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Spyderco C164GPBN Nilakka Folding Puukko 3.51" S30V Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: SP164GPBN
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP164GPBN: C164GPBN Nilakka
Spyderco
 
The Nilakka was designed by award-winning Finnish knifemaker Pekka Tuominen. Tuominen is one of the world's most knowledgeable experts on the traditional Finnish puukko knife and one of only seven puukkoseppamestari, or "master bladesmiths" certified by the Finnish Ministry of Education. He is an expert at all aspects of bladesmithing and knifemaking and takes great pride in personally crafting every detail of his knives and sheaths. He is also a winner of numerous puukko-making competitions and a member of both the Scandinavian Knifemaker's Guild and the Finnish Knife Association. Spyderco is honored to work with this incredibly talented craftsman and to share his designs through our products.

The Nilakka is the result of Spyderco's longstanding quest to translate the traditional Finnish puukko to a modern folding knife. In the spirit of the other knives in Spyderco's Ethnic Series—and based on the success of Tuominen's FB28 fixed-blade Puukko design—Spyderco asked him to express the critical qualities of the classic puukko in a folder. Through a collaborative exchange and a number of prototype revisions, the knife gradually evolved into its final form.

The Nilakka's handle is built on a framework of full-length stainless steel liners that also provide the structure for its Walker LinerLock® mechanism. The liners are joined by a stainless steel back spacer and covered with machined G-10 scales that create the distinctive diamond-shaped cross section that is a hallmark of traditional puukko design. Bead blasted to ensure a secure grip, the scales are extremely ergonomic and allow easy orientation of the edge by tactile sense.

Made from premium CPM S30V stainless steel, the Nilakka's blade features full-flat-ground bevels that flow smoothly into a zero-ground cutting edge. This unique form of Scandinavian-style ("Scandi") grind offers exceptional edge geometry for superior low-drag cutting performance. It is accented by a subtle swedge on the spine of the blade and Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole. In the closed position, the blade is almost completely contained within the handle and the Round Hole nests in a scalloped recess in the obverse scale. This makes the knife extremely trim, yet still allows it to be easily opened with one hand.

A butt-mounted deep-pocket clip supports right-side, tip-up carry, and makes the Nilakka a true "pocket puukko" that is ideal for everyday carry.

Drawing its name from one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Finland, the Nilakka is a truly extraordinary folding knife that seamlessly combines form, function, and ages-old Finnish tradition into a stylish, modern cutting tool.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.51" (89 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.34" (85 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.13" (207 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.62" (117 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Weight: 5 oz. (142 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104009404

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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Don
DE
Apr 23, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Edge too thin
The edge on this knife is way too thin to be useful for everyday tasks that extend beyond opening letter and cutting tape on packages. The zero edge grind is useless for much else. Spyderco includes a card in the box that states "The Nilakka is a high performance cutting tool and is not intended for hard use cutting chores, chopping, prying, or any other applications that apply significant stress to the edge or point." Read this as meaning 'for delicate use only', and then care should be exercised. I don't see how "high performance" can apply to this knife. A small whittling task on a pencil size twig caused the edge to deform and chip. Spyderco did not cover it under warranty. Although, they were very fast on the turn around and re-sharpened the blade, leaving some of the wavy deformation, but removing the edge chips. Could of done that myself and in fact have gone ahead and put an edge bevel on the blade. I'll see how it performs with a little thicker edge. I am not bashing Spyderco the company. I have a number of their knives and EDC a PM2. I will continue to use and purchase their products, but this knife is a looser. The nit picky stuff is that the diamond shaped handle is nice to hold, but thick for pocket carry. The edges of the recesses for the screws that hold the scales on, catch on your pocket and make it difficult to pull the knife from you pocket.
5 out of 5
Zaza Kats
Tbilisi, Other
Feb 28, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
More than i excepted
this is excellent knife.
5 out of 5
C.P
NY
Feb 15, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
New and improved!
I got this knife after Spyderco added the current microbevel to the edge, and I love it! I use it as my EDC, and it's served me wonderfully. The other reviews on this item are from before the microbevel was added. If you get this item, you won't regret it!
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