Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

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Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Catamount123 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:36 am

The DLT exclusive Kapara has given me a ray of hope that this could happen. Cruwear and linen micarta is in fashion these days, and I’d definitely be on board for that, but there are other steel/scale combos that would work for me.

Who else is on board?
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:14 pm

It’s been brought up a few times before and I’m always for it. I definitely think a tool steel like cruwear as you said would work to really push that blade design.
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Rinzler » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:37 pm

I held out on the Kapara in hopes of more exciting steel, and I’ve been doing the same for the Ikuchi.

Rex45 Ikuchi would make a fun knife.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby donutsrule » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:07 pm

I'm interested in anything Ikuchi.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby JRinFL » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:11 pm

Ikuchi seems like an ideal model for lots of sprints or exclusives. Hopefully one of the big retailers or distributors is paying attention.
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:36 pm

I think the Ikuchi suffered from it’s extended break-in period. It’s a spectacular design once knife and user have broken each other in.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby JakeXman » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:59 pm

Yes.

I was thinking about this the other day actually—bright minds think alike!
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby archangel » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:59 pm

Sprints are never a bad idea. ;) And the Ikuchi is amongst my favourite Spydies. So elegant. So special.

How about a larger Ikuchi though? Still slim, yet say 20% larger? I'd dig that....
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Dazen » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:33 pm

I would love a Solid Contoured CF S90V with blacked out hardware and clip. It would be a perfect dress carry!
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby samdasnake » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:52 pm

Yeah I'm definitely on board for an Ikuchi in cruwear and micarta. I've been wanting to add an Ikuchi to my collection but have been waiting for the right version. Hopefully it'll happen.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:58 pm

I’d definitely be down for some ikuchi variations!! Even if it’s 20cv and micarta!
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Wright.88 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:11 pm

I’ve never owned an Ikuchi but always found the design interesting. I’m just not a big fan of the CF/G10 laminated scales, so that combined with the S30V blade steel wasn’t exciting enough to get me to try it. I’d definitely be interested in it with new scales and steel.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:58 pm

How about some green Micarta and a tool steel?

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:31 pm

Been waiting
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:26 am

100%

Give it the salty LC200N treatment, like it should have been initially. ;)

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby archangel » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:48 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:26 am
100%

Give it the salty LC200N treatment, like it should have been initially. ;)

Nice idea! I might sell my S30V regular version for this.
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby skeeg11 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:52 am

I heartily agree. :) :p :D

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:54 am

an ikuchi salt would be nice. it would have to be a considerable upgrade in steel and not much more expensive, otherwise. not saying it wouldn't be worth whatever it costs, but i'm fine with s30v over almost anything else if it saves me more than $10-15.

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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby DSH007 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:06 am

I'd definitely be interested, but it would depend on scale material. The fancy carbon fibers do very little for me. I'd be all in on any sort or Micarta, or even a more economical G10. OR.. I've always thought that the Ikuchi would look super classy with some type of wooden scale.. maybe a Birdseye Maple sprint run with CTS-XHP?

(Steel is negotiable, XHP jumped to mind because of the recent Chap configuration..)
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Re: Interest in an Ikuchi sprint or exclusive?

Postby Catamount123 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:28 am

Ikuchi is a Japanese sea monster, so a salt version would make some sense ;)
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