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Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:16 am

Coolest new knife of the year is Paul Alexander’s Ikuchi. Hands down! We can’t take pics of the knives in the prototype cabinet but this one is outside in the display case for the award competition so I guess it’s fair game.

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Probably the cleanest design of any new spyderco I’ve seen in years. Very sleek and folds into an impossibly thin and light package. Comfortable in hand and seems very functional too. Also, the “wheel flipper” is super cool. A truly amazing design this one. Be excited...be very excited.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Mushroom » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:24 am

Very nice!! Love those lines! The wheel flipper is also an interesting touch. Paul Alexander has been working some magic lately!! :cool:

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby p_atrick » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:57 am

If you had to guess, about how long do you think the blade is?

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby mb1 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 am

THAT is cool. Nice one Paul. :spyder:
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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:02 am

Very cool. I’ve had that style of front flipper before, it’s just like a Bic lighter. Very quick and intuitive.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Tdog » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:06 am

REALLY liking this one!!!! :D What is blade length? Can't wait. Wow....way to go Spyderco. Beautiful design Paul :D :D Hoping this one is sooner rather than later :spyder:

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:15 am

That one just got on my "Gotta-Have" list. Holy Clip Points BATMAN!!! :cool: That just looks like a time-traveling version of the JD Smith model.

How soon are they available? I'm so angry that I didn't get to go to BLADE this year :mad:

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Postby Tdog » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:32 am

Just when I say my Spydie purchases are going to be curtailed, Ikuchi comes along. :o This is the kind of knife that addicts people to Spyderco. Just tooooo fine. Puts a seg on this ole mug. :)

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 am

Blade length?
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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby SpyderNut » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:30 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 am
Blade length?
About 3.75” or 4”. Very elegant design.
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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:33 am

Wow, cool design. I hate to ask but, I'm betting that has ball bearing washers?
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby paulwa » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:37 am

Howdy all,
Glad you like the knife. The base idea was to combine a ‘kwaiken’ style knife with some more traditional design language. The Ikuchi is the submission that draws from the ‘toothpick’ pattern.
p_atrick wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:57 am
If you had to guess, about how long do you think the blade is?
The blade length should be in the 3” to 3.25” range.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby AlexRus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:26 pm

Looks cool!

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:09 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:30 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 am
Blade length?
About 3.75” or 4”. Very elegant design.
My guess after handling it was about 3.312”. I’m just ballparking it though.

Seriously, I think 3 and a quarter is pretty close. Maybe a hair over.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:16 pm

paulwa wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:37 am
Howdy all,
Glad you like the knife. The base idea was to combine a ‘kwaiken’ style knife with some more traditional design language. The Ikuchi is the submission that draws from the ‘toothpick’ pattern.
p_atrick wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:57 am
If you had to guess, about how long do you think the blade is?
The blade length should be in the 3” to 3.25” range.

- Paul
Congratulations on the design Paul. Every one of your your designs is beautiful and unique but not all of them fit my needs. This one is really something special though. This knife is more exciting to me than any spyder release I’ve seen in half a decade. An extremely refined design. Theres a lot going on with this one and the details weren’t lost on me. Tight work!

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby SF Native » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:18 pm

From the pic, it seemed longer than that.
Maybe this is in my wheelhouse. Interesting.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Freediver » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:24 pm

Looks cool, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby MichaelScott » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Elegant! I am guessing VG-10, wire clip, carbon fiber over G10, a type of compression lock?

Good blade length for carry too.
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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby Sharp Guy » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:56 pm

MichaelScott wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Elegant! I am guessing VG-10, wire clip, carbon fiber over G10, a type of compression lock?

Good blade length for carry too.
It's either CPM S30V or S90V. Hard to tell but it looks like the latter to me. Wire clip and lock can be seen on the knife laying underneath.

It's definitely elegant looking. The wheel flipper sounds interesting too.
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Re: Blade Show teaser: Coolest new Spydie of 2018

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:31 pm

The wood placard says S30V


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