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Re: Ikuchi

Postby koenigsegg » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:39 pm

spyderg wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 pm
It’s only been two days but so far the clip mod is working well.
Is it just me or does anyone else think Spyderco should make an Ikuchi mini and an Ikuchi Xl?
I think a mini would do well, I can't wait for a Sprint. K390 Titanium
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:02 pm

koenigsegg wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:39 pm
spyderg wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 pm
It’s only been two days but so far the clip mod is working well.
Is it just me or does anyone else think Spyderco should make an Ikuchi mini and an Ikuchi Xl?
I think a mini would do well, I can't wait for a Sprint. K390 Titanium
Integral Tikuchi, I like the sound of that. I'd prefer LC200N, but I'd take anything for some nice titanium. :)

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby toocool006 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:33 pm

spyderg wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:28 pm
It’s only been two days but so far the clip mod is working well.
Is it just me or does anyone else think Spyderco should make an Ikuchi mini and an Ikuchi Xl?

I would be SO IN for a minikuchi :D :D
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby anycal » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 am

Have there ever been Taichung sprints? There are variations of knives like Sage and Chaparral. But sprints and exclusives? I am not aware of any. I could be wrong...

I would be all over a sprint/exclusive Ikuchi. But if history of Taichung models is any indication, not likely :(
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 am

anycal wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 am
Have there ever been Taichung sprints? There are variations of knives like Sage and Chaparral. But sprints and exclusives? I am not aware of any. I could be wrong...

I would be all over a sprint/exclusive Ikuchi. But if history of Taichung models is any indication, not likely :(
There have been Domino exclusives like the one from BBS
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby DirtMcGirt » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:16 am

And the orange knifecenter Positron as well. So there is hope! :) :spyder:
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Mushroom » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am

anycal wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 am
Have there ever been Taichung sprints? There are variations of knives like Sage and Chaparral. But sprints and exclusives? I am not aware of any. I could be wrong...

I would be all over a sprint/exclusive Ikuchi. But if history of Taichung models is any indication, not likely :(
The PPT Perrin has had two sprints now! :spyder:
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby spyderg » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:26 am

I’m picturing a lightweight salt xl, and a titanium mini.
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby spyderg » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:16 am

I figured I’d post an update for anyone that might care. I don’t carry it everyday but often enough to say my little filler tab for the wire clip works well. It has stayed put and doesn’t catch on things like I feared it might. It makes the knife useable! I’m going to make a couple more for my other wire clipped knives.
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:24 am

it's very classy!
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby koenigsegg » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 am
anycal wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:53 am
Have there ever been Taichung sprints? There are variations of knives like Sage and Chaparral. But sprints and exclusives? I am not aware of any. I could be wrong...

I would be all over a sprint/exclusive Ikuchi. But if history of Taichung models is any indication, not likely :(
There have been Domino exclusives like the one from BBS
DirtMcGirt wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:16 am
And the orange knifecenter Positron as well. So there is hope! :) :spyder:
Just need a dealer to ask for it I believe
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Mako109 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:27 am

At this point I'm more interested in seeing an Ikuchi CQI before seeing a sprint.

Then I'd like to at least get a peek of the next horseman in the quad Paul has in store for us. What will it be Conquest, War, or Death? Whatever, it should be very interesting.

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby elena86 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:06 am

Mako109 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:27 am
At this point I'm more interested in seeing an Ikuchi CQI before seeing a sprint.

Then I'd like to at least get a peek of the next horseman in the quad Paul has in store for us. What will it be Conquest, War, or Death? Whatever, it should be very interesting.

CQI... ?
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Mako109 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:13 pm

elena86 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:06 am
Mako109 wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:27 am
At this point I'm more interested in seeing an Ikuchi CQI before seeing a sprint.

Then I'd like to at least get a peek of the next horseman in the quad Paul has in store for us. What will it be Conquest, War, or Death? Whatever, it should be very interesting.

CQI... ?
CQI=Constant Quality Improvement. Before sprints come out (if they do at all), would prefer they make CQI adjustments to design/production to address some of the issues reported as best they can. Yes, yes, yes...not everyone experienced issues, but some have. And yes, yes, yes...some who have, managed to fix the problems themselves. I prefer not to have to do it myself. Examples: exposed tip in closed position, sharp burr(s) on flipper wheel, and blade centering.

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:13 am

Wonder if we'll see a CQI version later this year. I sold mine after remedying the exposed tip. I want another one. I won't complain if they make the action a bit slicker too - bearings?

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:55 am

I sold both of mine, one too many finger tip slices. Just rolled the Dice on a Parata hope this one has been better engineered and Quality Control has not let another Tropen or Ikuchi out the gate with poor implementation of design that allows buyers to be cut.

Love Spyderco no doubt about it but when a knife in the closed position cuts the buyer... Not Cool.
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Re: Ikuchi

Postby Mako109 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:03 pm

ABX2011 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:13 am
Wonder if we'll see a CQI version later this year. I sold mine after remedying the exposed tip. I want another one. I won't complain if they make the action a bit slicker too - bearings?
I believe a pivot change from washers to bearings is beyond the scope of CQI, however I too would love to see it happen.

I understand the benefits of washers on a hard use knife, but I hardly consider the Ikuchi a hard use knife. To me it's definitely a gents EDC.

The washers work well, but I believe bearings would make it even better in terms of action as well as making it easier on the finger in deployment. On my desk right now are four knives similar in size to the Ikuchi, and all in the same price bracket. Three are made by WE (Chinese) and one by Viper (Italian). All four are flippers and employ bearings. They open and close one-handed beautifully. I can fidget flip them all day long. Not so with the Ikuchi as the force required to deploy chaffs my finger (or thumb when Bic flicking) fairly quickly on the jimped wheel, and closing requires a lot of wrist force/action to shut. Again not saying the washers are horrible, it just contributes to making the Ikuchi less fidget friendly.

Lastly, I would like to see scales without the hole. The blade bears the trademark Spydie hole and I think that should be good enough. The hole in the scales serve little to no purpose, even as the suggested "indexing" point for the fingers, and the more I look at it the less I like it. I suppose this can be easily remedied by third party scale makers and I look forward see them appear in the market.

Did I say I really like the Ikuchi? Well I do and enough to hope that Spyderco continues to make this great little knife even better. :)

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:08 pm

I think bearings would be more appropriate if feasible. Perhaps the tang is too small to accommodate bearings. The hole in the handle didn't bother me.
I was pretty happy with mine after sanding down the spine slightly. But with the scarcity I decided to sell into the demand. Most often my light users are sold at a hefty loss. I don't mind waiting for the second run and there's a chance that they'll improve more than just the exposed tip.

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby anycal » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:37 pm

No issues here. I have been carrying this one at work (office) probably 90% of the time since I got it.

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Re: Ikuchi

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:48 am

Those scales look great.
Will we see the Ikuchi back in stock this year?


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