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

Description

SP242CFP: C242CFP Ikuchi

Spyderco

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.

Specifications

  • 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

Related Categories

Spyderco Knives, Specials, CPM-S30V Blade Steel, Carbon Fiber Handle Material, Folding Knives

Pocket Clip
Carbon Fiber Handles
S30V Stainless Steel
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handlesrated 4.071 stars out of 5 (14 reviews)
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Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Archer
,
Sep 04, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Good not great
In general, not to the quality standard of other Spiderco knives I own. Also, the detent is so stiff it renders finger flipper unusable (ornamental). My index finger and thumb are not happy with this purchase. The blade does swing free when I depress the compression lock, so it can be opened.
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Roto
Long Island
Jun 19, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Impressive
Top notch. Build quality is excellent. This steel is great. EDC for me. This knife closes perfectly. How do you cut yourself when this knife is closed?
Spyderco Paul Alexander Ikuchi Flipper Knife 3.26" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Fernando
The old Kingdom of Spain
Jan 03, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
The (close to) perfect gentleman's EDC
I got it today, 4 months after placing my order.... so it was a long awaited baby.My first impressions out of the box: lightweight as a feather, sharp as a scalpel and the most elegant and classy gentleman' knife that I ever saw (I have been collecting knives for three decades now).However, I could not be more in agreement with a previous reviewer (Patrick): using his own words "If you open it somewhat frequently to either use or just admire the knife and it’s action, the flipper wheel will grind down the skin of your index finger and thumb to the point where it’s uncomfortable to open the knife".It is not a big problem because the Ikuchi can be opened easily and instantly by pressing the compression lock and flicking the wrist. And, most probably, after opening/closing it a hundred times, the lock/detent will soften to the point that the flipper becomes "index finger friendly". But as of now, my index finger tells me that I should not give the 5th star.
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