Tag: Nilakka

Getting my S30V Nilakka back to Zero Grind.

As you can notice, my Nilakka was developping a gentle convexing ground since JD had the patience to give a decent edge to it two years ago. But since, JD has sent me another video showing how tough well heat treated S30V can be…

Gears ready for Tuscany Hunting Season!

Bottle bottom push cuts and Nilakka.

All plastic bottles are not equal in thickness. And this batch made me thought my knives were dull until I have used the champion in that category : the Nilakka. I have found the thickness was on a steady 4mm. Almost twice the usual!…

Spyderco Lil Nilakka Edge rolling out fixed and used.

On my Lil Nilakka You can see the damage on the edge. Dry bambu cutting… It looks spectacular but it’s just a matter to realign the edge. It hurst on a new knife !!… Ouch ! In fact I also use diamond to remove…

Slysz Bowie versus Nilakka – Push Cutting Contest

One my favorite test for my blades is cutting through a plastic bottle bottom. It’s not as easy at it seems as the thicker part (at its center) is surrounded by a ring of softer plastic which can collaps and get crushed before the…

Spyderco Serrata – Cast Steel Bush Knife

A beautiful knife with dangerous curves ! The Serrata is a beautiful massive short fixed blade designed by Stuart Ackerman and released by Spyderco and manufactured in Taichung Taiwan. Holding that knife in your hand is the only way to feel how sexy this…

SPYDERCO NILAKKA ~ C164GBN – Round 2 – Hard Use Folding Puukko

I could not imagine that a knife with a 4.5mm thick stock blade could be considered as some kind of safe queen ever. A delicate collection folder destined to open letters (and clean nails). The Nilakka is from Pekka Tuominen for God’s sake. He…

SPYDERCO NILAKKA ~ C164GBN – Pekka’s Folding Puukko is a North Star !

I have had the chance to meet Pekka Tuominen two years ago at the SICAC (Paris Knifeshow) but six month before I was handling a prototype of his Folding Puukko at the Amsterdam Minimeet. The design was very ZEN. For me it was like…

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