Spyderco C242CFP Ikuchi Paul Alexander EDC Folder, Trailing Point with Flipper Tang, Carbon Fiber G10 Compression Lock Handle
The C242CFP Spyderco Ikuchi Knife is a sleek everyday carry, designed by Paul Alexander, that features a 3.26 inch upswept blade made of premium CPM S30V stainless steel, .098 inch thick. The blade has a full flat grind with satin finish, an acute point for detail work, and a notched flipper tang for one hand opening. The slim profile handle, 4.35 inches closed, has classy black carbon fiber / G10 laminated scales, skeletonized stainless steel liners, sturdy Compression Lock, and a side to side reversible wire clip mounted at the butt end. The Spyderco Ikuchi Knife has an overall open length of 7.61 inches and it weighs 2.1 ounces. Made in Taiwan.
From the Spyderco website: The ultra-slim Spyderco Ikuchi is a radically different approach to pocketknife form and function. Designed by Paul Alexander, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a lifelong knife enthusiast, the Ikuchi (pronounced ee-koo-chee and named after a mythical Japanese sea monster) has an elegantly curved handle crafted with full, skeletonized stainless steel liners and stunning carbon fiber / G-10 laminate scales.
In the closed position, the handle's narrow, open-backed profile completely contains the knife's blade - except for a small textured section of the tang that serves as a flipper opener. Stroking this section of the blade with an index finger or thumb provides leverage to swiftly pivot it into the open position, where locks securely via Spyderco's patented Compression Lock™ mechanism. The satin-finished CPM® S30V® stainless steel blade is full-flat ground for exceptional edge geometry and cutting performance and has an acute, scalpel-like point for detailed work. To ensure discreet carry while keeping the Ikuchi instantly accessible, its handle includes a low-profile, deep-pocket wire clip that is reversible for left or right-side tip-up carry.
BLADE STEELCPM S30V
LOCKING MECHANISMCompression Lock
HANDLE MATERIALCarbon Fiber G10
OPENING MECHANISMFlipper Tang
STEEL TYPEStainless Steel