Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

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Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby ZMW » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am

Seriously, try it. After washing your hands, with your fingers partially dry, I can not do it. It seems like 100% dry hands are required to operate this knife.

I love the knife, and it’s a gentleman folder not a yard knife. So it’s all good to me.

Just an odd observation...

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:05 am

Works for me, wet or dry, thumb and forefinger. Maybe you have a stiffer detent?
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby ZMW » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:30 am

Lol, really? Mine is glued shut with wet hands... I can not get enough traction with my pointer finger to open

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby jdw » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:35 am

I have. I sold it immediately afterwards and I actually loved the knife. I sweat too much for a knife that you can't open with wet hands. To me, a significant CQI would be to have a useable Spydie hole.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:32 pm

Look up 'inertial openings' :D
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:06 pm

just tried it again over the sink. works fine for me :confused:
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby bbturbodad » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:21 pm

I just gave it a try...no problem over here. The tips of my fingers are like sandpaper though so I probably get better traction than average.

Mine was really tight when I first got it until I disassembled, cleaned, and oiled it. If you haven't already tried, I'd give that a shot.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby anycal » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:40 pm

No problem here either. I do have apply a bit more pressure with my fingertip just to make sure, but that is true for handling a knife with wet hands in general.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby Mako109 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:02 am

No problem here either. My finger tips are unusually smooth.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:44 am

Technique might matter too, i usually place whatever digit i'm opening with on top of the wheel, not along the side.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby Surfingringo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 am

I find mine more difficult to open with wet hands. Not a big issue, but yes, I definitely notice a difference.

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby setldown » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:41 pm

I thought it was me. I got some oil on the wheel and opening it became almost impossible until I cleaned it and my finger off with alcohol.

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby DSH007 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:01 pm

Bored tonight..just tried this out for s’s and g’s. It was definitely more difficult for me to open with a wet index finger, but still doable. I didn’t really notice any difference when opening with my thumb, which, I guess fortunately for me in this scenario, is how I normally open mine.

The Ikuchi certainly wouldn’t be my first choice of carry if I knew I’d be in a wet environment, but I suppose it’s good to know I’ll be able to open easily enough with a wet thumb if I ever need to..
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..well, that escalated quickly..

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby anycal » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am

As I am on vacation and forgot to pack my dedicated water knife (S110v LW Native), Ikuchi gets to ride IWB.

I am not able to flip the knife open under water. It will open about 75%, but not all the way. But it will open 75% every time. Once above water, no problem opening it with wet hands.



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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby foofie » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:32 am

anycal wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am



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Are those your new cuscadi scales? If so, would you mind a close up? How are they?

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby Mako109 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:27 pm

Mako109 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:02 am
No problem here either. My finger tips are unusually smooth.
Update my previous response above. Still no problem opening with wet hands, but I do have to apply a bit more focus and effort (wet or dry) when compared to similar sized knives with flipper tab and ball bearing pivot systems (e.g. Brad Zinker Dogtooth; Viper Belone), or Axis lock washer systems (e.g. BM 940-1).

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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby bbturbodad » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:51 pm

foofie wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:32 am
anycal wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am
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Are those your new cuscadi scales? If so, would you mind a close up? How are they?
Here's a couple pics he posted last week in the "What Spyderco is in your pocket today" thread...
anycal wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:02 pm
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby spyderg » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:48 pm

I just oiled mine, without disassembly. Just loosened the pivot, gently spread apart liners and added some oil. Closed her back up and flipped a few times with the flipper wheel covered in oil, (downside to not taking it apart to oil) No problem opening whatsoever unless I tighten the pivot too much but that’s not any sort of traction issue due to wet or oil surfaces. Just like my Smock, it’s very hard to get it to NOT flip.
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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby anycal » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:46 pm

Thanks turbo.

They are purely for looks. Fit just like the stock ones; finish is good; smooth and easier on the pocket. No issues. I would recommend the craftsmanship of Cuscadi. I put a black pocket clip on it from the Chaparral.


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Re: Have you tried to open an Ikuchi with wet hands?

Postby DSH007 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:40 pm

^ those scales really compliment the Ikuchi.. very nice!
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..well, that escalated quickly..


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