Spyderco Lil’Nilakka – My Romantic Gentleman Puukko.

When I consider a new knife, I like to choose it in such a way that it conveys values that appeal to me; in synch with my mood with what I recognize as exemplifying a tradition, a nation; when craft turns into art. I also opt for features complimentary to the ones I already have … Continue reading Spyderco Lil’Nilakka – My Romantic Gentleman Puukko.

Spyderco C221GPWH Lil’Nilakka — Pekka Tuominen’s Lady/Gentleman Folder.

I first had the chance to play with the Son of the Nilakka at the Minimeet. It looks beautiful but the action was not smooth and the handle squarish. I was not really a fan. Especially as I thought my Nilakka full size was the perfect blade length for my use. Then I heard the … Continue reading Spyderco C221GPWH Lil’Nilakka — Pekka Tuominen’s Lady/Gentleman Folder.

Bark River Knives – Canadian Special CPM3V – Lord of the Forest

This a first glimpse at a new acquisition: the Canadian Special has been designed by Mike Stewart owner of Bark River Knives and it is his favorite knife of this size. It’s his own version of the famous Canadian skinner D.H. Russell Canadian Belt Knife made by Grohmaan since 1957. This is not my first … Continue reading Bark River Knives – Canadian Special CPM3V – Lord of the Forest