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Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C242CFP


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Part #: SP242CFP | Spyderco Knives
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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
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
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%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles4.286 (7 reviews)
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Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
5 out of 5
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Unique and sleek
Three weeks in and there’s nothing negative to report on this one. It flips open quick with very smooth action. Slim, sharp, deep carry clip, it’s a real keeper. I was concerned after reading the reports about nicks and cuts from the tip, but I’ve had no such issue with mine, not even once. It’s a great looking piece that I’m very happy to add to my Spyderco collection.
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
4 out of 5
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Handle Material
If you get yourself with this while its closed you shouldnt own knives
Fantastic, lightweight, sleek and classy little folder. Came razor sharp right out of the box. Not crazy about Spyderco's peel ply carbon fiber handle scales but that can be remedied with aftermarket scales. I've been fidgeting with it for a week and haven't come close to pricking myself or cutting myself with it. A certain knife reviewer is going to rag on this knife because the tip/cutting edge isn't at least 10 feet away from the handle edge when closed. Personally, I think his reviews are overrated and his army of fanboys are annoying. If you can think for yourself and form your own opinions on knives then maybe you'll like the Ikuchi. Maybe you won't. At least you'll be making that decision for yourself rather than letting a certain reviewer decide that for you
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
1 out of 5
Bradenton, Fl
Lovely: dangerously flawed
The Ikuchi is all it's cracked up to be: one of a kind and awesome. And, it will cut you. The design triumphed over safety. When closed the blade nests perfectly congruent to the handle. So perfectly, that the needle point is less than a millimeter below the handle borders next to it. You can't help but be stabbed by it in handling it. I was within the first minute I had it. A certain knife reviewer is going to absolutely skewer Spyderco (in kind, heh). You know who, and he will be freakin' livid. To fix, if you want to keep it, is to make a sheepsfoot swedge at the tip, that only has to be as wide as the ground edge, and nearly imperceptible. If you keep it and don't, you will be stabbed and madder than a hornet.
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