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

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

Postby Zatx » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am

paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
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Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul

Paul, can you please end the speculation... is it on bearings or washers?!

I sure hope I can find this in stock before the first run is gone.

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

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:00 am

Eric says in this video it's on ball bearings.
https://youtu.be/jq2dNGtp46w
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:05 am

Zatx wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am
paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
5992CC75-9CCF-4F6E-BA5B-AE99EF4223D2.png
Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul

Paul, can you please end the speculation... is it on bearings or washers?!

I sure hope I can find this in stock before the first run is gone.
seconding this - now that you have it in hand, we'd love to get a conclusive answer :)
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Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Sheepsfoot Caribbean
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Zatx » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:12 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:00 am
Eric says in this video it's on ball bearings.
https://youtu.be/jq2dNGtp46w

True, but Paul said that there were pre-production versions with and without bearings and neither he nor Eric was sure what the final production version would contain.

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

Postby paulwa » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:03 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:05 am
Zatx wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:36 am
paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
5992CC75-9CCF-4F6E-BA5B-AE99EF4223D2.png
Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul

Paul, can you please end the speculation... is it on bearings or washers?!

I sure hope I can find this in stock before the first run is gone.
seconding this - now that you have it in hand, we'd love to get a conclusive answer :)
Well, I broke down and disassembled it late yesterday evening and can conclusively share that the production Ikuchi blade rides on phosphor-bronze washers.

The knife is fairly simple internally and not too tough to service. But, tuning the pivot tightness is key if you do tear down the Ikuchi, it’s a light blade on washers with a good detent, so the balance between flipping action and lock-up stability is a precision process. I definitely recommend adding a little loctite to the pivot screw once you dial it in to your preference.

Once it’s there, that’s when the real trouble begins... I’ve been flipping mine so much, I’ve started wearing the skin off my pointer finger and thumb! :D

- Paul

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

Postby Zatx » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:14 am

paulwa wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:03 am

Well, I broke down and disassembled it late yesterday evening and can conclusively share that the production Ikuchi blade rides on phosphor-bronze washers.

The knife is fairly simple internally and not too tough to service. But, tuning the pivot tightness is key if you do tear down the Ikuchi, it’s a light blade on washers with a good detent, so the balance between flipping action and lock-up stability is a precision process. I definitely recommend adding a little loctite to the pivot screw once you dial it in to your preference.

Once it’s there, that’s when the real trouble begins... I’ve been flipping mine so much, I’ve started wearing the skin off my pointer finger and thumb! :D

- Paul

Thank you, Paul!

I recently learned about detent tuning on my new Amalgam and now that I have the knowledge and skill I've been revisiting many of my spydercos. It's amazing how a fine-tuned detent can increase the enjoyment of a knife and how a loose detent can spoil it. I just bought a Caribbean and it has practically no detent and I can't stand it; I'll not be carrying it until I have the time to tune it properly.

May I ask... what is your technique for tuning a detent and did your's need much adjustment?

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

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:38 am

Zatx wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:12 am
Larry_Mott wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:00 am
Eric says in this video it's on ball bearings.
https://youtu.be/jq2dNGtp46w

True, but Paul said that there were pre-production versions with and without bearings and neither he nor Eric was sure what the final production version would contain.
I see.. So much for trusting Eric :D
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby elena86 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 am

paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
5992CC75-9CCF-4F6E-BA5B-AE99EF4223D2.png
Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul

I like this design ... a lot. I'l do my best to purchase one as soon as they hit the retailers but being from Europe a have minimal chances. A question from a fellow mechanical engineer Paul: did you CAD the IKUCHI ?
Marius

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

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:05 am

Thanks for the update, Paul! Really looking forward to getting one of these in hand. Maybe it'll kick the Sliverax out of my collection :D
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:53 pm

So correct me if I’m wrong but this will be the first Spyderco flipper without ball bearings?
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby crav78 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Do we know what the handle thickness is yet? I'm hoping for something thin and easily pocketable.

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

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:28 pm

Did I tell you that I was excited about this knife?

With this new update, double that excitement! I love simplicity.
I think that's one of the reasons I tolerate Ti framelocks.

Just to keep this idea alive; this knife with a Ti integral compression lock and LC200N would make me foam at the mouth.

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

Postby paulwa » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm

elena86 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 am
paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
5992CC75-9CCF-4F6E-BA5B-AE99EF4223D2.png
Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul

I like this design ... a lot. I'l do my best to purchase one as soon as they hit the retailers but being from Europe a have minimal chances. A question from a fellow mechanical engineer Paul: did you CAD the IKUCHI ?
Howdy elena,
I definitely CAD-up all my designs; and from there, rapid prototype functional models for assessment. Depending on the design, I may start with pencil and paper sketch or go right to Solidworks, just depends on what I’m doing and what’s on hand when the muse comes calling.
For the Ikuchi and the 3 other designs in that ‘series’, CAD was particularly important as I needed to puzzle through sizing and packaging on the flipper and locking mechanisms as well as the fully hidden blades when closed. (It definitely does make creating a ‘series’ much more efficient from a time perspective.)

Thanks for the question,
- Paul

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

Postby toocool006 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:34 pm

I'll be getting one the second I can find them in stock!
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Enactive » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:58 pm

Mighty tempting!

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

Postby Mako109 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 am

paulwa wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm
...For the Ikuchi and the 3 other designs in that ‘series’, CAD was particularly important as I needed to puzzle through sizing and packaging on the flipper and locking mechanisms as well as the fully hidden blades when closed. (It definitely does make creating a ‘series’ much more efficient from a time perspective.)

Thanks for the question,
- Paul
He said "series" again. I'm giddy all over... :)

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

Postby gundamaniac » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:31 am

The Ikuchi looks great! I am definitely looking forward to trying it out. Nice work Paul!

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

Postby Tims » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:09 am

Happy to hear it’s riding on washers.
I’ve been back and forthing on this one, pb washers might just get me there

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

Postby JacksonKnives » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:29 pm

No love for bearings here either. Eagerly awaiting the in-stock notification for my pre-order. :)

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

Postby dodgie02 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:38 am

paulwa wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Howdy all,
My production sample just came in, so I guess I’m slightly ahead of the curve. ;)
5992CC75-9CCF-4F6E-BA5B-AE99EF4223D2.png
Hope those folks interested find it as fun to cut AND fidget with as I am... having trouble getting anything else done this evening with the Ikuchi around to play with.


For those looking forward to the retail release, the wait shouldn’t be much longer, now.

- Paul
I've watched all videos featuring the ikuchi. Especially the knivesandtools one left a good impression. You smiled a lot and seemed genuinely happy about your journey to this point in your life. I still think the famine was a better name, so I'm just gonna call it that but otherwise you're guaranteed a sale from me!


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