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 Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:40 am

Zatx wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:21 am
toocool006 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Do we think this one is going to follow in the Kapara / Smock model and be tough to catch on initial release? I'm getting that feeling and agree it's a great thing long term for the models and potential sprints if a bit trying for my patience aka my worst virtue...

I really wish Spyderco would ramp up their initial production numbers. Having the entire stock of a new knife sell out in a matter of minutes, then waiting six months for the second run to hit shelves is very frustrating.

I realize they do this to minimize their risk because a model may not sell well and they don't want a lot of stock sitting around, but what new model has come out recently (last two years) and didn't almost instantly sell-out?

[Note: notice I said NEW model and not a refresh of an older model]
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The higher priced collaboration models oftentimes Japanese made don't seem to sell as well, but I agree with you on the Smock, Kapara, Ikuchi, and McBee. Seems like the sub $200 Taichung collaborations sell out fast
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Bdubs808 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49 am

In stock at GPK...
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Freediver » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:54 am

I just read me GPK email alert and it looks like they are gone already.

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

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:31 am

Just saw one on ebay for MAP. Ordered it.

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

Postby Catamount123 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:52 pm

Just ordered mine as well. Wonder if it will have a CC # like the Waterway I got from the same eBay seller?
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 Sumdumguy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:06 pm

I'm sitting here glued to my phone waiting for one to drop somewhere!!!

It's killing me.

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

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:10 pm

Got one. It is beyond awesome. It has instantly become my favorite (non salt) Spyderco folder! This knife has a perfect blade length in a super slim package but is still robust enough for my normal edc use. The Ikuchi is a homerun!

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

Postby alinla » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:13 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Got one. It is beyond awesome. It has instantly become my favorite (non salt) Spyderco folder! This knife has a perfect blade length in a super slim package but is still robust enough for my normal edc use. The Ikuchi is a homerun!
Congrats. I'm a little jealous as I'm stalking the usual dealers hoping to get a sniff of one. Any photos to entertain is while we wait?

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

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:21 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:10 pm
Got one. It is beyond awesome. It has instantly become my favorite (non salt) Spyderco folder! This knife has a perfect blade length in a super slim package but is still robust enough for my normal edc use. The Ikuchi is a homerun!
Since you are very good at cleaning fish catches, do you find the slim blade profile to be almost a sort of "advanced fillet knife" if needed?

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

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 pm

I also sharpened it up to hair whittling sharp and then immediately cut myself trying to do the "thumb flick". :o Spazzed out and the knife flew out of my hand and I instinctively tried to catch it. Cool trick...don't recommend it.
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:44 pm

I can't wait for these to start dropping for real.

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

Postby Tdog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:21 pm

Another winner for Spyderco and crew. Beautiful blade lines, compact, easy on the pockets cf, nice edc size, compression lock, and wire clip. This knife checks a lot of the boxes. Paul designs incredible knives. Hoping to get the shipping notice on mine soon

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

Postby Mako109 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:16 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 pm
I also sharpened it up to hair whittling sharp and then immediately cut myself trying to do the "thumb flick". :o Spazzed out and the knife flew out of my hand and I instinctively tried to catch it. Cool trick...don't recommend it.
You now have the honorable distinction of owning the first production Ikuchi to taste blood :)

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

Postby koenigsegg » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:10 am

Heck make a YouTube video about it I can't find any that aren't from blade shows
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby paulwa » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:43 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:43 pm
I also sharpened it up to hair whittling sharp and then immediately cut myself trying to do the "thumb flick". :o Spazzed out and the knife flew out of my hand and I instinctively tried to catch it. Cool trick...don't recommend it.
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Sorry she bit you Lance, but glad to hear you are enjoying the design.

The thumb flip can be tricky because the handle is so thin on this design (the other handle patterns in the series are a bit wider). For the Ikuchi, I usually dig the corner of the handle spine on the show side into the meaty knuckle pads at the top of my palm, just below the fingers. My fingers are wrapped tightly with only the tips on the opposite scale. My pointer finger rests on the hole in the scale and the middle, ring, and pinky finger tips all contact with some part of the clip (the clip is critical for me to be able to pull off the thumb flip).

It may take a bit of practice, but I much prefer it to pointer finger flipping. It just flips better for me (YMMV), and all you need to do to is give it little roll and it’s in the right grip for use.

Hopefully more folks will be able to get their hands on one this week from retailers who don’t do preorders... I really appreciate all the enthusiasm folks have for this design, and hope the actual pieces don’t disappoint.

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

Postby elena86 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:51 am

This waiting game is getting ridiculous ... to say at least :(
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby Tims » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:10 am

elena86 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:51 am
This waiting game is getting ridiculous ... to say at least :(
I hear ya, it got too much for me, I caved and got a 940 to fill the light, slim void in my pocket. The Ikuchi will have to wait for now. :(

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

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:51 am

New models often trickle in. I imagine this week we'll see a lot more.

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

Postby elena86 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 am

ABX2011 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:51 am
New models often trickle in. I imagine this week we'll see a lot more.

I'm not the complainer type but ... it's so frustrating ... they release a first batch and... unless you are very fast and/or very lucky you'll have to wait for God knows how long untill the dealers restock. Look what hapens to the Smock ... or the Kapara. For us Europeans it's even more frustrating... it's like chasing a ghost. Really Spyderco ?! :confused:
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Re: Who else is getting an Ikuchi as soon as they are released?

Postby GiftedMisfit » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:02 am

Up here in Ontario, Canada. Pretty much the same kind of waiting game (if you're waiting to see one in hand before you buy it). Or you could just order one online. Still a wait and only for it to be nabbed by the border guards. I like feeling them in hand first. The only brick and mortar store around here has a decent collection of which I've purchased a fair amount. No new releases though. Not to mention the cost up here is a tad high. Pm2 = $185. Hopefully get one soon. I've got lucky a couple times.
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