The folding steak knife I have been dreaming of!
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: LC200N Ikuchi Salt - The folding steak knife I have been dreaming of!

The Ikuchi does make for a nice little steak knife, I’ve used it a couple times at dinner. Even Eric mentioned at Shot Show that he would probably try it in that role once they were released. So who knows, maybe he’s thinking the same thing as the OP. It would also be awesome and appropriate to have...
by paulwa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 2027

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

youmakemehole wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:51 am
paulwa wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Just shove anything in the hole and take a pic
Does this line work when youre at the bar as well? ;)
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That’ll do.

Just be sure to always use in moderation... you don’t want resin gumming up the Ikuchi’s pivot.

- Paul
by paulwa
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 2027

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

Come on folks... FREE STICKERS!
Just shove anything in the hole and take a pic, it’ll count...

Not only do I have a bunch of stickers piled up, but I also went and bought extra stamps last week...
Stamps! What else am I supposed do with stamps these days...

- Paul
by paulwa
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 2027

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

Paul, your lanyard hole placement has me scratching my head. I can't figure out how to get the knife open to use it now. What gives? :confused: https://i.imgur.com/reWlYPJ.jpg ;) 2FFD2859-25DB-4A0E-B10C-D4DBC09DEB0F.jpeg Just have to find the right lanyard. :) Love this thread!!! Anyone who posts a...
by paulwa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 12455

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

I'll have to sand some from the choil where it rests against the stop pin; it's very easy for me to cut the pad of my finger/thumb with that laser-like tip. There is a lot of separation between the knife edge and the standoffs so I don't see any reason the blade can't sit deeper within the scales. ...
by paulwa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 12455

Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Zatx wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:43 am
...I'll have to sand some from the choil where it rests against the stop pin...
Double check this, but I believe the cutout in the liners that contact the pin in the blade control travel. There should be a small gap in the choil-lock stop area.

- Paul
by paulwa
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: A tip for opening the Ikuchi
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: A tip for opening the Ikuchi

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:22 pm
...Also pressing the comp lock + wrist flick to open it
All the advice here is sound, but I hadn’t tried this.
Works really well if your finger-shape allows good contact with the lockbar.

Thanks Spydergirl!

- Paul
by paulwa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Could someone explain the Parata to me?
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Could someone explain the Parata to me?

Howdy jdw, The short answer is: the blade shape is most conducive to skinning tasks (the hunting community at Shot were intrigued by it), but would also be handy in the kitchen for similar tasks and slicing. And the large, forward finger choil gives you a lot of control to aid in these sort of preci...

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