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by Zatx
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI
Replies: 65
Views: 1784

Re: Vote: SMOCK v.s. IKUCHI

Love them both. Smock gets more pocket time because of the fidget factor; its action is much smoother and more fun to flip.
by Zatx
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Tips for UF bench stone?
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Tips for UF bench stone?

The large white nylon pencil erasers work the best on UF, F, and Medium stones. I've used the Spyderco stones for years and tried everything under the sun until I bought a three pack of these erasers at Target. It really only takes 3-5 SECONDS to clean off the stone by rubbing the eraser across its ...
by Zatx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What is this on the new Spydiechef lock bar?
Replies: 157
Views: 11709

Re: What is this on the new Spydiechef lock bar?

Sure would like to get an answer from Tazkristi on this.
by Zatx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 10191

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

Ikuchi strikes again! Though, just like Lance, this one was totally my fault!

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by Zatx
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Removing Patina from K390 (Urban)
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Removing Patina from K390 (Urban)

I'll just throw something out there... how about do the vinegar treatment a few more times and lightly sand it with a green scouring pad between applications? It's sometimes easier to take the patina to a really dark grey than to remove a light coat. If you don't like it after that, it can still be ...
by Zatx
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!
Replies: 4274
Views: 440435

Re: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!

Ripp's Garage Tech (RGT) Wire Replacement Clip. https://rippsgaragetech.com/collections/spyderco/products/spyderco-techno-3d-machined-pocket-clip?variant=19089754456126 There are lots of great options, but they can be pricey! Which finish is pictured on your Ikuchi ...and flat or contoured? Hard to...
by Zatx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks ??
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks ??

I'm glad to see my guess was wrong and that the next round of these is already hitting retailers. I picked one up from SMKW, thanks for the tip!
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi Notes and Suggestion Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Ikuchi Notes and Suggestion Thread

Here's my suggestion... remove the lock bar cut out altogether. In its place, move the hole up to the lock bar area and fill that hole with a button release. ;)
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks ??
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks ??

HoustonB77 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:31 am
Well hopefully if DLT got some other retailers will to.


Pretty sure they are all gone until the next production run hits the shelves which should be (guesstimating) in the May/June timeframe.
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?
Replies: 27
Views: 922

Re: Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?

I think you guys might be taking my image of the Ikuchi as the modern Kiwi a little too literal. I didn't mean to paint a picture of it as replacing the actual Kiwi, mirroring it in blade shape, handle, bolsters, etc.; I understand in some ways they are vastly different. I was thinking more of it as...
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?
Replies: 27
Views: 922

Re: Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?

I don’t feel a flipper can ever be classed as a true gentlemans carry. A gents knife is largely defined by how it’s perceived by others. It fits the bill aesthetically but then you explosively deploy all that steel :/ Except the deployment of the Ikuchi is so fast (and quiet) that no one sees it; i...
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?
Replies: 27
Views: 922

Ikuchi - The New Kiwi?

The venerable Kiwi - compact, classy, gentleman's (gentlepersons) folder, available in a variety of configurations, a classic.

The Ikuchi - compact, elegant, modern flipper gentleperon's folder, an instant classic that needs many configurations!

Your thoughts?

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by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 10191

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

Anyone else notice these sharpening marks in certain lights? 2019-04-11 (1).jpg My example did not have these and, was in fact, the sharpest blade I've ever received from Taichung. The marks you see are unfortunate and are the result of using a new grinding wheel/belt. When they're new there are la...
by Zatx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks ??
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: DLT Trading- stock of Smocks

You might want to add a "?" to your title... liable to create panic as people rush to click on the post in hopes of finding a smock in stock at DLT! :)

Smock sold out in minutes/seconds at every retailer.
by Zatx
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem
Replies: 36
Views: 1476

Re: Ikuchi lanyard hole problem

The lanyard hole (or lack thereof) is its greatest feature!
by Zatx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 10191

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

You guys are welcome. As I think more about the problem, here is what I'm guessing. When they stamped the first run of those liners they probably had a few crack or outright break at the point highlighted above. Maybe it wasn't as extreme as this, it might have just been that someone saw how little ...
by Zatx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 10191

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

I've been asked by some people to illustrate the modifications I made to eliminate my Ikuchi bites. I'll show you what I did, but don't blame me if you screw something up. :) I'm stealing Paul's photo for this description because the Loctite just finished drying on my knife and I really don't want t...
by Zatx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!
Replies: 4274
Views: 440435

Re: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!

How would you say it compares functionally? First, let me acknowledge and praise your choice of Avatar! I played EQ so much (60-80hrs a week for years) that I eventually went to work for SOE and even flew out to interview with Brad Mcquaid when he started Sigil Games (which later became the studio ...
by Zatx
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!
Replies: 4274
Views: 440435

Re: Spyderco Photo of the Week Contest!

mayong wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:12 am



Love the clip. What is it?

Ripp's Garage Tech (RGT) Wire Replacement Clip. https://rippsgaragetech.com/collections ... 9754456126

There are lots of great options, but they can be pricey!
by Zatx
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?
Replies: 260
Views: 10191

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

UPS lost mine this morning then called me 15 minutes later after finding it and I turned around and went back for it. 😉

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