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 Wartstein » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:53 am

dodgie02 wrote:
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. ;)
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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.

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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!
Also watched that knivesandtools-video, and even if I probably still won´t buy an Ikuchi, the atmosphere in the vid and the passion Paul has for it´s designs was really good to see.
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby drexcell » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:47 pm

I am going to get one. With any luck I'll be one of the first in line. Watching the video and reading some of the forum posts have really piqued my interest in this knife.

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

Postby Mako109 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:47 am

March 9th @ IWA 2019, Eric said ball bearings again. Wuz up?

@4:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... hYbOfToR2g

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

Postby elena86 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am

Mako109 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:47 am
March 9th @ IWA 2019, Eric said ball bearings again. Wuz up?

@4:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... hYbOfToR2g

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

Postby spyderg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:02 am

I like the design, and might even give it a try despite my suspicion that it’ll too small for my hand but the wire clip is a deal breaker. I get that it’s probably actually the right clip for this knife but I just don’t use my wire clipped knives. (Probably going to end up selling them off or giving away to a couple family members) They dig in and move around in use. The only aftermarket replacement clips I’ve seen for them are way too pricey to make a swap worthwhile.
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby olywa » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:37 am

Wire clips are the bomb. All I carry any more are LW FRN with wire clips. Fantastic for EDC and 90% of my cutting needs. I've started carrying a small fixed blade (2.5" - 3.5") for the other 10%.

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

Postby Catamount123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:27 pm

Moderator, please delete double posts, I can’t figure out how to?
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I don't get people who only carry one knife :confused: ;)

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

Postby Catamount123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:28 pm

Double post, sorry.
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I don't get people who only carry one knife :confused: ;)

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

Postby Catamount123 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:29 pm

elena86 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am
Mako109 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:47 am
March 9th @ IWA 2019, Eric said ball bearings again. Wuz up?

@4:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... hYbOfToR2g

Bummer !

Since Paul Has disassembled his production sample, I’m pretty sure it's washers. If I were Eric, traveling all over to shows, I think I'd have a hard time talking about, and keeping straight, every detail, of every model, all the time.
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby prsman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:02 pm

Ball bearings or washers?

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

Postby gundamaniac » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:50 pm

Catamount123 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:29 pm
elena86 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:53 am
Mako109 wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:47 am
March 9th @ IWA 2019, Eric said ball bearings again. Wuz up?

@4:20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... hYbOfToR2g

Bummer !

Since Paul Has disassembled his production sample, I’m pretty sure it's washers. If I were Eric, traveling all over to shows, I think I'd have a hard time talking about, and keeping straight, every detail, of every model, all the time.
Especially with all the tweaks going on throughout the preproduction process. I know I'd have difficulty keeping the details straight.

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

Postby Crux » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:58 pm

It looks too gentlemanly to me. People will start thinking I'm putting on airs.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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

Postby BigGrove » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
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?
You are wrong. The Ouroboros has washers (which is also Paul's design).

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

Postby BigGrove » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:37 am

Hopefully with the Smock setting the new standard for detent in a Spyderco flipper, the Ikuchi will be great as well. I love the design of the Sliverax but the detent for flipping is weak at best.

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

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 am

BigGrove wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am
Liquid Cobra wrote:
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?
You are wrong. The Ouroboros has washers (which is also Paul's design).
It's not a flipper
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 am

welp I guess we'll figure it out once they hit the wild....
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 am
BigGrove wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am
Liquid Cobra wrote:
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?
You are wrong. The Ouroboros has washers (which is also Paul's design).
It's not a flipper

Yeah, the Ouroboros isn’t a flipper...so that makes me correct? :D
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby mayong » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:35 am

Tims wrote:
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

Same. Washers might tip the scales in favor. It's a pass if bearings.
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby FuriousGeorge » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 am
BigGrove wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am
Liquid Cobra wrote:
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?
You are wrong. The Ouroboros has washers (which is also Paul's design).
It's not a flipper

Yeah, the Ouroboros isn’t a flipper...so that makes me correct? :D
No bearings on the Introvert :)

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

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:15 am

FuriousGeorge wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:11 am
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:38 am
BigGrove wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:32 am


You are wrong. The Ouroboros has washers (which is also Paul's design).
It's not a flipper

Yeah, the Ouroboros isn’t a flipper...so that makes me correct? :D
No bearings on the Introvert :)

Hahahaha of course there wasn’t. That was such a weird knife.
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