Received mine today. First impressions:
- It was LSOOTB (love straight out of the box). Beautiful looking piece. I especially like how solid it feels for a small lightweight knife. Compared to the Benchmade 940-1 (CF version) which is closest in terms of weight and dimensions to the Ikuchi in my collection, the 940 feels plasticky. Never was a fan of the overpriced 940-1. For that price you can buy two Ikuchis and have money to spare!
- Tried both original clip and short clip (from Dragonfly). Either clip offers enough additional purchase on the knife to flip with index or thumb equally well. I wear a Mechanixs Medium sized glove, so factor that into your determination. I prefer the look of the shorter clip in my pocket.
- Tip is dangerously flush with the frame. The tip can easily catch skin as I gently slide my finger over the liners. I'm right handed. Clipped to RFP the tip is towards the seam of my pants and away from my hand, so no problem. However I often carry RBP with knife clipped on the side of pocket closer to the leg seam. Now the tip is exposed and can snag the side of my index finger as I slip my hand into the pocket.
Ikuchi w/short D'fly clip and BM 940-1 w/short Bugout clip.
Tip...scary close the edge.