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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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SP164GPBN: C164GPBN Nilakka
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.
  • 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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2 out of 5
Aug 31, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
perfection draft
I call this review "perfection draft" because after few changes I have done to my Nilakka I just love it. To turn it into perfection I have slightly rounded all the corners of the handle including the central spines on both sides , loosened the pocket clip that was too strong (against the central spine + the screhead it would tear the pocket), and as almost every owner of the Nilakka did- reprofiled the edge to give more lateral force resistance. The knife as sold by spyderco is no good for more than opening a letter .I wish some day they produce a resembling knife with a STRONG blade.
5 out of 5
Salomon M
Hudson Valley New York
Aug 03, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Super sharp
Well built knife. I really like this interpretation of the Pukko design. I wasn't expecting to really like this knife but everything about it screams quality. The pocket clip works better than expected to boot.
3 out of 5
Norfolk, VA
Jan 31, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Terrifyingly sharp, but unacceptably fragile
This thing is one of the sharpest knives I have ever owned. The blade profile means it cuts like a laser. Unfortunately, it is so fragile (due to that same blade profile) as to be unusable for anything but the lightest of work (I'm talking office work, here.) I cut a cable tie with it, and the edge bent over. I also managed to chip it somehow. These are not issues I usually have with any knife, Scandi grind or otherwise. The handle is also unusually poorly designed for Spyderco, and is uncomfortably sharp in the lock area against the fingers.
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