Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C242CFP
SP242CFP: C242CFP Ikuchi
Designed by Paul Alexander, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a lifelong knife enthusiast, the Ikuchi (pronounced ee-koo-chee; a mythical Japanese sea monster) is a thoroughly different approach to pocketknife form and function. Its elegantly curved handle is crafted with full, skeletonized stainless steel liners and carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales. In the closed position, the handle's slim, open-backed profile completely contains the knife's blade—except for a small textured section of the tang that serves as a flipper opener. With a stroke of an index finger or thumb, the full-flat-ground CPM-S30V stainless steel blade opens and locks securely via Spyderco's patented Compression Lock mechanism. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip completes the package, providing discreet, left or right-side tip-up carry.
- Blade Length: 3.26"
- Closed Length: 4.35"
- Overall Length: 7.61"
- Cutting Edge: 3.18"
- Blade Thickness: 0.098"
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Upswept
- Blade Grind: Full Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
- Handle Color: Black
- Locking Mechanism: Compression
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Left/Right Carry
- Model Number: C242CFP
- Model Name: Ikuchi
- Designer: Paul Alexander
- Weight: 2.4 oz.
- Made in Taiwan
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.