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.
This is the C229RWDP Spyderco Shaman in CPM-REX 45 Satin Plain Blade, Rosewood Dymondwood Handles and it is a KnifeCenter Exclusive. Like the previous Crucarta, Micarta Cruwear Shaman, this is a very rare animal and a king in his family. Of course they are discontinued too. You can notice my Crucarta has now convexed edge … Continue reading The TREE REX also known as the Shaman in CPM-REX 45 and Dymondwood.
At the FICX 2019 I have bought one of Pekka Tuominen’s Puukko to replace my Spyderco Puukko. The husband of Pekka’cousin, who was also exposing as the Paris Knives Show told me: in my country, to “taste” a knife we just hold it in our hand without to loot at it: to feel its balance … Continue reading Pekka Tuominen’s Puukko —Terävä Marvel
This year it has been a short but very intense Paris Knives Show visit focused mainly on the FICX 2019 and a flee jump to Fred Perrin minishow in an old Dojo hidden in the East of Paris. The first picture was my new Puukko from Pekka and soon it will be reviewed and pictured … Continue reading The FICX 2019 & FRED PERRIN MINISHOW – PHOTO GALORE.
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.
This is a sharp turn. A revolution: I have chosen a folder with no hole in the blade and no clip. But it was love at first sight. The carbon fiber handle are so smooth and rounded. The balance is perfect, thanks to its titanium liners. The liners are blued and exquisite BTW. A jewel … Continue reading Des Horn Imvubu in Nitrobe 77 – Perfection in every way.
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