Spyderco Pingo – Do NOT mess with the Danish Cookie

In those days of tactical fever.
In those days of fears.
In this last day after the End of the World.
This is the time to change all the rules.

For the first time , Spyderco is releasing a folding knife with a hole in a blade which is like a blue carrot’s salad for a sniper: useless.
A folder with a hole in the blade so tiny it will only catch germs….

WTF ?

The Pingo is a collaborative effort of Danish knifemakers Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes. This knife was specifically designed to conform to the knife laws of Denmark, which prohibit both lock-blade folding knives and all forms of one-hand-opening knives.

(I love copy and paste… from there.)

OK now I’m currently carrying a Spyderco Techno. I love this little dwarven titanium folder but the Pingo ???

The handle looks well thought. The blade is unusual and non threatening. Sober design.
Wait a minute, the Pingo looks like it could be a great EDC.

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Spyderco Pingo

Now after two weeks of being in my pocket 24/7 this little Pingo is an excellent surprise.
First thing first…. DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE DANISH BUT: I open it with a flick.
This is good as I do not live in beautiful Danemark.
But beyond that detail, the knife got excellent ergos. Great ergos !
Its a full four fingers handle knife ready for hard work because it has a great belly and a great geometry.
And this knife is a cutting machine.
I was very surprised to see how that little knife was able to handle a lot of jobs with ease.
The belly is on the reason of its high perf. But also the razor thin full flat ground blade.

All in all for a great price you can go legal on a lot of ground with an incredible workhorse. Trust me the Pingo will surprise you.
Kuddos to Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes fo bringing it and Spyderco for always giving birth to the most exotic and pragmatic projects.

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6 Comments on “Spyderco Pingo – Do NOT mess with the Danish Cookie

  1. Back to the roots of reviews from geocities – big pleasure to read this review and really made me smile when reading intro. Hat down to you sir, this was one really great review! Hope you will find some time answering me one question, how good is edge holding of N690 steel used by spyderco? would this little knife be good woods backup knife? Never had any knife with it (just vg10, cpm s30v etc.). Thank you for answer in advance.

    P.

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    • Wanted to share one thing, I love to see resemblance with techno even in handle and bladeshape. Pingo is like cheaper and more legal brother of techno. You have to love that knife for that.

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      • This is true.
        Also the Pingo got that sailor’s knife aura. It seems great companion. 🙂

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    • Thank you for the nice words. 🙂
      The Pingo got a thin belly which is great for push cutting.
      Ni chipping from its steel.
      Easy to keep razor sharp.
      I don’t see why it should not be a good whittler.
      The full steel spacer also gives a feeling of strenght.
      🙂

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  2. I never noticed the similarities between the Pingo and the Techno before. A Pingo may just find its way to my pocket after all.

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