The Spyderco Ikuchi is an innovative pocket knife, designed by Paul Alexander. You are probably familiar with the name. Paul Alexander designed multiple amazing pocket knives such as the Spyderco Ouroboros, Sliverax and Parata. Paul Alexander has a background in mechanical engineering and has been a fan of knives his whole life. His designs can be recognized by the organic shapes and wavy lines in the design. As with most Santoku kitchen knives the edge is lower than the handle, and the handle is narrower at the pivot than at the pocket clip.
The Ikuchi, however, is different from the three models mentioned above. Here we cannot find this Santoku shape. The Ikuchi is namely inspired by a traditional toothpick slipjoint. These knives have a slim design and a pointed tip, hence the name. The Ikuchi also has this. In comparison to these slipjoints the Ikuchi has Spyderco's famous compression lock. A reversed liner lock that works really well in a slim design. A remarkable detail is the flipper. This is namely a combination of a front flipper and a normal flipper. The flipper works as a normal flipper, but, like the front flipper, won't stick out to the sides. As such the knife maintains its slim design when opened and when closed.
The Ikuchi has a S30V steel blade with a handle made from G10 enhanced with a layer of carbon fibre. The pocket clip is perfect for left and right-handed use. Because of the deep-carry clip and the slim design the Ikuchi can discreetly be carried. Perfect for the modern gentleman!